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How can you become a better blogger?

1. Use a catchy title. Make the title unique, consider using questions and lists.

2. Use interesting visuals. Include an image or video in your blog. This will get people’s attention and help them better understand the content of your blog.

3. Include links. Links add depth and credibility to your articles and allow you to show a little ‘link love’.

4. Use bullets, italics, and bold font. This makes for an easier read. Using bold font allows the reader to quickly scan your post.

5. Let your personality come through. This is what makes your blog unique.

6. Make blogs short, otherwise your reader might take one look at your post and bolt. If you choose to make your blog post long, consider breaking your blog into parts or use bold font to highlight the main points of the blog.

7. Reference your articles. If you use other people’s work, include a reference or link to their article.

8. Be interesting and have fun.

9. Encourage comments. Engage your reader and develop a relationship with them. This can be as simple as ending your post with a question.

10. Be bold. This might take the form of being outrageous or controversial.

11. Post tags. This will help your readers find you.

12. Respond to comments as soon as possible. Treat your reader like a friend. If your friend calls you and leaves a message, do you wait days to respond?

13. Make your blog post easy to share. This may include adding widgets such as Tweet, Reddit, Delicious, Stumble Upon, etc.

14. Post frequently. This helps keep your blog fresh and entices search engines to index you more often.

15. Promote your blog. This involves posting your posts to bookmarking sites, such as Stumble Upon and Delicious. Use Facebook and Twitter or other virtual communities such as LinkedIn and Craigslist (I use the ‘community’ section for this purpose).

Dear reader, what other social media best practices have worked for you?

377 Responses to this post.

  1. TEVG's Gravatar

    Posted by TEVG on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Blogging for nothing and ur chips for free.

  2. The Simple Life of a Country Man’s Wife's Gravatar

    Posted by The Simple Life of a Country Man's Wife on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Nice post – good tips! However, I do not post frequently since I am not too concerned with indexing. I lost interest if someone I follow posts more than three times a week, unless it is short and sweet.

  3. thenewcomer's Gravatar

    Posted by thenewcomer on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    The tips you offer would work if you are aiming to increase the readership of your blog. Certainly I notice when I blog about controversial issues such as religion and religiosity, I get more comments and views. But I question your assumption that a “better” blog is necessarily one with more readers. Surely that depends on what you want out of blogging? I blog because for me, blogging is like writing a diary, and I’m certainly not going to “dumb down” my blogs by adding pictures or coloured fonts, or breaking up long posts, for the sake of attracting a few more readers! ;)
    I also believe that blogging is an inherently political act:
    http://thenewcomer.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/who-do-you-think-you-are/

  4. runtobefit's Gravatar

    Posted by runtobefit on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    This is all great advice…it’s just, well, it was a bit too long. :-) JK…You brought up great points. Thanks for the info!!

    http://www.runtobefit.wordpress.com

  5. AMY-of-all-trades's Gravatar

    Posted by AMY-of-all-trades on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Good points – really likin’ this post. Thanks for the outline of everything I’ve been thinking about but haven’t been able to organize. Kudos!

    Love,
    A

  6. It’s just a web site man!'s Gravatar

    Posted by It's just a web site man! on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

  7. Logan's Gravatar

    Posted by Logan on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for the post! I have a blog and I was wondering why I didn’t get very much trafic but I’l try these tips. Thanks again!

  8. squarebrackets's Gravatar

    Posted by squarebrackets on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I would have to say that I do 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15
    So I’m not doing that badly (:

  9. stacia222's Gravatar

    Posted by stacia222 on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great tips!! Thanks for sharing. Love it!

    stacia222.wordpress.com

  10. Ryan Rosado's Gravatar

    Posted by Ryan Rosado on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Your list is really succinct and overall helpful/good. This would be a good list to keep around someone’s desk who is an advent blogger. I have to say blogging about upcoming events and follow-up blog posts help me gain visitors as well.

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  13. twa2r's Gravatar

    Posted by twa2r on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Really enjoyed the information. Short, sweet and to the point. No guessing needed. Keep up the great work. r

  14. wyldman's Gravatar

    Posted by wyldman on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Good advise for newbies like me.

  15. Mikalee Byerman's Gravatar

    Posted by Mikalee Byerman on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I’m finding an inherent disconnect between “promotion” and “being bold.” Of course I use Facebook and LinkedIn,etc., but because my content is “mature,” I have no chance of the biggest promotional tool available on WordPress: Freshly Pressed.

    Any advice?

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  17. O Letters & Tea Leaves's Gravatar

    Posted by O Letters & Tea Leaves on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great tips for the new blogger (that’s me!).

  18. Circe's Gravatar

    Posted by Circe on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    This is such a great post, so far we’ve been relying on twitter and word of mouth, we have a lot more work to do. Thanks!

  19. kittymartine's Gravatar

    Posted by kittymartine on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Very helpful for a new blogger like me.

  20. notcomplicated's Gravatar

    Posted by notcomplicated on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for the tips! All good reminders…
    http://notcomplicated.net

  21. zebraremovals's Gravatar

    Posted by zebraremovals on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Good tips.

    I’m trying to hone my blogging skills as I’m a newbie, so your tips are appreciated.

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  22. Michael Young's Gravatar

    Posted by Michael Young on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Facebook is by-far the best avenue for traffic to my blog thus far. I’m going to start using Craigslist now!

    Good post.

  23. typhoidterri's Gravatar

    Posted by typhoidterri on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I’m going through my blog and editing with Zemanta. Then I have the opportunity to Tweet it so I get some readers for old posts. Zemanta is really cool – they suggest links, tags, and pictures.

  24. Michael LaBossiere's Gravatar

    Posted by Michael LaBossiere on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    #5 Made me think of Bill Cosby’s classic routine:

    Bill Cosby: I said to a guy, “Tell me, what is it about cocaine that makes it so wonderful,” and he said, “Because it intensifies your personality.” I said, “Yes, but what if you’re an asshole?”
    :)

  25. Tom Baker's Gravatar

    Posted by Tom Baker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great information. I already incorporate many of these but I think I could do more to get new visitors to leave comments.

  26. sandiegopoloclub's Gravatar

    Posted by sandiegopoloclub on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for the insight!

  27. trashbird1240's Gravatar

    Posted by trashbird1240 on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Breaking a long post into parts would make me “bolt.” The most annoying thing on the internet today is getting down to the bottom of a page and seeing a link that says “Part II” or “Next page.” This is the web; there’s no need to split things up!

  28. notesfromrumbleycottage's Gravatar

    Posted by notesfromrumbleycottage on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    These are good tips. I think I might steal, er, use a few. Congrats on being freshly pressed.

  29. Nor's Gravatar

    Posted by Nor on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Good tips. Any suggestions on how to be less lonely as a blogger though? My cat just don’t cut it.

  30. CrystalSpins's Gravatar

    Posted by CrystalSpins on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for the tips. I think I’m doing most of these most of the time — although I actually write REALLY long posts. Sometimes it just takes 1500 words to really get my point across. I need to work on that one. What length would you recommend?

    Crystal
    http://www.crystalspins.com

  31. dnates's Gravatar

    Posted by dnates on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks so much for posting this, working on a group blog for a class and the advice is greatly appreciated!
    Danielle

  32. Viki's Gravatar

    Posted by Viki on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    A well written post and I agree with all the points you mentioned. I am happy to see, that I naturally follow most of points you mentioned while I write posts on my blog.

