Do’s and Don’ts: Tips for Writing a Blog

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November 11, 2015: Our 1,000,000th blog view…our blog has been read in 184 countries now!

Several people have asked us for tips on starting a blog and blogging.

We don’t know if word blogs are better than video blogs (vlogs).  It seems like they each have their own audiences.

We have a very successful blog that gets a lot of traffic even though it’s less than a year old.  We started blogging about the DCP program before we even arrived in Florida.  We knew that it was such a once-in-a-lifetime experience being shared by thousands of people just like us.  But, our most loyal followers have been our family and friends. 🙂

Here are our blogging tips:

Blogging Do’s

  1. Find a blog hosting site that you love and is easy to use (preferably free!). We like WordPress.
  2. Blog about what interests you and your personal experiences. We love Disney, so that’s what we blog about.
  3. Use images, preferably your own. A photo blog is 100x more interesting than just text.
Magic Kingdom in the fall, Main Street USA.

See – isn’t this blog better with a photo?  (Magic Kingdom in the fall, Main Street USA.)

  1. Keep it short. No one has time to read a 10,000 word blog or watch a 10 minute vlog.
  1. Write regularly. Commit to writing frequently, at least once a week.
  1. Write well. Use spellcheck, edit the length of sentences AND paragraphs.
  1. Tag your posts so search engines can find it.

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    Best time to post a blog to facebook is between 1pm – 4pm.

  2. Post your blog at the best time of the day.

Blogging Don’ts

  1. Don’t spam ever, especially other people’s blogs.
  2. Don’t be afraid to re-edit your published blogs.
  3. Don’t use the real names of friends, coworkers, or managers in your blog posts!
  4. Don’t worry if it takes time to build an audience.  It will happen.

Happy blogging! 🙂

About our blog: About Us!

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#1 Tip:  Blog about what interests you!

 

October 2017 Update:  Our blog is now approaching 3 MILLION views!

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Working together at DAK.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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