Well, first of all, What is a blog? A blog is short for “weblog”. Basically, it is just a website that has entries listed in reverse chronological order. The original idea behind it was to be a online journal or diary that was updated daily. Over the last decade many software programs and blogging platforms have been created to make the process VERY EASY. As the blog writer, depending on which platform you use, you can just type your entry, press submit and it shows up on your blog for the world to see.
Let others know that you have a blog. Creating a This is inspiring would be useless if you don’t have any readers. Thus, after creating your blog, the next thing that you would like to do is to attract people to visit your blog. You can do so by joining different social media sites and then inviting people to take a look at your blog.
As any marketer would know, getting first name and email address is the most important thing to collect in your Internet Business. You will noticed I never really focus much on my RSS subscription but would much focus more on getting my viewer’s first name and email address.
You do not need to worry about the working hours, since a blog works round the clock. That means that people can access you any time even while you are asleep. This will help you work with less staff hence reducing your expenses.
Your blog needs a logo. I don’t know how to stress the significance of a logo with respect to branding but I think understudying Adidas, Nike and McDonald will realize the need for a logo. Your logo can act as an illustration of your blog’s core value. It is also a symbol of authority and respect in your niche.
Like blogs online anything in life you have to actively participate. If you only sporadically update your blog, for example, it will be impossible to attract a following. If you have no following, then you will lose interest and before you know it, you’re not blogging at all.
Design is important, but there are also lots of widgets, plugins and options that you can incorporate into your blog, which will add interest and capabilities. Enhance your new baby with some sharing capabilities, comment functions, analytics, images and perhaps some video. Create some static blog pages, which will be great for SEO purposes.
Blogging can be a fun and interesting hobby. It helps you to express yourself and can even be profitable if you decide to “monetize” it. The key is to stick with it and keep it up regularly. Consider it as a diary of your life or interests, and stay engaged.