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Grow Your Blog Now Via Social Media: Wrap-Up

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… by Lori Randall Stradtman

Were you able to attend BlogWorld Expo in New York? If not, you missed a wonderful opportunity to meet really cool, savvy people and to learn what they’re best at, complete with tips, tricks, and tutorials. I love the tutorials part.

My session was “Grow Your Blog Now Via Social Media” and I was thrilled to see so many people excited to learn more about integrating Social Media into their blogging activities. These days, one truly supports the other if done well. I shared some of my favorite tips and tricks about Facebook Edgerank. Few people knew that only 1% of status updates make it to the “Top News” wall and that by changing the way you post you can do a lot better than those odds. After all, you can have the goose that lays golden eggs, but if nobody knows about it… It’s not nearly as much fun for all involved.

One of the highlights of the session was to share my Blogging Jump Start Project. It’s a free plan that anybody can use to build their blog much faster and to support their blogging friends. Most of our parents and neighbors don’t understand what it means to have a comment shared on your blog or the excitement you feel when somebody shares a link to it on Facebook or Twitter. Only bloggers really understand. Who better to support each other than other bloggers? I’ll be sharing more about this in my next newsletter, but would be happy to share all on here for those who might have missed this session or those I didn’t get to respond to after we were done. We had to clear out to make room for the next speaker!

It was particularly exciting to see how many women authors responded to my message and have contacted me since then. It’s opened my eyes to where I want to focus in Social Media. Now I’m refining my approach to address their need to build a Social Media platform that will help to sell their books as they publish. It’s a daunting task now that more publishers demand this before they will consider even the most accomplished writers.

Without this uniquely enjoyable BlogWorld speaking experience I would never have met the same people and made the same important refinements in my business plan. THANK YOU!!!

Would you like to know anything else about growing your blog via Social Media? I’m happy to help.

Lori Randall Stradtman designs, speaks professionally, and uses her 8+ years experience in online community and social media to write for Social Media Examiner, Smart Brief, and Enterprise Efficiency. Her company works with clients across North America, the UK, and Australia.

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