Many thanks to the knowledgeable presenters at our recent BATW meeting: To Blog or Not to Blog. 

Presenters:

Shelly Rivoli   TravelsWithBaby.com; FamilyTravel411.com

Inga Aksamit   IngasAdventures.com

Karen Misuraca  DeepCultureTravel.com 

Resources:

TIP: short form is for social media. long form is best for your blog. Even 1,500-2,000-word posts, especially when you are just starting out. As long as they are attuned to your narrow niche, they become the evergreen foundation of the purpose of your blog. And, very important, Google uses length as one of the signals of authority and quality. Among other signals are consistency and frequency.

 Free 7-Step Course to Starting Your Blog

problogger.com/start-a-blog/

 

31 Days to Build a Better Blog

problogger.com/31-days-to-build-a-better-blog-course/

 

How to Start a WordPress Blog (the technicalities)

www.wpbeginner.com/start-a-wordpress-blog/

 

How to Start a Travel Blog and Make Money
www.wpbeginner.com/start-a-wordpress-blog/travel-blog-make-money/

 

WPBeginner YouTube tutorials

www.youtube.com/user/wpbeginner/featured

 

WordPress/website designer

Jeffrey Samorano

Spoke at March meeting

https://youtu.be/uZ43LAr1ywE

 

How a successful blogger makes money!

https://practicalwanderlust.com/category/blogging-tips

 

Social Media Demographics (what social media do your readers use)

https://sproutsocial.com/insights/new-social-media-demographics/#