Top 10 Tips for Blogging

Written by S. Housley

Tips for creating a blog. There are no hard and fast rules on how to blog. Having said that, bloggers will likely increase their exposure by following some simple blog guidelines.

1.) Stay on topic. Opinions are generally accepted butrepparttar content ofrepparttar 135130 items inrepparttar 135131 blog should all relate to a general theme. Unless you have an uncanny knack for wit, humor or cynicism,repparttar 135132 majority of your readers will be interested inrepparttar 135133 content that relates to a specific defined theme or loosely defined area of interest. Most readers won't care that you eat Cheerios for breakfast. They may, however, be interested inrepparttar 135134 fact that vinegar takes out stains and that toilet paper rolls make great wreaths. Define a topic and stick to it. This will ensure that you create a loyal following of interested readers.

2.) Stay informative. If you are attempting to createrepparttar 135135 impression that you are knowledgeable about a specific industry or sector, be sure that you stay current on news. If you are endorsing a product or voicing an opinion, be sure to check your facts; your reputation is at stake. If you are offering an opinion, be sure to qualify your post, making it clear thatrepparttar 135136 content is intended as an editorial.

3.) Old news is not news. While blogging every day can be a drain, it is important thatrepparttar 135137 information presented is current and accurate, writing an article or blurb about something that happened 6 months ago, will not be of interest to many. Telling your audience that Martha Stewart was convicted and will be going to prison, after her sentence is completed will make people questionrepparttar 135138 value of your columns.

4.) Adhere to a schedule. Create a schedule and stick to it. Realizing that blogging requires time and effort, don't create unrealistic expectations and be unable to deliver. An occasional lapse or holiday is generally understood but readers returning to find stale, out-dated content are going to find another blog with similar content. New blogs and RSS feeds are popping up on a daily basis. If you have worked hard to develop an audience and a community you don't want to lose them due to lack of communication.

2much Hosts Webmaster Access Closer

Written by Sidney Zombay

(Montreal) April 19, 2005 - Live video chat site creator found itself in a quandary inrepparttar midst of their plans for Webmaster Access East when their annual anniversary bash was scheduled atrepparttar 135121 same hour as MyVirtualCard's Webmaster Poker Tournament.

Originally to celebraterepparttar 135122 Tournament winner as well as's 8th anniversary,repparttar 135123 party hit a brick wall when MVC's tournament site and schedule went online.

"I was in mid-organizational frenzy whenrepparttar 135124 Poker site went up," said 2much Media guy Greg Jones. "That's when I saw their start time."

The Poker Tournament had always been scheduled at 8pm, said MyVirtualCard's Joshua Ungar. "But Greg thought it was a day-time thing," he said.

Jones, a poker enthusiast though not a big sports fan, imagined that as a spectator event, it would be a day time event.

Eric Matis, of,repparttar 135125 main organism behindrepparttar 135126 Webmaster Access tradeshows, finally stepped in.

"Eric saved my butt," Jones said. "He found out aboutrepparttar 135127 Saturday night opening."

"I spoke with Fred [of], who told me their thing was Friday, instead of Saturday night," Matis said.

"So Saturday is all ours," said Jones. "Which is really too bad in a way since we've been looking forward to doing something with MyVirtualCard for a while now. We're friends and practically neighbours, you know?"

After JoinRightNow,repparttar 135128 main force behind this edition ofrepparttar 135129 conference,repparttar 135130 two Montreal-based companies have applied their weight and money behind pushing this year's Webmaster Access East conference.

"What would you do, in our place, though?" said 2much president Mark Prince. "We hadrepparttar 135131 chance to close offrepparttar 135132 show in style, in a big way, withrepparttar 135133 Saturday night slot."

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