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Even if you have not signed up for all of the popular social media channels out there, chances are your readers have. Today we will focus on giving your readers the chance to spread the word across social media on your behalf. Or, as it’s referred to in blogger-speak: sharing.continue reading "Tech Tip #2: give readers sharing tools"
You may have a delightfully witty voice, and beautiful photos of your work, but unless you provide some mechanism for getting people to your blog, and keeping them there, you’re going to be talking to yourself an awful lot. Today, we’re going to talk about one of the simple ways to build a blog audience: email notificationscontinue reading "Tech Tip #1: offer email notifications"
I’m very excited about this new series I am working on. I started thinking about this idea when we were all chatting about readers and feeds and RSS (oh my!). I got a real sense that, as a group, our comfort levels with blogging technology are kind of all over the place. [Confused? RSS is [...]continue reading "Technology doesn’t bite"
Ok, so the wailing and gnashing of teeth over Google Reader’s impending demise has subsided. Now what? This handy guide gives you 8 options for following Polka Dot Cottage (and other blogs you like, too!) so you can say goodbye to Google Reader with no regrets.continue reading "8 ways to kiss Google Reader goodbye"
Time has gotten away from me this week. I always like to throw at least one post up here in between the blanket-making on Monday and the link-sharing on Friday, and I almost didn’t make it this time. I’ve been busy. I’ve been working on the blanket eBook, buying fabrics for new spring tops, getting [...]continue reading "Feeding frenzy"
Hello, there! Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend? I certainly did. My sister-in-law and new brother-in-law did a great job hosting their first big holiday celebration on Thursday, Friday I immersed myself in hook-making, Saturday was shipping in the morning and family in the evening, and yesterday I spent nearly the entire day curled [...]continue reading "A little bit of this, and a little bit of that"
I have been working on the site lately – not sure if you noticed. I haven’t made any earth-shattering changes, just mainly reorganizing sidebars and the like. In the process, I’ve learned what kinds of things visitors tend to click on, and what kinds of things just sit there getting dusty. Little by little, I’m [...]continue reading "Of sidebars and sheet swaps"
Whose idea was it to have a gigantic sale the same week that there are FOUR end-of-school-year events and a big-deal family party? I sometimes forget that I am but one person, only to be reminded of the fact in no uncertain terms, when I keep dropping all of the balls I am juggling. I [...]continue reading "Busy. So busy."
I’ve been watching all of you lucky iPhone users play with Instagram for almost a year. I don’t have a smartphone (I’ve got the cheapest low-frills cell phone and plan on the planet), but Neil got me an Android tablet for my 40th birthday last year, and ever since then, I’ve been playing with photo [...]continue reading "Instagramming"
I sometimes wish I could think my blog posts into being. I’d have written four or five of them in the last week! I had quite the prolific run on my blog back in 2007 and 2008, and I have moments of wishing for those days back. I still do have so much I could [...]continue reading "Thoughts"