As shared, I’m rather late to WordPress’s “Zero to hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog” so attempting to fast-track my way through select steps. This is a compressed version of the 2nd week… For the 1st week, check here.
Day 8: Make Your About Page Irresistible – Well… don’t know about irresistible, but I did make some changes… probably needs a good editing snip or two! Check it out and let me know what you think – About.
Day 9: Head Deeper Into the Blogosphere – Had fun with this one! I looked at my country stats to find blog topics about countries with only a few views. Belarus had alluring ladies looking for ahem marital bliss (and presumably economic stability) with complete strangers. And I admit, I had to look up where the Aland Islands is!
Day 10: Dress up your Blog – add Two Widgets – A non-blogger would have no clue about this! Suffice to stay, I already have lots of ‘doodad’s and added a new one – a featured post gallery plus still need to update the 2014 Weekly Posts & add Zero to Hero badge graphics.
Day Eleven: Leave Three Comments – The trick is to comment on a ‘new’ blog… call it virgin commenting territory rather than your familiar favourites. Here’s my recent commenting ‘hit list’:
- A post on the remarkable Sheetal Sathe and the story of her release from prison just before giving birth (on the Kabir Kala Manch blog)
- What’s Happening from a fellow Canadian now living in Thailand
- Commiserated on computer angst with A letter at a time
Day 12: From Comment to Post be inspired by the community. Conceptually this was easy – having watched last week the powerful “Jai Bhim Comrade”, I reblogged the original post with insights into the Sheetal Sathe story, linking to the blog post I found the most informative. However my execution was so clumsy that clearly I’m missing a trick or two with this whole re-blogging thing!
Day 13: Build a (Better) Blogroll – A better what?! Before this assignment, I had no clue what a “blogroll” is?! I’ve started one – labelled “Even more interesting stuff” tucked beneath my tag cloud, but will take my own sweet time adding more things I like. 🙂
Day 14: Blogger’s Choice! – Phew – finally! What’s my choice?? Er… do nothing…
Hope you enjoyed the 2nd instalment in the “Zero to hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog” journey. Let’s see if I make it through the next 2 weeks!?
- Zero to Hero Week 1: Behind the scenes (blogging style)
- 1st Quarter Summary
- 2nd Quarter Summary
- 3rd Quarter Summary