With all of the recent innovations in technology, how people communicate has changed significantly. The blog industry is very crowded and competitive, but the following tips and advice can help you to stand out.
Blogging is about writing. If you don’t like to write, you probably won’t enjoy blogging. But if you’ve never tried writing, you may have an as yet undiscovered talent that you would enjoy. So try writing a few practice blog posts. Write about something interesting to you. If you enjoy writing, then blogging may be for you!
Use the correct spam filter for comments. If you require registration to comment, a CAPTCHA on the registration page is usually sufficient to keep spammers away. If you allow anonymous comments, an “advanced CAPTCHA,” that is, one that asks the user for “the number of hours in a day” or something similar is usually enough. Avoid services like Akismet, as these produce lots of false positives.
Don’t stuff your blog posts with keywords and don’t overload your blog with Adsense ads, plug-ins or large images. Overusing your tools will cause search engines to mark your website as spam, which will put you behind. Let your prose flow smoothly and naturally.
Make sure your blog is updated often. If you want to attract new traffic and keep people returning to read your blog, you must continually offer new content. If you don’t post new content on a regular basis, people won’t get into the habit of visiting your blog regularly. As a general rule, you need to post once a day or more.
When blogging, you should make sure that you make your RSS feed as obvious as possible. You can not expect other readers to find it if it blends in with all the text in your blog. This is why you should put it in a prominent position on your blog, and try to make use of the orange RSS icon if possible.
Add content to your blog several times each week. Strive to maintain a regular posting schedule, and dedicate yourself to adhere to it. Doing so will give your visitors ample content to read. Consistent posts will keep people returning to your site, if you keep it interesting and informative.
Learn everything you can about topics related to your blog. The more quality information you can share, the better your blog will be. The greater your knowledge, the more readers will view you as an expert in the field. This will make the reader more likely to share links to your blog with their contacts.
Enable reader comments on your blog. Take the time to respond to comments, whenever possible. This will establish your readers as members of your community and enable you to develop relationships with them. If your readers see that you reply to other people’s comments, they will come back to check your response to their own comments.
Remember that you’re writing for a world-wide audience when you post a blog. The overall impact that your words will have is something that you simply cannot estimate in advance. Have this on your mind as you blog, since only one word or sentence could change the whole world. Because of this, blogging is usually enjoyable.