With the advent of Flipboard, the 2010 iPad App of the Year, and similar apps coming out for Android phones and the flood of tablets scheduled for 2011, it’s really important for new bloggers–and what the heck, even some old ones–to do a couple of things they might not have done before.
First, make sure that you use a compelling graphic for every post on your blog. It doesn’t have to be big or fancy, but it must be compelling and germane to the topic of the article or post. (Also, make sure that you have the appropriate license or rights to use the image on your blog.)
Second, establish a Twitter account and/or a Facebook profile and link it (them) to your blog. Why? Because Flipboard and similar applications pull their data from social media apps, not individual blog RSS feeds.
Short and sweet.
(image from a frame of the music video Complicated World, by Oh No Yo Yo, Produced by Beyond Sound © Beyond Sound and ChaliceMedia)