As far as blogging best practice goes, one of the best aspects is that it’s really easy to get started. The biggest risk in blogging is not the actual process of writing posts but the fact that you have no idea what to write about. It’s as if you’re talking to a blank wall. By creating blogs on topics related to your interests, you make it a lot easier to avoid getting into the habit of trying to write about every topic under the sun.
This doesn’t mean that your blog will be completely devoid of content – in fact, it’s important that you’ll add in some relevant information, since there’s nothing wrong with giving a side-eye to an area that is unlikely to have anything interesting about it. There are two steps to adding content to your blog: posting regularly and submitting content to other blogs. In this piece, we’ll look at the first step: posting regularly.
Posting regularly means that you’ll have to ensure that you’re posting every day, preferably a few times each day. Although this can be difficult to accomplish – even though it’s a good idea to not post everyday – it’s especially challenging when you’re brand new to blogging. One way of making sure that you’re posting regularly is to take a look at what other people are posting. After all, the more people who post regularly, the more likely you are to get noticed by the search engines, which are your biggest drivers of traffic.
Now that you have some posts in your blog, it’s time to submit those posts to another blog, preferably a blog that has a very large following. This is going to bring traffic to your blog, even if you haven’t written any new posts. Most blog syndication services offer an automatic feed that’s similar to Feedburner – just a little simpler. To get started, just click on the button that looks like a “+” sign and then paste the URL of your blog into the text field provided.
Before submitting, make sure you make a note of the post title and to indicate if you want a title on the post or in the comments. This will help you keep track of what to submit and make the process a lot easier. Blogging best practice then becomes: submit regularly.
Blogging best practice then becomes: submit regularly. For a lot of new bloggers, this may be the most difficult part of the process, but it is definitely worth the effort.