Quick Tip for Live Blogging

Hopefully you already have some sort of tagging or category system set up for your blog posts. I won’t get into the subtle differences between tags and categories here, but you should be using one or the other or both to keep your posts organized and be able to easily link to a specific topic.

If you are using tags and categories regularly then this tip should be a no-brainer, but I found quite a few regular bloggers who were not doing this for posts about events.

If you are going to be live blogging from a conference or other event, or if you are planning on writing more than one post about an event, create a tag or category specific to that event. That way you can link directly to that tag to get all your great insight about the event in one convenient place.

It will also help others who want to provide a list of posts from the event as well. Instead of linking to 4 different articles from you about a conference, they can just link to your tag from that conference.

For example, Nancy Schwartz created a tag called #11NTC to use for her posts concerning this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference. She used the same hashtag people were using on Twitter which is a great SEO strategy as people who are searching by that hashtag will also come across her posts.

(If you aren’t regularly categorizing your blog posts, then you need to take some time to do so. Or if you don’t feel like you have time to go through all of your posts, I can help out with that too! Just contact me and we’ll get started.)

Thanks for reading!
Kris

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3 Responses to “Quick Tip for Live Blogging”

  1. FLC says on :

    And what tag did you use for this post?

  2. FLC says on :

    Nevermind, I see it now. I prefer Tip of the Day.

  3. Kris says on :

    That’s the beauty of it, you can use as many categories (or tags) as you want. So if you are writing a post from an event about fundraising, you could use the event tag and a fundraising tag, etc. So when I have a tip, I will categorize it under tips and whatever topic the tip falls under. Now people looking at your categories will find it in either place.

    Oh and thanks for reading, as always.