Sunday, September 28, 2008

Kidlitosphere Blogging Conference - Portland, OR - Part 6

Mother Reader had a wealth of wisdom to share with all of us beginning and seasoned bloggers.

She gave tips, hints and suggestions on how to "Be a 'B' List Blogger." And one of the best things she said was if you don't want to be a highly committed blogger, "That's okay."

She also said, "Simplest is best." And, "You don't want text, text, text."

As writers, we might want to sit in our rooms and write but she says to get out there and, "Comment, comment, comment." But make sure it's adding value and not just some random post. Otherwise, it will lead to blog dumps.

She also said, it might be a good idea to set goals. One goal could be to read three blogs a day and make two comment posts. Remember to keep it simple.

Another bit of good advice was to have three reasons why you're blogging and to remember those core values when you post.


Annette Gulati said...

It was nice to meet you in person, Kim. Wasn't it awesome? Lots to digest.

cindy said...

wow, look at you posting youtube lecture vids. thanks for all this! someone had mentioned this to me, but it was a little ambitious--esp since i didn't know where i'd be with revising. so glad you went and thanks so much for taking the time to share!!

Kim Kasch said...

Annette: It was sooo nice to meet you too. And I had a great time.

Cindy: Thanks. This stuff can be very addictive for someone who tends toward ADHD. So just in case you're a little like me, be forwarned...

Marcia said...

Wow, this blogging info is really good, especially what Mother Reader has to say. I tend to be text-heavy; I'm sure it must be time for another photo on my blog. But then, I love to read, so I don't mind reading a fair amount of text on other blogs.