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24 Tips and Strategies on How Everyone Can Blog Right andGet

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2006
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  • 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

    Tip #1 - How and Where Should I Start?
    You should begin your blog with a free blog hosting service
    such as Blogger (, or other similar
    free services such as, or The learning curve for using such free
    services allow you to spend more on developing your content
    rather than worrying about the 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, the 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 the content of the items
    in the blog should all relate to a general theme. The
    majority of your readers will be interested in the 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 the 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 the terms of usage defined
    by the 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 the
    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 the 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 the 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 the 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 the 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 the
    end of the day.

    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

    Tip #10 - Utilize the
    and tags
    Being one of the few most underutilized blogging formatting
    tags, these 2 items can help you on emphasizing certain
    points, in the most efficient and striking way. Formatting
    is simple and straightforward. Just
    and your message will apear
    distinctively different from the rest of your text, thus
    gets more attention which it deserves. Take note that the
    formatting for these 2 tags differ from blog to blog
    depending on how the owner defines the tag in the CSS
    (Cascading Style Sheets).

    Click the below link if you want to read more about CSS.

    Tip #11 - Keyword-rich.
    If the goal of your blog is to increase your visibility,
    include related keywords in the title of the blog. Use the
    title as a headline to attract interest. Each item post
    should have a title that will attract attention but still be
    relevant to the post. The title should be no longer than
    10-12 words. Experiment with the titles if you must,
    possibly try to avoid general and ordinary titles. Try to
    include extraordinary and innovative titles to grab the
    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 the 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

    Tip #14 - The essence of the Internet - Traffic. It's no
    secret. You must have traffic to realize the 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 ( provides a submission service
    for your Blog & RSS feeds. You should always use your blog
    URL address in the 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.

    Tip #15 - Track Your Blog
    Tracking your blog does not have to be overly sophisticated
    usually a simple free page counter like,, or will
    do the trick. Install (copy/paste) the code into the html of
    your blog template and start tracking your visitors. Its
    better to use a service which gives you advanced traffic
    analysis, such as keyword tracking information, referral
    information, and search engine information. Visitors,
    returning visitors, and unique visitors should be standard
    for any page counter service you choose.

    Tip #16 - Make use of your Blog's statistical and tracking
    information. Believe it or not, your visitors' information
    from your tracking scripts will provide you priceless
    information on how you can attract more readers. Keep note
    on the keyword terms used from search engines which bring
    you traffic. You can identify relevant closely related
    topics which you can venture into and add more variety into
    your blog, yet staying very much in topic. Simply put, more
    topic coverage and more variety = more traffic. You may
    analyze your tracking information further on how you can
    strategize your blog's content. You can also apply some
    keyword optimization strategies here.

    Tip #17 - The essence of your Blog is your Audience, listen
    to them. Always interact with your readers who post comments
    on your blog. Reply with a brief thank you note or just
    simply attend to their questions if they have any. It's a
    proven fact when there's a direct human interaction and
    knowing the fact that there's a "real human" at the other
    end of the blog makes most of them coming back. If your
    audience provide suggestions, comments or feedbacks, take
    them constructively and inform them if you have any desires
    of implementing such ideas on your next update. And of
    course, don't forget to thank them for their ideas. If it's
    a great idea, why not throw in a free gift? Mention their
    website in your blog?

    Tip #18 - Create and increase the "Why Must I Return" Value
    to Your Blog
    Everyone knows the fact that Blogs get a huge level of
    returning visitors because of its constantly updated
    content. Why don't you add more interesting items to that
    return value by having fixed periodical posts / offers, e.g.
    Monday Top 10 Tips, Picture of the Week, Free Bonus of the
    Month, Free Daily Wallpapers, etc. to give them the absolute
    excuse to return to your blog. As long as you can
    efficiently and appropriately increase that Return Value
    constantly, it is mostly guaranteed that you'll be getting
    tonnes of repeated visitors, period.

    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
    It never hurts to use multiple blogging accounts to attract
    more people. You can even have multiple blogs within itself, but you may also want to try different
    free blogging services such as,,, etc. Should you have the
    urge to have multiple similar duplicates of your blog just
    to gain more traffic, it is wise to avoid it as search
    engines / feed directories might translate that as excessive
    redundant information which simply brings you trouble, and
    you're tend to get penalized, banned or even accused of

    Tip #20 - Digital Art, Creative Graphics Another proven fact
    - Monotonous and continous display of text will make your
    readers run away! Try to include non- advertising graphics,
    pictures, photos, and art in your blog entries, but try to
    keep them at a limit. Too many graphics also mean slower
    loading time and messy text and graphical combination. You
    don't want your blog to look messy. Most of the time,
    graphics can bring your blog to life. Pictures can make
    boring texts interesting no matter how long it is. Graphical
    elements are by far the fastest message delivering element
    available on the net today. It may deliver various messages
    by a split second of a look.

    Tip #21 - Maintain a Personal Blog
    A blog is most successful when it is kept personal. Try to
    include personal experiences which relates to the topic of
    your blog entry. Stay away from the business style of
    writing. Write with a more personal style and use first-
    person narratives. Share product reviews and personal
    endeavors, instead of trying to make it sounds like you're

    Tip #22 - Credibility & Popularity
    As thing progresses, things need to change in order to cope
    with the flow and nature of development. If your number of
    readers are reasonably huge, and still using a free blogging
    service to get your messages out, you may want to consider
    getting your own domain name and hosting plan to have a more
    personalized Blog.

    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 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
    webhosting .

    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

    Once your blog has gained some real momentum and your blog
    traffic is increasing then it is time to start thinking
    if you want to turn your traffic into profit. Some of the
    recommended income generating sources are as follow :-

    Google Adsense, Amazon Associate program (,,,, Affiliate Programs
    and any advertising related text links can be your place to
    start off.

    Final #Tip - Conclusion.
    Following these blogging tips should make your blogging
    experience much more rewarding. Blogging is generally done
    out of interest and enthusiasm and sometimes for income
    generating purposes. The flexibility of blogging will never
    cease to expand. Through time, dedication, and persistence
    you will be rewarded with all the royalties of blogging.

    About the Author

    John Teh is an internet blogger enthusiast, exposed to the
    fun and possibilities of blogging on the net.

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