Congratulations for those taking on a new, exciting endeavor and kudos for becoming a fellow blogger. At this point the experience might still be too new to be worried about being an expert. What is of the utmost importance is that you want to blog. Hence, your immediate move is maximum visibility; build a good reputation and credibility as well as to have that feeling of productivity. You can begin with any idea that comes to your mind. Gradually try to delve into more exciting and unique points of view. This way, if you wish at some point to market your ideas it will come as an inevitable consequence to a job well done.
Below are techniques, methods and tips that you may want to consider in order for you to become a competent blogger:
One: Why have you decided to blog? This is tantamount to asking why after all this time you plunged blogging, why? Are you blogging because you have time to spare or are you doing it for possible market audience? Take the cue from those who have blogged and their reasons. They usually do this because they want to declare their expertise, they want to keep in constant touch with their clients, they want to put their articles out in the global market of ideas, they want to express their thoughts (whether good or bad) and they want to carve out their online personality.
Two: Now that you have made up your mind to blog, blog regularly and know how to go about blogging and improving along the way. Since you are a beginner, remember the maxim: “Practice makes perfect”. Before long, you will get the hang of it and pretty soon, perfect it. Your postings may be short but they should be relevant to your objective. Occasionally you find bloggers who get information from other websites – in an effort to keep their visitors providing varied data. A good thing about this is that it makes a blogger’s job easy. The disadvantage of this, however, is that it can’t help establish a blogger’s expertise or reputation. Hence, it is advisable to offer both in order to maintain a healthy balance.
Three: Invite visitors to your blogs. This can be a good way to generate traffic. It takes creativity and resourcefulness to entice readers to your online journal. One of these effective ways is to give them the feeling that both of you are talking about the same things and at least your keywords are familiar to both of you. Ergo, whenever you update your blog, don’t forget to inform your visitors that they are welcome to read and even click on as many related links in your blog as possible.
Four: Write articles that could confirm that you are an “expert” in your chosen market or industry. As much as possible, keep your articles original, informative and engaging. The aforementioned features guarantee that readers will gout of their way to look for your kind of blogging.
Five: Make sure your work is recorded and acknowledged. This, in order for you to optimize exposure to as many possible clients or readers. Open the search engine of your choice and it will surely return results of various locations where you can submit your articles.
Six: Subscription to your blog should be made easy. By easy it means – implied simple command. This can be made possible by either supplying a simple form patterned from Feedblitz.com or from Feedburner.com. Learn more about the power of Rss (Really Simple Syndication) which can let subscribers receive updates or feeds as soon as new entries are sent.
Seven: Make your keywords the “Magic Words.” Keywords play crucial roles in greatly improving your blogging capability and therefore acceptance from co-bloggers. Hitting and using the right words will go a long way!
Eight: Lastly, you need to analyze and research on your chosen business or market. This calls the need for analysis answering what is wanted and needed. Remember that the more targeted you are, the more chances you have to facilitate the needed traffic.
Eventually however, no amount of urging will do you good if you do not actually start blogging. The journey actually begins with your first blog and another blog and another.