This short article is not intended to offer you a host of blogging ideas, however just to direct those of you who have either just began or have been blogging for a while but have some bad habits.
Bad blogging practices are easy to get into, and one of the worst is to leave your ‘About’ page the same. You understand the page: it is offered by WordPress as basic and a whole host of bloggers leave it the same. Why they do this is known only to them because this is the first page that plenty of newbie visitors to a blog site have a look at, and the reason why a lot of them leave without looking even more.
All you need to do is to say a little about yourself, who you are, and what your blog has to do with, why you feel qualified to compose a blog about this topic and how you can be contacted. If your blog covers a specific niche, instead of being merely a log of individual comments, then your potential readers will want to know why they ought to think what you state by reading your qualifications on the topic.
There is nothing wrong with having an individual blog about your personal thoughts on things, but if you exist yourself as a kind of professional on a particular topic, then you will have to persuade readers that you have a right to do so. You ought to utilize your ‘About’ page to do that.
Another pointer you should take is to declare your blog with Technorati. This registers it as yours with Technorati, and you can get an entire load more visitors. Since signing up with Technorati most of my blogs’ traffic soared. It takes a while for new blog sites to start, but it’s a lot simpler if you make use of websites such as Technorati. The same is true of most of the social bookmarking sites if traffic is important to you. If you are utilizing a blog to promote a product, then this is necessary.
If you have a site then don’t get lazy and be content to run your blog from a hosting site such as wordpress.com. It is much better to download the software application from wordpress.org and host your own blog. You have much more control over the feel and look of it, and can use any of the countless plugins that are offered online. You can likewise use any template you want, or even develop your own. That way you get overall customization of your blog pages and can make it more distinct than the majority hosted on WordPress or Blog writer’s website. If you have actually attempted and had problems downloading and installing it then send me an email. If needed I can take you through it online, or by telephone.
These are the two primary tips that any blogger ought to take if they plan to blog seriously. However, was I to provide the 3rd essential tip for any person thinking about blogging, then it would be to monetize your blog site. Don’t blog for anything. If your blog site concerns a particular niche subject you can likely throw up a couple of affiliate programs on your sidebar so that they appear with your new posts. A three-column blog works for this, given that your routine sidebar will typically be full of long-term links.
If you generate income from using Adsense, a three-column design is much more necessary, because you will desire a vertical block down one of the columns, in addition to some at the bottom and the middle. A good Adsense design would be a column to the left or right of the main text column including a vertical advertisement unit, a horizontal link unit at the bottom of the blog, and likewise a horizontal ad unit at the bottom of the current post. You might also include a search box on top or bottom of your main sidebar that enables a search either on Google, from which you get earnings or on your blog.
You could likewise include one of your websites as a 2nd search choice, providing 3 entirely. The earnings may not be a lot, however, a lot of blogs with a couple of hundred visitors a day should have the ability to make from $10 to $20 everyday minimum, depending upon the specific niche. All you need are a couple of blog sites like that.
These are my 3 main blogging tips. Yours would likely be various, considering that blogging is a really individual thing, but if you take these 3 onboard you will likely discover that you will get more visitors, have more fun and also be able to put a bit put aside for the vacations or that unexpected expense that constantly comes at the wrong time.