Blogging 201: Finding Fodder

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Blogging 201: Finding Fodder

  1. 1. Blogging 201:Keeping Your Blog Going<br />Jenna from stopdropandblog.com<br />Michelle from burghbaby.com<br />
  2. 2. Blogging 201<br />Jenna<br />stopdropandblog.com <br />thechroniclesofmunchkinland.com<br />@firemom<br />firemom@stopdropandblog.com<br />Michelle<br />burghbaby.com<br />@burghbaby<br />burghbaby@gmail.com<br />
  3. 3. Why?<br />Consider your why<br />Diary<br />Shirebacon.com<br />Jayesel.net<br />Share information<br />Browneyedbaker.com<br />Simplyperfectweddings.blogspot.com<br />Tell a story<br />territaylornews.com<br />Have a voice<br />Pghcomet.blogspot.com<br />
  4. 4. Why?<br />Consider your why<br />Community<br />Blogher.com<br />Burghmom.com<br />Pghbloggers.org<br />Writing<br />stefaniewildertaylor.com<br />Combination<br />For Attention<br />Plagiarism<br />False claims<br />Make money<br />
  5. 5. What money?<br />Lots of information in media about profit from mommyblogging/personal blogging (Dooce.com)<br />It’s newsworthy for a reason<br />Burghbaby.com stats<br /> 100,000 hits per month<br />$200 per month in ad revenue<br />Sponsored posts/Affiliate marketing<br />
  6. 6. Why answers a lot<br />How often?<br />What is appropriate?<br />Should I be anonymous?<br />Is this topic OK?<br />Can I talk about people?<br />Should I include photos?<br />What language is acceptable?<br />Should I have ads?<br />
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  8. 8. Finding Fodder<br />Read other blogs<br />Respond<br />Expand on a topic<br />Tell a similar story<br />Be original<br />Be nice<br />
  9. 9. Finding Fodder<br />Tell a story<br />Stick to one point per post<br />Tell the story well<br />Elements of Storytelling session<br />
  10. 10. Finding Fodder<br />What made today different from every other day?<br />Good<br />Bad<br />Ugly<br />Why, why, why<br />
  11. 11. Finding Fodder<br />Memes<br />Greek “Mimema” (something imitated)<br />www.thedailymeme.com<br />Many communities have their own<br />Weekly Winners<br />Mouthwatering Mondays<br />Wordless Wednesday<br />Love Thursday<br />Thursday Thirteen<br />Photostory Friday<br />
  12. 12. Finding Fodder<br />Photo Inspiration<br />Quality of photo irrelevant<br />Tell the story<br />Appropriate attribution (Creative Commons)<br />
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  14. 14. Other tips<br /><ul><li>Don’t post just to apologize for not posting
  15. 15. Consider monthly challenges at nablopomo.com
  16. 16. Ask others for inspiration
  17. 17. Revisit what you’ve written
  18. 18. Find a way to track ideas when they happen
  19. 19. Make posting part of a routine
  20. 20. Don’t feel like there is a minimum</li></li></ul><li>Thanks!<br />
  21. 21. Blogging 201<br />Jenna<br />stopdropandblog.com <br />thechroniclesofmunchkinland.com<br />@firemom<br />firemom@stopdropandblog.com<br />Michelle<br />burghbaby.com<br />@burghbaby<br />burghbaby@gmail.com<br />

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