1<br />7 Steps to Becoming a Blogger<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />5<br />
1<br />Setting up a Schedule<br />2<br />1. Consistency<br />3<br /><ul><li>Come up with a weekly posting schedule.
Select your personal schedule to blog.
Stay consistent.
Let your readers know.</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
1<br />Setting up a Schedule<br />2<br />2. Schedule<br />3<br /><ul><li>Schedule your posts ahead of time to launch on yo...
1<br />Setting up a Schedule<br />2<br />3. Log Future Post Ideas<br />3<br /><ul><li>Utilize a future post idea plug-in.
Log any ideas, articles, sites, news, products, people, etc, you come across. </li></ul>4<br />5<br />
1<br />Setting up a Schedule<br />2<br />4. Draft <br />3<br /><ul><li>Create drafts in your off time.
Utilize lunchtime and in-between time to draft up starts to full posts.</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
6<br />Make itPretty<br />2<br />1. Theme<br />3<br /><ul><li>Choose your theme wisely.
Artisteer.com
$50 AYKM? Buy it!</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
6<br />Make itPretty<br />2<br />2. Color Scheme<br />3<br /><ul><li>Your colors reflect your brand!
Colourlovers.com
FREE!! AYKM? Join it!
Find and create</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
6<br />Make itPretty<br />2<br />3. Theme Images<br />3<br /><ul><li>Choose an artist you like.
istock.com
Do it right!</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
6<br />Make itPretty<br />2<br />4. Article Images<br />3<br /><ul><li>Use a plug-in for easy adding like WP-Decorator
Flickr
Use a free site
http://office.microsoft.com
FREE!! AYKM? Use it!</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
6<br />Make itPretty<br />2<br />5. Article Length<br />3<br /><ul><li>Good posts don’t have to be 5 paragraphs, but they ...
Bullet!
Text can take up more or less space depending on your theme.
Divide with subheadings</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
6<br />Streamline yourWorkflow<br />7<br />1. Connect the Dots<br />3<br /><ul><li>Include links to find you elsewhere: Fa...
Use widgets</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
6<br />Streamline yourWorkflow<br />7<br />2. Plug-ins!<br />3<br /><ul><li>Analytics WP
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  1. 1. 1<br />7 Steps to Becoming a Blogger<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />5<br />
  2. 2. 1<br />Setting up a Schedule<br />2<br />1. Consistency<br />3<br /><ul><li>Come up with a weekly posting schedule.
  3. 3. Select your personal schedule to blog.
  4. 4. Stay consistent.
  5. 5. Let your readers know.</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  6. 6. 1<br />Setting up a Schedule<br />2<br />2. Schedule<br />3<br /><ul><li>Schedule your posts ahead of time to launch on your consistent days.</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  7. 7. 1<br />Setting up a Schedule<br />2<br />3. Log Future Post Ideas<br />3<br /><ul><li>Utilize a future post idea plug-in.
  8. 8. Log any ideas, articles, sites, news, products, people, etc, you come across. </li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  9. 9. 1<br />Setting up a Schedule<br />2<br />4. Draft <br />3<br /><ul><li>Create drafts in your off time.
  10. 10. Utilize lunchtime and in-between time to draft up starts to full posts.</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  11. 11. 6<br />Make itPretty<br />2<br />1. Theme<br />3<br /><ul><li>Choose your theme wisely.
  12. 12. Artisteer.com
  13. 13. $50 AYKM? Buy it!</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  14. 14. 6<br />Make itPretty<br />2<br />2. Color Scheme<br />3<br /><ul><li>Your colors reflect your brand!
  15. 15. Colourlovers.com
  16. 16. FREE!! AYKM? Join it!
  17. 17. Find and create</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  18. 18. 6<br />Make itPretty<br />2<br />3. Theme Images<br />3<br /><ul><li>Choose an artist you like.
  19. 19. istock.com
  20. 20. Do it right!</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  21. 21. 6<br />Make itPretty<br />2<br />4. Article Images<br />3<br /><ul><li>Use a plug-in for easy adding like WP-Decorator
  22. 22. Flickr
  23. 23. Use a free site
  24. 24. http://office.microsoft.com
  25. 25. FREE!! AYKM? Use it!</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  26. 26. 6<br />Make itPretty<br />2<br />5. Article Length<br />3<br /><ul><li>Good posts don’t have to be 5 paragraphs, but they can be.
  27. 27. Bullet!
  28. 28. Text can take up more or less space depending on your theme.
  29. 29. Divide with subheadings</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  30. 30. 6<br />Streamline yourWorkflow<br />7<br />1. Connect the Dots<br />3<br /><ul><li>Include links to find you elsewhere: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
  31. 31. Use widgets</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  32. 32. 6<br />Streamline yourWorkflow<br />7<br />2. Plug-ins!<br />3<br /><ul><li>Analytics WP
  33. 33. Exclude Pages from Navigation
  34. 34. Page Links To
  35. 35. Widget Logic
  36. 36. WP-Table Reloaded
  37. 37. FREE!! AYKM? Use them!</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  38. 38. 6<br />Streamline yourWorkflow<br />7<br />3. Nail your Topic<br />3<br /><ul><li>Do not stray!
