Shakespeare asked if a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. The importance of choosing the right name for your blog should not be overlooked. Remember there are two different names for your blog. First, there is the name you choose for the actual blog. Second, there is the URL you reserve to host your blog. The Blog Name People can sometimes try to be … [Read more...] about How to name your blog
If you’re just getting started Blogging, it can be a little bit confusing to understand how to do everything.
But don’t worry, this section is dedicated to making it super easy to understand and before you know it you’ll be a Blogging Guru.
The first step you want to do, is understand what your blog will be focusing on. If it is a hobby of yours, then you obviously know exactly what market you will be targeting. If it is a blog set up to promote a business, then you will want to be targeting people who will benefit from whatever your business offers. I don't believe in the whole focusing it down to a … [Read more...] about Your Blog’s focus
Absolutely the most common criticism is about the standard of English used on some blogs. Okay, we’re not all the best spellers, the best at grammar or aware of the finer points of punctuation, but if you can’t get at the very least an acceptable standard you are not going to have a well-attended blog, and you most likely are not going to be making lots of money from any … [Read more...] about Spelling, grammar and punctuation
Don’t make your blog too busy. Avoid having lots of different banners, ads, boxes with things in – these all draw the readers eye away from your post. Yes, we want them to notice some ads for a bit of AdSense or affiliate income, but avoid making it so busy it hurts the eyes. Your readers may well go somewhere else. Slow loading. Try to monitor how various things … [Read more...] about Blog Appearance
Don’t make lots of posts to your blog all on one day. It may seem like a good idea to get a month’s worth done all at once, but invariably your readers will only read the top post, maybe another one or two if you are lucky, but that will be all. Instead make sure you post consistently. Once a week or once every ten days is sufficient. Use your draft folder in … [Read more...] about Publishing Schedule
Let the people who visit your site know they are appreciated and this will ensure they come back for more. Always reply to comments left on your blog by leaving a reply underneath for the writer. You can do this by going into WordPress comments, click ‘edit’, space down at the end of the comment, and type a response. To make your response stand out, highlight it and … [Read more...] about Build a relationship with your blog reader
Writing unique content is crucial to successful blogging. If you have content that is copied and pasted in to your blog the search engines will see it as duplicate content and they will take no notice of it when they crawl your site. Keep everything you put into your blog posts unique. If you invite guest bloggers to post on to your site be sure they are not just … [Read more...] about Writing Unique Content