One of my favorite things about WordPress is the community — the writers, artists, developers, and designers who make WordPress and who make things on WordPress. That is: y’all.
All over the world, communities of WordPress lovers organize and host WordCamps to talk about their favorite tools and tricks, and a lot of those tips are about creating great content and getting the world to notice it. We like to think that’s what we help you do here at The Daily Post, but we also recognize that, okay, there may be other people with advice worth sharing. Well, they share it at WordCamps, and we make recordings of their presentations available on WordPress.tv so it can be shared with all of you.
You’ll find a lot of presentations aimed at web developers and self-hosted WordPress users with titles that may not seem like English, but you’ll also find tons of great workshops on everything from developing your writing voice to growing your blog with social networking. I encourage you to visit and poke around, but for those of you who want the quick-start guide, here are five presentations to get your blogging engines revving:
- Building an audience as a writer by Leo Babauta, best-selling author and creator of the popular Zen Habits blog.
- No one cares about your content (yet.) with Cliff Seal, blogger, web designer and developer, and active part of the WordPress community.
- Writing tools for WordPress by Jess Jurick, blogger and Director of Web Strategy at 10up.
- Engaging and growing your audience beyond the blog post with Douglass Hanna, blogger and CEO of web hosting company A Small Orange.
- Create a social media strategy for your blog in 30 minutes by Emily Doig, social media and digital marketing whiz.
Sessions tend to be on the shorter side, anywhere from 20-45 minutes, so invest as much or as little time as you want; because WordCamps go on around the globe, you’ll also find recordings in Spanish, Dutch, Bulgarian, and more. So if The Daily Post just isn’t enough for you any more — it’s okay, we understand — take a look at WordPress.tv and find some advice to help you break through your latest blogging rut.
PS: For those of you interested in design- and theme-related content, we highlighted some of that today over on the WordPress News Blog.