I’ve recently been acquired by an online community to work as their editor. My job, while managing writers and their articles, promotion, et cetera, is to improve the community. So now that I’m starting and looking out into the future of where the blog is going, I realize that there are certain things that we need to know as editors, bloggers/writers to do our job properly.
Posts about Blogging
I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m a Twitter-addict. I use Tweetie on my Mac, and Tweetie 2 on my iPhone – I’m constantly connected to my network. I happen to check my Twitter stream more than my e-mails. But not only should we be using Twitter as a source of networking for our different activities – as bloggers we can use it as a good test of practice for practicing our writing.
This month has been a roller coaster of a ride for our blog. We’ve gone through having an unexpected amount of traffic that has caused our server to crash quite a few times, and had a load of people giving us helping hands to get our articles out there. Truly, this blog has been a goal for a long time now. To have it running is such a relief, but it doesn’t stop there!
Every morning I set side an hour specifically to wake up, make a cup of coffee, and sit down with my favourite newspaper: the Internet. Yes, I have the Toronto Star delivered to me every morning, but I much prefer to sit down and read what is going on in my industry. The latest design and development headlines are delivered along with my favourite blogs immediately through RSS feeds.