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10 Tips to Amaze You, Make You Laugh, Make You Cry and Bring You Success at Persona Paper!

1. Use a great photo. About half the posts here don't use a photo. A striking image will get you noticed. Here's some ideas for image sources.

2. Use a great title. You only have a few words to catch the eye- use them wisely.

3. Posts that make people laugh, cry or angry get the most attention.

4. Connect with active people. Here's a head start - Friends of Persona Paper .

5. Interact. Find interesting people- make comments on their posts. Make some Persona Paper friends. It's what social blogging is all about.

6. Little and often. Try to build Persona Paper into your daily routine. Just 15-30 minutes per day makes a big difference and it's not as though it's work, it's fun!

7. Use lists. Looking for inspiration? Check out &AbbyG posts- my favorite three - I know she won't mind you copying her ideas.

8. Seek inspiration from other Persona Paper posts. For example $AliCanary posted this about Kate Bush - I copied her format to post about David Bowie -

9. Write about anything that amazes you, makes you angry, makes you cry, makes you laugh or makes you smile. Good news stories often do better than bad news.

10. Promote your own great posts on FB, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest etc. Also promote other members' great work and be sure to let them know that you have! Everyone likes to feel appreciated.

11. Ask questions at the end of your posts to encourage interaction and kick-start the conversation.

12. Place your posts in the appropriate category. Use the '& ' to mention other PP'ers, link to other useful posts here, and use the '#' to tag your posts.

So, following my own advice: What are your Persona Paper Tips?

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Scorpie wrote on September 7, 2014, 10:23 AM

1. Got that.
2. Do that.
3. Agree with that.
4. I have my share of friends here.
5. Same as above.
6. I pop in between other projects.
7. Good idea.
8. A long comment could easily become a new article.
9. I don't spread bad news very often.
10. I only use Pinterest.
11. A very good method of encouraging comments.
12. I could improve in this area.

Also... submit your work to search engines. This site has almost no search engine relevance. DMOZ.ORG is the most important place to start.

suffolkjason wrote on September 7, 2014, 10:29 AM

:grin; re 12- so could I! I forgot to tag this very post! Doh!

I don't know anything about submitting to search engines- could your write a post about it? How do you know PP has almost no search engine relevance? What is DMOZ.ORG and how do we do what needs to be done?

suffolkjason wrote on September 7, 2014, 10:32 AM

Fat finger syndrome- that should have started with a emoticon :grin: not :grin; emoticon :grin:

LynnWrites wrote on September 7, 2014, 10:44 AM

Great tips...thanks for posting!

greatguru wrote on September 7, 2014, 11:29 AM

Thanks for posting. As someone who's new to this site, anything will help to get noticed! I will try your suggestions and let you know how it goes!

suffolkjason wrote on September 7, 2014, 11:33 AM

Welcome to PP! Just checked your introductory post- I'm sure you'll fit in well here.

LoudMan wrote on September 7, 2014, 11:46 AM

On tagging others, isn't it the &symbol ? Not the $ character? Or, did I miss something?

suffolkjason wrote on September 7, 2014, 1:03 PM

Thanks! Just corrected it.

Ellis wrote on September 7, 2014, 3:51 PM

'Good news stories often do better than bad news'.....That's politics done for

LoudMan wrote on September 7, 2014, 5:11 PM

No problem. I didn't mean to be jerky about it.

nbaquero wrote on September 7, 2014, 9:31 PM

Great Post and advice . I would also add that writing evergreen posts will bring more views over time. A quick note, you missed correcting AliCanary 's tag in your post.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on September 8, 2014, 1:25 PM

Pictures do help a lot. I love doing photo posts.

Feisty56 wrote on September 23, 2014, 1:41 PM

You have such a positive and easy manner of writing and explaining everything! You've done it again here.

Feisty56 wrote on September 23, 2014, 1:42 PM

Scorpie , did you write a post or posts about search engine relevance and/or I am aching to read them.