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Blog With The Big Dogs! (3 Tips to increase your visibility and your invincibility)

If you launched your blog as a recreational tool to vent repressed feelings from your youth, or to promote a personal agenda, or to follow in the footsteps of your friends then “this Bud’s (NOT) for you!”

If, however, you want to elevate your blogging skills to an art form, attract more traffic than the Eisenhower Expressway during rush hour, or build a platform to heighten your business or career, read on.

Think of your blog like a standard video game with many tiers and levels.

The more you know, the further you go.

It’s all about strategy, small nuances and mastery of some basic skills.

Up to the challenge?
Here’s how to bring your “A” game to the table.

First off, let’s start by debunking a very common blogging myth.
“If you build it they will come.”
Remember that line from the movie Field of Dreams?

Well, it doesn’t quite operate that way in the “virtual world” my friend.:-)
With so many blogs saturating the Blogosphere, you can’t just build it and sit back.
You need to be a clever architect in “building” and a savvy promoter as well.

With this in mind, here are 3 ways to create a solid site and a solid following, much like the BIG dogs.

Learn Some New Tricks

No matter where you are in terms of your blogging level, chances are, you could probably be better. Never rest on your laurels. Take online tutorials. Explore social media strategies. Study the set-ups of the more successful blogs. Assess what is done well, what you connected with, and do a comparative analysis. Then apply it.

Provide Content With Real “Bite”

Though Blog readers typically like brief content, it’s still important that it be substantive with true take-away value for visitors to return. Tackle controversial topics. Discuss news events that relate to your blog’s theme and target audience. Use real life examples and anecdotes.
In the words of singer Bonnie Raitt, “Let’s give ‘em somethin’ to talk about.”

Run Your Own Race

While incorporating successful techniques from others to your blog is a smart strategy, always strive to separate yourself from the pack. Don’t steal, but don’t reinvent the wheel! The cool thing about blogs is that fan base is based upon the individual personality and voice of the host. Stand up and be counted. Do you!

By applying these three timely tips you’ll create and sustain a successful blog with pit bull potential!

Photo Credit: Roo Reynolds.

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  1. Robyn from Sam's Web Guide ) says: 4/6/2010

    Great post Jennifer!

    These 3 golden nuggets of advice will not only make a blogger successful but can be applied to all aspects of business life.

    Many persons try to copy the success of others by doing things the same way. Though this may be OK for some methods but the greatest success is achieved through taking calculated risks that are geared towards making a huge change in the marketplace.

    We should all strive for that.

    Keep the awesome posts coming Jennifer! :)

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    • Jennifer Brown Banks ) says: 4/6/2010

      Thanks for your kind words, Robyn. I agree that it’s important to take calculated risks for greater “returns” in business and personal success. I appreciate your feedback.

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  2. executive development says: 5/4/2010

    It is funny actually like the attitude changes for most of the people. They start blogs just for fun and then it becomes more and more serious for them. This is a great post, thanks for sharing!

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    • Jennifer Brown Banks ) says: 5/4/2010

      I appreciate your thoughts here today. Thanks for weighing in.

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  3. Kerry Russell ) says: 5/28/2010

    Hi,

    I have a website called Footsteps To Your Success. It contains an ebook I have just created which is a step by step plan revealing the same steps i took to grow my mailing list enabling me to grow my business. I would like to ask you if i could place a banner on your blog for a month and I will pay you.

    Look forward to your reply

    kerry Russell

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    • Jennifer Brown Banks ) says: 5/28/2010

      Thanks for stopping by. On which blog are you referring?

      Reply

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