  39. 39. Stick to a few categories and terms</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  40. 40. 6<br />Streamline yourWorkflow<br />7<br />4. Follow Others<br />3<br /><ul><li>Follow others in your topic
  41. 41. Follow others you admire
  42. 42. Comment on their blogs
  43. 43. Draw their posters to also follow you</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  44. 44. 6<br />Streamline yourWorkflow<br />7<br />5. Quality Posts<br />3<br /><ul><li>Read more, write well
  45. 45. Read post-like writers: Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink
  46. 46. How to Write a Lot</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  47. 47. 6<br />Streamline yourWorkflow<br />7<br />6. Comments<br />3<br /><ul><li>To comment or not to comment?
  48. 48. Disable comments while you build your readership?
  49. 49. Ask readers to engage you in your other SM
  50. 50. Does it work or doesn’t it?</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  51. 51. 6<br />Offer MoreOptions<br />7<br />1. RSS<br /><ul><li>Who is the RSS audience?
  52. 52. What makes their experience exciting?</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  53. 53. 6<br />Offer MoreOptions<br />7<br />2. Mail Sign-up<br /><ul><li>Embed mail sign up right at the top of your page!
  54. 54. Mailchimp.com
  55. 55. Feedburner.com
  56. 56. FREE!! AYKM? Use it!</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  57. 57. 6<br />Offer MoreOptions<br />7<br />3. Add Multimedia<br /><ul><li>Try podcasting
  58. 58. Podbean.com
  59. 59. Try vodcasting
  60. 60. Youtube.com or vimeo.com
  61. 61. Always pair text w/ MM
  62. 62. FREE!! AYKM? Use it!</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  63. 63. 6<br />Offer MoreOptions<br />7<br />4. Broadcast to SM<br /><ul><li>Broadcast your post links to FB, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  64. 64. Schedule reoccurring posts during ‘hot’ hours
  65. 65. Cotweet.com
  66. 66. FREE!! AYKM? Use it!</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  67. 67. 6<br />Offer MoreOptions<br />7<br />5. Add This<br /><ul><li>Let others broadcast for you!
  68. 68. www.addthis.com/
  69. 69. FREE!! AYKM? Use it!</li></ul>4<br />5<br />
  70. 70. 6<br />Build yourFollowers<br />7<br />1. Form a PLN<br /><ul><li>Contribute to the community
  71. 71. Be a loyal promoter
  72. 72. Build and streamline your go-to-network
  73. 73. What does your business card say about you?</li></ul>5<br />
  74. 74. 6<br />Build yourFollowers<br />7<br />2. Guest Blog<br /><ul><li>Give your blogging buddies a break
  75. 75. Reach another audience</li></ul>5<br />
  76. 76. 6<br />Build yourFollowers<br />7<br />3. Engage Followers<br /><ul><li>Reply to all comments
  77. 77. Ask questions
  78. 78. Be open to all opinions
  79. 79. Comment on their blogs</li></ul>5<br />
  80. 80. 6<br />Build yourFollowers<br />7<br />4. Work your way to important people<br /><ul><li>Be a loyal supporter
  81. 81. Promote them
  82. 82. Engage them on their blog
  83. 83. Ask to interview them</li></ul>5<br />
  84. 84. 6<br />Build yourFollowers<br />7<br />5. Give, give, give<br /><ul><li>Create meaningful products
  85. 85. Give and sell knowledge
  86. 86. Analytics: give them more of what they love</li></ul>5<br />
  87. 87. 6<br />AlternativeUses<br />7<br />1. Portfolio<br /><ul><li>Resume
  88. 88. Testimonials
  89. 89. CV
  90. 90. Products you’ve created</li></li></ul><li>6<br />AlternativeUses<br />7<br />2. Sell stuff<br /><ul><li>E-books
  91. 91. Templates
  92. 92. Lesson plans
  93. 93. Consulting</li></li></ul><li>6<br />AlternativeUses<br />7<br />3. Newsletter<br /><ul><li>Virtual newsletter
  94. 94. Be a go to source for a topic
  95. 95. Review products
  96. 96. Make money advertising</li></li></ul><li>Resources<br />7<br />1. Problogger<br /><ul><li>The blog: problogger.net
  97. 97. The book: probloggerbook.com
  98. 98. The workbooks: problogger.net/learn</li></li></ul><li>Resources<br />7<br />2. Copyblogger<br /><ul><li>The blog: copyblogger.com
  99. 99. SEO: http://scribeseo.com/ </li></li></ul><li>Resources<br />7<br />3. Dan Schawbel<br /><ul><li>The blog: http://danschawbel.com
  100. 100. http://www.personalbrandingblog.com/
  101. 101. http://studentbranding.com/</li></li></ul><li>Resources<br />7<br />4. Rapid E-learning<br /><ul><li>Interested in the PowerPoint:</li></ul>http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/ <br />
  102. 102. Connect with<br />Leah<br />Connect<br />Leah MacViewww.leahmacvie.com<br />@leahmacvie<br />/leah.macvie<br />/in/leahmacvie<br />

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