Tips for beginner bloggers!
On March 9, 2012, Melody & I will be leading a workshop called “Blogging for Beginners” at the KORCOS conference for international school educators in Korea. This is a one day conference taking place at Chadwick International School. We thought that it would be a good idea to post the tips that we will be sharing at the workshop.
#1: Start small and simple.
It’s easy to want to do a lot of different things at first. For the first few months, just try to get into a routine of blogging at least once a week or more. Keep your entries interesting, to the point, and include photos or graphics. No one wants to read pages and pages of text.
#2: Tell your friends & family.
Start building up your readership by e-mailing your friends and family. Encourage them to subscribe to your blog or through google reader. Make sure to link your blog to your Facebook account, so every time you have a new post, it will show up on your Facebook feed.
#3: Build an outside audience.
Start tweeting! Yes, TWITTER. If you are not signed up yet, do it now! Twitter can really help build up an audience of readers for your blog. You can have wordpress automatically tweet a link to every new blog post.
#4: Get to know other bloggers.
Include other people you know on your blog roll. Find other blogs that are similar to yours and leave comments. Building friendships with other bloggers can only help you.
#5: Be patient.
Blogging is not an overnight thing. It takes time to build a readership. Keep blogging and you’ll see it grow!
*For links to different blogging sites check out our teacher resources page.