Posts Tagged ‘Blogging Tips’
It’s important that the content on your business blog is interesting, entertaining, useful, or helpful. In other words, your business blog posts must add value to the user-experience on your blog.
So what should you write about on your business blog?
That’s a common question that many businesses struggle to answer. Fortunately, I compiled a list of 20 business blog posts that add value to your blog, which are listed below:
1. Industry news
What’s going on in your industry? Write about news, changes, and so on.
2. Company news
Is there anything interesting in your company’s future? Share an insider’s perspective of your office or store on your business blog (without revealing proprietary information). Read More
The importance of blog strategy
building can never be exaggerated, at least not for the bloggers who dream of living the internet lifestyle. Most, if not all, individuals have general goals for what they want to achieve in life. Unfortunately, having general goals alone do not guarantee success in any venture, especially blogging.
Only the truly exception bloggers with the exceptional attitude and vision will inevitable experience the joys and freedom of living the internet lifestyle. However, what are the characteristics and practices that will help secure this level of success and how do you effectively execute goals aimed at it? I will show you how. Read More
Did you know there are some very simple things you can do on the social Web (and you might already be doing some of them) that can get you blacklisted, meaning you’ll be labeled as an annoyance, a person to avoid, or worse — a spammer?
Suffice it to say, if you want your blog and your foray into blogging to be successful, then you need to avoid the 5 ways to become a blacklisted blogger described below.
1. Fill your blog posts and comments on other blogs with links.
If you want to annoy people or be labeled a spammer, then fill your blog posts and the comments you leave on other blogs with links.Â This includes links back to your own site as well as affiliate links, text link ads, and so on.Â Links should enhance content.Â They should not detract from it making it impossible to find the links that are actually useful vs. those that are just self-promotional or revenue-generating.
2. Only talk about yourself.
Follow the 80-20 rule where 80% of the content and conversations you publish and participate in on the social Web are not self-promotional and 20% or less are self-promotional.Â No one wants to read what you have to say if all you ever do is talk about how great you are or your business is and try to sell your products or services. Read More
Blogging success seems to elude the
majority of bloggers who have taken that first step to start a blog. The initial excitement of building and owning a piece of virtual property can provide feelings of fulfillment and accomplishment. However, that’s not all to the general idea of success and very soon after launch many bloggers ponder; “Why am I not getting any traffic?” “Why am I not making any money through my blog?” “Why, why, why?” Many of these questions go unanswered and unchallenged, then the day comes when all is lost and the blogging dream dies.
I will shout aloud that “It does not have to be that way!” You may be missing a key ingredient that has driven all truly successful persons to victory, riches and fulfillment. That ingredient is passion. So let’s take a look at how we can manifest our success through blogging with passion. Read More
If you want your blog to be successful, then you need to start thinking immediately about how your blog is designed and configured.Â In other words, the way your blog is set up could ruin your chances of building a successful blog.
With that in mind, following are 10 of the easiest and most common ways that people ruin their blogs.Â Avoid them!
- Too many ads
- Blinding colors or colors that are too light to read
- Pop-up ads – make them go away! Read More
Though I donâ€™t have any conclusive numbers to support my theory, Iâ€™d venture to say that at least 30% of the blogs that I follow, and some that I â€œvisitâ€ periodically are not updated on a regular basis.
And thatâ€™s a shame.
Letâ€™s face it. No matter how bodacious your blog may be, if itâ€™s not updated and infused with quality content on a regular basis, youâ€™ll lose visitors and potential fans.
This is a guest entry written by Amy Parmenter, an award-winning journalist and longtime reporter for both CBS radio and NBC TV
If you make a living as a writer or hope to make a living as a writer, sooner or later you will have to write when you are tired and your muse is M.I.A.
In fact, you may find yourself writing when you are tired more often than when you are inspired. And that, in and of itself is enough to make some writers put down the pen and pick up excuses. Donâ€™t do it.
As a reporter facing a daily deadline, meeting a deadline for my blog, or even a deadline for a guest post like this one, sometimes I have no choice but to write when Iâ€™m dead tired. Here are some thoughts and suggestions that might help you get going when youâ€™d rather be going to bed.
1. Nobody is going to die.
The truth of the matter is most Americans do not get enough sleep so many people go to work overtired. In fact, I can only sleep at night hoping this does NOT apply to truck drivers or surgeons, but chances are it does. Fortunately, I am neither, so the first step in writing when you are tired is accepting the fact that if your work is not your very best that day, no one is going to die. Whew. Read More
Currently, there are approximately over 150 Million blogs worldwide with a large majority of them talking about the same things, in same boring way. Millions of them look the same, many bloggers express themselves the same way and even more are blogging without passion, authority, concrete goals and without having a respectable brand. Many of us fail to realize that while we blog expecting to achieve success, we are also responsible for our personal brand.
Successful professional blogging is no longer for the average Joe with average goals. It is for the prudent who will approach their audience seriously and strive to build their company, and more so, personal brand. Read More
How can we not be obsessed with numbers?
Though blogging â€œgurusâ€ assure us that statistics are not the only barometer to measure success, they do indeed tell a story.
After all, to not be â€œstokedâ€ about stats contradicts our very way of life.
Numbers have always had significance in our culture and society.
Think about it.
Everybody knows that a woman whoâ€™s rated a â€œ10â€ is considered pretty hot stuff.
While Friday the â€œ13thâ€ is considered unlucky.
When we want to keep people in the know, we give them the â€œ4-1-1.â€
I.Q. numbers are said to reflect our intellect,and we have 9-digit S.S. #s
to uniquely identify us.
Even the number of â€œtweetsâ€ now defines the elite.
Letâ€™s not kid ourselves; numbers count. Read More
How can I increase traffic to my company’s
site? How can I win more loyalÂ customers? When will I ever hit the number one mark in Google search results? Surely these are questions asked by many business owners who have decided to expand their boundaries online. It all seems like a daunting task to establish and maintain a successful online corporate presence especially when it comes to driving traffic; but the decision to launch and maintain a company blog can be one of the most rewarding choices you could make for your business online.
Here are 5 solid reasons your company will flourish through maintaining a blog. Read More