Saturday, December 12, 2009
2. Add a share button and share articles on Twitter, Facebook, Digg, and in yahoo groups.
3. Organize posts with consistent and specific labels.
4. Edit, spell check, and verify that all links work.
5. Moderate comments and require word verification to prevent spam.
6. List your blog in appropriate blog directories and aggregators. Many require a blog to be at least one month old and have a minimum number of posts before listing.
For gluten-free blogs, request to be added to the gluten-free news aggregator as soon as your blog is active. It now takes three to four weeks to be added to it. Foodie BlogRoll and Blog Catalog are good blog directories with many gluten-free blogs listed.
7. Provide email subscriptions using Feedburner.
8. Establish a blogroll and leave comments on other blogs.
9. Set up Google alerts for your topic. This will help you find the latest news and provide ideas for posts.
10. Be creative! Approaching topics from a unique perspective will draw readers and increase comments.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Hello December! We're just going to put it right out there: This one is an absolute doozy, and for good reason... we're finally just about almost kind of ready to open up the Los Angeles outpost of BabyCakes NYC! So we called some of our pals and pulled this nifty little item together: There is action, furry Sasquatch, ZZ Top, showgirls, a jacuzzi. There is a farmer and some chickens and a stationwagon. Really there is nothing this thing doesn't have! Brace yourself, Southern California: BabyCakes NYC opens in Los Angeles December 2009 (we're built, just waiting on the final bits of paperwork!!). Probably over-spazzy updates here www.babycakesnyc.com and here http://twitter.com/BabyCakesNYC
Animated by Chris Taylor ( www.throneboogie.com ), filmed by Jonathan Miller, edited by Justin Gallaher, title cards and lettering by Bevin McNamara, produced by David Mettler and Chris Cechin. Song is by Lele Buckin'ham.