    I however miss out on #9 and will have to make sure I encourage commenting from now! Tweeted it. :)

    Keep the good stuff coming! :)

  33. Crystal Cranmore's Gravatar

    Posted by Crystal Cranmore on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Hey, I am new to wordpress. what advice do you have for my site? Please leave a comment or two on something letting me know what you think. Thanks

    http://www.ccranmore.wordpress.com

  34. Marisa's Gravatar

    Posted by Marisa on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I like how you made good use of italics and bold in this post too! All basic tips but they’re all very important.

  35. Ava Aston’s Muckery's Gravatar

    Posted by Ava Aston's Muckery on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great ideas! And congrats on being Freshly Pressed.

    Blessings,

    Ava
    xox

  36. Steven Harris's Gravatar

    Posted by Steven Harris on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    IS the internet the last refuge of personality? everywhere else in the world it seems we have to hide and suppress who and what we are in order to fit in with work/family/whatever.

  37. Normanomiblog's Gravatar

    Posted by Normanomiblog on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I’ve found that if I have something in common with additional bloggers (such as interest in same topic, multiple posts about similar items, etc), I’ll talk to them about setting up cross links in the “friends pages” or “colleagues pages”. I also find that making sure my posts are broadcast to Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz, Yahoo, etc also increase traffic to the site as well as helped me get in touch with what my readers are looking for.

    Thanks for the tips, I’ll be making sure to use/reference them.

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    Posted by princessdot on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

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  40. hunter71's Gravatar

    Posted by hunter71 on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Love your blog….I have been working to get my site going and get people to subscribe to it. I will have to try some of these. Thank you! Hunter71 http://www.hcrproducts.com

  41. blogergal's Gravatar

    Posted by blogergal on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for the tips.

  42. niconica's Gravatar

    Posted by niconica on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Nice post :)

    Niconica
    http://niconica.wordpress.com

  43. deadwednesdays's Gravatar

    Posted by deadwednesdays on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I looove articles that teach me how to be a better blogger. I am glad to see I already use some of these techniques. Maybe not so much bold… but I try to reply to comments as soon as I can, and I am learning to post often.

    I should listen to your number 4. I could use more bullet points… I will definately listen to this. :) Thank you!!

  44. sabdel41's Gravatar

    Posted by sabdel41 on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I’m not a twitter fan, so I have rarely used that to promote my blog – but facebook works well because you can actually link it to a status and post snippets of the blog entry to entice readers :)
    Plus, people find it easier to comment on the post on facebook instead of commenting on the blog entry itself…

  45. Mama Bear Ping's Gravatar

    Posted by Mama Bear Ping on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I think I can follow most of these, but #6 will be most difficult for me because I am sometimes long-winded (when I speak and when I write). I like the idea of breaking up my posts into parts. I also have a lot to learn on #15. It’s a little overwhelming! But good stuff! It’s great to get these tips as a new blogger. I guess time will tell whether or not what I post is considered worthy to read. My stuffs a little all over the place. But as I continue to post, I’m sure I’ll figure out a good flow for my blog. Thanks for the pointers!

  46. sayitinasong's Gravatar

    Posted by sayitinasong on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I agree with point number 6- personally if I see a blog post the length of a short story (unless it of course is a short story site!) I am so much more likely to click “back” on my browser. Unless if has a killer headline that catches my attention. These are great to use as a rule of thumb, especially to all new bloggers!

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    Posted by trisha on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    thanks a lot for the suggestions. my toughest challenge is giving the post an interesting title :)

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  50. Heather CJ Atkins's Gravatar

    Posted by Heather CJ Atkins on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Fabulous list of suggestions.. I have a really hard time with #6 though! ;^)

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    Posted by Emma on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Leave comments on ‘Freshly Pressed’ posts, surely? :)

  52. Jean Huang Photography's Gravatar

    Posted by Jean Huang Photography on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    A lot of great tips, Laura-Lee! Thank you for putting this list together. I especially like the point about making the blog short. :-)

  53. Roy's Gravatar

    Posted by Roy on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great tips.
    I’m trying to get my blog to get more readers this should help :D

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    Posted by Little Johnny on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I have had good success with people accessing.. however, very few comments despite encouragement and have had little activity as far as adding emails to subscribe. The feedback via Twitter/FB have been positive and there is a lot of forwarding, however, nobody actually subsribes. I have even offered a financial incentive. Thoughts?

  56. theonlyquestion's Gravatar

    Posted by theonlyquestion on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I don’t have a clue as to what half these terms mean, much less how to do them. They seem like great, if hard to grasp, suggestions, though. Thanks.

  57. superslayer's Gravatar

    Posted by superslayer on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I like blogging it is really fun the title is the right title because everyone should be blogging

  58. Stop Being a Loser's Gravatar

    Posted by Stop Being a Loser on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for the tips!! We need em!

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    Posted by Barbie Californiana on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Hello, how are you?
    I used his text in my blog … And did your references … Congratulations! The text is excellent! Thank you for sharing this tip I will share with other people.
    I thank you, California Barbie.

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  62. Scott K's Gravatar

    Posted by Scott K on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Something I aspire to keep, an interesting blog at Lifencompass | The Journey. :)

    I have to say that I actually practice most of these blogging practices but I find it hard to get comments or entice my regular readers to respond. When the blog posts to Facebook, or Twitter, for example, I get “likes” and some commentary but on the blog itself…. cricket city. A quiet fan / reader base.

    Clicks are up to the 800-900 click throughs a month, I almost reached my target goal of 100. I’m doing something but I still would like to do something more.

    Any suggestions?

  63. kathy knorr, digital maven's Gravatar

    Posted by kathy knorr, digital maven on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Hello! I love this list of Best Practices for Blogging. Yet how about adding tips for cultivating followers and reaching out to engagement? For example, research like minded communities and keywords in both the blog world and on Twitter.

    Follow their blog links, and see where you go! Research Carefully, Comment and Engage would be my advice for Engagement Best Practices — using all your great tips in the blog comments you leave as well as step 15 above. — Happy Best Blogging -

  64. dancing oranges's Gravatar

    Posted by dancing oranges on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    my blog is linked from my twitter, that usually works, and i do like pictures :)
    cool post :)

  65. aucunknowntruths's Gravatar

    Posted by aucunknowntruths on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for the tips!

  66. zookyshirts's Gravatar

    Posted by zookyshirts on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great list. I’ve been blogging for about 10 months now, and I still consider myself a newbie. Your list has some helpful advice — probably could’ve used it months ago! Thanks for posting this.

  67. Jenna's Gravatar

    Posted by Jenna on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Good advice! Believe it or not, I never used tags . . . until today! I’ve been blogging daily since June but never understood the purpose of tags. Now I know . . .

  68. wadingacross's Gravatar

    Posted by wadingacross on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I’ve promoted my blog on a few conservative sites. It does get me some hits. I still only get a meager amount of hits, but it’s plenty for me.

    I also get a fair amount from web searches. Tags do work.

    My one fault is verbosity… but sometimes I just cannot be succinct.

  69. yoruanko's Gravatar

    Posted by yoruanko on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    hmmm… i still got lot to do to make it perfect =3

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    Posted by happyfamilytravels on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great tips!!

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    Posted by middleagedplague on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    This is something I’ve been curious about for a long time — how do people get thousands and thousands and thousands of people attached to their blogs? I have looked at a number of them, and some are really not very good — poorly written, vitriolic, dull, prosaic.

