It seems kind of counter-intuitive to use technology to build community – but then, we are talking about a community centered around a blog on the Internet, so maybe not. Continue reading
Do you wear your blog like a shield?
You know something about the topic that you blog about – or at least, I hope you do. You may be an expert, or you may be a learner who likes to share what you’ve learned. Either way, you’ve definitely got some knowledge to share.
But is that all you share? Do your blog posts read like a textbook? Or do you also put some of “you” into your posts? Continue reading
Have I mentioned that I love Google Analytics? You can learn so much about your site from the data they give you.
Did you know that you can also use Google Analytics to help you build your blog community? Here’s how: Continue reading
I have a friend. We taught together for several years. She’s old enough to have kids out of college and totally doesn’t keep up with the kinds of things middle schoolers are into. She was the opposite of “cool”. I never met a student who didn’t love her. Continue reading
We’ve already talked about providing quality content. When I’m reading a blog, I’ll sometimes have this moment of “wow, this person knows stuff I want to know!” Those moments are what push me to comment, sign up to their newsletter, share or follow them on social media – all those things we want our readers to do. Continue reading