Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Blogging Basics for Everyone

I have a day job and it has nothing to do with gardening or raising chickens -- darn it! I am the director of marketing for CENTURY 21 Beutler & Associates in Coeur d'Alene. I spend most of my day working on the company's websites, assisting agents with their real estate marketing challenges (many these days!) and keeping up with technology. I've been reading marketing and real estate blogs for about a year now; and while I created my own personal blog last fall, I just started blogging about my favorite past-times a few weeks ago.

One marketing blog that I follow is Web Ink Now, written by David Meerman Scott. David is an author of several books on marketing strategies using blogs and online media. His blog is packed with great information that anyone can benefit from. Scott's post this week titled Me 2.0 and blogging your brand highlighted the new book by David Schwabel and included a link to Schwebel's free e-book called Blogging Your Brand.

I highly recommend you download Schwebel's e-book. It has great tips for blogging beginners through experts; and you are certain to pick up helpful tips to get your blog noticed and out there - not to mention get it spiffed up. I've completed all the "beginner" steps and am now moving to the intermediate catagory. You should also check out Scott's blog for great information and other free e-books -- definitely worth the read. I hope you find this a helpful as I did!

Okay, not much blogging on chickens and gardening today, but that was too good not to share! Let me know what you think and let the David's know too!


  1. Hi there! My name is Audrey, and I live in Coeur d'Alene with my husband and daughter (we also have one on the way due in September). I've always been into gardening and always wanted to try raising chickens but thought I couldn't keep them within Coeur d'Alene city limits. Well...I finally got around to doing the research and found that, in fact, we could keep chickens! We just ordered five Rhode Island Red chicks that will be here in two weeks. We are so excited to get started on this new adventure! I also recently discovered your blog in my quest for knowledge. It's great to be able to read about someone else's experience with gardening and raising chickens in our area. I look forward to reading more!


  2. Hi Audrey,
    Congrats on becoming an urban chicken farmer! You'll find they are lots of fun and easy to keep. Keep me posted on how it's going for you!


Thanks for reading and sharing your comments! Candace

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