Yes, you heard me correctly. I know this isn’t going to be for everyone, but if you decide a year down the road that you’d like to start blogging, just come back to this post. I promise I won’t say, “I told you so.” :-)
Anyway, I have been working like a madman to put together a free resource for those people who are on the verge of starting a blog but just can’t seem to make that final push. It seems like such a huge, difficult task. Well, hopefully I can assist with that.
The big push
At HRevolution this year, we had a very large crowd at the blogging session. If I could go back and redo it, I would have broken the groups into different levels of experience. But since my time machine’s in the shop, I am trying to fix things the only way I know how. So if you were one of those people who said, “I might like to start a blog, but I’m not sure of the why/how/what/etc.” then this is a resource for you.
I’ve created several lessons just for those looking for help to create a blog and get it running smoothly. If you’re one of those people and you are interested in what I’ve cooked up, just head over to the lessons and check them out.
This short video takes you through the process of grabbing your Google Reader code, inserting it into the feed URL, and adding that URL to Twitterfeed. Once the feed is added and the Twitter account is verified, all you have to do to share an item is click the “Share” button at the bottom of every Google Reader item.
Warning: when I get to the last 10 seconds and show you how to “share” an item in your Google Reader, the post that comes up (randomly) is one with a picture of a foot. After a 100 mile race. Nothing super duper gross, but I just wanted you to be aware. :-)
Update: apparently something was breaking the text. Instead of copying the code like I do in the video, just copy it from the linked file below. Everything else after that is still the same. :-)
Yes, the event may be over, but you can still show your support for this amazing event. This short video is for WordPress users, but the HTML code below will work for anyone who wants one! Just copy/paste the following code (found in a plain text file) into an HTML widget. The video walks you through the process.
This short video takes you through the process of finding, downloading, and installing a free WooThemes WordPress theme. I leave the video running during the download and upload times to show just how fast it really is!
This short video shows you how to create a feed for your blog with Google’s free Feedburner service. Once you have a feed set up on your site, you can allow people to subscribe. They then receive updates every time you post!