I see lot of bloggers getting addicted to Twitter. Most of the famous bloggers are on twitter and all they do nowadays is to just keep sharing links on Twitter and searching for new inspirational content!
I’m sure twitter is going overcapacity with all the information, but really bloggers? Common, we’re all awesome at blogging about new stuff and I think we need to stick to the basics instead of just tweeting all the time
Here is a nice illustration of Google blogger saying “Tweet Less & Blog More”!
- The key to a successful blog is to create a relationship with your readers.
- I thought it was “do your updates so good that people want to read them.”
- I will discuss the generation of content on the third.
- Cool! I love the content.
I know most beginner bloggers really think if we need to use a HTML or an XML sitemap for the site? It is really confusing which one to use too. Here is a video of Matt Cutts (head of Google webspam) answered a question about HTML and XML sitemaps and what is preferred.
If you use HTML sitemap, Google will find your pages more quickly and this maybe a useful addition for visitors too. And an XML sitemap in not that relevant for visitors but Google would surely crawl your site but this does not guarantee that all the pages are indexed by Google.. Matt shows that if you really have to choose between an HTML and an XML sitemap you can best start with an HTML sitemap, this is because its useful for both Google and for visitors to your site.
Passion leads to Blogging and when all the passion is gone, it leads to depression and death of the blog. Many people start blogging with the hope to reach the top but there are only few who make it to the TOP with their blogging career. When blogging, the focus needs to be on the content, visitor trending rather than on making money!
There is also lots of dilemma as to what to write about? And whenever you see something new, first thing on a bloggers mind would be “I need to blog that!” . If you are a beginner, then the first thing that you need is to let go of “I need to blog that!” factor from your mind.
Here are something’s which I personally thought would affect and kill your blog instantly.
Blog on something that you are Good at(keeping the content unique):
There are lots of blogs… I mean millions of blogs.. the only difference b\w your blog and others is the personalized content in your blog. Are you good in social media stuff? Did you notice something that none did on a social network? Now that’s worth blogging (Search engine likes fresh content).
Too many Ads\Affiliate marketing is a big NO NO.
It’s one of the main reasons why people don’t use a site very regularly.
People get the negative impression that the site is spam and since most of the ads (including the ads pretending to be content links) point to other pages on the same site (*.sys-con.com). On most articles it also does an overlay ad obscuring the entirety of the actual content. It’s an elaborate ad revenue and link share. Here is a funny picture of ads on a website and why people hate them so much.
Affiliate marketing is good to earn money, but it is a slow process, many blogger want to earn money rapidly and the end result will do some serious damage to the reputation of blog. So don’t make affiliate marketing your motto. Try to give information as your first preference and selling others product as your second preference.
Use the right social media
Promote your blog. Don’t wait for Google, Yahoo or Bing to index your site. Try joining social media sites like Facebook, twitter to promote your site for your readers and friends.
Know your grammar, re-read before you publish
I bet, I can write about 20 articles a day BUT do you think it would all have the correct grammar and people would be able to read it easily? I think NOT. There’s a famous saying “Slow and steady wins the race”, No matter how long it takes to write an article, re-read it yourself. Show it to your friends, maybe they can help you proof read your articles before publishing it to the world.
Customize your Blog design
Try to customize your blog design as much as possible, “First impression is always the best impression”. Many people visit the site more often just because of the web design and layout. The content that you post would be more interesting if the layout | design of the blog is easily Steerable. There are millions and millions of blog themes available on the web, but all it takes is your own personalized touch.
Well, for all you people who just started blogging, I hope this helps! If you like this post, please subscribe to our feeds via RSS or email, or follow me on Twitter to get faster and free updates. .