These are take-away notes from a blog conference I attended a while back. No, not Blissdom, Blogalicious! Yes, it's office-cleaning week and I'm digging up all sort of old notes!
I don't have a source for these notes, but here goes: how to build a better blog in four easy steps:
- Show Up You don't have to write every day, but show up consistently. Three times a week is a reasonable goal.
- Add Value There's no point in writing everyday if you're so pressed for material that you wind up posting your grocery list, cut back on your posting schedule.
- Engage Users Ask questions, foster dialog instead of merely broadcasting your thoughts.
- Add Functionality Make it easy for people to share your posts, dig through your archives and whatnot.
(Yes, Blogalicious is billed as a conference for women of color, but it's open to anyone who enjoys learning from a diverse group of women. It was a fabulous conference in 09!)