Blogging 201: Day 5 & 6

I’m posting two days worth of Blogging 201 today.

The task for Day 5 was to drive traffic to our archives. In order to do that, we have to learn how to place links to our earlier blog posts, referring to them in newer posts to get the readers to engage with our blogs more actively. Another option was to create a “best of” page that linked to the content we considered our best work. Further mentioned were widgets which displayed our top posts, or links to related posts under every blog entry. I used some of the ideas for my photography blog, and will add some of the widgets here for culturetastic as well. I won’t write a “best of” page yet, as I simply don’t have enough material to choose from. This may be something to remember for the future, though.

Today, our assignment is to “dig deep into a Social Network“, meaning that we are to use social media to promote our site and to engage with our readers. I am already using Publicize to share my post on my private Facebook account to spread my posts and engage with my friends and colleagues who read my posts. Same goes for Tumblr, Twitter, and Google+. I did want to have my own Twitter account for this blog, though, where I could talk actively about cultural things, refer my readers to interesting topics and discussions, and engage with them more. My Twitter handle for Culturetastic is @culture_tastic. Follow me for updates and some culturally interesting retweets 🙂


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