As I said at the beginning of Marketing with Social Media Course, this is my first time to learn how to create a new blog and be a blogger. This is the last week (10th week) I write blog articles for the class, I would like to share my experiences for the 10 weeks of learning. And I hope I can use this blog creating skills in my current and future business environment.
1. I learned how to love writing and reading.
Since I was young, one the of annoying things for me was to read and write a lot. So, when I knew Professor Bill Belew required his students to write three blog articles every day, I really didn’t know how to reach it. But after ten weeks of studying, I didn’t give up and insist on writing around 21 blog posts daily for each week. So, I think this class gave me a chance to improve my patience.
2. I learned how to improve and evaluate my website.
During the class of Marketing with Social Media by Professor Bill Belew, he pointed out ways to improve one’s blog, I think I also need to improve my blog from the following aspects:
a.Often review other people’s websites who are professional bloggers are very innovative. Every week, I looked through my Professor Bill Belew’s blog. You are able to find a lot of articles on the Bill Belew’s website, which teach us how to become a mature or professional blogger. Each week, Professor Bill Belew will send the top website of his students and let them share their experiences on how they design their blog at class. I found something I am able to learn from their sharing.
b. Do blog analytic to improve outcomes. Professor Bill Belew taught us how to use Google Analytic to track the progress of our website. Through the blog analytic report, I can see where visitors are landing on my website, and found which keywords visitors are attracted. Based on the data from the blog analytic, I can instantly find where I am able to improve my website.
3. Blogger should not stop writing and manage content properly
I learned I cannot do anything from blogging without content. If I want to make my blog popular to attract more and more visitors, I need to write and publish more blog articles every day, but I also need to ensure the content, not just the quantity. As a new blogger, I deeply feel that it is not easy to write a high quality blog post. It requires good writing skills and a wide knowledge to find the particular topic to let my readers have a better understanding of my topic.
4. How to improve website
I learned some tips on how to improve my website “Walking in Ancient Silk Road” on creating a solid tagline after reading Professor Bill Belew’s recent post “6 Tips on How to Start a Small Business Blog“, choosing my categories wisely and keeping the commitment to my blog.
The important tips I learned includes:
a. To decide the purpose of the blog is important before we register a domain name for business or personal blog.
b. To choose an easy-to-use and practical blog software will help us have good maintenance and functionality updates to our blog
c. To customize blog according to personal interest or business purpose.
d. To develop a guideline for creating your blog content is a good way to represent the content that I will publish in my blog.
e. To share your blog and response comment promptly is a good way to represent the content that you will publish.
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