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Pearlene Utley

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Blogged since 2004 about random stuff but am bringing myself to the next level so am doing a bunch of fun research and planning. Enjoy. www.pearleneutley.com
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Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed your most recent post where you reviewed 2013 and looked ahead to 2014. By the way, for a fun family game, try King of Tokyo. It's so much fun!
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Ronnie Ledesma
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UPDATE: Hello to the Sacramento blogging community. Thanks for being with us. We've recently made some changes to the #SacramentoBlogs! Community on G+. Here's a brief look at what's new and what's coming soon:

DISCUSSIONS
We've transitioned from more than 10 discussions to 3 key discussion areas as follows:
1. Blogging Discussion
2. Non-Blogging Topics
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ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY Section
We've locked down the group to cut down on the number of spammers and set up 2 simple requirements to join: Be in the Sacramento region and join as a person, not a business.

We've also enhanced our Goals and Guidelines:

GOALS 1. Foster conversation related to blogging. 2. Help each other become better bloggers. 3. Meet other local bloggers.

GUIDELINES 1. Start engaging and interesting conversations related to blogging. 2. Make friendly. Share ideas. Connect. 3. Do not post links to your new blog posts.

COMING SOON
1. We're looking for 2-3 community managers to help with a number of things. Hit me up on G+ or @ronnieledesma for more info.
2. Events - get ready for some Hangouts and eventually an IRL event (IRL = In Real Life).

QUESTION: What would you like to get from an organized local blogging community? 

If you have any ideas or feedback, feel free to post them in the Non-Blogging Topics discussion or send them to me directly. Cheers.
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Ronnie Ledesma
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I'm curious: What's your experience with ads on your blog? I've noticed some have lots of related ads on their blogs in the hopes of making a little more money. I've also seen some blogs with carefully selected, well-designed ads sold directly to an advertiser. What do you find to be the pros and cons of these approaches?
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I'm not crazy about ads on blogs, although I do find highly stylized ads more appealing in terms of looks. I've never done either, but I wonder sometimes whether it could generate enough income to make it worth having ads. I assume it's possible.

Recently I've noticed two or three new blogging platforms that are taking blogging back to its basic origins -- simple and straightforward, more words, less images, no ads. I wonder how that will work out.
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Melanie Saucier

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Hello Sacramento bloggers! Thought I
might share this local event organized by Melissa from Best Friend For Frosting~another Sacramento blogger :) July 11th 2013.
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Ronnie Ledesma
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There's a local, organized blogging community called Sacramento Bloggers. I've yet to attend one of their meetups but look forward to it soon. Are any of you members? When's the next meetup?
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Ronnie Ledesma
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For years I've been talking about one day starting my own, personal blog. 2013 will be my year! I'm curious, though, what made each of you take the leap into blogging? What were your fears and how did you overcome them? What are the rewards? Please share the story of how you ended up blogging.
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Problogger is a "pro" though. I'm sure we could all produce a ton of content if that was our gig (not to minimize the creativity and skill it would take of course).
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Bloggers in Sacramento talking about blogging. UPDATE: 10.24.2013 We've simplified the topics in this community. We've removed all business profiles. We welcome them to join using a personal profile. - NEEDS: 3 Moderators. Interested? Please post a comment. Requirements 1. Profile must show you live in the Greater Sacramento area. 2. A personal profile, not a business page. GOALS 1. Foster conversation related to blogging. 2. Help each other become better bloggers. 3. Meet other local bloggers. GUIDELINES 1. Start engaging and interesting conversations related to blogging. 2. Make friendly. Share ideas. Connect. 3. Do not post links to your new blog posts. Photo credit: (c) 2011-2013 Joshua Oehler. Used with permission.
 
I am coming up on post 1000 next year on my blog, so it seemed fitting to share a few things I've learned about blogging. Any thoughts?
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Ronnie Ledesma
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As a blogger, do you prefer to take your own photos or to use licensed photos that require attribution?
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It's not the best image and captions, but it's mine and Getty can't ask for a royalty. Latest blog post with Stanford radio telescope image  http://wp.me/p1BHYh-2ix
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Ronnie Ledesma
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Hello there, Sacramento bloggers, how's everyone doing? 
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Wow. That's fantastic. Events lined up just right and you were ready. That's a good reason to be blogging.
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Zohreen Adamjee

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Hi guys! I'm a reporter at FOX40 and am interviewing California State Senator Leland Yee tomorrow on G+. He's proposing to close a loophole he says exists in California's assault weapons ban. If you're interested in joining, let me know on our invite below and I'll make sure to circle you from our FOX40 account! Hope to see you tomorrow :) https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cvo6qhgngrvg1biicvkoeuguoag
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Ishtar Wagner

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It looks like there's not a lot of activity here yet. What can we do to get people talking and sharing? 
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Sacramento is awesome. We're underrated!
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