Author: Peter Lauer
If you are new to blogging, there are a few strategies that you can use to make your blog the best it can be. With so many free online blogging services available these days, it seems like anyone can do it. What makes the difference is how well you make your blog stand out in a crowd and get more traffic.
1. Begin by choosing a blog topic that you are knowledgeable and passionate about
This makes adding content to your blog much easier. Getting more traffic and more links
requires fresh, regular content, and adding content that’s easy for you to come up with makes the whole blogging process much less overwhelming.
If you have a fantastic idea for a blog topic that will require you to do a bit more research and leg work, then it might be best to get started on a more familiar topic.
2. Register a domain name
It makes your blog look more reputable and more professional. This process is simple, and
doesn’t cost a lot of money, and it makes a difference. It’s easier to get advertisers when your domain name stands out and is catchy!
Use free templates to get your blog site going. WordPress is one popular platform for blogging that offers a wide variety of free templates; choose the layout and style that suits you best. The administrative dashboard is simple to use and you\’ll be a pro in no time at all.
3. Pay attention to your readers
If people leave comments on your site, address them personally. Having a blog site is the
perfect opportunity to connect with your target audience. Let your readers create lively
conversations amongst themselves, you will reap tons of information and probably some new ideas that you hadn’t previously thought of.
If someone leaves a TrackBack on your blog site, check out their site, too. You can create large blogging networks of like-minded folks this way.
4. Exchange posts, content, links, ideas, whatever you can.
Please proofread your content. If you aren’t good at proofreading and editing, then, by all
means, find someone that is.
Use the automatic software included with your word processing program or WordPress
platforms. It\’s irritating to read posts that are full of misspellings and grammatical errors.
These mistakes make you look unprofessional.
5. Keep up on your blogging.
Make sure you continue to add fresh content, if not every day then several days a week. You don\’t have to write super long posts, you can link to someone else\’s post, jot down a few thoughts, or write an entire article.
Just remember that the fresh content keeps the search engines noticing your blog and it\’s
important to keep adding material. Don\’t add just any old spammy stuff, though, make it
relevant and interesting to your visitors. Quality counts!
These are just a few simple tips to help you get started with your blog. As you get rolling along, you will have questions and also come up with your own great blogging ideas.
About the Author
Jack Humphrey is the CEO of BlogSuccess.com, he is a pure blogger, has been teaching people how to make money with blogging since 2005 and has helped thousands of individuals and hundreds of small businesses succeed on the Internet. Join his free blogging community over at BlogSuccess.com TODAY!
Graham Jones is an Internet Psychologist who studies the way people use the online world, in particular how people engage with businesses. He uses this knowledge to help companies improve their online connections to their customers and potential customers and offers consultancy, workshops, masterclasses and webinars. He also speaks regularly at conferences and business events. Graham is an award-winning writer and the author of 32 books, several of which are about various aspects of the Internet. For more information connect with me on Google+