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24 Tips and Strategies on How Everyone Can Blog Right and Get Everybody to Read
By the 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?
Tip #2 - The Things You Should Decide to Write About
Tip #3 - Always stay on topic.
Tip #4 - Information is king, be informative.
Tip #5 - Old news is not news, but old information can be
recycled and made new.
Tip #6 - Be disciplined and stick to a fixed posting
Tip #7 - Posting Frequency.
Tip #8 - Quantity matters.
Tip #9 - Clarity & simplicity / Short & Concise.
Aside from the 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 the lengthy road, try to maintain a clean paragraphing style, proper spacing, use different size, color and bold for your titles as well as the subtitles. Use bullet points, go straight to the 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 the "blockquote" and "code" tags.
Tip #11 - Keyword-rich.
Tip #12 - Spell checking and proof-reading.
Tip #13 - RSS Feeds
Tip #14 - The essence of the Internet - Traffic.
Tip #15 - Track Your Blog
Tip #16 - Make use of your Blog's statistical and tracking information.
Tip #17 - The essence of your Blog is your Audience, listen
Tip #18 - Create and increase the "Why Must I Return" Value to Your Blog.
An advance notice, prelaunch announcement or anything similar to that also can act as a short term return value strategy. Encourage readers to comment on your such notices / posts. Experiment and play around with this idea.
Tip #19 - Multiple blogs.
Tip #20 - Digital Art, Creative Graphics.
Tip #21 - Maintain a Personal Blog.
Tip #22 - Credibility & Popularity.
Domain names and hosting plans are pretty much straightforward. Research is all what it takes to get the best of all the available options. For the most highly recommended comprehensive listing of Free Blogging software out there, drop by at http://www.opensourcecms.com. This is by far the best place to drop by if you want to get your research done about which blogging software to choose. Reviews, ratings, public votes, demos, etc are provided. And the best thing is, all of them are Open Source, which means they are totally free. Try going through the server requirements for each software before purchasing your web hosting.
Tip 23# - Customize the look of your Blog If you happen to be using one of the Free blogging services out there, you might notice that most of us are using the same template again and again for our blogs. It is well understood that not everybody has the technical knowledge to change the layout as how they want it to be, but if you have the knowledge, by all means try to customize it and make it look DIFFERENT. You can grab that extra attention, if you're different in certain ways. Create that image for yourself.
Tip #24 - Blog and Make Money
Google Adsense, Amazon Associate program (www.amazon.com), Blogads.com, Crispads.com, Tagword.com, Affiliate Programs and any advertising related text links can be your place to start off.
Final #Tip - Conclusion.
About the Author
John Teh is an internet blogger enthusiast, exposed to the
fun and the extreme possibilities of blogging on the net. Get to know more about the author at his homepage.
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