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Blogging Resources from 1st Fridayz™ Event

Many thanks to everyone who contributed their time, talent and treasure to make the 1st Fridayz™ a success!Here is a list of resources mentioned by our guest experts and participants:The W List = Women Bloggers ListRadio show –

Blogging and Beyond – Thursday at 3pm Pacific Time (6pm Eastern)

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Free wordpress video tutorials at Free WordPress Tutorials

Check out The Blog Squad Session “How a Blog Supports Your Brand” taking place on Tuesday September 11th

Resources on setting up blogger and wordpress blogs at Marketing Ice

Check ou the New Study Shows Americans’ Blogging Behaviour It’s Time to Take Blogs Seriously by Jordon McCollum

Stuff A Blog makes it easy for a blogger to create content-rich blog posts. The main platforms our members and guest experts use:

Typepad

Blogger

WordPress (the free version)

WordPress (the one you upload to your websites)

Blog Communities:

BlogAdvance

BlogExplosion

BlogHer

Twitter

Miscellaneous

BlogCarnival

Dig

Stumbleupon

Mylot

Blogtopsites

Note Tab is a Text editor fGreat for the copy and paste r posting to your blog

Social Networking Sites Mentioned:

Affinity Circles

Squidoo

Gather

MyWebTop

www.zaadz.com

Meetup

Social bookmarking is a way of storing and sharing your bookmarks online. You label your bookmarks with keywords or keyword phr.ases which are known as tags.Tags can be categories or subjects and you can select several tags for each of your blog posts. You can use tags that describe the topic of your post, a name or brand that is mentioned, a location… anything that is relevant and specific to the post.

Do some keyword research to find out which keywords people are using to search your niche and use these to base your content on.

Free Keywords at Wordtracker is a free resource for finding keywords

Here are some social bookmarking sites:BlogMarks – http://blogmarks.net/

BlogMemes – http://www.blogmemes.net/

BlogLines – http://www.bloglines.com/

Del.icio.us – http://del.icio.us/

De.lirio.us – http://de.lirio.us/

Digg – http://digg.com/

Furl – http://www.furl.net/

Ma.gnolia – http://ma.gnolia.com/

Reddit – http://reddit.com/

Simpy – http://www.simpy.com/

Spurl – http://www.spurl.net/

Many searchers prefer to use social bookmarking sites to find information as the resources there have been chosen by people who found them useful. So add you blog to as many of these sites as you can.Make it easy for your readers to bookmark your blog posts by using bookmarking buttons – readers just click… and it’s done.

Thank you so much to Teresa Morrow of Key Business Partners for doing an outstanding job organizing our Blog Showcases! Sheila Finkelstein of Pictures to PonderT eresa Morrow of Key Business Partners Jenn Givler of Create a Thriving Business Roy Montero of Verbal Networking Bev D’Amico of Hello World Rosalind Sedacca of Child Centered Divorce Jerry Leventer – Red Apple Tutoring Dr Taffy Wagner of Stairstep Method Lorna Hartman of Letter Craft Biana Babinsky of Avocado Marketing Lisa R. Tucci – of Burnt By the TuscanB everly Mahone of Baby Boomer Bev Tonya Ramsey of Moms Coffee Break Jane Carroll of Bertha’s Blogging Ponn Sabra of Empower Women Now Heidi Richards of WE Magazine for Women

Thanks too to Roy Montero of Verbal Networking for taking time out of his busy day on Saturday afternoon to give us a “lesson” in WordPress. I got so much out of that hour + session and was able to implement his suggestions right away! That’s the beauty of blogging.

Thank you to the following for their contributions to our “prize drawings:

BANANA SKY DVD – http://www.bananaskydvd.com/ donated by Sheila Finkelstein, Law of Attraction Immersion Kit donated by Jenn Givler, 30 day subscription to Hello World… by Beverly D’amico, 32oz Bottle of Tunguksa Blast, 10 unique non-toxic adaptogens bringing balance to the body and mind.

There were also several “favorite bloggers” mentioned. That list will go into another post.

And finally, if you registered for and attended the event, you will receive a link to the experts’ interviews in the next few days.If you didn’t attend, not to worry! We will be hosting

Blogging for Business (part two) again in October.

Warmest regards,

Heidi Richards

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