Wednesday, July 18, 2012

5 Blogging Tips

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Greetings Dear Readers

Okay I better keep it on the down and low but I'm blogging.  I know shock
horror.  If you want to read about the interesting debate going on
check out Twitter and the hashtag #DMMADebate
The Digital Media and Marketing Association of SA @dmma_sa had a debate
on whether Bloggers should be paid for the content they produce or
should they even have adverts on their blog.

You want my 10 cents well if you are a Blogger and you have a Blog.
It's your Blog you can do with it what you want.  You can use
it to market your business or you can use it to share your idea's
or you can build a Brand and charge people
if they want to be on it or if they want to advertise on it.  Simple.

Anyway if you are even thinking of starting a blog after all of that.

Here are 5 tips to get you started:

1.  Have a catchy title

It all starts with the title of your Blog and your Blog post.  So think it through.  It must be catchy.
A good technique is to use a list title so for example 5 Blogging Tips.  That grabs the attention of the
reader.  So think about catchy titles you can come up with.

2.  Not long now

Try and keep your post short.  You are not writing a novel here.  Just something of interest
that is going to grab the attention of the reader and hopefully they will remember it and
pass it on to their friends.

3.  Have pictures in it

From time to time it also helps if you add images.  No one likes just reading something.
If there are interesting pictures it helps a great deal.

4.  Does your blog have social sharing buttons?

Another good tip is to have social sharing buttons for Twitter, Facebook, Google +
Linkedin and Pinterest.  Make sure they are in different sections of your blog so
if people miss them they will see them later.

5.  Remember your contact details

At the end of your blog do not forget to put your contact details and how people
can contact you.  Do you have a website or online shop, well that is the perfect
spot to drop it in.  People are curious so tell people what you do.

Here is a list of interesting Bloggers from Durban, South Africa on Twitter.!/fredfelton/durban-bloggers

Yours in Social

Fred Felton
Social Media Strategist & Trainer & Speaker
A Digital Media Agency
cell: 076-977-5788
twitter - @fredfelton

Call, Email or Tweet to book Fred for Social Media Workshop or Talk

Below find a interesting article on Blog Conferences enjoy :)

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

5 Tips On How To Use Labels In Your Blog

No Labels
No Labels (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Greetings Dear Readers.

Do you Blog?  Well if you do here are 5 tips to help you with Labels or Tags.
A Label or Tag helps identify your blog entry so if someone is looking for a topic
like that your blog will pop up.

Here are some tips to get you started with Labels.

1.  A label is better than no label

It is far better to put a label on your blog than to have no label.  I mean how do you expect people
to find you.  A label helps people find you.

2.  Decide on your labels

Before you write your post decide what labels you want to use.  Are you an Actor or Writer
or Musician?   Perhaps use one of those so people remember that you are that Actor or Writer.

3.  Avoid too many labels

As you go you will find yourself experimenting and adding 2,3,4,5 and even more labels to
your posts.  Be careful with this as eventually people will not be able to identify just
exactly what it is you do.

4.  Add in your Geography

People are curious and always want to know about the people they meet and the bloggers
they read.  So it always helps to put the city and country where you are from.
Then people can identify you and who knows someone in that area might spot you
and need your services.

5.  Check your Article for Labels

Sometimes you will find the labels in your article.  So if you are writing about some topic
or about someone or want someone to see it a good way is to add that topic
or that person's name as a label in your blog.

Have fun with those Labels.

Yours in Social

Fred Felton
Social Media Strategist & Speaker & Trainer & Author
A Digital Media Agency
Social Media Is Our Biz

email to book Fred Felton for a talk or workshop on Social Media or Digital Media countrywide.

Below is a useful article on labels as well.  Enjoy.  

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