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  • Your Blog

    11 posts, 8 voices, 947 views, started Nov 18, 2008

    Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 by Cheryl Phillips

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    • If you have a blog and would like to have some feedback on it, post a comment and your blog link! Maybe you‘re thinking about having more columns, less advertising, a new header? Sometimes the best feedback is from people who love to read blogs!



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 18, 2008
        • My blog is needing attention. It’s been neglected since I posted my fall selection chocolate. It’s a busy season for me but I have to make time for the blog.

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          Cheryl Phillips wrote Nov 18, 2008
        • love your blog...it’s yummy. It’s hard to make time to blog when you are really busy....but it does help keep people coming to your site!!



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          Jwag57 wrote Dec 16, 2008
        • I've had my blog since March 08. It is called "[Link Removed] I would love any advice or tips anybody has.  

          Thanks

          Jennifer
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          Linda Hendricks wrote Dec 16, 2008
        • I’ve been blogging since the summer ... went through a couple but they just didn’t do it for me... I ;iterally woke up one morning and the thought of a cooking blog was in my head... I’m passionate about cooking and I really love to blog... so this one is for me.

          Please look at it and give me ideas... I know this is long... but this is where I’m at

          It’s been a challenge getting the right template and I had to do some coding changes to get it to do the things it does... it still doesn’t do everything that I want... I may have to look into yet another template...

          Right now I’ve been concentrating on content and ways to drive traffic... my traffic has steadily been increasing which I’m pleased about..... and I get them coming back.. I know google analytics isn’t capturing everything... so I may have to look into another type of analytics

          The other things on my to do list are put off until January...  

          I really would like a gadget that allows my readers to print off a recipe...  

          and I would like to be able to archive the text boxes where I do write-ups about wine and cheese...  

          the middle column on this template is kinda narrow and it is a pain to find things that fit in there... I thought ads would go perfectly... but it seems ad sense only puts so many on a page... unless I’m doing it wrong..

          Speaking of adsense... the ads in a word stink (not the word I have in mind... but you get the idea)... my readers are not clicking on them... frankly someone reading my Cheese Strata recipe is not likely interested in how Rachel Ray lost 25 pounds in 2 days... I have to get more involved with finding better solutions to the blank space and the quality of the ads.

          The biggest thing I know is lacking ... is that I need pictures of the recipes... I have camera issues and that too will be high on the list for after the first of the year

          Whew!... well you asked... I appreciate any and all input...

          Thanks,
          Linda



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          Mb03 wrote Dec 16, 2008
        • Ok how awesome that I found this thread.  How does it get any better than this.  I’ve thinking about starting a blog but have no idea where the best place to start is. For those of us newbies would you veterans maybe give us some tips on how and what the best steps are to get a blog up and running?  Are there free sites for this or does it cost money?  Do you need ads on your site like Linda mentioned?  So many questions so little time.
          Thanks for the help.
          Maribeth



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          Linda Hendricks wrote Dec 16, 2008
        • Well... I’m fairly new to this... but... I first came up with what I wanted to blog about... I would start there... my first blog was a dud... both for me and readers... but I learned from it... I now blog about what I love... cooking and I have a better direction for my blog.

          I got myself a Blogging for Dummies Book... it actually helped a lot... I’d recommend it...it’s well worth the money...it’s not an expensive book... it goes through the various hosts... and whats free and whats not...

          I use Blogger... the book will walk you through quite a bit... Blogger is free... and has templates... the first blog I did I used one of the basic templates.. it’s a good way to get started... and its free... I always like to learn on free stuff.. I changed my template and altered code... I’m used to working with code sine I do work in IT... if you‘re not code savvy...I’d definitely start with a basic template first...

          I didn’t get involved with ads for a few months... I needed to understand what i was doing before I got involved with that... I now use Adsense... but I’m not thrilled with it...at least up until now... it’s on my list of things to get better at after the 1st of the year..

          I also went to... [Link Removed] and started reading... that helped a lot too... I started reading other blogs ... its a great way to get used to things..

          Does that help you at all?  

          Regards,
          Linda


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          Mb03 wrote Dec 16, 2008
        • Wow Linda thanks bunches for all the tips.  That should get me off to a great start.  I’ll post when I get it up and running. How does it get any better than that?!  Thanks so much.
          Take care,
          Maribethestatic



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          Mb03 wrote Jan 16, 2009
        • Ok so I’ve taken a stab at the whole blog thing and I would love feedback.  Now please keep in mind it is still a work in progress but any tips, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.  How does it get any better than this?

          Maribeth



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          Alex Jung wrote Feb 2, 2009
        • Linda...Thanks for the tips.  I started my blog to share experiences with women of our ‘season‘.  Our 40s.  Not like our mother’s 40s to be sure.
          Anyway, my site is ‘channel40@blogspot.com‘. My 40s started off badly! Caught husband cheating...literally. Realized there were many like me, facing single parenting, dating...etc. I set it up and have no traffic. I don’t care much about ad revenue. I want to engage with other women faced with similar challenges. I will get the book you suggested.
          Thanks again!



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          Womensafety wrote Feb 9, 2009
        • I would love to have some feedback on my blog I will be happy to do the same for anyone else.
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          Please let me know what you think good or bad I value what you ladies have to say.
          Thanks Donna


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