Whether you are just getting started or merely looking for a few pointers to improve your blog, the wealth of information available on this subject can be overwhelming. In this article, you will find a handy list, compiled of proven tips and techniques that you can use to get your blog seen.
Try balancing the blog’s category distribution. This is a very important blog metric to follow and it can easily be tracked via a blog audit plugin. Retaining a balanced category can help your writing and improve your search engine rankings. Excess content under one category can make a lot of duplicate content in your archives. Instead of sitting in front of your computer, not knowing what to write about, why not try keeping a blog journal? If you keep a journal or small notepad with you at all times, you can jot down potential titles and keywords that come to mind during the day. Then, when it’s time to get down to work, you will have several ideas just waiting for your fingers!
Be prepared to have some successful days and some days that are failures. You will find that some blog entries that you post will bring in a lot of readers, and then some days you will have only a few people check out what you wrote. This does not mean that you are doing anything wrong, it is perfectly normal. Since blogs are written on a more personal level, you should avoid writing in formal tones. This will make it easier for the reader to relate to you on a personal level. This will keep your readers coming back later on to read more of the blogs you write.
Keep in mind that attracting your first 100 readers is one of the hardest things to do. Once you accomplish this, you will find that you will have a much easier time. Be patient, because this will not happen overnight. Keep working hard and you will get there in time.
Whenever possible, utilize header tags in order to separate particular sections of your blog posts. All the different tags that you should use are H1, H2, and H3 tags. In addition, you should ensure that you are using excellent search engine keywords whenever you can in all these different headers.
Try to utilize synonyms for your keywords. This will ensure that your site does not come off as a piece of spam. Varying your word choice is also a great way to catch the attention of your varied audience. This is an easy step that can make a world of difference for your blog.
Avoid a blog that is too general in scope! Don’t make your blog about anything and everything or you will find no audience exists for such a thing. Instead, focus in on a subject you know well or have a great interest in. By doing so, you will stay interested in blogging and connect with readers with similar interests. So, pick a topic and stick to it and you will build a following.
Blogging is a fun and interesting way to take advantage of the many ways to make money online. With the right know-how, you can be up and running your blog in no time. Take advantage of the tips you have learned here and you will be well on your way to becoming a successful and respected blogger.
Charlotte, NC – Rainy Tree Scene
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Creative Loafing has a new blog coming. Mine!
Wayfaring Tech Nomad will be about three things: Travel, tech and, occasionally, the intersection of the two.
In April 2012, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to go on a trip to Doha, Qatar and bring everyone along with me. Now, I’m off to Explore the world some more! The experience will be the same: a look at the world through a Charlottean’s eyes. While I’m not traveling, and sometimes when I am, I’ll be keeping everyone up to date on the cool happenings with the tech scene, especially as it pertains to our beautiful city.
Speaking of, expect neat things, which is what I’m shooting in the above video, and other little vignettes from all kinds of cool places all over the world.
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