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Session at Martin Library focuses on blogging

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Books editor Sarah Chain shares a few best practices for blogging at Martin Library March 13. (Twitter photo by Brittany Wilson)

So you have a blog. You put up a post, or two, or 10.

What’s next?

A Year at the York County Libraries took us to Martin Library this month to share with the community a series of “best practices” for blogging. Essentially, we described what’s worked (and what hasn’t) for us here at the Daily Record/Sunday News.

Editorial page editor Scott Fisher took the lead, describing www.yorkblog.com and how we use blogs to cover niche subjects, from mixed martial arts to health and fitness.

Many of the audience members have their blogs on the York Blog home page — Sarah Mock of How I Pinch A Penny, Dru Peters of Sunnyside Farm and Cara Achterberg of Kid Friendly Organic Life were all in the audience.

But we spoke with folks who were very new to blogging, as well, so our tips covered the gamut. Folks had plenty of questions, too, and even the veteran bloggers said they’d learned something new. Mission: accomplished. Read a full roundup with photos and tweets from the event here.

We’ll be headed to Glatfelter Memorial Library in April with photo editor Eileen Joyce to take about taking better photos and the many ways to share them. Find details on that event here.

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