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Your 2011 Blogging Resolutions

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It’s been almost a month since we asked for your 2011 blogging resolutions. Though the response was low, we did collect some solid data.  The majority of commenters have made a resolution to blog more often, followed by a tie between finding a new theme and increasing integration with social networks.

If posting more often is your thing, head on over to WordPress.com’s The Daily Post, where you can find new topics, challenges, and helpful musings every day as part of their Post a Day initiative.

As for a new theme, finding free themes has never been easier or safer thanks to new changes made to the official Theme Directory.

If social networking is your thing, try Simple Facebook Connect and Simple Twitter Connect. If you’re after better Facebook and Twitter integration, these plugins do just about everything.

Well, what are you waiting for? Don’t wait too long on this year’s resolutions, otherwise they’ll become next year’s resolutions.

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  1. Carl (1 comments.) says:

    Hi James

    I didn’t see your original post for resolutions but I saw this one and will check out some of the resources like Simple Facebook and Twitter connect that you refer to as I’m not using them currently. For me, my resolution has to be to try to increase the profile of my blogs and what I’m doing online.

    Thanks.

    Carl

  2. Larry Lourcey (3 comments.) says:

    Great post! That “Daily Post” link was awesome…. gonna check in with that every time I have a brain freeze-up!

    Although I’ve been blogging semi-regularly for the past couple of years, my 2011 Resolution was to do a minimum of twice a week. I pulled out a calendar and actually planned out my blog topics for the first three months and wrote them on the calendar. I can’t tell you how much easier that make it for vs staring at the screen waiting for a topic to pop into my head.

    Looking forward to checking out the rest of your site!

    Larry

  3. Darlene 'Dee' Bishop (2 comments.) says:

    I didn’t see this in time to respond about resolutions either, but my main concern for the new year is like many others, simply to blog more. I’m also trying to refocus my efforts and eliminate some of the distractions I’ve chased which have taken me away from my main business goals and the purpose for my blog. Enjoyed some of the themes you offered, by the way… especially Rustic. Neat. ;o)

  4. Tom Coburn (67 comments.) says:

    I heard the facebook API has changed recently, and that you have to use the Javascript SDK’s now

    http://developers.facebook.com.....avascript/

    which tells me the old simple facebook connect plugins don’t work anymore?

    I like the social plugins, the comment social plugin

    http://developers.facebook.com...../comments/

    thats exactally what I’ve been trying to implement on my site for years! but I don’t understand how to implement the javascript SDK and get XFBML code to work in wordpress? I’ve been fussing with that for months now :(

  5. Christina Malaga (1 comments.) says:

    My own resolutions for last year, largely motivated by the Panda Update last February, involved stripping the affiliate links and Google AdSense ads out from ‘above the fold’ and making sure I had really meaty content right there for my readers to see, as soon as they landed on my blog.

    I have also cut back on auto-pinging everything all the time and prefer to do things manually (just trying to keep things as natural as possible).



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