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Webinar: Using Podcasts to Empower Your Voice

Have you ever considered hosting a podcast? Maybe you’re wondering what the advantages of podcasting are? Perhaps what equipment you will need? Or maybe you just want to know where to start!

Well then this webinar is for you! Join podcast pro Shane Schulz as he offers his best tips and practices for creating your very own podcast.

 

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Webinar Replay: Health Blogging 101

Who’s starting a blog but doesn’t know where to start? We welcome new patient leaders to the online health community, but we know it can be overwhelming to start advocating.

What platform to choose?

Where to buy a domain?

How to create the perfect blog name?

It’s a lot!

Join the WEGO Health Network team as we walk you through the health blogging basics in Blogging 101. You’ll be up and running in no time!

Don’t miss!

  • WordPress, Blogger, Wix, Tumblr?! What’s the best platform to get started? We’ll guide you through our top 3 picks and help you pick the right choice for YOU.
  • The perfect blog title can be tough to come up with, we’ve provided a variety of examples and brainstorming ideas to help get the creative juices flowing!
  • What happens once you create your blog? We offer our top tips to get your blog up and running- and noticed!

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Webinar Recap: The Limit Does Not Exist: Growing Up With Hemophilia

Join Dakota as he uses his personal experience to smash myths about the ability to live a full life with Hemophilia. If you’re a young adult or a caregiver don’t miss Dakota’s tips for navigating schooling and traveling with Hemophilia.

  • Dakota stresses the importance of routines- it ensures adolescent patients have adequate medicine.
  • He also encourages travelers to carry a  letter outlining treatment plans and contact nearby treatment centers.
  • Dakota reminds those who are newly diagnosed that it’s helpful to surround yourself by those who faced similar challenges. He encourages anyone to reach out and chat!

Follow Dakota on Facebook and Twitter.


Dakota Rosenfelt is a 21-year-old severe Hemophilia A patient from Kansas City, MO. Dakota is a second year Doctor of Pharmacy student at UMKC School of Pharmacy aspiring to be a Medical Science Liaison for the hemophilia community!  

WEBINAR RECAP: The Epilepsy Life: Taking Control

Are you a patient or caregiver of someone experiencing seizures? Whitney Petit, a patient leader of the Epilepsy community, is offering tips & insights on taking back control of your life. Learn how to identify possible triggers & what kinds of self-care can prevent future seizures. Whitney will offer her personal tips and the right questions you should be asking your doctor.

 

WEBINAR RECAP

  • Are you considering the possible triggers around you? Whitney found she was affected by apples and grapes, common seizure triggers found in cats and dogs!
  • Are you getting enough sleep? Whitney suggests tracking your sleep activity with a FitBit to help you identify any connections between sleep patterns and seizures.
  • Do you like your doctor? Whitney reminds us you must find the right fit. Just because everyone you know loves your doctor doesn’t mean you need to love them! Be your own advocate and take control to find a doctor you feel confident with.

 


Whitney is a long time Patient Leader and Blogger in the Epilepsy community. She uses her journey with epilepsy to help and motivate others to practice self-care, better navigate the world of healthcare and live a fulfilled life with any chronic illness. There is life beyond the diagnosis.

Be sure to check out her website, CF-Epilepsy.com & Social Networks: Twitter , Instagram, and Facebook.

Follow-up on Health Activist How To: Analytics Webinar!

Yesterday we debuted our brand new webinar that delves into Google Analytics and hopefully makes blog metrics a bit easier to comprehend and more useful for you.

We were joined by our own “numbers guy” Andrew Hopper who shared a ton of insight with our featured Health Activist for the MS and UC communities, Jackie Zimmerman. Jackie bravely volunteered her blog TheMSBlog to undergo some analysis by Andrew so we all could learn a bit about the behind-the-scenes stats of health blogs.

 

Here are some takeaways from Health Activist How To: Analytics Part 1:

 

  • First – look at the analytics that come with blog platforms.
  • Typically, the platform analytics don’t offer you a lot of insight into your blogging. Health Activists probably want more in-depth data especially as they continue to build their blog audience over time.
  • Google Analytics offers people the chance to pay attention to pretty much any metric they want and it also has the bonus of being attached to the URL of the blog rather than the platform. If you use GA, but want to switch blogging platforms – those analytics will transfer with the blog when you switch.
  • Another bonus with GA is you have the chance to really customize your own reports and get exactly the information you want in whatever format you want.
  • Even if you’re not looking to track something specific, you can also use Google Analytics for very basic metrics that are still good to know.
  • Pick the platform that works for you! Try a few if you need – there are pros and cons to each:

 

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  • First you’ve got to set up Google Analytics (if you haven’t yet). Go to: http://google.com/analytics Add your blog domain. If you’re installing on WordPress:

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  • If you’re installing on Blogger:

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  • Check out the ABCs of Analytics:

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  • Once you’ve set up your Analytics – pick a goal that’s most important to you going forward. Do you want more page views? More unique visitors? More new visitors or return visitors? Once you decide on a goal you’ll be able to track your progress in GA and see exactly how well each of your posts does.
  • It can also be helpful to take a look at the keywords section under traffic sources.  This will tell you what people are typing into a search engine that brings them back to your site.
  • If your keywords seem a little odd – you may want to do a quick SEO tutorial to better optimize your blog. Both SEOmoz.org and  Hubspot are great SEO resources.
  • For more resources check out:

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Jackie and Andrew talk about a whole lot more – and delve into the Google Analytics Dashboard and talk weird inconsistencies in the recorded webinar so feel free to check it out here:

Watch Health Activist How To: Analytics Webinar »

Feel free to ask any questions you may have here in the blog or in a comment on the video and we’ll be sure to incorporate them into our Analytics Webinar Part 2!

 

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