Monday, May 28, 2018

Happy Memorial Day 2018 To The Blogging and Vlogging Communities!

Hope that you are taking time to honor our veterans and enjoy some of the many patriotic activities taking place today! If you're still planning your summer travel consider this upcoming blog conference in California..

June 20-23 - Anaheim, CA - VidCon
This conference welcomes everyone but is of special interest to those who pursue video blogging or vlogging! The event is built around three tracks:

The Community Track is for fans who want to come to VidCon and have an amazing time. Everything in the Community Track is about having fun, making friends, and being entertained by the best online video personalities in the world.

The Creator Track is for aspirational video makers who want to learn how to create higher quality content and find a bigger audience. It includes workshops, Q&As, mentorship sessions, and other activities that give content creators the opportunity to tap into the skills of the most successful professionals in the industry.

The Industry Track is tailored to corporations, brands, and technology companies building businesses in the online video space. It features keynotes, fireside chats, seminars, case studies, and product demonstrations focused on practical hands-on advice for today and tomorrow coupled with strategic insight into the future of online video and the media business overall.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

BookExpo: THE Summer Event for Authors and Writing Bloggers, May 30-June 1, 2018 in NYC

What better way to save a little money than to combine your Vacay with your Blogging interests? BookExpo in NYC May 30-June 1, 2018 will be the first end-to-end business solution for the global publishing industry. Whether you are a writer interested in acquiring more knowledge for your own blog or perhaps someone interested in books who wants to start a book blog, this is the venue to "get schooled". Find out how content creation, rights trading, retail strategy and consumer behavior can increase your profits in today’s changing marketplace. BookExpo is where authors, booksellers, distributors, librarians, literary agents, and publishers can mingle and learn from each other.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

What Are The Best Times To Publish New Blog Posts?

Timing is not an aspect of a blog that everyone considers. I've never focused on blog timing, but some research reveals that not only the time of day, but the day of the week that you post can have an effect on readership. If you blog only once or twice a week some suggest Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Whether you post on those days or choose to be an every day poster, it seems as though early morning is the best time for increased readership and posting to social media.

This timing advice is not fail safe, particularly if you've already surveyed or researched your target readers and found out they follow a different time trend. However,if you haven't, you're probably like a lot of other bloggers, who just blog when they can, especially if they're just getting started. However, most blogs allow you to write in advance and schedule a post date and time.

Using Google Analytics to track your traffic, it's easy to get started. Once you've signed up [it's free]record the published time of each post. Using this data you can sort your visitors by the hour to see which days and hours rate the highest.

Make it a point to find out what your readers want more of and when they prefer to read online, you'll be better prepared to make your blogging successful.