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  1. 1. Care &Feeding of aBlogBest practices formaintaining youAgriLife Extension blog
  2. 2. Planning a successful blog Decide now how much time you have to dedicate. Is it daily, weekly, monthly, etc.? Based on that, determine how often you will post. Recommend at least once a week. Develop a plan. Make a monthly calendar of posts. Adjust as needed.
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  5. 5. Tools to help bloggingGoogle Reader
  6. 6. Get help promoting your blog Email the link to your blog to
  7. 7. Support from AgComm Setting up a site/blog  Online WordPress Trainings  Use request form and choose Other Support via FirstCall 