This group will support a half-day workshop at the ILI 2007 conference in London on 7 October. The workshop will provide advice on best practices for setting up & using a blogging service. This group can provide input into examples of best practices.
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Collecting stats

So to measure the success of a blog, clearly it's useful to have an idea of who's reading, where they're coming from, etc. Wordpress has got a blog stats feature built in, but I keep coming across Google Analytics in a number of places lately - anyone used this to measure who's reading their work, or could suggest anything better?

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31 Days to Building a Better Blog

Today I received an email from Michael Nolan (Edge Hill University, UK) in which, as he described on his blog, he sent an email to established readers of his blog.He got the idea of following the techniques on 31 Days to Building a Better Blog from reading Michele Martin’s progress on the Bamboo Project Blog.There are some useful techniques and experiences described oin these resources - recommended reading.

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Guest Bloggers

One approach I have taken to maximising the impact of my blog is to invite contributions by a 'guest blogger'. Earlier this year I invited Roddy MacLeod to write a guest blog post, which went live on 1 April 2007. This provided Roddy with an opportunity to give his thoughts on on a topic of interest to him which overlaps with the topics covered in my job. It also provided Roddy with an opportunity to reach out to new audiences - and also helped to boost theTechnorati ranking for his blog.SInce…

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Techniques for enhancing a blog

How do you get feedback on your blog? How do you engage with your readers? How do you maximise its impact? ...All questions we need to be asking - and I'd welcome your thoughts and experiences you may have had in addressing these issues.I'll describe some of the approaches I've taken and am considering in another thread.Brian Kelly

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