[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f you are interested in blogging, try to come up with a theme on which to concentrate. Blogging can be rewarding psychically, and for some, even financially rewarding. Whether humorous or serious in nature, any blog can stand out if it is creatively and diligently crafted. Furthermore, using the open source WordPress platform is extremely search engine friendly and will enhance the SEO process. Although WordPress is the most popular blogging platform on the web, the graphic above portrays the numerous blogging sites out there.
Increase your own site traffic with trading links. Find blogs with content that is relevant to yours, and trade links. This is also referred to as a “link exchange” or “reciprocal link”. Don’t submit a link to a completely unrelated blog. Focus on generating quality traffic that will help you rank higher in the search engines. After all, your website is about making you MONEY, right?
Be sure your blog makes it easy for readers to access your contact information. Make it clear how people can contact you by setting up a separate “contact me” page. You may just get some good feedback if you let your readers contact you.
[pullquote style=”left”]87% of all bloggers use Facebook, and 75% use Twitter to promote their blog[/pullquote] Use the social media accounts you already have in order to share your blog. Ask them if they’re willing to share your blog so you can reach out to a wider audience. An account that is a personal one may work even better.
Money should never be your sole focus. It is certainly possible to make money from blogging, but allowing profit to become your sole motivator could spell disaster. Instead, focus on content and viewer numbers. By not mentally connecting with your topic, your lack of interest will quickly become transparent. Your blog should be based on something you are passionate about, and something that many others are passionate about as well.
Get your readers to comment on your blog. This gives readers a sense of investment in what you post on your blog. Always make time to respond to these comments, as well. Your readers will be more likely to return if you do this.
Submit new content on a regular basis, and work to update on a schedule. If you post on specific days, such as Tuesday and Thursday, your audience will know when to check your blog for new content. Your readers will not only appreciate the structure, but will enjoy the fresh content that you are posting about. This will be true as long as you avoid becoming repetitive and dull.
Ads are a key part of many blog campaigns and often bring in income. Keep in mind, however, that a high number of advertisements will turn off blog readers. The readers will think you are only there to make money and will look elsewhere for the content they seek.
Eliminate any potential writer’s block with different forms of content. Use written content on some days, and video and audio content on others. The work of updating and maintaining your blog won’t feel so tedious if you are always working with different media and modes of presentation. You can stimulate your creativity and keep your blog fresh if you use different types of content.
Again, everyone has the ability to develop a fascinating blog as long as the content is solid. Remember that you can build content out of anything: photos, videos, memorable quotes. Remember this article’s tips, and be on the way to making your own blog!
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