SOBCON08 - Chris Garett - More Bang From your Blog
Manage a better Blogger Workflow
Create-Communicate - Promote - Learn (Loop)
Getting popular on the internet is a great thing. Take what you do send it out and listen to the answers back. Learn from what you do.
People will give you feedback if you are willing to listen to it. Even if they say "You Suck" think about what prompted them to say that.
Brainstorm Content Ideas:
Engage your visitors and make them come back. Content will make this happen. Don't worry about repeating yourself. it is sometimes necessary to get the thoughts out there.
Start with your main topic
Extend those ideas
( Uses software called mind manager)
Put bits together
Important to organize your tasks and keep it clear on whose job is what and when it should e done. Not important to blog 5 times a day.
Business Blogging Tuesday and Thursday are the Best
List of topics and plan when it is going to happen.
Invent Ideas wherever you are
BeckyMcCray: Come up with ideas in the flow where ever you are. Never lose an idea. Write them down. #SOBCon08 Chris Garrett
Break Out your creativity
Plan for panic posts that you have drafted but not posted
Get someone to help with grammar and make it better
5 Minute Blog Post
Start with the end point "point of this post is .." then work on the headline
Punchy Blog Post
images, say what you mean, don't try too hard to be perfect
Taming the feedbeast
Reduce and limit the feeds you read
Easier Blog Content
Talk to your rubber duck - send an email to a friend and not send it and achieve moving your thoughts to look outside
Focus your time
determine how many hrs you will use for blogging
Don't try to be perfect be your best
SKitch (Mac only), blogbridge, skype , firefox hacks
Live twittering from @tojosan Todd Jordan
Better to relax, do the best you can do, and go forward.
Chris Garret - "Would I talk to my mother like this?"
don't be afraid to revisit your older idea for blog posts
Chris Garret - "It doesn't have to change the world..do your best, and your put yourself out there."
Chris Garret - "It doesn't have to change the world..do your best, and your put yourself out there
@ChrisCree: Not every post has to be book length. That's something I should take to heart.