Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!

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Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!

Whether you are using blogging as a way to let the world get to know you, market your book, or prepare the world for your talents, the form offers so many options it can be overwhelming. Let's network and share approaches. Bloggers unite!

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What did you blog about today?

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New Members: Visit Here First!

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Curator of the Week -- Dec. 6 - Dec. 12, 2009

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Introduction Post

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What did you blog about today?

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Comment by Catherine Dowman on October 8, 2009 at 12:01pm
Stat counter is Wordpress friendly and free, and easy. I use this one.
Comment by Cathy Bryant on October 8, 2009 at 11:32am
Reply to Sharni re blog stats: StatCounter is great, as is Google Analytics. I use both, because they each offer something the other doesn't. Just check them both out and see what works best for you.
Comment by Helen Gallagher on October 8, 2009 at 7:47am
Reply to Sharni re blog stats: The easiest way to track blog visitors is with statcounter.com. It is free, and you just embed a line of code into the HTML area of your blog software. For bigger sites and blogs, Google analytics is powerful, but is overkill for most bloggers starting out.
Helen
www.releaseyourwriting.com
pajamamarketing.wordpress.com
Comment by Kelley Harrell on October 8, 2009 at 3:53am
On stats:
If you are with WordPress there is a plugin you can get called WordPress Stats. It is not done by WordPress but it is endorsed by them. It is fairly informative of who is visiting your site, through what connectors, page hits... One thing I've observed and complained about is that Networked Blogs, which is the blog propagator used on FaceBook, does not seem to be accounted for by most stat crawlers, nor does Networked Blogs have a stats dashboard of its own. I have a lot of readers there, so it bugs me not to know where they are, how they got there, etc.

Thanks for asking the questions. It's insightful to read all the replies.
Be well!
Comment by Lynn Voedisch on October 7, 2009 at 8:47pm
Sharni: I can't find your original comment, but your were looking for something to keep stats on your blog. I use www.sitemeter.com. It's free and really easy to use. (If I can use it, it's easy.) It gives you all kinds of information, such as how many people have been there in the last hour, when is the most busy time, where they are coming from, etc. I don't use half the stuff the give me. It all sits in a tidy little box in the bottom of your blog. You can click on it at any time for info. They also send you a weekly report via e-mail. Hope this helps.
Comment by Diane Umansky on October 7, 2009 at 7:40pm
Hi. A newbie here. I'm Diane Umansky and though I'm a long-time nonfiction writer and editor (health mostly), I only started blogging about 6 months go. I'm really enjoying blogging--it's so addictive!--and would like to figure out how to get more readers and interact with other women who are blogging. My blog is about my three wild boys: www.myemoboys.blogspot.com. I really look forward to meeting you all.
Comment by Lynn Voedisch on October 7, 2009 at 8:36am
It took a while but Technorati finally accepted me as one of their official bloggers. Don't ask me what it all means, but they have amazing reach. They are supposed to send special instructions and are taking forever, but I did sign up. Anyway, I'm still blogging on Xanga. I put Technorati tags on all my blogs, so I don't know if they are picking it up or not. The question is whether I change from a blog about writing to a general-topic blog (like a column in a newspaper). The first is so limiting. I did decide to stop being so political because I was scaring people away! Anyway right now, I'm still at www.xanga,com/bastetmax
Comment by E Victoria Flynn on October 7, 2009 at 7:02am
Thank you, Lori. That will probably work. I'll try it out later.
Comment by E Victoria Flynn on October 6, 2009 at 8:14pm
Thanks, Christi. I'll have to mess around with it more tomorrow.
Comment by Christi Craig on October 6, 2009 at 7:42pm
Victoria, I don't know much about uploading you tube videos. I know blogger has the video icon for uploading something already in your files.

I wonder if you have to have an account on you tube? Then, you might have more flexibility to save a video to your own account. Otherwise, under "share" and "more options," there's a place where you can copy and paste a link into an email or whatever. It just wouldn't be the actual video.
 

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