Category: General Blogging

The most important thing ChicagoNow bloggers learned about blogging in 2013

<b>Blog name:</b> <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/when-you-put-it-that-way/" target="_blank">When You Put It That Way</a>
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<b>Author name:</b> Teppi Jacobsen
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<b>What I learned:</b> I learned that if you write for numbers you can lose your focus. My October series on the BRCA was not successful insofar as number of reads but the private messages I received thanking me were worth everything. Plus, always ending my blog with a request for subscribers and FB followers has increased my daily reads whether I write or not. Bottom line as I've even said in a blog before: It's ok to be be just ok".
Our mantra here at ChicagoNow, coined by Sheila “Mary Tyler Mom” Quirke, is simple: “Blogging works.” Blogging most certainly does work, it can make an enormous difference in the lives of bloggers as well as their readers. But it doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t come without understanding there are right ways and wrong ways... Read more »

Five things to do every time you post a blog entry

Five things to do every time you post a blog entry
You’ve toiled, you’ve slaved, you may have even cried. After all that work, your blog post is written. All that’s left now is to figure out how to get your hard work noticed. After all, you can write the best blog post in the world, but if you screw up the after-writing, it may not... Read more »