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 had a chance to email, call and skype chat with bloggers such as yourself about their vision of what an ideal blog community can do for them. I found the feedback generally leans towards 5 particularly definitive expectations. Continue reading Pro Tip: Engage with your audience, they need a leader!
Good day everyone!
Welcome to the “weekly round-up” post from our ever-growing community of bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, and other content creators. Every week we hand-pick five top posts from a pool of the highest voted user-submitted/created posts in the community and include them in this weekly “listicle” blog post, along with the newsletter for all of our blog subscribers. Continue reading This week in blogging, writing, and content creation: Jul 22 – Jul 28, 2018
Good day everyone!
Welcome to the “weekly round-up” post from our ever-growing community of bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, and other content creators. Every week we hand-pick five top posts from a pool of the highest voted user-submitted/created posts in the community and include them in this weekly “listicle” blog post, along with the newsletter for all of our blog subscribers. Continue reading This week in blogging, writing, and content creation: Jul 15 – Jul 21, 2018
Attention bloggers with freshly created communities on Snapzu!
Have you had a chance to seed your blog community with initial content? YES? Great! Now that you’re all set, it’s the perfect time to cut that proverbial celebratory ribbon and make it official.
How will your readers know they can jump in and take part?
I recommend following these four steps! I will explain why each one is extremely important for that initial “seeding” stage of your blog community below. Luckily, most take only a few minutes of your time. Continue reading Pro Tip: Make your blog community official
Good day everyone!
Welcome to the inaugural “weekly round-up” post from our ever-growing community of bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, and other content creators. Every week we will be hand-picking five top posts from a pool of the highest voted user-submitted/created posts in the community and including them in this weekly “listicle” blog post, along with the newsletter for all of our blog subscribers. Continue reading This week in blogging, writing, and content creation: Jul 7 – Jul 14, 2018
The /t/BES community (this blog’s official community) exists for two main reasons:
Firstly, there is no communities of this kind out there. I believe it can greatly benefit curators and content creators such as bloggers, vloggers, and podcasters.
Secondly, my team and I built a platform called Snapzu that allows anyone to run a web community (and/or knowledge base) about any subject, topic, or idea. We are taking center stage and leading by example by running our own community and utilizing the age old concept of “strength in numbers” to help us. Continue reading Leading by example: Eight awesome ways our blog community helps us grow audience, better our blog, and save time.
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.
Continue reading Pro Tip: You won’t believe how quick and easy it is to add content to your Snapzu community.
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.
When you create your blog community on Snapzu it becomes a part of thousands of other blogger communities! This is phenomenal news, because members from other communities can now discover and engage with you and your audience.
A very important goal to achieve early on is to personalize and unify the vision between your blog and your blog community. Continue reading Pro Tip: Your blog is your vision, extend it to your blog community!
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.
After a few interesting months of development, our “explainer” video is now live! We decided to keep it around a minute in length (although we crossed by a few seconds!) We hope it does its job by quickly and efficiently explaining the basic concepts of the Blog Enhancement Suite and some of the tools it provides. Continue reading Our “explainer” video is live!
Your blog deserves more.
Modern social media has forever changed the way content is consumed as readers gravitate to services that create engaging and interactive posts which offer more than the old fashioned “read, comment, repeat” experience. Today your readers expect more, and rightfully so. Continue reading The Blog Enhancement Community Manifesto
Welcome to the new home of Snapzu’s Blog Enhancement Suite blog!
Although we’ve been blogging for sometime now — albeit on a separate community located here — it makes a lot of sense to introduce a separate entity for the new Blog Enhancement Suite (BES), our new suite of tools specifically designed for bloggers by bloggers. Continue reading Introducing the BES blogging community (and widget!)