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Blogging 101: Weekend One

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It the excitement is running high and you want to build on the momentum you’ve developed this week, here are a few things to try over the weekend:

-Spend more time in the Reader. Add a few more topics to follow, or check out our Recommended Blogs.
-Download the WordPress app. There are apps for iOS and Android — use them to catch up with blogs you love while you’re waiting for the bus, post photos on the fly, or check in on your stats from anywhere.
-Write another post. We’ll be publishing more posts throughout Blogging 101, but that doesn’t mean you can’t also publish on topics that’ve been on your mind — take the weekend to create something totally independently of Blogging 101.
-Share some love in The Commons. If you haven’t visited yet, we encourage you to pop in; it’s a great space full of supportive bloggers waiting to give you feedback, pats on the back, and pageviews. If you’ve already posted there, take some time to leave feedback and kudos on someone else’s post.

First weekend out blogging wasn’t a very strong start however, I did learn that online shopping is the super evil of evils. It starts when boredom sets in and when significant people are busy with their own lives. You do start to set a rhythm though about what to do like watching your TV shows you secretly watch, and cleaning out your makeup bags [if you’re a girl], and FINALLY organizing all the bills that you had previously made a pretty stack about.

But as they said, the first week is over and a brand new start is about to start again. Let’s blog hard this upcoming week.

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Blogging 101: Take Control of Your First Impression

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*Avoid repeating your site title. Your tagline is a space to share some context on what your site is about. Take advantage of it.
*Keep it short and sweet. Thirty and 40 word taglines leave us breathless. Be concise.
*Be original. Don’t let your blog’s tagline become another in the sea of “musings about thoughts” — make sure it tells us something about you.

I used to love going by the pseudo name – Melody – because I thought my actual name was boring and Melody seemed such a perfect fit – being an audiophile in all. But resurrecting back on the digital screen, typing in the key strokes to spell out “Melody” seems less enticing.

So I renamed it:

City Lights – my new project – and my tagline is : music footprints of a melody.

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Blogging 101: Introduce Yourself to the World

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So there are several reasons I wanted to blog again to the world and that’s because I feel that my life stories are too funny not to share. I’m hoping that I connect with other light-hearted, kindred spirits that understand the struggles of everyday life that solve situations with comical procedures. I have two lives: one that deals with the financial industry and one that deals with kids. But the most important part that I wanted to blog about was ride or die friends and family. I would love to connect with anyone honestly because people introduce everything and anything to the table. If I have blogged successfully throughout the next year then I hope to accomplish some writing goals that I had set so long ago.