They say that experience is the best teacher. And it is. The only problem is that experience can be both good and bad. Some things we have to experiment for ourselves to see the results, but for the others we have so many experienced bloggers sharing so much valuable knowledge that it would be a shame not to take advantage of it. Here are some of my favorite blogging tips for this second part of the series:
From ‘Dosh Dosh’
“Every blog comment is usually permanent. It’s not just a hyperlink but a long-term representation of your brand.”
Commenting on other blogs is a bit like guest posting. You expose yourself to a new auditorium and before considering building traffic, you should think about how will that comment make you look. Have you read my post on Comments: Building Traffic or Increasing Awareness?
“Knowledge only becomes an asset when it is shared.”
Maki really did it with this one! I can swear this quote will make history. It’s pretty much self-explanatory.
From ‘Lorelle on WordPress’
“A post title sitting in my feed reader must inspire me to click. That takes a lot of energy.”
Having a strong title is essential and Lorelle explains how to create better ones. Readers are very selective. You either provide an eye-catchy title, or say good bye to your potential reader.
“You never know where a bit of inspiration will come from, so keep your mind open to all possiblities.”
Remember my 10 Blogging Tips from the Top 100 Songs of 2007 post? I was looking for some tracks to listen on the Rolling Stone Magazine website and the idea just popped into my head. And by writing this I’ve just remembered a famous movie quote: “Life Is like a Box of Chocolates… You Never Know What You’re Gonna Get!”
From ‘Chris Garett on New Media’
“It’s about putting yourself into your blog and not seeing it purely as a cash delivery device.”
I can’t remember how many times I’ve read this and on how many blogs, and still it has to be told again and again. Be yourself, and actually, be a better version of yourself before even considering making money.
“Choosing a name for your blog is like choosing a name for a child, you have to choose carefully because it could stick around for a long time.”
Kids are mean. Remember your childhood? Those kids with funny names and all the jokes they had to take? Would you like your blog to be the target of all those mean jokes?