So you've all had a few months to start your blog, write some posts and identify your goals for blogging. Hopefully, you've seen some results already. If not, hang in there. I've been blogging since 1996 (with large gaps in-between.) Now that I'm approaching twenty years of blogging (yikes) the biggest lesson I can pass on is related to pace and motivation.
Over the last two weeks I have gone from no blogging experience, to making my very own blog, to learning how to optimize my blog to become more popular on google searches. By writing about something that is very passionate to me, I have found blogging to be quite easy and fun. It is easy to speak your mind about things that interest you when you run your own blog. I had to use different key words to make sure I would be easily searchable to someone using google.
Technorati gave me a wide range of tips and ideas to use
when creating my first blog. I was able to find tags and categories that made
sense to use for my blog. This site also opened my eyes to some of the best
blogs out there. These blogs made great references when writing my own blog for formatting
and idea starters.
Nowadays, almost everybody has a blog. Blog can have a
variety of uses, you can write your dairies in personal blog, and manage your
business on corporate blog. Blogging is growing rapidly. However, in the
article Blogging Is Dead Just like the Web is Dead (p57), a New York Times story says
blogging is declined and young people are using other social networks like
It seems that today, there is a new blog popping up every 5 seconds. And that the author of that blog believes theirs is the next big hit, and that their topics are semi-precious and more valuable than the rest. With so many blogs available on the internet, there are a few key reasons why some stand above the rest. According to CopyBloggers.com's article on the 7 Deadly Sins of Blogging, there are many reasons to why the numerous blogs out there fail agains the test of time, and others shine.
I didn't realize how much work was actually in a blog until I sat down and started messing with mine the other day. It probably doesn't help that I have a mild form of self-diagnosed OCD. The amount of times I changed my header image and the background image is absurd. I can't even begin to describe how long it took me to come up with a title for it as well.