How Are You Promoting Your Blog?

Ok, now you have a blog. Congratulations, you are on your way!! What do you do now to get people to see it? Have you had your blog up for over a month and no one is responding? Why is that? Well, more than likely because it is basically  invisible to everyone but you!

Beginning the blog is the easiest part of the process. Almost anyone can start a blog. Two of the most crucial parts though are content and promotion. That is where the the pros are separated from the amateurs. What you don’t want to look like or end up as in Blogosphere World is an amateur.

Do you have social media buttons on your blog so that people can tell others about your wonderful blog?? If not, how are they going to help you promote it?? Remember the saying “Work Smarter not Harder?” This is so important in our business because most of us have limited time to promote our businesses so why not let others help you!!

Does your blog have a plug in so others can follow your blog with rss feed?? Very important way for your readers to keep in touch with your latest post. Also, do not forget to post regularly. Three to five times per week is a must to keep your content fresh and your audience engaged and interested in you! Attention spans are short on the internet and you have to constantly be in their face!!

Are you using Twitter and Facebook to announce your latest articles? Make sure you use a tiny url to post them. They will be your best friends. It takes time to get the attention you want from Twitter but I promise you that if you utilize Twitter correctly, you will plant seeds now but sprout beautiful sunflowers later!!

What Do You Blog About?

Now that you have decided to create this blog that everyone is telling you is essential to your business, do you have a concept of where to take it? What will be the theme of your blog and what will you name it?

The name is important for several reasons. First, the search engines such as Google in particular will notice the key words in your blog. So, url or web address and the title should reflect your subject matter if you are at all interested in optimizing your site. Optimization is another subject we will cover later. Secondly, it defines your blog and lets your readers in on what you are writing about.

If you are with a free blogging service such as blogger.com or the free version of wordpress.com, you can start immediately with your blog and have it up in a matter of 30 minutes! That is,  you can have a url, a title, header(which is your photo that expands across the top) and a general idea what you are going to talk about. Since you are using their free version, you don’t even have to search and register your web address.

Both of these blogging platforms are excellent and top bloggers use them. I would suggest early on that you start thinking of your own personal url and register it with a hosting company like Godaddy.com or Hostgator.com. Their hosting is very affordable and to buy your url should cost you less than $20.

If you have a network marketing company, depending on what type of company it is will determine what direction to take your blog. For example, if it is a jewelry company, you might want to show various pieces and display them with the newest fashions. Describe the pieces and show similar jewelry that celebrities wear! You could then lead them to the page where they can buy the pieces. Get them excited about it!

Just saying “Here I am and join my team or buy from me” is not always an effective way to blog. In fact it is a terrible and ineffective method. You could however tell about yourself which allows you to build a relationship with your readers and have articles on leadership and networking in your blog to draw people to it…. A How to Blog. That is another approach for this type of company.

The key to a good blog is to have great content and provide a reason for your readers to return. Otherwise, they will never return or appreciate all the work you put into it and leave you wondering why your blog receives no traffic!!  CONTENT IS KING!!

Keep your blog fresh with new articles that give value to the reader, show a passion in your writing and you will be on your way to having a successful blog!!

Do You Blog?

One of the things that I tell new Networkers is that in 2011, you need a blog. Do you sense my urgency?? Most people are still wary or hesitant of blogging because they don’t understand the concept or necessity to connect with an audience to increase their visibility. Is it crucial to your business? Well, that depends on your concept of where you want your business to go. If you work primarily via the internet, then I would say the answer is yes!

Most new Networkers or internet business owners are floundering out there. There is no real help available and no known, credible resources to help them succeed. Does this sound familiar? The reason is that most successful people don’t want to share their secrets for free. They are writing ebooks and trying to sell you “consultation packages”. Do you need them? That depends on how big your wallets are and if you are willing to take a risk for possibly not much return!

I am going to save you the money by sharing with you my experiences and somewhat limited but hopefully a little enlightening information on how you can improve your visibility and gain presence as a leader in your field! Will it happen overnight? I must confess that the answer is most definitely no.

Are you worried now? I certainly hope you are still with me!! There is light at the end of the tunnel and I am here to provide a ray of it for you. Blogging is important for anyone that is seeking credibility, visibility and recognition. A few years ago, blogging was more cathartic than a business necessity. Now, every journalist, politician and most CEO’s are part of the blogging world.

If you are not currently writing your own blog, then you need to start sharpening your writing skills. It is not necessary to be a prolific writer. Not everyone is going to write like Hemmingway or Margaret Mitchell. Start with short post about your business and even about yourself. Soon, you will find that it becomes much easier and quite addictive as well.

Start reading other blogs to see what people are interested in and to check out different writing styles. Keeping the blog within the parameters of your personality is paramount so that you sound genuine and display enthusiasm for your craft and towards your readers.

To start with, you do need a platform on which to post your blog. I suggest wordpress.com or blogger.com. They are both widely used by bloggers and easy to naviagate through. You can use their free versions and then move on to your own template and url.

This is just the beginning! Now go out there and create your blog and we will talk more later!!

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