#IRISHBLOGHOUR WEEK 2

So we’ve just finished the second week of #irishbloghour – great to see so many new people join in this week. Tonight, we were chatting about blogging platforms, how long everyone has been blogging and favourite blogs!

There didn’t seem to be a general consensus regarding WordPress, Blogger or other – many people have their personal favourite platform that they enjoy working with! Some points for WordPress included the ability to include Google Analytics within your blog – so you can keep track of traffic. Others find that you can be more creative with it – plugins, themes etc. Blogger seems to provide an easy-to-use platform for many – with a nice and use-friendly layout.

We were thrilled to chat with both experienced and newbie bloggers – some have been writing for years and years, while other have only started within the last few weeks. It was great to see people helping with tips and advice – this is one of the main reasons we set up #irishbloghour – to learn and to network with other Irish bloggers!

Here’s some links to new blogs shared this week. Don’t forget to check out last weeks post too which also contains lots of great blogs to sift through! If you shared your blog on #irishbloghour tonight and you don’t see your link here, let us know and we’ll add it in – it’s so hard to keep track of all the links!

We look forward to chatting with you all next week 🙂

http://www.hirehere.ie/blog/

http://beautyanddbeyond.blogspot.ie/

http://glowta.blogspot.ie/

http://perceptivetravel.com/blog/

http://www.irishamericanmom.com/2014/09/09/the-irish-cuppa-tea-plus-a-giveaway-from-dolmen-county-retailers/

http://home.mjjstreet.com/blog/

http://tra-professional.ie/vat-registration/

http://beautyanddbeyond.blogspot.ie/

http://magnumlady.com/

http://www.bitesizeirishgaelic.com/blog/

http://sparkleblossombeauty.blogspot.ie/

http://breathingsilverlinings.blogspot.ie/

http://gourmetgrazing.ie/asparagus-risotto-recipe/

http://ciaraincanada.blogspot.ie/

http://hickeysworld.com/

http://rosieposiepuddingandpie.com/

http://sessadaily.com/

http://thebeautykemple.blogspot.ie/

https://www.bloglovin.com/saradelmer

https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/12297039

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THE FIRST #IRISHBLOGHOUR

Well, we’ve just finished our very first #irishbloghour blog chat over on Twitter and we must say, we’re delighted with the turn out! We would have been happy if 2 bloggers had turned up to chat, but it was much busier than we expected!

So, as promised, here is a list of all the blogs that were shared and linked to during the last hour. Have a sift through and enjoy! And maybe during the next week, find a spare minute to share one or two of your favourites on Twitter and Facebook – it would be a great way to spread the blogging love outside of #irishbloghour!

(If I’ve left anyone out, please comment below and I’ll post it in)

Lifestyle & Beauty:

http://theskinnydollsjourney.blogspot.ie/

http://totalmakeupaddict.blogspot.ie/

http://nichollebartlett.blogspot.ie/

http://life-with-lizzy.blogspot.ie/?m=0

http://blueskydaze.wordpress.com

http://conefreyspharmacy.ie/

Historical:

http://samanthmorris.wordpress.com/

Film, Literature:

http://beanmimo.wordpress.com/

Travel:

http://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/restaurant-menu-secrets-menu-design

http://ifollowislands.wordpress.com/

Personal:

http://mydyslexicblog.wordpress.com/

http://whereismymindgone.blogspot.ie/

http://bumblesofrice.com/

Food:

http://www.kinneaghkitchen.com/

Sport/Fitness:

http://sweepingstatements.org/

 

4 SOCIAL NETWORK INFOGRAPHICS FOR BUSINESS

We come across infographics everyday online feeding us with so much information. Here we’ve compiled just a few on using social networks for your business. We’ve learned a lot from these types of graphics, and in the last couple of months have gained over 500 followers on Twitter from putting in a little bit of graft and reaching out to our followers and getting to know them better.

We find the most important thing to do on Twitter, is to engage. Engage with potential customers, favourite their tweets so they know you exist. Reply to other tweets if you have something to say, and you might find yourself in conversation with someone who might like to work with you.

With Facebook – this is yet to be something we really crack. Because of it’s constraints on what you can do without using real money, it’s a long road (we find) in gaining likers and followers. But we keep it going. The posts that we do find that get the most attention are those that don’t contain content directly about our business, but something that is related to it. For instance, we posted up a photo of a cute dog sitting by a computer, and this got more likes than a link to our own website. People like animals…oh, and food.

Do you have any tips or insider info on how to gain more followers, likers, sharers on social network? Tweet us at @doodlemooseirl. And if you liked this post, let us know!

Guide to using twitter for business

Source: krishna.me

how to get more likes on Facebook

Source: kissmetrics.com