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5 Crucial Tips for New Bloggers : Promoting Your Blog

5 Crucial Tips for New Bloggers

Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:44 am

If you haven?t already become involved with the phenomenon that is blogging, then you have to ask yourself, ?why not?? For most people, the answer to this question is that they don?t know where to start? For other people, the answer is that they don?t see any purpose in having a blog. However, how do they know unless they give it a try? If you?ve never tried blogging, I?d urge you to consider it. In fact, I believe so strongly that you should consider it that the following are tips for how to start a blog and what to do with it once you have started.

Important Tip for New Bloggers #1: Choosing a Blog

Whether you decide to start a blog for money or just for fun, you should probably do so without spending any money. Web Sites such as Blogger and MySpace offer free blogs. By doing this, you can get practice at blogging and decide if it is something you like doing.

Important Tip for New Bloggers #2: Consider and Research Your Topics

If you want to develop a readership for your blog then the topics you write about have to be ones which people will find interesting. You should also provide a different take on topics other than what the majority of other bloggers offer. Also, before you start writing about a topic, make sure you understand it and that what you?re writing is fact. The quickest way to lose readership, or never gain one at all, is to write blogs that are false or misleading.

Important Tip for New Bloggers #3: Leave Your Personal Life Out of It

Most people don?t care how you spen your day yesterday. Most people are searching blogs in order to find helpful information. A blog is not a diary. If you?re looking to keep a diary, do so offline. For your own privacy and pride, don?t air your dirty laundry where millions of people have access to it.

Important Tip for New Bloggers #4: Keep Your Writing Simple

Don?t think of yourself as the next Pulitzer Prize winner. What this means is avoid using large words or any words that will send readers looking for a dictionary. Most newspapers in the United States write at a middle school reading level. You should too so that you don?t run the risk of alienating potential readers.

Important Tip for New Bloggers #5: Proofread

It doesn?t matter how unique and intuitive you blog topic is. If it?s full of misspellings and grammatical errors people won?t read it and they will never visit it again. Make sure and take the time to proofread your writing. You may even consider enrolling in a local writing class in order to polish your skills.

If you find that blogging is something for you, then you will eventually find ways to build upon the tips mentioned above. In fact, you may even find yourself making money from your blog. But to keep it simple at first, just follow the tips above and work on getting people to read what you?ve written, then consider expanding upon your talents.
Codrut_Turcanu
 
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Thanks..

Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:57 am

Thanks for that man... its really helpful.
slim49z
 
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Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:01 am

Boy I must be ornery (probalby missspelled today).

"Whether you decide to start a blog for money or just for fun, you should probably do so without spending any money."

WRONG: If you invest your time into a project and let other people control it's destiny you are taking a serious risk. You SHOULD do what is in the best interest of your PLAN and if that requires and investment then do it.

"Most people don?t care how you spen your day yesterday. Most people are searching blogs in order to find helpful information."

WRONG: Did I catch a typo here? Yeah I do that too. The fact of the matter is neither you nor I can speak for what "most people" are searching blogs for. I work some celebrity niches and people are not looking for anything "useful" at all. They are simply trying to be entertained. There is a little girl in Playboy this month that is there because of her Myspace page. Turns out people actually do like sifting through what I would consider to be irrelevant crap. I know of another blogger who will make close to 1 million (that's a 1 and 6 zeros) writing about nothing more than her everyday life. People - some people are voyeurs.

"What this means is avoid using large words or any words that will send readers looking for a dictionary."

WRONG: You should use words that are used within the industry you are writing about. Big or small, complicated or not. I read medical journals for a niche I work and I would not give any credibility to a writer who didn't use the terms of the field in which they worked.

So as you can see... blanket statments are all good and well.

And I may not always be RITE (intended), but I am never WRONG!!!

FYI: I am not picking on this guy, I'm just having some fun with this. There is no such thing as perfect advise. I would agree that using good grammar is a good idea... whatever that is :)
InternetMarketing_IQ
 
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Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:02 am

I agree, there is no perfect advice.

You should enjoy blogging and not concentrate on money making when doing it.

It would be nice if you understand what you blog about, hey but if you like blogging about thoughts and "thinki i know how" no one will stop you.

I think however it would be useful to everyone if people would blog about a solution that they found to a particular problem. ie: how to remove duplicates in outlook.

Someone will definitely experience the same problem and would be greatful to see the solution.

Those types of blogs are regarded as valuble, good content.
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Blogging the right way!

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