Optimizing My Detroit Red Wings Blog

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.

Increasing Traffic to Your Blog

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The Real Deal

Moving Up the Blogging Ladder

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. 

Google This(p. 42)

Reasons To Becoming A Professional Blogger

Is Blogging Really Dead? 

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 Facebook instead.

How to make your new blog stand against the rest

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.

Stepping Stones for my Blog

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.

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Becoming a better blogger

Blogging is going to be tough. I do not use social media to express my opinions. I don’t tweet, and I don’t post Facebook statuses. Reading through the assigned readings made me realize that promoting myself through blogging can be a good asset for my future career.

Never using social media obviously means I have no idea how to use a blog, so the readings were very helpful. Some of my favorite help was from page 44, “Becoming a better blogger” in the book Google this.

Starting a Blog that People Want To Actually Read

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