Building a        Community             Around your Blog                                                    2             ...
First, a quick recap ...Check out par t   1
If readers h  ave a personal   attachm  ent to you and other reade  rs of your blog   they’ll be more likely to  return ag...
The pro blem with blogs
1    Community is only inthe comments, and that is      ver y limited!
1    Community is only inthe comments, and that is      ver y limited!                              Reade rs are forced to...
What’s thesolution?
Anybody?
Stop speaking and listen!Let the comments be your content.
Interac tivity engagesreaders a   nd creates a  positive  impression
Interac tivity engagesreaders a   nd creates a  positive  impression                A sense of community                cr...
Interac tivity engagesreaders a   nd creates a                Readers who like you  positive  impression                  ...
Interac tivity engagesreaders a   nd creates a                  Readers who like you  positive  impression                ...
Where do I start?
Bork!  You need  the rightingredients!
1   Notifications
Let users knowwhat’s going on
Let users know     what’s going onGive them a reason   to come back
2   Keep the barriers low
Easy to enter
Easy to enter    Easy to post
3   Monitor content
Prevent trolling                           What a bunch of crap.                   This site sucks and your               ...
Prevent trolling                           What a bunch of crap.                   This site sucks and your               ...
4   Promote Influencers
Give members jobs   It’s amazing how many people don’t want to just read and consume        – they want to be a part of bu...
5   Be a cheer leader
Answer questions and manage user expectations
Answer questions and manage user expectations             Give feedback regularly
Answer questions and manage user expectations             Give feedback regularly      Mention milestones in newsletters, ...
Answer questions and manage user expectations              Give feedback regularly      Mention milestones in newsletters,...
6   Give your readers homework
Tips and tricks
Tips and tricks                  Tutorials
Tips and tricks                  Tutorials                              Ask questions
Tips and tricks                               Survey and poll                  Tutorials                              Ask ...
7   One last tip
Determine who your community is and what they want
Determine who your community is and what they want              Uploads                           Notifications     Voting ...
What’s thenext step?
Get theplugin!
Get theplugin!So easy a Caveman can do it.
Dow nload the pluginfrom WordPress.org
What’s inclu ded in the suite       <embed> Vanilla plugin – Allows you to embed your        Vanilla forum into WordPress ...
... then download Vanilla
Download for FREE              Signup for FREEat VanillaForums.org        at VanillaForums.com                       or
The sweetest forum on the web!
Thank You!@digibomb
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  • Building a Community Around your Blog 2 - Let the Comments be your Content!

    1. 1. Building a Community Around your Blog 2 Let the Comments be your Content!@digibomb
    2. 2. First, a quick recap ...Check out par t 1
    3. 3. If readers h ave a personal attachm ent to you and other reade rs of your blog they’ll be more likely to return agai n and again ...
    4. 4. The pro blem with blogs
    5. 5. 1 Community is only inthe comments, and that is ver y limited!
    6. 6. 1 Community is only inthe comments, and that is ver y limited! Reade rs are forced to discuss the topic at hand. No new discussions. No interaction. 2
    7. 7. What’s thesolution?
    8. 8. Anybody?
    9. 9. Stop speaking and listen!Let the comments be your content.
    10. 10. Interac tivity engagesreaders a nd creates a positive impression
    11. 11. Interac tivity engagesreaders a nd creates a positive impression A sense of community creates loyal readers
    12. 12. Interac tivity engagesreaders a nd creates a Readers who like you positive impression will help you out in various ways A sense of community creates loyal readers
    13. 13. Interac tivity engagesreaders a nd creates a Readers who like you positive impression will help you out in various ways A sense of community creates loyal readers Even if your community is small, it p rovides you with an o ppor tunity to get to kno w your readers
    14. 14. Where do I start?
    15. 15. Bork! You need the rightingredients!
    16. 16. 1 Notifications
    17. 17. Let users knowwhat’s going on
    18. 18. Let users know what’s going onGive them a reason to come back
    19. 19. 2 Keep the barriers low
    20. 20. Easy to enter
    21. 21. Easy to enter Easy to post
    22. 22. 3 Monitor content
    23. 23. Prevent trolling What a bunch of crap. This site sucks and your question is stupid.don’t bother com ing here for anything
    24. 24. Prevent trolling What a bunch of crap. This site sucks and your question is stupid.don’t bother com ing here for anything R emove noise Title: How this work?
    25. 25. 4 Promote Influencers
    26. 26. Give members jobs It’s amazing how many people don’t want to just read and consume – they want to be a part of building something that matters. Jobs can be anything from moderators, contributors, documenters, or recruiters.
    27. 27. 5 Be a cheer leader
    28. 28. Answer questions and manage user expectations
    29. 29. Answer questions and manage user expectations Give feedback regularly
    30. 30. Answer questions and manage user expectations Give feedback regularly Mention milestones in newsletters, etc.
    31. 31. Answer questions and manage user expectations Give feedback regularly Mention milestones in newsletters, etc. Remember: The community belongs to the community!
    32. 32. 6 Give your readers homework
    33. 33. Tips and tricks
    34. 34. Tips and tricks Tutorials
    35. 35. Tips and tricks Tutorials Ask questions
    36. 36. Tips and tricks Survey and poll Tutorials Ask questions
    37. 37. 7 One last tip
    38. 38. Determine who your community is and what they want
    39. 39. Determine who your community is and what they want Uploads Notifications Voting Shares Badges FollowsSignatures Attachments
    40. 40. What’s thenext step?
    41. 41. Get theplugin!
    42. 42. Get theplugin!So easy a Caveman can do it.
    43. 43. Dow nload the pluginfrom WordPress.org
    44. 44. What’s inclu ded in the suite <embed> Vanilla plugin – Allows you to embed your Vanilla forum into WordPress with a single line of code. Discussions widget – Displays recent discussions. Activity widget - Displays recent activity. Users widget – Displays recently active user profile photos.
    45. 45. ... then download Vanilla
    46. 46. Download for FREE Signup for FREEat VanillaForums.org at VanillaForums.com or
    47. 47. The sweetest forum on the web!
    48. 48. Thank You!@digibomb

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