|This week we have all the ingredients for a great party, one Chick GM, a tip, one shared topic and kodos, lots of kodos.|
Welcome Sepherenia of Guild Mum to the Blogging Netherhood.
Sephrenia is a mother of two and a council member of a “late night guild that raids”. She takes her moniker of Guild Mum from the role she plays in the leadership of this late night crew. She is an avid pet collector. Finally, a quick glance at her blog roll tells me she has excellent taste!
While she’s still finding her blogging voice and focus, her current entries describing; her guild, her quests for new pets, WotLK emotes, the fire festival and herself are well written and articulate. I’m certain that whatever shape her blog takes in the future, it will continue to be an excellent read.
So welcome to the blog-o-sphere Sephrenia. May your readers be numerous and your typos be few.
Every Friday, the Twisted Nether Team has provided me (Auzara of Chick GM) with an opportunity to highlight a new blogger and welcome them to our blog-o-sphere. If you have a wonderful new blog I may have missed, please drop me a line at ChickGM at gmail dot com with a title of Welcome Wagon. I can’t promise to highlight them all but I’ll certainly try.
Hey everyone! Time for a mid-week blogger tip!
Know your readers (part 1)
Sounds simple, right? But if you think about it, without using some kind of tracking, you have no idea who reads your page or how they get there. The first part of knowing your readers is using a blog statistics tracker like WordPress Stats, Google Analytics, Sitemeter, Woopra, or one of several wordpress-plugins that do similar functions.
(Ok, so maybe I use four)
What good does that do, you say? Well, you can learn a lot from these kinds of statistics, so for now let’s just focus on one thing. Referrals.
Looking at a referrals page in your blog statistics tells who is linking to your blog, and what posts (specifically) they’re linking. It also usually gives a web address where you can go to see what someone has said about what you wrote. This then expands your own blog readership, because now you know of a new blog to read – and you know that that person is reading what you write and sending their readers your way.
Referral statistics let you know about other bloggers reading and linking to your blog – know your readers!
*image credit Miqueias
Every Thursday, one of the Annas from Too Many Annas stops by with a mid-week blogger tip. If you have questions or suggestions for future tips, email Anna ( tips at twistednether dot net ) with a message titled “Blog Tipping”.
The end of the TN Commercial contest is quickly approaching and will be all over in just 4 DAYS! If you want to submit, it isn’t too late to get into the action, just send your audio clips to us by next Monday, June 30th.
Remember the commercial has to be for a real in-game item, no more than a minute long (20-30 seconds preferably) and must be sent via email to Fimlys at gmail dot com.
Any questions regarding this, please feel free to email us or use the forums!
If you have heard Episode 5 or been to the Twisted Nether site, you may know about our new project. We haz WIKI! That’s right, thanks to the great efforts of Auzara, Kestrel, Phae, and Loronar, we have a wiki to call our own.
This wiki is open to all and needs you help to keep it as up-to-date as possible.
This means go to the wiki site, see if your blog or the blogs you read are there. If not, there are several things you can do to let us know!
If you are an author of a blog and don’t see you site on the wiki, please let us know. Here are a couple of steps you will need to take:
Send us an email with your blog’s information. We would like the following format to make it easier for us to include:
Email that information to email@example.com and subject as “TNB Wiki”. We will get to it as soon as well can :D.
Just like Wikipeda, we would like have some information on your site, when you site is added to the wiki, please create a username and edit your blog info. We are in the works getting a template set up for bloggers. Meanwhile, Phae’s entry will give you an idea of what to write. If you aren’t sure, feel free to email me.
Don’t see a blog on the wiki or a utility site? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject TNB Wiki. Please sent us the url and we will take care of the rest.
We are really hoping this will become a great resource that will make it easier for people to discover new blogs and sites they may have missed, but this is truly a community effort!
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