Running a blog

Getting Started In Running A Blog – Ideas To Use Right Now

Are you interested in getting into blog posting, but feel hesitant about doing so? Read on.

This article offers general information about blogging, as well as information about attracting reader attention by making your blog unique.

Don’t be shy! Starting and maintaining a successful blog has never been easier.

Here are a few tips to help you create a lively, engaging blog.

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Your blog should use search engine optimization.

Search engine results are likely to be the main way people find your site, so a high ranking for the keywords you think your readers will use ensures that they get to your blog and not your competition.

Keywords should be used throughout your content.

TIP! Making frequent and interesting comments on the blogs of other people is a great way to increase exposure to your own. If you’re using Google Reader, you can have a separate folder to use for keeping track of the blogs that you should be following.

Don’t burn yourself out on blog posting.

You will become burned out if you don’t give yourself time away from your computer.

Make sure to leave time for yourself; go for a walk or talk to a friend.

This allows you to return to blog posting fresh.

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Take Audience Feeback Positively

Read your reader feedback and respond to it in a neutral, positive manner, and don’t let it get to you emotionally.

No matter what you write about, people will criticize you occasionally.

Expand upon constructive criticism to improve future blog postings.

Negative criticism need not make you feel like a failure.

Just take it for what it is, post a polite response, and then move on.

This will show your readers that you are respectful and mature in all situations, which will gain you more readers in the future.

 

Allow Comments

Give your readers the ability to comment on your blog posts and respond to other comments.

You can develop a good relationship with readers this way and become more active in your blog posting community.

If people see that you respond to comments, they will return after making a comment to read your response.

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TIP! Be careful to never copy content from anywhere. Plagiarism is taken seriously, and if you do plagiarize you are ruining your reputation.

Attracting Traffic

If you want to attract more readers to your blog, quality content is crucial.

Fill your blog with entertaining and informative articles.

Readers will return if they think your articles are high quality and interesting.

Make sure that you are totally committed to the topic that you’ve chosen to blog about.

Writing about topics that genuinely interest you is likely to improve the appeal your writing will have for others.

This perception will allow your readers to form a bond with you and they will keep your blog alive.

Choose unique keywords that other blogs aren’t using.

Choosing the same keywords that are commonly used will make your article hard to find.

Be original in order to attract readers.

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TIP! Make use of images within your posts often. Have you heard people say that pictures sometimes can get your point across better than words? This is very true when it’s applied to blogging.

Expand Your Reach

There are many places on the Internet where you can post your articles, and you should take advantage of all of them.

It is important to get as many people reading it as possible.

Don’t limit yourself to a single publishing avenue.

You should be able to access all your viewers in a powerful maneuver.

Use every outlet available to garner attention.

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Conclusion

After reading this article, you should have a better idea of how to get started writing a blog.

Use the advice here to create a blog that makes you proud.

It doesn’t matter why you have decided on running a blog, but the information you have learned will help you set up a blog and properly maintain it so people are more likely to come back again and again.

About the Author Amel

I'm a Digital Marketing Strategist passionate about SEO and Digital Analytics. I also teach Digital Marketing and offer customized private coaching to entrepreneurs and in-house marketers to help them take their revenue or skills to the next level. Follow me on Twitter where I offer advice and share high quality content on marketing, tech and productivity.

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