Blogging – Tips to Make You a Better Blogger
In the world of blogging you can literally go from zero hits to your blog to well over a thousand per day in no time. There really is no secret to it you just need to do the basics and your blogging "career" will be in full swing.
In this article I give some tips that have helped me and others who also blog so I know they work. I can not guarantee they will make your blog as popular as Perez Hilton's but they will definitely make a huge impact through improving your blogging skills
A blog can be a place of opinion or one where you share your expertise, either way you need to write from an area of ??experience. In other words when people are reading your blog are they going to take you seriously? They will if you can relate from real world experiences whatever it is you are blogging about. For example if you have a weight loss blog then write about your own experience, what worked and what did not. Give people a reason to trust what you write.
I find it better if you write something everyday. It does not have to be pages worth of information every single day, it could just be a blurb. Sticking with our weight loss blog example, today you can write a healthy recipe that you liked and then tomorrow write something more in depth. By writing something everyday, regardless of how small or even trivial it might seem, it carries a lot of weight with blog readers because your blog is current.
One of the worse things you can do as a blogger is post a blog then has not been proof read. When this happens you run the chance of grammatical and spelling errors and that makes your blog look very amateurish. You do not need to write as well as a Pulitzer Prize winner but it should at least if nothing else be legitimate.
Your blog should have a nice streamlined look to it. Even the free blogging sites like Blogger and WordPress give you the ability to customize your design. Your design should match your content and whereas it is OK to put up some Google ads (or other ad networks) to generate some revenue, you should limit just how many. Too many and they will make your blog look terrible.
Without some type of marketing no one will ever see your blog. There are a variety of methods you can use. For instance, the first step you should use is to tell all of your friends and relatives. You know they will at least check it out. Second, take advantage of the social networks such as Facebook, MySpace and of course Twitter. Third, visit like kind blogs (blogs that are about a similar topic to your own) and post comments on there with a link back to your blog. Fourth, add blogs you like to your blog roll and ask other bloggers to do the same for you. Fifth, take part in online discussion on message boards that are related to your blog. Just make sure you put a link to your blog in your signature line. Combine all of these methods and you will increase visitors to your blog in no time.
Blogging can be fun and at the same tedious but you have to stick with it. Blogging popularity will not happen overnight but it will happen if you implement the strategies posted above and remain consistent in your approach.