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1) Did you track your statistics this month? What did you see? I was using a chart from the forums and I have been filling it out every week and posting on that thread about tracking your stats. It has been VERY helpful to see what people come to look at and how long they stay. 2) Which statistics do you feel tell you the most about your blog or readers? The number of repeaters.
1.) How does the way you build your blog's profile change after reading this task? Well I think for me I need to schedule when I am going to do it and make a list of things to write about. Then I actually have to do it which is the challenge for me. 2.) Give us an example from your strategy! For one site: how much time will you spend there? What are you going to do? When's the site [...]
1) Have you written a review post in the past and if so how was it received? I have not ever written a review post at all. 2) For this challenge, what kinds of things could you see yourself reviewing? If I was going to I would like to write reviews about Resorts and Restaurants. I would love tell people what I think about certain resorts and why I love them and why I don't.
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Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival Celebrates Sixth Anniversary with Six Weeks of Culinary Delights Annual Festival Will Run April 29-June 12, 2011, at Disney California Adventure Park ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival will celebrate its sixth anniversary in 2011 with six weeks of culinary experiences for guests of all ages, April 29-June 12 at Disney California Adventure park and select locations across the Disneyland Resort. Chefs, winemakers and guest speakers will focus on cultures, tastes [...]
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Patina Restaurant Group has opened a new casual pizzeria, called Via Napoli, adjacent to Tutto Italia Ristorante, its restaurant in the Italy pavilion in Epcot World Showcase at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. This becomes the first authentic Italian pizzeria to ever open in the park. Restaurateur and longtime Patina Restaurant Group CEO Nick Valenti created the Via Napoli concept, based upon his travels in Southern Italy and his [...]
Day 27 is to check for Dead Links and this is what we are using http://w-shadow.com/blog/2007/08/05/broken-link-checker-for-wordpress/ 1. If you've used a dead link finder on your blog before, what were the results? What tool did you use to do this? Did you find it useful? I have not ever used something like this before and I do not usually add plug in to my blog so it made me nervous and I did not add it. Since my blog is [...]
This was something I did not feel comfortable doing. I have only been posting information about Disney and deals on this blog but it was pretty generic stuff nothing to personal at all. So I am skipping this....
1st Annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Tickets to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic are available as part of a hotel package or individually. Seating for the seminars is limited and reservations are suggested. * One and two night packages are available starting at $169* per night and include a beverage seminar for two plus unlimited food and beverage samplings at the Food & Wine Classic (food and beverage stations will be [...]
What makes Disney World special to you? I remember my first visit to Disney World, we were staying at the Contemporary Resort. My grandmother and I went and I was hooked! I took some special Art classes and we got a behind the scenes tour as well it just stayed with me after all these years. I have always been close with my grandmother and I am very grateful for so many of the things that she has [...]
Have you written a question post in the past? How was the response? I have never written a question post in the past. Have you seen a question post on another blog that got you involved or drew your interest? What about the post got you interested? Yes but I did not end up posting because it was something I really did not agree with and I didn't want to be mean. I think I will post a question today [...]
Did this exercise inspire you to try anything new with your own blog? I went thru a travel agent magazine and looked at articles, they layout, colors used in ads, pics, frames and articles. I love reading this magazine and I get some really good ideas and tips about cruising and selling cruises from it. It doesn't focus on just Disney but they do have info about Disney from time to time. I think that best practices about selling, organizing [...]
Have you written a post in the past that has encouraged readers to do something other than just comment on your blog? Sure. I don't post as much as I want to but lots of the posts are but the latest Disney deals and how we offer services ;) We have quote and contact forms attached to many of the posts as well. I try to make it as easy as possible for people to contact us if they have [...]
Share a link to a post where you paid special attention to a reader. Show us how you did it! I will post on someones blog as a way of saying thank you for posting on mine or if I really like what the topic have written about. If the person has left there email I will usually email them and say thank you for the support or hey I really liked your blog and why. I do not leave [...]
By reviewing my old posts, this exercise helped me figure out where I need to improve as a blogger. When reviewing your old posts, did a majority of the posts fall into any of the 7 categories above? I don't have that many old posts to go over but I did print out this section from the book because I do feel like it will be helpful to me in the future. The 7 Categories are: Crafting your post title [...]
