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!

Hootenanny. Shindig. Hoedown. Whatever.

Today in Blogging 201 I’m supposed to come up with an event.

I have absolutely no idea what kind of event I’d run.

I do know I’d either run or culminate on Wednesday or Saturday.

I’d want it to appeal to a wide range of people.

Stay tuned . . . but don’t hold your breath.

 
 


 

Have a suggestion for a poem, photograph, or future post?

Drop a note in the prompt box!

 

Don’t forget to follow me on:

Facebook – where I share news stories, articles from other blogs, and various and sundry miscellany that happens to catch my eye. It’s stuff you won’t see here! Well, mostly.

Instagram – where I show you my Life in Motion and share quotes and such. The widget only shows my last three photographs – don’t you want to see them all?

Twitter – where you can see my thoughts in 140 characters or less. Also, funny retweets.

Blogging 201: Digging Deep into Social Media

Apps 1Today is another day devoted to Social Media on Blogging 201.

Thank you to everyone who’s following me on Twitter and Instagram.

Most likely, I’ve followed you back, especially if you post pictures of books, food, or animals.

However, I’ve had issues with my Facebook page.

My Facebook page is more than just my blog.

I share other blogs, news articles, and other things that catch my eye.

It’s my magpie of social media.

However . . .

I’ve already invited all my friends

I consistently direct my readers to it

I just don’t know how to increase readership and likes/shares on what I post to the newsfeed.

Thoughts?

Blogging 201: Archives and Scheduling

Thank you all for your patience as I [once again] make my way through Blogging 201.

This is a two-for-one post!

Archives

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve adjusted the sidebar widgets.

Specifically, I’ve changed how you the reader can find my other posts.

Delve the Archives via the monthly calendar or search everything I’ve published using your favorite keyword.

See my what other readers like [i.e. top-viewed posts or pages].

At the bottom of my posts, you’ll still see related topics.

I’ve enabled WordPress’ large and dynamic option for a more interesting view.

Scheduling

I’m still working on a routine blogging schedule.

In addition to the stuff I write because I want to, I’m in the process of developing

Sunday Snapshots where I show you my week in pictures.

Monday Morning Grievances where I explain my pet peeves.

Teaser Tuesday where I share what I’m currently reading and give short reviews of what I’ve read.

Photo Challenge Thursday where I participate in the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.

Free Write Friday where I use prompts supplied by you the reader to produce a post.

Currently, I have nothing for Wednesday or Saturday.

What do you think of these themes?

Do you have a favorite – or least favorite, as the case may be?

Finally

What do you think of my post ending, encouraging readers to drop a note in the prompt box or follow my other social media sites?

Should I keep this or get rid of it?

For the record, the Facebook page is not my personal page, it’s the page I set up specifically for the blog.

Thanks for your valued input!


 

Have a suggestion for a poem, photograph, or future post?

Drop a note in the prompt box!

 

Don’t forget to follow me on:

Facebook – where I share news stories, articles from other blogs, and various and sundry miscellany that happens to catch my eye. It’s stuff you won’t see here! Well, mostly.

Instagram – where I show you my Life in Motion and share quotes and such. The widget only shows my last three photographs – don’t you want to see them all?

Twitter – where you can see my thoughts in 140 characters or less. Also, funny retweets.

Blogging 201: Mobile

A question for those of you who view this site on a mobile device:

How’s the view?

Everything clean, neat, and organized?

Or, could it use some work?

Blogging 201: Auditing

Today I’m supposed to audit my brand.

Do I even have a brand?

Is Running In My Head a brand?

Do you have certain associations with the name?

I don’t like auditing; I don’t like criticism.

Who does?

That said, I think I’ve been auditing “my brand” for some time.

Tweaking the background and widgets

Promoting my other social media.

What do you think?

Is there anything you think I could do differently or better?

Are you following me on Facebook or Twitter?

If not, why not?

Is it because you didn’t know I had those?

Is is because you find those sites uninteresting?

Is it because you don’t like me?

You know what they say about another pair of eyes . . .

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