If you blog, then you’re always interested in ways to bring readers in and connect with more people. Your blog is usually written to communicate your message with a community and with a health and fitness blog, a message of motivation is wrapped in there.
This past weekend I was fortunate enough to attend my first blogger conference: Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Those is attendance early were able to catch talks such as the following:
- 8:30: Write to be Read with Kymberly and Alexandra Williams from Fun and Fit
- 9:25: Search Engine Optimization with Christine McCarthy from Oatmeal in my Bowl
- 9:50: 20-minute fitness break
- 10:10: Personal Branding with Kasey Arena from Powercakes
- 10:35: Psychology and Media with Amanda Rosenburg from Happy Mother Runner
If you have not been to these blogs before, I highly recommend it. FHBC did a wonderful job of rounding up a group of bloggers who could impart some tips and tricks of the trade. Being a relatively newer blogger, it was helpful to hear from them.
Tips on how to help your blog grow:
- Always put your most important element or statement at the beginning of your blog post
- Write in the reader’s perspective, not in your own. This is a tough one since a blog is technically your thoughts.
- Watch grammar, spelling, language etc in each post. You will lose readers if these elements are lacking.
- Try using Klout!
- Be original and be yourself. Don’t try to imitate other bloggers or writers. You’ll always be second best.
- When you create hyperlinks, link to specific text instead of “go here for more information”.
These were some of the main takeaways from the morning sessions that I’m putting to immediate use. If you have any questions about the speakers or their message, feel free to email me
You know you’re at Fitness conference when there are fitness breaks. In the middle of the morning talks, a fitness instructor from the Anshutz Wellness Center took us onto the green roof for some active stretching.
Keep reading on this week for more tips and tricks from the Fitness and Health Blogger Conference. I’ll also have tips for non-bloggers alike