You have just entered a free online class for women by Cindy Adkins, author of “Blogging: It’s a ‘Woman’ Thing” and “Blog from the Heart: A Woman’s Guide to Blogging,” both available on Amazon.
While this class was designed for women, men are invited too!
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Welcome! Blogging allows you to be the Star of your own show~This seminar was created to make your blog rock!
From this class you will learn:
1. How you can create permanent back-links on a post
2. Why brevity is very important in blogging
3. Why putting your MAIN point in your title is vital
4. How to attach a blog button in blogger.
First, I need to clarify something from yesterday’s lesson. You can have other people put your blog button on their blog and vice versa to create back-links. But, have you ever written about someone on your blog and made a link that included their blog address? If so, you created a permanent back-link to them already! (Remember that creating back-links is essential for bringing up your blog ranking.)
I create back-links all the time because I talk about people on my blog and put a link to their names. That makes a back-link for them. Here is an example:
See? I created permanent back-links to 2 people in one sentence!
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To learn how to attach a blog button to Blogger, go HERE!! I have written complete instructions with pictures on my Whimsical Musings Magazine blog.
Attaching blog buttons to Wordpress is different. As I have Blogger, this is the method that I personally use. If you have a Wordpress blog, yours will be added differently.
I am a graphic artist and if you need a blog button for your blog, I make them for any type of blog. Just email me at: Cindylou_20@hotmail.com They are not expensive! Also, be sure to tell me your blog address so that I can visit and give you some solid advice about the button.
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NOW, ONTO TODAY'S LESSON: Class 2--Visitors Don't Read Everything
Do you know that MOST people only spend split-seconds visiting blogs? Well, it’s true! So, if you bog your visitors down with lots of writing (like I am doing now), chances are that they will not read what you say word for word.
So, what can you do? Post some pictures, put very little text, and you are done!
It will not take you as long AND your visitors will appreciate it.
A TRUE STORY:
I was at a blog the other day in which a woman showed some beautiful pieces of art, but she also told about something terrible that was going on in her life. I looked at the comments. NO ONE mentioned it or said, “I’m so sorry to hear that.” Do you know why? Because they did not read it! Her post was so long that she “lost” people because she was not concise enough.
We blog in between life. We are not trying to spend our whole lives on here. So, if you have something SUPER important that you want people to know, put it in your title. That will get their attention. Then, they can scroll down to read the info. and won’t miss something very important you need to tell them.
How am I doing? Was this class helpful? I’ll see you tomorrow for Class 3.
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Also, could you please click the Facebook button down below and post this to your Facebook page? I am hoping that thousands of people will come to see it and be helped with their blogs!
If you missed my first lesson, just scroll down to the next post--It is there.
On a special note: I will not be around this weekend~so I won't be able to answer questions.
I have several tutorials on my Whimsical Musings Magazine blog. You might want to go take a quick look in case there's something you need help with, such as centering your blog header or making and inserting a favicon.