At first, I was a little apprehensive about going for the event as I’m shy by nature and is not comfortable in a group setting. Especially if the group consist of people who already knew each other. But the topic really interest me and I want to know more about blogging. And I’m glad I did take the step to go. I learned a lot from the workshop and is full of awe for some Mummies (They put an IT personnel like me to shame).
I learned about the differences between categories and tags. Apparently I have been doing it all wrong. And more likely I have done it the opposite way. In a nutshell, categories should be broad while tags should give more details. I remember the time and effort I took to organize my categories years back, now I need to do again *cries*. So be warned, if you receive a whole list of updates from my RSS feed, please ignore them as I’m likely just changing the tags and categories.
I also learned about finding my voice. I have to admit at some point in time, I did change my writing style to make myself “sound” more funny in the hope of attracting more readership. Yes, I have learned to be myself, and now I’m still rethinking what are the pillars for my blog, i.e what am I going to focus on.
And of course, I got to understand Google Analytics better. Page views are easy to understand, but I get to know this thing call bounce rate. I also found out that feed reading does not add to your page view. Now I know why some blogger only had partial post in their feeds. Much as I’m tempted to do the same, but as a reader myself, I do know the frustration of having partial post in feeds. And they do result in me deleting the subscription. So, nope I’m not changing to partial post. So please help me to know that you are reading by commenting on my post when it interest you? Or a simple like will do fine. Thanks.
Of course a lot of the information shared that day can be found online. However, they provided a good entry point for me, and motivated me to write better and rethink the direction for my blog. So Thank You Christy for organizing this and the fellow Mom bloggers who shared your valuable knowledge that day (Rachel, Chrystal and Dominique). I had an enjoyable time and learn lots.
P.S. We were told to reduce an event post. Erm I just flouted the rule.