Week six of the Blogging 101 course is all about building community. Starting with the simplest of things – – like commenting on blogs that are similar to yours and getting noticed – – to more involved techniques, such as starting up a Twitter account, we looked at many different ways to make your blog feel more like someone’s front porch than just a rest stop along the journey.
It is important that readers see your blog as a “hub” that they can go to for support, encouragement, advice, etc. This is one of the biggest ways to draw traffic and keep it!
Of course, with the Blogging 101 course, you have a built-in community from the get-go. Your fellow classmates visit your blog and give both positive feedback and constructive criticism that will help you make your blog the best it can possibly be.
We’ve had a few more students add their blog addresses this week, so here is an updated list of course blogs…drop by and leave a comment if you can!