Tag Archives: Blogging

Happy Update: My Self-Hosted Marcie Writes Site is Almost Done

28 Jan

Marcie Writes

 

Only a few more adjustments and I’ll be done. I hope to be sending you to my site by Sunday. Yes, two days from now. The fun will really begin then. I just wanted to share.  Woo-hoo!

 

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Want to Learn WordPress? Attend the 1-Day Workshop

23 Jan

Chicago WordPress Meetup

Presented by Dante Hamilton, Founder, Chicago WordPress Meetup Group and Scott Winterroth, Pro Blogger and Chicago WordPress Consultant, this hands-on workshop is guaranteed to give you a full-fledged WordPress education in just one day on January 28, 2012.

Lessons attendees will learn include

  • WordPress 3.3 and the WP Dashboard
  • Web hosting
  • Selecting Themes
  • Uploading Content
  • Social Media for WordPress
  • Ecommerce
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • And much more…

In addition to this full-day education, you will get a boxed lunch, beverages and individual coaching.  The workshop will be held at  the University Center Conference Chicago, 525 South State Street, 2nd Floor in Chicago.

Visit the Chicago WordPress Meetup page for more details and to register for the WordPress 1-Day Workshop.

Special Report About My Community Social Media Training

29 Nov

Due to the overwhelming interest in my Social Media Seminar for Community Organizations on Friday, November 18, 2011, I had to schedule another training on Friday, December 2, 2011. All the seats have been filled. I just wanted to share my excitement about next event. This is proof that persistence pays off. Woo hoo!

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Marcie Hill, The Happiest Writer & Blogger in the World

22 Nov
Marcie Hill, Writer & Blogger

Marcie Hill, Writer & Blogger

Ok, I’m really cheesing on this picture, but I love writing, blogging and live blogging. Do I look like I’m promoting myself or Apple??

Don’t Forget My Social Media Seminar for Community Organizations on 11/18/11

16 Nov

Great News! I will conducting a Social Media Seminar for Community Organizations on Friday, November 18, 2011.

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Title: Community Organizations: Use Social Media to Increase Your Reach

As the “go-to” centers in the community, residents in local and nearby neighborhoods rely on community organizations to provide information, resources and assistance. While their works are known locally, these organizations could expand their reach and results through social media.

In this 3-hour hands-on seminar, Executive Directors, Program Managers, Marketing Specialists, Public Relations Professionals, Communications Professionals and other staff members from Community Organizations will learn:

  • How to get found on the first page of Google using WordPress
  • How to increase your organization’s exposure on blogs, Facebook and Twitter
  • To reach a larger online audience through live blogging events
  • To reduce your social media workload by connecting all social sites

Go to Event Brite to Register Now!


Do You Think I Can Give Up Blogging for a Month?

7 Nov

I said I was going to stop blogging for the month of December to compile my research for my roller skating book. In my mind, I can do it. Realistically, I’m not so sure. So, I ask you, my readers: Do you think I can give up blogging for a month?

3 Considerations for Writing Content for Your Blog

1 Nov

Writing for Your BlogThere is saying that, “It’s not what you say; it’s how you say it.” Well, in blogging, that is NOT true. What you say is just as important as how you say it – literally and figuratively. There are three ways to ensure that you say what you want to say in the way you want to say: 1) write relevant content; 2) use a conversational tone; and 3) use proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Content

The content of your blog must be relevant to your audience; otherwise, they are not going to read it. If your blog is about photography, and you’re talking about microwaves, you are going to lose your audience and credibility. Unless those microwaves take pictures, all topics on your photography site should be related to photography. Relevancy of content is important. Check out Copy Blogger for tips on how to write content for your blog.

Tone

The tone of your blog should be conversational whether it is formal or informal. People read official documents and letters all the time. Make your audience want to come to your blog by speaking directly to them in a professional, yet conversational tone.

Presentation

Your spelling, grammar and punctuation need to be as close to perfect as possible. Unless you’re the most accurate editor in the world, you may not catch all your flaws. This is OK. Just don’t make it a habit. If you know these are not your strengths, hire someone to do it. If your cash is a little low, barter. Your written presentation – spelling, grammar, and punctuation – is as important as content and tone. Grammar Girl is a great resource for grammar and punctuation.

Remember, what you say is just as important as how you say it when blogging. Your content must be relevant; the tone of your blog must be conversational; and your spelling, grammar, and punctuation must on point. If you have these three things, you are on you way to a well-written and well-read blog.

These are my thoughts. Did I miss anything?

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