I’m here at the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference and it’s time for the “About Wine Blogging” breakout sessions! Our choices are:
• Wine Blogging 101 with Colby Vorhees, Joe Power and Catie Walker
• Advanced Wine Blogging with Joe Roberts, Jeff Lefevere and RJ Hilgers –
• Wine Blogging and the Wine Industry with Craig Camp, Lori Narlock and Bob
I’m with the Advanced Wine Blogging with Joe Roberts who just won the best wine blog award 1 Wine Dude, Jeff Lefevere Good Grape (who won two awards!) and RJ Hilgers and taking notes on suggestions from Jeff Lefrevre at Good Grape. Here’s his four main points:
1. Work Smarter Not Harder
2. Work on your writing
3. Develop your brand
4. Capitalize on trends.
Here’s some details and specifics according to Jeff:
BTW, when I get a chance I will try to make these links live…
You don’t have a brand until you have your own domain name.
Make sure the carpet matches the curtains. So make it match. Make it look as good as you want your site to be.
William Zinsser On Writing Well
Strunk & Whites Elements of Style
Subscription service www.highbeam.com
but it will cost you
NOTE from me: join your local college library and have access to all kinds of research
To increase the quality of content, use Microsoft Word and then cut and paste into your blog post. Use the tools on Word including Grammar check, reading ease, grade level, etc then post directly. (How? I need to learn?)
Join LinkedIn Wine Groups.
Trend #1 –mobile
is huge and will continue
make sure your site is mobile capatible
Trend #3–social graph & facebook fan pages
Trend #4 personal brand
Visual CV aka LinkedIn on steroids
Understanding Trends and Growing Your Site
Curious about the Q & A? check out the twitter stream from winebratsf. You can also follow the action at the twitter hashtag #wbc10