Panelists: Amey MathewsWake up. Snuggle doggies & kitty. Practiceyoga, teach yoga. Walk doggies withboyfriend. Make some art. Look throughcookbooks. Go to farmers market. Cookvegan food. Eat vegan food with boyfriend.Blog about it. Snuggle doggies & kitty. Sleep.Repeat.
Panelists: Bianca Phillips Newspaper reporter by day, vegan food blogger by night. First cookbook — Cookin Crunk: Eatin Vegan in the Dirty South — is due out in April. Lives in Memphis with six cats (yes, I am a crazy cat lady), a dog, and an omni boyfriend.
Panelists: Sherri MontgomeryGardens, hikes, writes, createsart, runs events, teaches yoga,and cooks fabulous vegan food.Sherri and her wife live inPortland, Oregon with their 4cats and 1 dog.
Blogging is....Recipes, stories, reviews, pictures, ideas, comments, personal experiences, and more!
Visual attraction...Adding photographs and images to yourblog brings visual interest and helps toillustrate what youre writing about.Some blogging portals will let you uploadyour own photographs or you can storethe on a dedicated site.You can also reference other peoplesphotographs, just be sure to credit theowner.
Investing in Your Blog Professionally developed themes and art can be an investment, but may add a lot of polish to your blog.
Getting Noticed○ Social Media○ Guest Posts○ Vegan MoFo!○ Product reviews○ Promotional materials○ SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
The details...Dont forget your contact information!Consider posting a policy and a disclaimer, particularly tomanage comments.
Advanced building● Custom domains ○ Good name != good URL● Hosting Solutions ○ Portal Hosting ○ Server Slices● Hacking your blog ○ Open Source Software ○ User Groups
Keep in touch...Amey Mathews: ● Vegan Eats and Treats (http://veganeatsandtreats.blogspot.com/)Bianca Phillips: ● Vegan Crunk (http://vegancrunk.blogspot.com/) ○ @biancaphillipsSherri Montgomery: ● Vegan Nosh (http://vegannosh.me/) ○ @VeganNosh ● Like Words Together (http://pdxyogini.com/) ○ @PDXyogini**Slidedeck will be posted at SlideShare.net "Build-a-Blog - VVC2011"