I was very excited for an opportunity to improve my blogging skills and connect with other wedding professionals. Leine Stevens, social media genius and editor of the single most useful online resource for event planners, The Smart Planner hosted a day long class to help those of us blogging about weddings, events, stationery and more.
I met amazing women, (and one man!) It reinforced things I had read before and introduced me to many ideas and resources.
Three things specifically that I took away from the day were:
1.) Write your blog titles like people Google.
“Ceremony in Central Park” vs. “Flowers and Fountains”. If you use the latter fewer people will be led to your blog organically, but if you opt to write like the first title people researching the topic will be led to your blog faster.
2.) Tag pictures. Labeling the photographs on a blog in the same manor as mentioned above, will lead people to your blog when they are doing a search via google images. With the popularity of vision boards and brides perusing the internet as they plan their wedding, this is a great way to increase blog traffic.
3.) Know where and when your blog traffic is coming from. This is not difficult, thanks to tools like google analytics. Reading my stats just taught me that a dress designer who hosted the perfect cocktail party linked my blog post to the press section of her website, showcasing my logo and a link to my blog!
Gary’s Loft was a beautiful and conveniently located “classroom” and is an excellent venue to consider when hosting your next event!
Thanks to Leine and the ladies for a great day and here’s to better and beautiful blogs:
Blue Orchid Designs
Mew Paper Arts
As You Wish Wedding Blog
Anderson Green Events
Striving for Perfection
Tribecca Yummy Mummy
Living the Good Life
By Your Side Events
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