    Also, with Digg and Stumbeupon and so on, is it enough to post a link to one’s blog, or does one need to fully join the community and chatter away? Adding this to Facebook and Twitter and other social media, this absorbs time that could be spent writing.

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  73. Matt Anderson's Gravatar

    Posted by Matt Anderson on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    This is very helpful: succinct and practical: thanks!

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    Posted by Jackson Rodgers on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Nicely written and good tips. Thanks.
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  75. perfectperfectionist's Gravatar

    Posted by perfectperfectionist on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Very true – I struggle to keep it succinct, but I find that it’s worth editing down. It ends up making my post better, and certainly more readable.

  76. Dado Moura's Gravatar

    Posted by Dado Moura on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Very good tips. It is going to improve my blog strategies. Thanks

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  78. ebbrine1944's Gravatar

    Posted by ebbrine1944 on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I,m new at blogging and this was very helpful.

  79. Terri's Gravatar

    Posted by Terri on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for the helps. I never know if what I blog about is worth the ‘paper’ its written on. I’m glad to see that shorter is better. I also heard that commenting on other folks’ blogs helps bring readers your way!

  80. findingstrengthtostandagain's Gravatar

    Posted by findingstrengthtostandagain on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I enjoyed this. It was fun how you incorporated your tips into your own blog post. Thank you for all of the ideas!

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  82. Marcos Gonzales's Gravatar

    Posted by Marcos Gonzales on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I’ve written for a couple of blogs before I started my own blog and I have to admit that everything said above is right. Most of these rules I already use when posting my blogs. And to be fair, I can see developement in the views over the last few weeks.

    Just one point I do not agree with. Keeping blogs shorts. Just make them easy to read, fluent and fun. Then people read it anyway.

  83. bombardieris's Gravatar

    Posted by bombardieris on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    what would hapen if i wanted to people check out a new website that i just found on the net>? its http://www.mycoloonline.com

  84. Mateusz's Gravatar

    Posted by Mateusz on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    That’s right. Thank’s for the tips!

  85. Kevin's Gravatar

    Posted by Kevin on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Hi Laura-Lee,
    I think that I have been practising your tips on better blogging, but it’s always good to re-assess the standard of work that we do.
    For my more casual and brief articles, I am more than satisfied with my writing. However for the more in-depth and technical articles, for example informing readers about the detaield guidelines for a professional registration in another country… then it’s not so easy to be concise and witty.
    I do agree that Tags are a great tool for hepinng readers find appropriate content, at least when they are used proerly.
    Well I will certainly put your tips to use on my own blog.

    Thanks again for posting this info.
    Kevin.

    PS: If you have the interest or inclination to peruse my blog, then let me know if you see anything on it that could be tweaked.
    http://www.techieibrazil.com “Engineering and Development in Brazil”

  86. Pablito's Gravatar

    Posted by Pablito on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    What an inspiring post.

    Thank you for the great tips, they are indeed very helpful.

    Cheers.

  87. CultureChoc2010's Gravatar

    Posted by CultureChoc2010 on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Good advice. Thanks.

  88. Maryawrites's Gravatar

    Posted by Maryawrites on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Also doesn’t hurt to be featured on freshly pressed too. ;)

  89. text me, love mom's Gravatar

    Posted by text me, love mom on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I’ll take note. Thanks for the insight – I’m new to this.

  90. generationnext's Gravatar

    Posted by generationnext on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I see exactly where you’re coming from. Blogging for me is simply a way for me to not feel so powerless and to have a voice in the world around me. I don’t particularly care if anyone reads it first-off, but I know eventually, someone will read it and it will influence or effect someone. But I see that people will read what interests them whether you try to promote yourself or not. I personally don’t always keep my blogs short especially when I feel I have a pressing need to give detail and information about a subject I feel strongly about, especially when it’s controversial.

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    Posted by qazse on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great list of suggestions. However, I do agree with trashbird1240 – an unfinished ending can kill a post. Use rarely and with caution. Best, qazse

  93. Sunflowerdiva's Gravatar

    Posted by Sunflowerdiva on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Excellent tips!

  94. huffygirl's Gravatar

    Posted by huffygirl on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great suggestions. So how do I post my blog to Stumble Upon?

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  96. mahout's Gravatar

    Posted by mahout on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great tips. I may share some link love and insert a link to your post on my blog.

    mediamahout.wordpress.com

  97. SanaHyun's Gravatar

    Posted by SanaHyun on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Well I just went through this post & i think I’m the one who was in actual need of these tips. I’ve just started blogging :D
    This has been a pretty good help to me. I shall atleast remember a few of these which would help me be a better blogger ^_^

    Thanks buddy !

  98. antsrants's Gravatar

    Posted by antsrants on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I’ve tried begging, but it hasn’t helped garner more readership.

  99. rtcrita's Gravatar

    Posted by rtcrita on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I am always willing to learn more than I think I already know! Thanks for the list.

  100. workingtechmom's Gravatar

    Posted by workingtechmom on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks, thanks! This is a great post. I appreciate #12 as I love to read comments back to what I’ve commented on other blogs. It’s fun to make blog friends.

  101. jaswrites's Gravatar

    Posted by jaswrites on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Excellent insight! Being a realitively new Blogger, this should certainly help me!
    Thank you very much.

  102. theerotomaniac's Gravatar

    Posted by theerotomaniac on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    wow. i sure have a lot to learn in blogging again, thanks for the tips :)

  103. Vickywebworld's Gravatar

    Posted by Vickywebworld on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    You have said it all. Thanks for such a splendid article/post. To some of us, it is easier read than practiced.

  104. My Camera, My Friend's Gravatar

    Posted by My Camera, My Friend on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great tips!

  105. thesongofsolomon's Gravatar

    Posted by thesongofsolomon on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for the tips. :)

  106. masact's Gravatar

    Posted by masact on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great tips.

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  108. Roulette Revolver's Gravatar

    Posted by Roulette Revolver on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great post! Thanks!

  109. marlowesnymph's Gravatar

    Posted by marlowesnymph on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great advice. Thanks!

    marlowesnymph.wordpress.com

  110. meerachandra's Gravatar

    Posted by meerachandra on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    A nice post. Liked it. I’m a new blogger and think this will help me a lot. Here is my profile. :)
    http:/meerachandra.wordpress.com/

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  112. michael1938's Gravatar

    Posted by michael1938 on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I don’t have the time anymore to blab blog. I lost that luxury. Anyway, Successful blogging is about contributory content. Give people what they need, not so much what they want…a new angle…something with a twist…spark controversy. Let it hang out!

    http://www.hydrogen-conversion.net/

  113. beforemybigbreak's Gravatar

    Posted by beforemybigbreak on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    What isn’t seen can’t be sold is what I have to say!

  114. speedworks's Gravatar

    Posted by speedworks on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    good tips thank u thank u!!

  115. adirrtymind's Gravatar

    Posted by adirrtymind on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Excellent tips! I’m excited to get started!

  116. honeylaxmanrao's Gravatar

    Posted by honeylaxmanrao on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    excellent u r really great..thank you ..laxman rao iiit basar

  117. mct88's Gravatar

    Posted by mct88 on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    these are great! i’m trafficking my blog through facebook, facebook page, various blogger communities, and twitter. i also comment on other blogs and develop relationships with my readers in that way.

    i post fairly frequently. i have a post every friday just short random blips of my thoughts.

    congrats on freshly pressed!

