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[Need tips] Starting a new Design Blog/ porrtfolio/ Resources/ Free stuff!

Thread title: [Need tips] Starting a new Design Blog/ porrtfolio/ Resources/ Free stuff!
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02-06-2009, 07:15 PM
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Hey All!

I am soon going to start my new Blog+portfolio. Its basicly my 1st Blog ever to come live. I always had a portfolio, but then saw many designers had blogs on which they shared their daily lives, experiences and stuff like that.

So , i m too starting one, which will have all my life Streamed up there.

Ok NOW, i want Tips and ideas over How to release it with a nice opening 9call it a Bang).

i am writing Articles so that the blog doesn't look too empty..and planing for some free stuff like themes or icons. Are there Any other Pre /post release stuff which r to be taken care of ? An opening is only once..and i dont want to waste it! So i really want it to be BIG!

xcited to see your ideas / advices / Tips

Thnx in advance
ALi..

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Have a giveaway - ask other bloggers to sponsor it and start promoting it on contest blogs, etc. Prizes could include ad spaces, ebooks, premium themes, etc. Good luck.

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I would have atleast a months worth of posts on there before you launch it. You want to give people plenty of reasons (content) to come back.
Plus it makes the person feel like they just "discovered" a site that is already going.
As far as promotion do you have contacts or a list of past clients? I would email them and tell them all to check it out and BOOKMARK it.

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Ahn! NIce !

Thnx for your tips ! I will surely imply them.

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Make sure all your pages are working, links and etc. Make sure the design works on all major browsers (Firefox, IE, Opera).

You should also make sure make your blog SEO friendly, with the permalinks, you can find out more by searching google "SEO for blogs".

Overall, google and search engines love unique content, so if you continue to update and submit to digg and sites like that you will be fine.

Good luck.

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