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*


  1. Anonymous2:06 AM

    You have made some great points! I have particular trouble with white text on a black background - it hurts my eyes (maybe I am just getting old LOL)

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. Yes, a great selection of ideas, another is comment, reply, connect.