  118. Ljubomir Gatdula's Gravatar

    Posted by Ljubomir Gatdula on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I like top-something lists! Maybe I’ll write one in the future :-)

  119. faithcometh's Gravatar

    Posted by faithcometh on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Why do you blog at the first place anyway? If your aim is to be well known in the web, then you can use all the gimmicks you could ever imagine. There’s nothing wrong with that. However, if you want to spill out your convictions, beliefs, and a CAUSE to the whole wide world then you have a mission. Your mission could be impossible, but you just need a tiny spark to fire up a forest.

  120. mph's Gravatar

    Posted by mph on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    great tips… will try implementing this.

    http://bubblecube.wordpress.com

  121. Mark Jordahl's Gravatar

    Posted by Mark Jordahl on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    You are definitely right about the controversial posts/titles gaining the most readers. You need to be ready for whatever comments come your way, though!

  122. jasefase's Gravatar

    Posted by jasefase on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Grammar is a huge deal. Spelling is not as big of a concern since virtually every text editor has a spell check. Let me put it this way. I don’t speak like I topped out at a 4th grade education, so why shouldn’t my writing reflect that? I expect the same standard as a reader. I don’t want to guess where the comma was meant to be. Moral of the story: Read your own posts.

    GuideToSociety.com.

  123. Evie Garone's Gravatar

    Posted by Evie Garone on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great points, thanks for sharing! I have found that controversial posts DO get a lot of attention which makes for fun!

    evelyngarone.com

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  125. JetBrew's Gravatar

    Posted by JetBrew on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I like this article. I just started blogging and I like it because it lets me learn about people. I like it more when people can see what I do and feel inspired. Taking knowledge from others is how we move through life as people.

  126. EDN's Gravatar

    Posted by EDN on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Excellent post. Thanks! I’m working on my favicon like an iphon’s icon. Anyone can help me?

  127. George's Gravatar

    Posted by George on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I do agree to post frequently as it will increase the freshness of the article when come to blogging.

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  128. Sixthirtythree's Gravatar

    Posted by Sixthirtythree on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Congrats on being freshly pressed!

    Since I am a products promotion blogger, blogging everyday decreases the views for the products I am promoting. If I post two posts on the same day, or post a second post the day after, the more recent post receives more views, thus usurping the first post. Thus, I try to keep at least two to three days between postings.

    However, you have provided some great tips which I have already put into practice. The tips I found to be most useful were #4, #10, and #13. Thank you!

  129. arcypanjin's Gravatar

    Posted by arcypanjin on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I agree with the stylistic conventions which are true for any piece of writing. But as many commentators have added, the purpose of your blog determines a lot more, how it’s written. If you are trying to emulate a mass media outlet, your layout, style and subject will be very different from a personal diary or an experimental site on random thoughts. I always wonder why many people are so keen on keeping/cultivating “their” crowd of readers instead of finding subjects, first of all, that interest them. My own browsing history does not really sustain a dedication to any particular blog but a rather random attachment to the medium itself. Subjects matter more than audiences in the writing process.

  130. luce's Gravatar

    Posted by luce on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    thanks for the post. I’ll keep this in mind.

  131. Andreas Moser's Gravatar

    Posted by Andreas Moser on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I tried the provocation strategy by poking fun at Al-Qaeda in my last blog: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/diy-terror/
    Hopefully, that didn’t overdo it…

  132. erinsiu's Gravatar

    Posted by erinsiu on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I have a “Guilty Pleasures” list! Lists are actually really fun if you get a cool topic to list out!

    Check it out! http://www.erinsiu.wordpress.com

  133. erinsiu's Gravatar

    Posted by erinsiu on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I’m working on keeping my blog interesting, thanks for the help! It is obviously doing you a lot of good, so you’re a great person to look to for help! Thanks again!!!

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  135. Jayant Raj's Gravatar

    Posted by Jayant Raj on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great tips…

    will try to implement these… Do think these tips are a must have for Tech news blogs??

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  137. Priya Seht's Gravatar

    Posted by Priya Seht on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Nice ideas..visit my blog too. it’s got articles…on priyaseht.wordpress.com
    want some ideas to increase readers . however i dont want to be a part of networking sites.
    Also, i have a wiki which is cooltechnology.wetpaint.com
    check them out.
    thanks

  138. NK's Gravatar

    Posted by NK on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    What a great post to see when checking “Freshly Pressed” this morning. I’ve tried blogging before, to no avail. Of course that’s partly because I was afraid to publicize. I now have two blogs and am getting better about putting them out there. I noticed that I’m doing much of what you suggest; I’m happy to see some things I should work on. What are StumbledUpon and Digg? Gotta look into those. Thanks!

  139. cuadie's Gravatar

    Posted by cuadie on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I only just started blogging, so this is pretty interesting for me. I think I’m ok on most so far, but would you mind taking a look for yourself? http://cuadie.wordpress.com/ . It’s only 4 articles so far, but it also has only been up for 4 days :) .

    greets,
    cuadie

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  141. likeadeist's Gravatar

    Posted by likeadeist on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    If there’s any ‘like’ button, i will push it twice :)

  142. William Taylor's Gravatar

    Posted by William Taylor on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your blog post, it was enlightening. I have a few questions if you don’t mind. Where does one get pictures for blogs that are relevant to what one writes about, or are any pictures ok. I like the idea of leaving them with a question. I think that is brilliant and I am going to start doing that with my blog. I just started blogging which is another reason I appreciate your post. Thank you for your time.

  143. Dinesh John's Gravatar

    Posted by Dinesh John on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    A great, to the point write up, Thanks for the share! :)

  144. Dinesh John's Gravatar

    Posted by Dinesh John on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    you can, look up on the top bar, there is “like this” option.

  145. First Nate's Gravatar

    Posted by First Nate on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Good tips, I just wish I had the time to post more often.

  146. ppstudios's Gravatar

    Posted by ppstudios on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I really enjoyed reading it. Short, sweet and to the point. Th pic at the top shows me an my chief Sandra :D

  147. evesreflections's Gravatar

    Posted by evesreflections on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great tips! Thanks

  148. quicklysilver's Gravatar

    Posted by quicklysilver on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    thank you very much for the information, i’ve just started up a blog so this really helps

  149. Michelle's Gravatar

    Posted by Michelle on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    When I began blogging, I did not want to be referred to as a blogger. The word seemed dirty and soiled because many popular bloggers limit their content to gossip and gibberish. Now that I have been blogging for at least two years, I appreciate the act because, as many of you note, I write for myself. The author is right, though, about using social networking sites as promotions. Through Twitter, my blog has enjoyed more views although very few people post comments or subscribe. Instead I have made contacts with bonafide poets and writers as well as a wealth of people who share my taste in discourse, music, writing, education, and the like. The only thing I refer to do is focus on length. I use my blog to enhance my writing, so I experiment with various genres, which will change the length of posts. All in all, I enjoy blogging for myself without the tarnish of a gossip blogger.

  150. asante's Gravatar

    Posted by asante on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great tips! I’m blogging to promote my current and future books.
    http://www.BlissBellyKitchen.wordpress.com

  151. auntbethany's Gravatar

    Posted by auntbethany on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for the extremely helpful post…just wondering myself how to get my blog out there and what steps I can take to gain more readers. Curious about Delicious and StumbleUpon…will check those out today. Thanks!

  152. Patricia's Gravatar

    Posted by Patricia on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Fresh content is probably the biggest drew for me. The second would probably be humor. A lot of blogs I read are for recreation and entertainment. Updating several times a week will keep me coming back to check for more stuff to read. Not updating will make me leave a blog or long periods of inactivity without an explanation will make me think the author has abandoned the project.

    http://lackingsense.wordpress.com

  153. Anne's Gravatar

    Posted by Anne on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Read other blogs, and participate in their comments/conversations.

