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I attended the BlogHer Conference in San Diego on August 5th and 6th. A lot of these tweets were tips the panelists were sharing at the various breakouts I attended.

  • Monthly Badges – it was to blog each day for a month – community responded #bh11sustain #
  • To grow your community look for other communities to join the conv – thoughtful comments create interest in your comm #bh11sustain #
  • Set some boundries with your own time – Twitter can come in handy in keeping up with comm, but its best to get some help #bh11sustain #
  • Contest and challenges to the community help reinvigorate a stagnant community #bh11sustain #
  • To keep. Your sanity – get a couple of others to help moderate comm, create a blog schedule for posts – #bh11sustain #blogher11 #
  • Here at the sustaining community breakout #bh11sustain #blogher11 #
  • Book suggestion – “Don’t Make Me Think” – Steve Krug #bh11addcommunity #blogher11 #
  • You’ll generate more traffic to your site with an engaged community #bh11addcommunity #blogher11 #
  • BlogFrog easy to install & use, ez to monetize, networked other communities know about you http://theblogfrob.com. #bh11addcommunity #
  • Create a must have and nice to have features #bh11addcommunity #blogher11 #
  • Start your community site with a 1 to 3 year plan – what featuress do you want #bh11addcommunity #blogher11 #
  • BuddyPress benefits: activity streams, groups, open source, data your’s, #bh11addcommunity #blogher11 #
  • Charging for content – better to have 10,000 free engaged mbrs vs 100 non-active pd mbrs #bh11addcommunity #
  • Apparently Ning has an upgraded, paid area now #bh11addcommunity #
  • Blog like broadcasting – comm is peer to peer, can interact with other comm mbrs #bh11addcommunity #
  • When planning community look at where you want to be in a year not tomorrow #bh11addcommunity #
  • I want to know how to build a community, not how to integrate with social media #bh11addcommunity #
  • Don’t assume comm mbrs are talking about you & your content – your job is to connect themr to each other #bh11addcommunity #blogher11 #
  • Create your content on your own site rather than trying to spread your content across social platform #bh11addcommunity #blogher11 #
  • Bring in summary of comm posts into your comm blog – reward active members with visibility on blog #bh11addcommunity #
  • Share your comm on Twitter and Facebook – share discussions on social media #bh11addcommunity #
  • How to engage your comm mbrs – make sure readers know it’s there and can see activity there #bh11addcommunity #
  • BlogFrog is a Plug in which works across several platforms #bh11addcommunity #
  • Must check out Blog Frog too #bh11addcommunity #
  • S2Member the other WP plugin #bh11addcommunity #
  • Cart66, wishlist work with WordPress #bh11addcommunity #
  • Facebook new RSS – keep fb community in addition to your community site #bh11addcommunity #
  • Skills esential for CEO – competancy, courage, confident, communication skills (written/oral), consistancy & integrity #blogher11 #
  • Running a small bus same as large – need to rely on blogging, social media, internet to get advice and watch cash flow #blogher11 #
  • Heat your Lays Kettle chips in the microwave for 15 seconds #pepsicoblogher #blogher11 #
  • Performance with purpose – capitalism should come with concious #blogher11 #
  • She says 2008 financial meltdown was capitalism run amouk – can’t enrich a company without taking care of their customers #blogher11 #
  • Pepsi is announcing that they are choosing three bloggers to travel the country on Pepsi – apply at site (no web address given) #blogher11 #
  • She’s encouraging all Pepsi employees become digitally savvy #blogher11 #
  • Women represent over 75% of the buying power – wmn critically important tot the world #blogher11 http://lockerz.com/s/127213462 #
  • Getting ready for the luncheon interview with Indra Nooy of Pepsi Co #blogher11 #pepsicobloghere #
  • Do not use images you find through Google Images use stoxexchange.com for free (not really sure about the spelling) #blogher11 #
  • Make sure your brand is consistently represented across yoir social media sites #blogher11 #
  • Mix your color scheme with your images for impact #blogher11 #blogher11 #
  • You need white space on the site. Find a color scheme first for your blog. Start with a pallette. Adobe Kuler is your friend #blogher11 #
