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Blog Design For Dummies by Melissa Culbertson

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13

Increasing Ability to Share and Interact

In This Chapter

arrow Knowing the importance of seamlessly sharing content

arrow Adding a sharing plug-in to your blog

arrow Overseeing blog comments

arrow Putting social media content in the spotlight

Blogging isn’t merely about writing content that people read. Blogging also means having conversations with readers. You and your readers may converse in the comments under a blog post, in a community forum, or on a social media platform outside of your actual blog. Blogging is also about sharing content. Sharing includes giving readers a way to share your content with their friends, family, fans, or followers via social media. A good blog design incorporates the ability for readers to interact with you (and even fellow readers) and spread the word of your awesomeness by sharing your content to a wider audience.

This chapter covers how to make content easier to share by using plug-ins that do the heavy lifting for you. I also tackle managing your blog comments so you encourage interaction rather than unintentionally discourage it. Finally, this chapter includes ...

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