  154. Noelle's Gravatar

    Posted by Noelle on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I certainly have to work on the wordiness of my posts, I suppose. I blame it on my lengthy history of high school professors who graded based on quantity, not quality. Frequent updates is another important one, though I tend to get hypocritical about it – I get frustrated when there are no new posts on my favorite blogs, but my blog remains just as neglected thanks to the stresses and obligations of college. I’m making an effort to change that, though, I promise.

    Thanks for sharing! I’m definitely keeping these in mind.

  155. lbwong's Gravatar

    Posted by lbwong on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great advice! I consciously try to work on #14 making post frequently. It does get difficult at times yet its important to keep the readers you DO have engaged. I like #5 let your personality come through. Often the ideas I get for my posts relate to something that happened recently and I try to draw on the bigger picture. Congrats on Freshly Pressed! LB

  156. razzlemonster's Gravatar

    Posted by razzlemonster on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for the blog… I’m new to blogging & am still to figure out what blogging means to me. Your post helped me identify key elements that I need to implement.

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  158. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for your feedback! Blogging frequently is an excellent way to engage your audience, but you bring up a great point. Is it possible to blog too frequently? At what point will your target market tune out?

    Perhaps, titles act as an important tool for readers to decide whether they can benefit from a blog and an ample range of topics offer more choices for the reader. They can choose to prioritize the posts they read based on their level of interest in the topic and the time they have to read or scan a post.

    BTW, your fur munchkins look so adorable! My idea of success is having a backyard big enough to own a dog. One day, sigh.

  159. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Excellent point! Your purpose / goal for having a blog will certainly effect the way you choose to present your blog.

    For sure, it’s important how the blogger views having photos, video, etc. integrated within their blog posts. I want my blog to be accessible to a range of people, many of which learn better with visuals that are relevant to the text. Also, just like a TV ad has more potential to have a greater emotional impact than, say, a newspaper ad – visuals combined with quality text have a greater potential for inciting an emotional connection to an article.

    Thank you for your contribution!

    Does anyone have any further thoughts about this topic?

  160. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for reading my post. I hope it helps! Cheers! :0)

  161. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I’m glad you liked this post! Thank you for visiting my blog!

    I’ve read your most recent blog post! You’re a great writer!

  162. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for responding to my post. I hope it helps drive more traffic to your blog! Best of luck!

  163. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    That’s awesome and thanks for reading my post!

  164. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    That’s wonderful! Thank you for reading it!

  165. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for contributing to this blog forum! I’m going to keep your ideas around my desk. Cheers!

  166. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I’m glad you enjoyed the read! Thank you for reading my post!

  167. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for dropping by! Congrats on taking the initiative to enter the blogosphere! Good luck with your new blog.

  168. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Hi, there are communities or networks of people whose mutual interests bring each other together over the internet. It’s all about filling a need. You have some stories/experience that could help people, such as those going through a divorce. For example, there are many meet-up groups for divorced women at http://bit.ly/bKLngM. Best of luck!

  169. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    My pleasure! Good luck with your blog! :0)

  170. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! Best of luck with your blog!

    It’s very entertaining. Love it!

  171. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! Happy blogging!

  172. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Ha, ha, ha! Very funny and true! Perhaps #5 should come with a wee caveat. Thank you for the laugh! :0)

  173. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Fantastic! Best of luck!

  174. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your contribution to my post and for introducing me to a different perspective! When I divide my blogs up, I usually make this clear in title I use, i.e., Social Media and Transparency 101 – Part 1: http://lauraleewalker.wordpress.com/2010/09/21/social-media-and-transparency-101-part-1/.

    I think splitting things up does have its advantages. For example, studies show that many people do not scroll down to view further information on a website and even fewer people scroll from left to right. We are a bunch of scroll-a-phobes.

    Happy Blogging!

  175. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! Initially, I didn’t realize I was on Freshly Pressed. When I saw my ‘hits’ go up dramatically, I thought there was a problem with WordPress stats. It wasn’t until I started reading people’s comments, like yours that I realized what happened!

    Afterwards, I ran across this article called Five Ways to Get Featured on Freshly Pressed. Good luck with your blog!

  176. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I think instead of aspiring to the philosophy ‘if you built it they will come’, it helps to actively participate / interact with other bloggers and comment on topics that interest you. This creates a dialogue with other bloggers.

    In addition to blogging sites, there are other social media sites, such as meetup.com that allow people that share the same interest to meet in person and connect with others. Peace and love!

  177. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for commenting on my blog post! I’m always so excited when someone takes time to read my blog.

    Instead of having a hard-and-fast-rule that posts must be under x amount of words, it’s more helpful to look at who your target audience is and what length they might be comfortable reading. For example, I blog primarily about social media marketing, and business writing in general is concise and to the point.

    However, perhaps the majority of your readers are English Literature students, for example, and are more apt to read larger amount of text that takes the scenic route before arriving at the crux of the message.

    A happy medium is to write posts that can be read in full or can be quickly scanned by using visual cues, such as bolding some of your text.

    Please let me know if you want any more recommendations. Best of luck with your blog!

  178. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Wonderful! Thank you for commenting! I hope you have fun working on your group blog!! :0)

  179. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you so much! Your site is phenomenal! I love that your feature posts are dynamic!

  180. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for reading my post. Great blog! You use a significant amount of visuals and are really diligent with tagging your posts. That’s wonderful!

    Flickr also offers a huge amount of images to borrow from. You just need to look into Flickr’s Creative Commons pool to make sure you’re using the images appropriately. For example, I always make sure that I give credit to the person who created on image on my post.

    You might want to consider adding more widgets to your blog to make it easier to share with others, such as a Tweet button, and bookmarking buttons (such as Stumble Upon, Reddit, and Digg).

    Best of luck!

  181. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your comments.

    Hats off to a fellow foodie! Cheers!

  182. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Well said!! For a little bit of comic relief in this area, I feel inspired to quote a post created from a previous reader named Michael LaBossiere at aphilosopher.wordpress.com.

    “#5 Made me think of Bill Cosby’s classic routine: Bill Cosby: I said to a guy, “Tell me, what is it about cocaine that makes it so wonderful,” and he said, “Because it intensifies your personality.” I said, “Yes, but what if you’re an asshole?”

    Happy Blogging!

  183. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for significantly contributing to this post. Great tips!

  184. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Awesome blog! Thank you for contributing!

    I know someone who is a huge zombie fan and will definitely enjoy reading your zombie post. Cheers!

  185. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! Best of luck with your site! Peace and love!

  186. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! Best wishes!

  187. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for reading my post! I’m glad you enjoyed the read. Best of luck!

  188. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your feedback!

    I’m also a fan of lip palm! ;0)

  189. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! What is considered short is often determined by who is reading your posts. For example, I write primarily about social media marketing and effective business communication, in general, is defined by being concise and to the point. However, it’s possible that your readers might be more apt to read a longer post; therefore, what is considered ‘short’ depends primarily on your target audience.

    In advertising, for example, I’ve noticed ads about a ‘healthy’ product tends to have more text then say an ad for Gucci perfume. People interested in a product to improve their health may favour an add with more text than those that are buying into a brand, such as a perfume.

    Peace & love!

  190. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your feedback! Yes, definitely the term ‘short’ will translate differently, in terms of degree, depending on the nature of the blog. Warm wishes to you!

