Hi everyone! I’m continuing on today with my review of Blogging With John Chow. Love implementing the daily tasks like this because I have other stuff to do, so this isn’t overwhelming.
My sister Jeni bought the course and last night we were talking about it and she loves it already. It’s cool because she’s coming at it from a different perspective – newbie-like, while I’m experienced – and yet it’s benefiting both of us. Few courses can do that for marketers.
Day 11: Fill in the Pages
I like how he explains that this isn’t a cookie cutter approach. He’s going to share his thoughts on pages and then we each may have a unique creation and quantity of pages on our sites, depending on our purpose.
This IS definitely a key factor in blogging – and unfortunately for me, it’s something I kind of suck at. So until I hear specific requests, I usually stink at it and then it improves once I realize there’s a problem.
I am seeing clean up things I need to do so I’m doing them as I read. I followed the tasks in writing everything out so I’ll be working on those over time.
He has good insight about what to put n pages versus posts.
Day 12: Create a Comment List
From the title I have no idea what this is going to be. Ah okay this is a double task of sorts.
He has a good reason for part 1 of this – well, and part 2. Both sides of the equation. This is something I’ve been bad about. Lurking on sites. Forget about the backlink – I never even check that. It’s bad to lurk because I don’t get to know and build a relationship with other bloggers.
Knowing myself how much I get out of the interaction with you, I should have paid more attention to this. I tailor my posts and products to your needs and your comments, so it’s vital to my success that you interact and I should be doing the same.
I’m not really going to be as strict as he is about scheduling – but I do now have a growing bookmark list of my favorite genuine blogs that I’ll participate on. I’m not out there looking for “high ranking blogs that would give me a good backlink.” Not interested in that – and it’s not what he’s teaching either, but I know many who do.
Then he gets into our own blogs. I have the same policy he has about it.
End of Today’s Review
Both of these days in the Blogging With John Chow course were important to help you run your blog. Wish I’d read Day 11 when I was first starting out. I had no clue – I’m getting better. Luckily it’s something we can change whenever we want or need to 🙂