Blogging 101, 201, & 301

Okay, I have some questions for the, more experienced than I, bloggers and hopefully they are not too busy with their wonderful blogs to answer… πŸ™‚

1) What are the top 5 social networking/bookmarking sites? Advantages/disadvantages?

2) If you are on WordPress and had a basic blog with no CSS upgrade, what are the top 5 things that you would do/have to maximize your blog/blogging? If you are not on WordPress, please feel free to share your thoughts as well.

3) Where are topics for upcoming carnivals listed? Do you find this an effective means for promoting one’s blog, assuming you were interested in self-promoting or increasing traffic? πŸ™‚

4) Do you have a list of blog don’ts and if so, what are they?

5) What 1 thing would you share with a new blogger?

Thank you in advance as I am sure that your responses are helpful to myself and others.

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3 thoughts on “Blogging 101, 201, & 301”

  1. I think the only one I can give an answer for is the last one – get out there and visit a lot of blogs and comment on them. It’s a great way to establish some friendships and get to know people. πŸ™‚

    Thanks!

  2. I’ll answer two of your questions….

    1) What are the top 5 social networking/bookmarking sites? Advantages/disadvantages?

    I recommend Technorati, Blogowogo, and Mybloglog.com

    4) Do you have a list of blog don’ts and if so, what are they?

    Yeah, one big one. Link to my blog often! LOL.

    5) What 1 thing would you share with a new blogger?

    If you share personal stuff be prepared to deal with negative jerks.
    As an example see this comment thread.

    http://totaltransformation.wordpress.com/2007/07/13/looking-toward-adoption/

    I had read that post and was pleased with how you handled it and yourself. Some love to ‘hide’ behind their computers. Thanks for the input!

  3. GREAT questions! looking forward to more comments from others, bc i’m a newbie as well…
    my advice:
    sign up for a blogreader like bloglines, then it’ll keep you constantly updated on all your favorite blogs, and you won’t have to wander the blogworld for them
    blessings!
    mandy

    Thanks and I do like my bloglines except when I have been away for a few days. πŸ™‚

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