I started my "interweb" journey in '97, and since then I've been actively developing, designing and blogging. My goal is to work with bloggers and their audiences to create a next generation blog experience!
Firstly, I mean no offense to any of you “aristocrats” out there! I’m sure you’re all very lovely people. And if one of you ever invited me over to your lai–err–castle, I would without question and with a sense of excitement enjoy a cup of tea and crumpets as I listened to you recount your recent fox hunt extravaganza. But lets be real here, birds of the feather stick together, and us mere peasant types don’t share much in common.
OK, my apologies, I kid I kid, please don’t sic the hounds!
OK. Firstly, let me clarify! The term I’m talking about is of course from the 1951 animated film Alice in Wonderland. So when I say, “rabbit hole”, I’m referring to the deep and colorful scenarios that Alice, our protagonist encounters as she gets lost in Wonderland. The movie pulls you in with a unique and original story line, and before you know it, you’re taken from one fantastical scenario to the next with nothing less than amazement and awe.
If you haven’t watched this Disney classic, I highly suggest you do, it’s just too bad you’re not an 8 year old, as that would have truly blown your mind – either way I digress…
Alright, I admit. I’m a huge “data” nerd! I enjoy gathering it, organizing it, and using it to help me make the right decisions. Over the years I’ve collected a wide range of data points, but answers to one question in particular really fascinate me.
It’s no secret that over the past few months I spent a sizable chunk of time helping bloggers get started with their new blog communities. It’s been a very rewarding experience, and I want to share the ins and outs of what I learned.
I’ve been in the business of building blogging communities for longer than I wish to admit. So it’s fair to say that, like you — I experienced my fair share of wins, fails and those glorious eureka moments. Building anything requires effort, and a community is no exception.
Over the years, I realized that there is one key characteristic that all successful blog communities share.
Did you know that blogging dates all the way back to 1997?
Yep, it’s almost as old as the world wide web itself. It was called “weblogging” back then and started as a fancy way to keep an online journal for the tech savvy! In the couple of decades since, a LOT has changed, and the web as we know it today is filled with modern content management systems. CMS options like WordPress made blogging considerably more robust and accessible to the masses. This is great news of course, as few can build a blog/website from scratch! Continue reading Pro Tip: With your Snapzu blog community, you’re not alone.→
Even though the concept of blogging is nothing new, it’s always exciting to setup up a shiny new blog, tinker with the layout, install those popular widgets, and let it rip! We spend months brainstorming ideas and investing countless hours carefully crafting our word babies. We work tirelessly building our social media presence, link exchanging, and optimizing our blog so that one day the posts we publish can be read by the masses. We strive for success, right? But are we in a position to achieve it? Continue reading Modern social media platforms are kicking your blog’s ass, here is how you can fight back.→