New Year’s Day always seems to inspire “to-do” lists, resolutions and goal-setting.
Here are some ideas worth stealing from other bloggers to add to your 2009 Blogging Resolutions. They’re tops on my list for this year. The best part is while they may be worth stealing, you don’t have to – because they’re all ideas these bloggers have generously shared!
- Tidy up your Google Profile
(borrowed from: Chris Brogan)
Your Google profile shows up when you use Google’s new “review” feature, among other places. And it’s free advertising! Update yours now.
- Add a Twitter (or Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) landing page
(borrowed from: Pistachio)
Many networking sites limit the amount, or type, of information you can share on your profile. Creating specific landing pages to link to from such profiles allows you to share additional details most relevant to folks arriving from these sites.
- Make (and share) your Amazon Wish List
(borrowed from: ShoeMoney)
This one’s a good idea even if you don’t have a blog. Amazon.com’s Wish List feature is a place for you to add anything Amazon sells that you might like to have. Amazon also offers a new Universal Wish List feature so you can add the few products it doesn’t sell. Think of your wish list as a wedding or baby registry, but without the hassle of getting married or having a kid. On blogs, use your wishlist as alternative/compliment to your “donate” or “buy me a cup of coffee” links; or include it with your “about” links to give your readers more insight to the person behind the blog.
- Create a Sneeze Page
(borrowed from: ProBlogger)
A bit more sanitary than the name implies, “Sneeze Pages” are “best of pages” designed make it easier for visitors to find some of your best posts. Instead of readers having to wade through your archives, you can create lists of links grouped by themes, time frames, categories or series. Sneeze pages not only make it easier for readers to find relevant content, you can ensure they are seeing your blog’s best, while inviting them to “click around” and stay for a while. ProBlogger provides some examples and ideas for effective sneezing.
What are your “Blog Resolutions”?
What are your thoughts on including any of the ideas above?
Are you already using any of these on your blog now? What were the results?