  191. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for responding to my post. Some people look at magazines to help them come up with headlines, but because your blog is about poetry this approach is probably not appropriate / to generic / restrictive.

    Maybe brainstorming can help you come up with some headlines. This is basic and intuitive, but is often quite effective and sometimes overlooked.

    Good luck with your blog!

  192. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    You’re not alone. This has been a challenge for other bloggers. You have such stunning images on your blog. The images act as a way to break up chunks of text. That’s really effective. Also, what is considered as ‘short’ often varies depending on the nature of someone’s blog. For example, effective business blogs tend to be much shorter than, say, blogs that are aimed at creative writers.

  193. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for the tip! ;0)

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  196. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Excellent! I’m glad I could help! Thanks for your comment!

  197. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! I hope it helps! Best of luck.

  198. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for reading my article. I found this article interesting: http://www.copyblogger.com/four-simple-steps-to-more-blog-subscribers/. It’s called “Four Simple Steps to More Blog Subscriber”. I hope it helps! Good luck.

  199. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    If need any clarification on any of the points, I would be happy to help. Thank you for post! Best wishes.

  200. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! I’m glad I could help. Happy blogging and good luck!

  201. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! Blogging can be rather addictive, eh? When you’re passionate about what you blog it really shows in the quality of your posts. Good fun! Happy blogging!

  202. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Wonderful! Thank your for you post. The title of your blog reminds be of my #10 suggestion: “Be bold. This might take the form of being outrageous or controversial”. Best of luck! :0)

  203. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! My pleasure.

    Your blog brings up an excellent idea – include a language translator on your blog posts. I’ve learned something new from your blog – thank you! Best of luck!

    :0)

  204. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your interest in my article!

    I’ve also found it helpful to visit other people’s blog, especially those that share the same interests as me and comment / ask questions. This opens up a dialogue with your reader, helps you learn more about your area of interest, and encourages the blogger to read your blog and share it with others. I hope that helps!

    Peace and Love!

  205. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for dropping by!

    I love all the visuals on your site and I love, love the title of your blog. Very original! :0)

  206. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for dropping by!

  207. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Wonderful to hear! Thank you and happy blogging!

    I’m loving the funny T-shirts on your blog!

  208. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for dropping by!

    Wow! I’m floored by the wonderful visuals on your site.

    Peace and love,

    Laura

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  210. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my post! I think what’s considered ‘short’ depends on who’s reading your blog and the nature of your blog, just like the art of writing an essay differs from writing an effective business document – the target audiences are different and sometimes readers enjoy taking more of a scenic route.

    Best wishes,

    Laura

  211. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for dropping by! Good luck!

    Great visuals on your site!

  212. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you!

    What a wonderful blog you have – excellent idea!

  213. ….the little thread of thoughts's Gravatar

    Posted by ....the little thread of thoughts on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great post. Thank you for the tips. Will start putting them into practice.

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  215. the rufus's Gravatar

    Posted by the rufus on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Keeping it short is sometimes hard ;)

  216. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for reading my blog post. I’m glad you find it helpful! Best of luck!

  217. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! Best of luck with you site!

  218. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for dropping by!

    I’ve read several of your blog posts and they are quite readable. Great use of images to break up your text! Loved your tagline: the enjoyment of a life filled with neuroses. I’m certain many people can relate.

    Happy blogging,

    Laura

  219. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! Glad I could help.

    Happy Blogging,

    Laura

  220. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for contributing to this discussion! Yes, interacting with other blogs is definitely a way to increase readership. Great point!

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  223. James Hicks's Gravatar

    Posted by James Hicks on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    common sense and straight forward tips.

    thanks for the insight

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  225. Vivek Parmar's Gravatar

    Posted by Vivek Parmar on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    thanks for these helpful blogging tips. i’m following most of them but doesn’t get the time to blog. hope i coming time i will remove this error from me in coming time.

  226. सत्य's Gravatar

    Posted by सत्य on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I am thinking why this post got so many comments! 222 comments – oh my God

  227. Johnny's Gravatar

    Posted by Johnny on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you. I found this helpful.

  228. Paul's Gravatar

    Posted by Paul on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Do all my nutritious food lists count?

    http://www.healthaliciousness.com/most-nutritious-foods-lists.php

    *checks #15 off the list*

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  230. Jimmy's Gravatar

    Posted by Jimmy on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Fantastic post and very helpful!

    Cheers!

  231. Gayman's Gravatar

    Posted by Gayman on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Although I’m gay, I found your post very inspiring which suggests that your blog is suitable for ladies and I will suggest all my lady-friends that they come and visit your blog!

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  234. Captain Pinhead's Gravatar

    Posted by Captain Pinhead on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    How do you get the facebook, stumbleupon, tweet etc things to collaborate with your blogs??

  235. Fr. Viny's Gravatar

    Posted by Fr. Viny on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    thanks for sharing its a pleasure to learn.

    vincent

  236. Chris Eh Young's Gravatar

    Posted by Chris Eh Young on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Nice list. Simple, to the point, and effective. My favourite combination.

  237. Alex's Gravatar

    Posted by Alex on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    All good tips! I never realized the importance of images in a blog post until i started actually using them! It’s truly amazing what such a small inclusion can make in your readership. Oh, and not forcing user registration on blogs, too. People HATE that! =)

  238. Dave's Gravatar

    Posted by Dave on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for the great advice.
    But, how long should a blog post be? I read somewhere that it should be at least 300 words – that search sites find the post more effectively. That seems a little long for me. What do you think?
    Many Thanks.

  239. Aaron's Gravatar

    Posted by Aaron on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Awesome tips,thank you .

  240. XIII's Gravatar

    Posted by XIII on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Nice list, I like the catchy title one, I always thought it was better to make the title match the content as much as possible, sacrificing catchyness for the sake of keywords.

  241. Betty's Gravatar

    Posted by Betty on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Wow! I have never thought about using Craigslist to promote my blog. I’m going to check that out now. Thanks for the new idea!

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  244. S C Luzzi's Gravatar

    Posted by S C Luzzi on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I’m teaching a high school computer applications class and am having all my students start a blog. I am planning to your tips in a lesson tomorrow, both for the tips themselves and to show my kids the power of the conversation-through-comments in blogging. Thanks for your good work!
    -s

  245. Linda Patrick's Gravatar

    Posted by Linda Patrick on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    LauraLee – Thanks for the excellent post. I have added a link from my website to your blog post and will be sharing it with my blogging clients and friends.

  246. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for introducing myself and my readers to Zemanta – very interesting! Greatly appreciated! I’ve installed Zemanta and am looking forward to trying it out. Best wishes.

  247. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your interest in my post. I’m glad you enjoyed the read. Best wishes and good luck!

  248. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your feedback! Although I believe that a good rule of thumb is to write short articles, the main issue is about readability so agree with your comment. People can use techniques such as bullets, bold font, headings, etc. to improve readability. Happy blogging!

  249. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your feedback. Certainly the nature of a blog may effect which best practices are most relevant to your blog. Great point!

    Fantastic blog! I recommend including your picture or a short video introducing yourself in your “About the author” section. This adds a personal touch to your blog and helps your readers connect more with you and your blog.

  250. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you. I’m happy the tips helped! Best of luck.

  251. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    True. I wanted to find out why I was featured on Freshly Pressed so I could help my readers get their posts featured so I created this post call How You Can Get Featured on Freshly Pressed: http://lauraleewalker.wordpress.com/2010/11/07/how-you-can-get-featured-on-freshly-pressed-2/. I hope that helps! Best wishes and good luck!

