Blogging 201: Hub, Buddy, & Poll Walk Into A Bar

Sounds like the beginning to a bad joke, doesn’t it?

In reality, I’m catching up on three Blogging 201 assignments.

Make Your Blog a Hub

Create a page or section on your blog to display links to your online presence elsewhere, and make sure your other presences reflect the brand you’re developing on your blog.

Based on previous feedback, my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram followers seem pleased.

If you aren’t following me, check me out!

[Seriously, check out those social media icons in the sidebar.]

Since it’s come up before, let me clarify that

The Facebook page is not my personal page. In addition to blog posts, I also share others’ blogs and various and sundry ephemera I find online.

The Twitter and Instagram feeds are my personal feeds and I don’t mind others following my adventures on those sites.

The Buddy System

Find a blogging buddy.

If appropriate, plan to publish guest posts on one another’s blogs.

Apparently, the duties of a Blogging Buddy can include any or all of the following:

Give Feedback

Promote Each Others’ Blogs & Posts

Provide Moral Support

Guest Post [When Appropriate and/or Invited]

So, who wants to be my Blogging Buddy?

Give ‘Em What They Want, II

Create a poll and/or a survey to collect feedback from your readers on your site and its content.

This one is easy: using the handy dandy poll I’ve created, select the type of posts you most enjoy.

Select all that apply!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Up Close

I struggled with this week’s Up Close challenge. After all, my phone is my camera.

I wanted to take a picture of a sliced dragon’s egg cucumber; unfortunately, said cucumber could not be photographed.

So said the rules of Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens:

Photography by visitors is permitted in the gardens and in the Pepsi Family Center, but not inside galleries or historic buildings.

So, I found myself drawn to my old standbys: my cat and bricks.

Smokey 27 July 2015Smokey: King & Lord High Master of All He Surveys from the Sunshine Spot on the Sofa

Moss Tryon Palace Brick DetailMoss on Another Brick in The Wall



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