16 September 2011
BBAW 2011: Catch you next year!
Friday's topic: Blogging
The world of blogging is continually changing. Share 3 things you think are essential tried and true practices for every blogger and 1-3 new trends or tools you’ve adapted recently or would like to in the future.
Three blogging must-haves:
1. Your own identity: write what you like, be who you want to be.
2. Use Twitter, tumblr, Plurk, what-have-you to spread the word about your blog. Ditto for understanding a little about SEO.
3. Make your blog easy on the eyes: garish text/background combos, auto-play music, and distracting animations make it hard to see your words.
Something I need to adopt:
A customizable blog template. I can't adjust any width on my current one - love the colors, my header, pictures, etc., but the columns are too damn narrow. It's pretty annoying particularly when the plug-ins provided by Blogger are too wide for the column.
And with that, BBAW is over until next year! I need to thow out a big hug and thank you to Amy - BBAW is her brainchild. It wouldn't exist without her. *mwah*