  252. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for stopping by! Congratulations on being a new blogger! Good luck and happy blogging.

  253. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! I hope this article called How to Submit Articles to Stumble Upon helps: http://www.ehow.com/how_2312688_submit-articles-stumble-upon.html. Best of luck!

  254. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I appreciate your feedback. Thank you!

  255. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks, I hope they help!

  256. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Awesome! You have a great blog for those looking for work. Good luck!

    On the topic of ‘link love’, I hope you have a good chuckle reading Get Sexy with Social Media. Enjoy!

  257. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Congratulations on entering the blogosphere! Best of luck! :0)

  258. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Funny! Engaging other bloggers by commenting on their posts and asking questions, especially to those in your industry might also help. Best of luck!

  259. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I feel the same way! I’m constantly learning from other bloggers!

    BTW, there are some really stunning photos on your blog! Lovely!

  260. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I know that feeling! Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my post. Warm wishes and best of luck!

  261. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    You’re in for a treat! Blogging can be very rewarding! I’m excited for you. Good luck!

  262. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great, I hope they help! Good luck with your blog.

  263. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    My pleasure! Let me know if I can be of further help. :0)

  264. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you!

    I love the photos you’ve taken on your blog!

  265. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for reading my post! Best of luck.

  266. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you!

    I’m really in awe of your photography. Definitely worth checking out! Impressive.

  267. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for dropping in! Best of luck.

  268. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you!

    Great movie reviews!

  269. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Congratulations on being a new blogger! Looks like you are off to a great start!

  270. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great points! Thank you for your contribution to this blog post. Best of luck!

  271. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    True! Thanks for stopping by! Good luck with your blog and your career.

  272. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    My pleasure. Thank you for stopping by!

    Your passion for cars really comes across in your blog post! Wonderful.

  273. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! I’m excited for you! Best of luck!

  274. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Good luck with your new blog! :0)

  275. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your feedback. Great advice!

    I love your Bucket List. You’ve inspired me to create one on for myself.

    :0)

  276. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Wonderful! I would love to read your list once it’s posted.

    BTW, lots of interesting visuals on your site.

  277. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you and best of luck!

    BTW, I’m interested in Digital Marketing. I’ve bookmarked your site and will be checking out your site again in the future.

  278. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your feedback. True, you need to be prepared for some backlash. Stirring the pot doesn’t always make you the most loved kid on the block, but you may just be the most memorable. Most importantly, you help create a dialogue around important topics.

    I read some of your blog. Northern Uganda is so, so beautiful! I would love to travel there one day!

  279. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for contributing to this post! You bring up an excellent point.

    Proper grammar improves readability and adds to the credibility of the writer.

  280. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you and good luck with the books you’re writing!!

  281. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! Good luck with your new blog!

    Cute dog pics!

  282. Purrel's Gravatar

    Posted by Purrel on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Good topic! This is really interesting, thank’s for sharing??!!

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  284. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    I’m not sure about what specifically you want to know about a favicon. I found a website that can be used as a favicon generator: http://www.antifavicon.com/. I hope that helps!

  285. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your comment! I think most of us have probably come across a blog / website that hasn’t been updated in awhile and it feels like you’re knocking on their door and nobody’s home. The plants haven’t been watered, the dog is starving. It’s not a pretty sight / site.

  286. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! I’m glad you were able to take something away from my article. I agree that the extent to which the best practices are used will in some cases depend on the content or nature of the blog. Great point!

  287. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for contributing to this post. You make some very good points. If I’m writing a personal diary and don’t want people to see my posts then I could set my blog to private and customize what I write based solely on what I alone want to see.

    If I’m writing about a subject that I’m really passionate about and am in a position to help others learn from my experiences / knowledge then blogging best practices become very relevant.

    Best wishes!

  288. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for reading my post.

    I read some of your posts. Watching fencing is definitely an original date idea. I just need to find out if there is that type of a venue in Vancouver.

    Best of luck!

  289. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for visiting my blog. When it comes to being bold / provocative, at the end of the day I need to be comfortable putting my name on the post and be prepared to get some degree of less than savoury comments.

    For example, I would not put my name on something that encourages hate crimes, is racist or shows a lack of respect for people’s cultures such as their religion.

    As an appendage to this discussion: I allow people’s voices that disagree with me to be heard. This makes me a more credible blogger.

    Best wishes!

  290. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your kind words!! Best of luck with your blog!

    :0)

  291. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for reading my post!

    I’ve read some of your blog entries and it looks like you’re already using the blogging best practices quite extensively. That’s wonderful!

    There are times when the extent that the best practices are applied depends to some degree on the subject / nature of the blog. For example, perhaps being bold / controversial might play a lesser role in your field than the other best practices such as the ones highlighting the importance of readability.

    Please let me know if you have any further questions.

    Best of luck!

  292. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for expressing interest in my article!

    It’s wonderful how you are using visuals in your posts. I would suggest though that you consider using bullets, italics and bold font, as well as adding space between paragraphs to improve the readability of your longer posts.

    I hope that helps. Warm wishes!

  293. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! StumbleUpon and Digg are social bookmarking sites that provide a way for Internet users to organize and look for bookmarks that refer to different sites. I hope that helps!

    Let me know if you have any more questions. Cheers!

  294. Kyriakos's Gravatar

    Posted by Kyriakos on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Nice tips.

  295. Ajeva's Gravatar

    Posted by Ajeva on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I like the way you wrote these tips, simple and straight to the point. I think, blogging is all about your passion to share something wonderful, inspiring, funny, controversial, intriguing or educational — to the world wide web and expecting only the good things that will come out of it. Thanks!

  296. Little Johnny's Gravatar

    Posted by Little Johnny on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    question. When your post appears as such with the brackets. What does that mean? does that mean that you included it on your blog?

  297. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Hi Cuadie,

    Overall, I think the layout and components of your blog is excellent. You use visuals and bullets effectively. The length of your posts and frequency is fantastic. You give your reader ample ways of sharing your posts.

    I would try to make your headlines more prominent by using bold font, a larger font and/or a different colour and work on creating more interesting headlines to draw your readers in.

    I love the cat photo in your about section (a lot), but I would suggest using a photo of yourself or creating a mini video introducing who you are and what your blog is about. This increases the chance of developing a rapport with your audience.

    I hope that helps. Good luck and happy blogging!

  298. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! I’m happy you “like” my article. Best of luck!

  299. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your kind words!! I get the bulk of my photos from Flickr. It’s a good idea to read the Creative Commons section of the site to learn how to use the photos. I credit the ‘owner’ of the image every time I use a photo.

    Congratulations on entering the blogosphere. Let me know if you have any more questions. Best of luck!

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    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for dropping by!!

  301. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks! You may find it helpful to write a handful of posts when you have the time and use them when you don’t have time to post and/or decrease the length of your posts. I hope that helps! Cheers.

  302. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Wonderful to hear!!

  303. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for reading my post!

  304. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for popping in! Congratulations on your new blog. I’m excited for you because blogging can be very rewarding. Best of luck!

  305. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you.

    I love your site’s layout and love, love the name of your blog! Good luck with promoting your books!

  306. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! I’m glad you found my post helpful! In addition to what’s mentioned in the post, you can engage other bloggers, especially those in your field of interest by commenting on their posts and trying to help them in some way.

