by deborah on January 16, 2013
Today's #SocialCafe Chat was about Blogging Tips with Justin Germino, Dragon Blogger.This #SocialCafe event sponsored, in part, by our wonderful friends at:
I like what Justin had to say, with more giveaways! It seems that the common theme, as is customary for January of every years, is that streamlining and goal setting, like faster loading Wordpress sites and regular posting on blogs.
A1 Personally, mine are just to have fun with blogging, continue engaging readers and give away more gadgets for the fans. #socialcafe— Justin Germino (@dragonblogger) January 16, 2013
A1 I also have a resolution to switch to a new more efficient, leaner Wordpress theme and reduce pageload times for site. #socialcafe— Justin Germino (@dragonblogger) January 16, 2013
Justin brought a good point on his wish list - streamlined Wordpress. No matter how many plugins we may add to our sites, if it doesn't load fast enough, no one is going to stick around, are they? Also, with our busy lives, another common request is... staff and writers.
A2: More writers as well, just brought on a new writer yesterday. #socialcafe— Justin Germino (@dragonblogger) January 16, 2013
A2: A new WP theme, new leaner theme, almost found what I am looking for, needs some tweaks. #socialcafe— Justin Germino (@dragonblogger) January 16, 2013
Google is the place to go for that help. Another suggestion is your communities. That's my word for 2013, "community." There to help, there to share.
A3 Search Google #SocialCafe— Deborah (@socialwebcafe) January 16, 2013
A3: Google search first, then post questions on Facebook usually one of the blogging related groups like Blog Engage next. #socialcafe— Justin Germino (@dragonblogger) January 16, 2013
Depending on where we are at in our experience level, we have advice to offer to others. For those of us who have been doing this awhile, some common themes emerge.
A4: Write about what you are passionate about, it is hard to build routine if you are not enthused about what you write about. #socialcafe— Justin Germino (@dragonblogger) January 16, 2013
In closing, great quote from Justin, "I am my blog...My blog is me." A challenge (and encouragement) for all bloggers: Connect with your readers and those in your community as you, the person, not just a faceless brand.
This SocialWebCafe Twitter Event is about Blogging Tips with Justin Germino, Dragon Blogger.
Note: Date change from 1/9 to 1/16/13 for this twitter chat. Same time, at 3p EST #socialcafe
Recently I had the privilege of interviewing Justin Germino (a.k.a. Dragon Blogger). In fact, it was the first video interview he had granted. Justin is very inspiring, as you will see from the video interview, below. Join us on 1/16/13 at 3:00 pm EST and ask him questions about blogging. He has tried many blogging experiments and is joining us to share some of his findings, wisdom, and expertise with the blogging community.
This Twitter Chat will be a blast with Dragon Blogger there. You won't want to miss his insights and the great information that he shares at all Twitter Chats.
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