Dear my readers,
For this FRIDAY:
Retrieved on July 24, 2015
I invite you all to an on-demand webinar about “Blogging 101.”
- How blogging has come a long way since the early days and evolved into a powerful business-building strategy
- Why a well-managed blog is key to building personal rapport with clients and prospects
- How blogging helps boost your search engine optimization (SEO)
- How to build and manage a powerful blog … and start building those relationships that can lead to sales
Monday July 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM CDT till
Friday July 31, 2015 at 11:55 PM CDT
This is an online event.
Click here to Register
Then, you will receive an e-mail including a link to the on-demand webinar + a password that enables you to watch it on Vimeo.
Day Fifteen’s task during the “#Blogging101” course is to: Develop a regular feature for your blog.
As mentioned by Michelle W. and the WordPress.com team, “Creating a regular feature means my readers have something specific to wait for at regular intervals, and this in turn gives my blog a hook.” Posting regularly on my blog is not an easy job as I am a busy teacher with heavy schedule plus working on my PhD that takes a lot of my time, in addition to participating in many projects with my students, and online opportunities, e,g, attending webinars, online conferences, online courses, and more. Since it is not frequency, but consistency, I decided to do it WEEKLY on FRIDAYS about not specific things. I will make it a little bit open. I can post an announcement about an online event that my readers can take part in. Sharing with them personal experiences, successful practices while teaching, touching moments with my students, new lesson plans, or tutorials are among many ideas I think of.
But, I will vary my style of writing and the topics provided each week; I mean one for a teaching event, another for a piece of advice telling them how to learn something new, and maybe a week for sharing a photo with a message and invite my readers to talk about it or write a collaborative story together.
You know my blog is about sharing various learning e-dventures that I don’t expect when and where I start them off, so I will make my Fridays’ Posts unpredictable, too.
Don’t forget to check out my Friday’s post today. Stay tuned! 🙂
In addition to the blavatar that I created today, I kept trying other things to build my brand. One of them was creating another menu in which I added links to some helpful tips shared during this course “#Blogging101”. Then, I went to my blog widgets and added a custom menu. To make this section more attractive, I decided to make a custom image widget and put it above the menu. I also used Microsoft PowerPoint program to create this image using shapes, fonts, colors, and some other icons.
Here is how I did this task:
Go to your Dashboard – Appearance – Menus and create a new one.
Click “Custom Links” to add the URLs of your recommended sites.
You can add as many links as you can.
Go to your Dashboard – Appearance – Widgets, and drag a Custom Menu to your sidebar.
I hope this would be helpful!