By: Leslie Fischman
Although we like to think we are perfect writers not everything we write is going to be a masterpiece. It’s important to cite and make reference to Professional sources throughout your Blog to maintain a certain level of Professionalism. If you don’t have a Blog, try citing to other people’s Blogs. When I first started blogging I relied heavily on those sources for material everyday on my Blog (i.e. Bloglovin, Tumblr). However, eventually you must incorporate your own work too. One of the first places I went to upload my work to was Weebly. Weebly is a great, easy to use website, for beginners with no coding experience. There you can build a website and show case your work and writing via the various formats and tools they have to offer. Once you build and create a website then you can post from your website and blogs to your other newsfeeds on Twitter, Facebook, Bloglovin, Pinterest, etc. -When you post to your newsfeeds make sure you use links, links that come with boxes, if there are no boxes, find and upload a photo to accompany your post and link, to help make everything look complete. Links with photos not only look more Professional but it also captures the attention of your followers and potential followers via hashtags you incorporate, on a newsfeed. When you post don’t forget to include a “via” indicating the source, if not your own, to give credit to the original source of the post. -All of these skills are important to maintaining an audience: Professionalism, organization, citation, knowledge, and adequate use of the various social media platforms to promote your blog.