Monday, September 6, 2010

Well my readers mean a lot to me and so their suggestions and comments. One of my readers Rajesh, asked me to write a post on good blogging techniques. So, here is the post.

Though: I have taken the points from internet, but I've mentioned my personal experience as well. So, read on.


Top 10 Tips for Blogging:

10. Write at least five major “pillar” articles. A pillar article is usually a tutorial style article aimed to teach your audience something. Generally they are longer than 500 words and have lots of very practical tips or advice.

My Experience: I have written few educational posts like: "FAKO", "Choose your words/actions well", "Circle of Influence" and got some great comments as well. By this, you can let people know your interest and ideas.


9. Write one new blog post per day minimum. Not every post has to be a pillar, but you should work on getting those five pillars done at the same time as you keep your blog fresh with a daily news or short article style post.

My Take: Well, I'm not that regular. Work keeps me busy but I try to update the blog as soon as possible. Frequent updates keep your visitors interested in your blog.


8. Use a proper domain name. In order for people to easily spread the word about your blog you need a easily remember-able domain name. People often talk about blogs they like when they are speaking to friends in the real world, so you need to make it easy for them to spread the word and pass on your URL.

My Take; I named my blog after a very careful thinking. It's like I am a person ho lives in past (most of the times), so my blog will help in cherishing the beautiful moments, I'd love to remember always.


7. Start commenting on other blogs. One of the best ways to find the right type of reader for your blog is to comment on other people’s blogs.

My advice: Yeah, leaving comments will attract other bloggers to your blog. You can make new friends and share ideas :)


6. Trackback and link to other blogs in your blog posts: When you write a new article to your blog and it links or references another blogger’s article you can do a trackback to their entry.

My Take: Honestly, I could not understand this point myself :) So, kindly adjust ..


5. Encourage comments on your own blog. One of the most powerful ways to convince someone to become a loyal reader is to show there are other loyal readers already following your work. To encourage comments you can simply pose a question in a blog post. Be sure to always respond to comments as well so you can keep the conversation going.

My advice: I do it most of the times, try and reply to my reader's comments.


4. Submit your latest pillar article to a blog carnival. A blog carnival is a post in a blog that summarizes a collection of articles from many different blogs on a specific topic. The idea is to collect some of the best content on a topic in a given week.

My Take: I haven't tried this. So, can't comment or explain on this.


3. Submit your blog to blogtopsites.com. To be honest this tip is not going to bring in a flood of new readers but it’s so easy to do and only takes five minutes so it’s worth the effort.

My Experience: Will surely try this. Hope it will be of some help.


2. Submit your articles to EzineArticles.com. This is another tip that doesn’t bring in hundreds of new visitors immediately but it’s worthwhile because you simply leverage what you already have – your pillar articles. Once a week or so take one of your pillar articles and submit it to Ezine Articles.

My Take: Well, Ezine is a big Name and I don't find myself that good writer to submit into it. But, if you are, give it a try and let me know.

1. This one is My original advice: Write whatever you feel like. Afterall, it's your blog and you have every write to show your emotions and what you feel.



Hope these tips will be helpful. Till later, keep Blogging

Love,
Ann

5 comments :

Rajesh Kumar said...

Thanks a lot...its really very very helpful. I will try to implement it in my blog. May be you can have a look at my blog too.. :)

A. K. said...

These are some really amazing tips.. Let me try it out.. Thanks!

CutePriya said...

Very...Very Useful tips Ann. Thanks a ton for sharing.

My Take: Loved the way you presented...lolz

Priya

Sourav said...

Nice article Ann! :)
But you know what, to be able to do all the 10 you mentioned, you have to quit your job and life, and work solely on blogging, which I think is stupid unless you are trying to make a living out of it!

And submitting your blog to blogtopsites will IN NO WAY help you get readers, these are just blogger directories to boost your alexa and may be Google PR and nothing ELSE! While submitting your post to ezine is not a good idea, submitting your original content to a such websites, will help you lose your posts' real value and gain one reader in 6 months, which in my standards is again not justified!

PS - I was just being honest, and these are my three years of blogging experiences that said it all!

My suggestion -
1. Read more, write less but only when you it's your best! No one would care about reading one's toothbrush routine or the mosquito bites you get! ;)

2. Write content to which people can relate.

3. Use Facebook/Twitter for your good.

4. Make good friends your reader and the readers your good friend, the magical way to blog! :)

Sorry for taking up so much space! :p

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