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17 resources for improving your blog

April 19, 2010

We spoke briefly during session one of the course about the need to promote your site, and to get other people involved.

The big part of this is CONTENT! If you write good content, people will come back to your site and they will encourage other people to visit, by linking to your blog elsewhere.

WordPress guides

  1. Lifehacker’s Beginner’s Guide
  2. 10 Plugins for WordPress
  3. WordPress Plugins for Community Sites
  4. WordPress for beginners – video

Write good content

  1. Wridea – a free tool for brainstorming and collaborating
  2. The elements of style – a classic reference text
  3. Articlechecker.com – check for similar content already online
  4. Writer’s block? – 20 Blog Topics to Get You Unstuck
  5. 5 Steps to Creating your ‘Voice’

Stay the right side of the law!

  1. Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Legal Guide for Bloggers
  2. Talk About Local’s Libel and Defamation blog post

Royalty-free images

  1. Wikipedia Commons
  2. Stock.xchang

Other ways to promote your blog

  1. Share videos on YouTube
  2. Share photos on Flickr
  3. Create Facebook Pages
  4. The Twitter Guidebook
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