  • Use font for your text that is available on all computers. Save fancy fonts for images. Mix your fonts for impact #blogher11 #
  • EliRose.com is a site that would review your design #bhblogdesign #blogher11 #
  • Ask your readers to give you feedback on your blog design rather than submitting your blog to a site that review it for you #blogher11 #
  • Fonts – use up to 3 on a single page, no more #bhblogdesign #blogher11 #
  • Photos can tell a great story if they are good photos #bhblogdesign #blogher11 #
  • No reason to use 300dpi on your site images – they won’t print better #bhblogdesign #blogher11 #
  • Using stock photos or illustrations change them, especially if the image is widely used online #bhblogdesign #blogher11 #
  • Graphics – start with high resolution so you can use for print but take down to 72px for site #bhblogdesign #blogher11 #
  • Include a second subscribe there – suggest subscibe into posts etc. #bhblogdesign #blogher11 #
  • Footer is great secondary nav – they load the footer up – consider it an extra header – loves 3 col footer #blogher11 #bhblogdesign #
  • Sidebars – they like one sidebar with post area at 600px wide #bhblogdesign #blogher11 #
  • The jury is out on headers that rotate – make sure they tell the story of the blog #bhblogdesign #blogher11 #
  • Likes 1000px width is suggested max size for blog width #bhblogdesign #blogher11 #
  • 800px is about the space that’s above the fold on your blog = valuable real estate #bhblogdesign #blogher11 #
  • Footer not parking lot for analytics and stat counters #bhblogdesign #blogher11 #
  • Your blog header should be 200px high – go easy on the sidebar badges – too many images make longer loading #bhblogdesign #blogher11 #
  • Getting some great info on blog sponsoring (@ BlogHer w/ @chadbordes) http://4sq.com/qyvcFY #
  • Day two BlogHer (@ San Diego Convention Center w/ 12 others) http://4sq.com/nfXOYM #
  • I may be changing my mind about Google Plus now that I’ve seen the google demonstration #blogher11 #googleplus #
  • Ok with the Google Plus ladie so I can bring you the info on Google Plus and whether it’s something you want to use #blogher11 #
  • Different Methods of Writing Articles on Syndicating Content will air 08/08. http://tobtr.com/s/2160619 #BlogTalkRadio #
  • We define our own success and my definition of success may be different than your’s #bh11AOLsession #blogher11 #
  • Talk to your list about your prod or program – they share it with others and you’ll get more subscribers #bheproducts #blogher11 #
  • Have seperate list for those who want to know more about your product so you can reach out to them about product #bheproducts #blogher11 #
  • Surveys really help you hone in on exactly what your readers want then you can give that to them #bheproducts #blogher11 #
  • survey ?s like “what’s bothering them” – give them a list to check off – If we have coffee what ?s would you ask me, etc #bheproducts #
  • Listen to the way your readers are talking to you about their conversation – survey them #blogher11 #bheproducts #
  • #bheproducts #blogher11 visualize your reader – what’s on their mind, what does reader think about – what conversations are they having #
  • #bheproducts tip when presenting – save ? For end of presentation versus opening up ?s too early – situation handled well from platform #
  • Should you collaborate on your product? – ok but you still need your own product – have them be guest writers #bheproducts #blogher11 #
  • W00t! BlogHer (@ San Diego Convention Center) http://4sq.com/nVKHWY #
  • Answering a FAQ – How Many Social Profiles Do You Need? via @DeniseWakeman http://goo.gl/Qy8RD via #sbzclub #
  • What Brands should know and think about before using Google+ http://www.iboost.co/what-brands-should-know-about-google via #sbzclub #
  • Join 12 Of The Most Inspirational Speakers In The World To Get “The Secret Of The Power Of Fear” http://bit.ly/r4WBgB via #sbzclub #
  • Growing Your Business Through Charitable Giving @openstudiocoach http://bit.ly/qP5r1x via #sbzclub #
  • 7 Key Tools to Pull in More Clients & Income This Year w/o Hiring a Salesperson http://www.getmoreclientsnowvideos.com via #sbzclub #
  • Listen to How to Make Yourself Known in the Market Place on MMEA anytime on BlogTalkRadio. http://tobtr.com/s/2164545 #BlogTalkRadio #
  • News from: 3 Tips To Getting Your Article Started – Show Notes: Syndicating Your Content August 1, 2011 Listen Live … http://ht.ly/1e3xIN #

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