What does your blog looks like to your subscribers?

Have you taken the time to check how your blog looks to your subscribers? No! Do it – you may have a rude shock! This is how I read your blog – through my Google Reader Gadget on my Personalised Google page. Your post needs to look good here not on your blog! When I…

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Is Twitter shifting blogging to a new phase?

1. twittervision, 2. Twitter Meta Moo! too far?, 3. Twitter via Blackberry, 4. Twitter Firefox Search Extension While going through my comments history of my blog to select old time readers for Day 6: Email an old Timer reader of the Blogging Challenge I realised that social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook are shifting…

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Confused about which site to use for your blog?

If you have been struggling to decide which site you should use to host your blog I recommend you check out Edublogs. Edublogs has always been good, but since it turned 2 years old it became great! How do I know? Here some of the reasons for why I can say Edublogs is great: I…

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Blogging Challenge – Day 5: Conduct an About Page Audit

Darren’s task for Day 5 is to Conduct an About Page Audit. His rationale is new readers use your about page to find out more about you and your blog. They will often use the information on this page to decide if it is worth subscribing to your blog. This is a key conversion page…

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Blogging Challenge – Day 4: Interlinking posts

Darren’s Day 4 task is to Dig back into your old posts and do some interlinking of posts because as you add more content to your blog there will be more and more opportunity to link your posts together so that readers can view more pages of your blog. What I found most interesting about…

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Blogging Challenge — Day 2: Run a First Time Reader Audit

Darren’s Day 2 task is to Run a First Time Reader Audit by watching a friend or family member, who has not read your blog, surf your blog. The reason why is because you learn a lot from watching how a person reads and uses your blog. Early this morning I asked my husband if…

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31 Days Blogging Challenge has become serious!

I decided to take part in 31 days to build a better blog (where Problogger Darren Rowse will give a new assignment each day) as a result of Michele Martin’s (The Bamboo Blog) post 31 Days to a Better Blog–A Personal Learning Experiment and a Blogger Challenge (Michelle will provide alternative homework when Darren gives…

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Tips for blogging with Edublogs

It has been a great week of tips and “how tos” for blogging with Edublogs. First John Pearce showed me how to make my posts more colourful by showing me how to access the advanced wysiwyg editor by clicking on the visual editor and pressing Alt+Shift+V (if you are using FireFox). Thanks John and yes…

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