By end of 2004 blogs had established themselves as a key part of online culture. "Blog readership shoots up 58% in 2004 6 million Americans get news and information fed to them through RSS aggregators But 62% of online Americans do not know what a blog is." - Pew Internet & American Life Project
Tip #1 - How and Where Should I Start? You should begin your blog with a free blog hosting service such as Blogger (http://www.blogger.com), or other similar free services such as JournalHome.com, LiveJournal.com or Blog-City.com. The learning curve for using such free services allow you to spend more on developing your content rather than worrying about advanced areas of scripting, hosting, or programming.
Tip #2 - The Things You Should Decide to Write About Although not a required prerequisite for you in order to write a blog, it is highly recommended to try to find a topic to write about based on your level of interest and knowledge. The higher your level of interest, easier it is for you to get your quality content posted on your blog. Always try to choose an area which you can enthusiastically write about on a daily basis.Try to pay attention to a niche which suites you well. A niche is basically a targeted product, service, or topic.
Tip #3 - Always stay on topic. Opinions are generally accepted but content of items in blog should all relate to a general theme. The majority of your readers will be interested in content that relates to a specific defined theme or loosely defined area of interest. Define a topic and try not to run too far away from it. This will ensure that you create a loyal following of interested readers.
Tip #4 - Information is king, be informative. If you are attempting to create impression that you are knowledgeable about a specific industry or sector, be sure that you stay current on news. Checking your facts before you're giving out an opinion or a product review is always a good idea, your reputation is at stake. If by any chance you're utilizing other people's articles for you blog content, ensure that you follow terms of usage defined by author.
Tip #5 - Old news is not news, but old information can be recycled and made new. While blogging everyday can be strenuous and time consuming, it is important that information presented is current and accurate. Information, articles or any other archived resources can be recycled / modified to add more substance to your content. As long as they're relevant and informative, there's no reason why it's not a good approach.
Tip #6 - Be disciplined and stick to a fixed posting schedule. Realizing that blogging requires time and effort, don't create unrealistic expectations and be unable to deliver. If you have worked hard to develop an audience and a community you don't want to lose them due to lack of communication. If time is not on your side, take advantage of tonnes of automatically updating contents which are available for your blog. Looking at constantly updating nature of RSS feeds, other RSS feeds from similar topic can be inserted within your blogging post.
Tip #7 - Posting Frequency If your blog content is updated frequently, search engines will tend to spider pages at regular intervals. Updating your blog daily not only keeps your blog more interesting to readers, but it also gives your blog fresh content on a day to day making it more appealing to search engines. To keep your blog traffic and retain your visitors interest it is a must to update your blog daily with multiple entries. You should try to update your blog everyday with at least 2 - 3 or more daily entries, depending on your daily schedule.
Tip #8 - Quantity matters. In order to attract attention of search engines, you will need to produce a relevant amount of content and information. A headline or simple sentence is not going to generate interest of readers or help with search engine ranking. Be sure to archive old blog posts to develop a large portal of similarly-themed content.
Tip #9 - Clarity & simplicity / Short & Concise Keep your posts and blog entries clear and easy to understand. Simplicity always produce better results at end of day.
Aside from lengthy article a week for syndication and publication your blog entries should be short & concise (if you can help it). Should you insist on partaking on lengthy road, try to maintain a clean paragraphing style, proper spacing, use different size, color and bold for your titles as well as subtitles. Use bullet points, go straight to point and never run out of topic. Insert images to spice up things if you're an avid fan of long posts.
Tip #10 - Utilize
tags Being one of few most underutilized blogging formatting tags, these 2 items can help you on emphasizing certain points, in most efficient and striking way. Formatting is simple and straightforward. Just
Hi World! and your message will apear distinctively different from rest of your text, thus gets more attention which it deserves. Take note that formatting for these 2 tags differ from blog to blog depending on how owner defines tag in CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).
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Tip #11 - Keyword-rich. If goal of your blog is to increase your visibility, include related keywords in title of blog. Use title as a headline to attract interest. Each item post should have a title that will attract attention but still be relevant to post. The title should be no longer than 10-12 words. Experiment with titles if you must, possibly try to avoid general and ordinary titles. Try to include extraordinary and innovative titles to grab readers' attention.
Tip #12 - Spell checking and proof-reading. It only takes a few extra moments and can save you from having to make embarrassing explanations. The hazards of Internet is that if you're too late to correct your mistake, most likely it's already been crawled by search engines and read by many. It is extremely essential to think / proof read carefully twice or even thrice, about what you post before doing so. Take note of your language and grammar.
Tip #13 - RSS Feeds RSS to a blog is like fuel to cars. Mostly every single free blogs or bloggin software out there will have an automatic RSS feed generating feature. Although it's most unlikely that you'll find one without a RSS feature, simply leave it and find a new one, if you happen to come across one without it.
Tip #14 - The essence of Internet - Traffic. It's no secret. You must have traffic to realize definition of a blog.. There are numerous ways to build traffic. Paid and free advertising, viral marketing, search engine marketing, RSS/XML feeds, word-of-mouth, submitting to numerous blog and RSS directories, etc. RSSBlogsubmit ( http://www.rssblogsubmit.com) provides a submission service for your Blog & RSS feeds. You should always use your blog URL address in signature of your email, forum discussions, message boards, or any other communication media. Never forget to share your blog to your friends, colleagues, and any other invidious that you know of.