There is a certain allure to blogging because everyone has something that they want to say. Everyone has something they want to express or stories to share; the difficulty in blogging is choosing how to best do that. The piece that follows offers tips for achieving blogging success.
Make sure that you are accepting and submitting valuable comments. You want to have as many ways as possible for a back link to happen. When you do comment, add your URL so that you will have a link created to your blog. This will make it easy for others to find you.
Use the correct spam filter for comments. If you require registration to comment, a CAPTCHA on the registration page is usually sufficient to keep spammers away. If you allow anonymous comments, an “advanced CAPTCHA,” that is, one that asks the user for “the number of hours in a day” or something similar is usually enough. Avoid services like Akismet, as these produce lots of false positives.
Don’t go too broad with your posts. If you have different skills, try using them on a specific topic. Creating broad blog posts in an uncontrollable way can make your brand dissolve. Even if you have readers that are interested in various topics, you’re making it harder for people to recognize your single brand.
An important part of having a blog is to voice your own opinions. Find a subject that you are truly interested in and are knowledgeable about and then put yourself out there. People like to hear the opinions of others. Opinions usually get a reaction and reactions garner readers and comments.
As indicated above, there is a lot of appeal to the idea of blogging because of the opportunity it offers to share your views with the world. We all want to share our views with the world. The problem lies in deciding just how to get your message across. What you’ve read here will help you to start your blog and have your opinion heard!