Do you normally spend at least 15 minutes a day commenting on other blogs? Why or why not? I do leave comments sometimes but not as much as I probably should. What are some reasons you DON'T comment on an entry you otherwise would have? (For example, a registration process deters me from commenting.) Sometimes blogs want to much info and I don't want to fill it all out. Sometimes I do not have time and sometimes I will enter [...]
Some basic information about this Holidays Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages has been released via the Disney Blog. The Candlelight Dinner Packages include dinner, a guaranteed seating section for the Candlelight Processional, and pre-arranged fireworks viewing. You will be able to order these tickets on August 26th 2010. Not all the slots are filled yet but here is what Disney has released so far: * Isabella Rossellini – 11/26 – 28 * TBD – 11/29 – 12/1 * TBD – 12/2 [...]
Writing an opinion post. 1. Have you written opinion posts in the past? If so, do you notice a difference in the way your writers respond to these posts? No I have not. 2. Do you tend to like reading opinion posts, or do they make you uncomfortable? I don't mind reading others opinions and I don't feel uncomfortable at all.
Good Morning Some news and updates from the House of Mouse. I called Disney World this morning at 7am and there were no AP (Annual Pass) discounts out past October 2, 2010. I also know that many people are still waiting for the release of the Candlelight Processional packages and those were not available either. So we will just keep checking and post when we know something. More news: Effective today August 5, 2010 ticket prices for 2011 are out [...]
Disney's Main Street Electrical Parade at the Magic Kingdom has been extended! I know this is not really new NEWS but it looks amazing and now I will have a chance to see it! * Tinker Bell leads the eye-filling procession, waving from the basket of a balloon floating gracefully above a magical garden shimmering in fairy light. * Pinocchio and the boys from the classic film’s Pleasure Island sequence join the parade, and Snow White joins the Seven Dwarfs [...]
So this is what a sneeze page is: A sneeze page is a concept ProBlogger came up with as a strategy to direct readers deeper into a blog by highlighting previously written posts. You can create a sneeze page with posts revolving around a single theme or a period of time. By promoting it prominently on your homepage, you can develop another opportunity for people to link within your site. I have never done this before and had never even [...]
Question 1: When you asked someone to navigate through your blog for the first time what did they seem drawn to? Well I had someone go thru it and liked the colors and way it looked and the pics that had been posted. Question 2: What useful observations and/or feedback did they offer? Needs a sidebar, needs more posts about Disney and news, and they also thought that the top or header should be different. These are all things I [...]
Day 16 is all about Problem Solving. I don't really write about ways to solve problems, I write about ways to save money and give tips but I think that is alittle different. I will see people ask questions on Facebook and Twitter and then answer them and then take that and turn into a post here. This is all still pretty new to me so I think that this book will be even more helpful in the future because [...]
Day 15 Today we are supposed to find a blog buddy in our niche. For me that is Amy at Growing Up Disney. We have been chatting and helping each other out with re-tweets and Facebook and "likes". Amy writes a great blog with her family and she posts wonderful pictures about Disney and her vacations there. I really like reading her blog! 1) Have you ever collaborated or worked with another blogger to mutually grow or improve your blog? [...]
Bookings opening on August 2, 2010 for this stunning resort which is scheduled to open in Fall 2011. Aulani connects you to all that’s magical about Hawai`i through storytelling and amazing cultural experiences as only Disney can deliver. With sweeping ocean views and white sandy beaches, Ko Olina, on the secluded Wai‘anae coast of O`ahu, is treasured by islanders and waiting to be discovered by you. There will be 359 guest rooms and 16 Suites and of course the Disney [...]
This would be a cool thing to work on if I had more than just the one page. I don't have tabs that lead to other pages and all that fun stuff. During the course of this challenge I have have seen some really great blog set ups and have some ideas on how I would like mine to look. When I go to a blog page now I look at the head and the sidebar right away and see [...]
I have to admit I do not go to the Mall that much. I am just not a shopping kinda gal. I go in and get what I need and leave as quickly as I can. I get the point of the exercise though since I was in retail management for over 10 years. The concept is designed to make you look at how brick and mortar businesses handle there marketing. It can't hurt to take a break from the [...]