    I was recently posted on Freshly Pressed which brought in a lot of traffic. I wanted to find out why I was posted so that my readers have a better chance of being featured so I created this post. Best of luck!

  307. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great feedback! Thank you!

  308. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for contributing to this blog post! You bring up great points. Best wishes.

  309. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your interest in my article. I think lengthy posts, in some cases are fine as long as you make an effort to improve its readability by using bullets, bold font, etc.

    I also find frequently posting a challenge. Some people find it helpful to create numerous posts when they have time, and use them for days they don’t have time. Decreasing the length of your posts would also help.

    Best of luck!

  310. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your input! I also find posting frequently a challenge. I have advised other readers to consider creating a bunch of posts when you have time and distributing them when you don’t have time to write new blogs. Consider decreasing the length of your posts as well. Cheers!

    Thank you for congratulating my on being Freshly Pressed. After I was featured on Freshly Pressed, I wanted to give my readers pointers on how they might get featured and wrote this article.

    Happy blogging!

    :0)

  311. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Congratulations on your new blog! Good luck and have fun!

  312. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Wonderful! Best wishes and happy blogging!

  313. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I agree that keeping a post short is sometimes hard. I think the emphasis with the advice on keeping it short relates to readability. If you see the benefit in creating longer posts, using bullets, bold font, etc. with help with readability. Good luck!

  314. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    My pleasure! Thanks or dropping by! Cheers.

  315. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for reading my post. Creating several articles when you have the time and then using those articles when you don’t have the time might help. Keeping the article short helps too! Good luck and happy blogging.

  316. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    It came as a surprise to me as well! I made efforts to promote my blog, but the primary reasons there are so many comments on this topic is because my article was featured on Freshly Pressed and on Matt Mullenweg’s site. Matt is one of the top 25 most influential people according to Business Week.

  317. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Wonderful! The visuals on your blog are excellent! Best wishes.

  318. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    You definitely have experience with using Top x lists! Just a quick tip, usually the convention when writing a number, especially one that is 10 or over it is written “10″ instead of “ten”.

    Good luck with your blog! I enjoyed the read.

    :0)

  319. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you ! Great to hear! Best wishes.

  320. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Ha, ha, that’s awesome and thank you for promoting my blog!!

    :0)

  321. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    One way is to go to My Blog – Dashboard – Settings – Sharing and choose which services you want to appear on your blog. I hope that helps! Please let me know if you have anymore questions. Best wishes!

  322. cuadie's Gravatar

    Posted by cuadie on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for taking the time to go check it out, I’ll think about those tips! Best of luck to you too!

  323. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for visiting my blog!

  324. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you!

    I enjoyed reading your blog posts. The topics definitely interest me. I subscribed to your blog and I’m looking forward to reading future posts. Happy blogging!

  325. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Great feedback. Thank you. I get the majority of images from Flickr. Best of luck with your blog!

  326. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for your reading my post. How short an article should be sometimes depends on the nature of the blog. For example, what is considered short for a blog that targets English Literature students might be longer than one that targets business professionals.

    Instead of focusing exclusively on the ideal number of words for your blog, I would also consider readability. You can use bullets, images, bold font, etc. to improve a post’s readability.

    I hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any more questions. Best of luck.

  327. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    My pleasure. Thanks for dropping by!

  328. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your comment. A catchy title will provide a better chance that your post will be read, but ideally the title can be both catchy and include keywords. If the catchy title does not live up to its name, readers will bail. Best wishes!

  329. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Glad I could be of help! Good luck with your blog! Cheers.

  330. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Glad I could help! Good luck with your blog! Cheers.

  331. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your interest in my post and for using it in your lesson! That’s wonderful that you are teaching your students about starting a blog. It can be tremendously rewarding! Best of luck!

  332. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for stopping by and sharing my post with your clients and friends! I hope it helps them. Best wishes.

  333. Laura-Lee's Gravatar

    Posted by Laura-Lee on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! I’m happy you found my post interesting!! Best wishes.

  334. Laura-Lee's Gravatar

    Posted by Laura-Lee on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you!

  335. Laura-Lee's Gravatar

    Posted by Laura-Lee on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your feedback. You’ve described what blogging has the potential to be beautifully. When someone is passionate about something it really comes across in their writing. This increases the chance that people will be inspired to read your posts and learn from what you are sharing. Best wishes!

  336. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    [...] text [...] means that someone has used your article on their site

  337. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your feedback and I definitely take what you’ve written to heart. A quick note on the issue of length. What is considered short depends, in part, on the nature of the blog. I’ve used the analogy of a blog whose target audience is English Literature students as opposed to marketing professionals. In addition, readability is the main issue here. Your blog can be 800 words and still be reader friendly if you effectively use bullets, bold fonts, images, etc.

  338. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for contributing to this discussion. Best of luck!

  339. Top 15 Blogging Best Practices (via Adventures in Technology) « Chechu Web's Gravatar

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  340. Daniel Watson's Gravatar

    Posted by Daniel Watson on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Why Aren’t You Blogging? A good question, but after maintaining a constant schedule of a weekly business article every week for 35 weeks at http://uniqueinsights.com.au plus publishing a further 10 articles during the same period at http://www.suite101.com/writer_articles.cfm/danielwatson I found very little reward for the time commitment and intellectual imput.

    I also found that I had a very wide audience from all corners of the globe, but rarely received any comments or feedback from my own market here in Melbourne Australia.

    From time to time I got comments from people saying that they found my articles informative and very useful in a business context, but that alone is not enough to perservere with the level of commitment required to produce the type of content I was attempting to impart on a regular basis.

    Your tips are great though, especially the one re using social media to promote each new blog.

  341. Andreas Karlsson's Gravatar

    Posted by Andreas Karlsson on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Hi!

    You certainly live as you learn =)

    I’m really impressed about the time and effort you’ve put in to the replies. No standard phrases and almost always a kind remark about the commenter’s design or the tip given.

    Really good work, you deserve the attention!

    /Andreas

    ps. The article itself was, of course, excellent.

  342. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for your comments. You’ve really compiled an impressive amount of information – congrats! I think you’ve brought up some important points about the difficulty of targeting an audience within a specific geographical area. Using localized keywords in your posts helps.

    Of course, there are many benefits to blogging. For some it’s their passion and it’s the process that’s really important. Some blog to promote their business and issues of engagement are key. Others blog because they feel they are helping people. Another really important function a blog can serve for some, is that it acts as a resume, an ode to your body of knowledge within your profession. In this case, even it blog traffic is not where you want it to be right now, blogging has been very beneficial.

    In terms of increasing traffic to your blog, it might also help to engage other bloggers or people on forums that you wish to reach. I hope that using social media to promote your blog will help. Warm wishes and best of luck to you!

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  344. Matt Pealing's Gravatar

    Posted by Matt Pealing on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Some great points that I hadn’t thought of! I especially agree about not making blog posts too long, something that instantly puts me off reading certain articles.

  345. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you Andreas! That really feels good to hear. Much appreciated. I hope you have a great day!

    Laura

  346. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Wonderful, thank you!

    I’ll be learning how to design a website in the near future and will undoubtedly find your blog helpful. Cheers!

  347. Matt's Gravatar

    Posted by Matt on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks!

    Cool good luck with it when you get round to it :)

  348. juleshaley's Gravatar

    Posted by juleshaley on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    very helpful! thanks!

  349. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you, that’s wonderful you found my tips helpful!

    BTW, very cool wake-boarding photo on your blog.

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    [...] 15 Blogging Practices. http://lauraleewalker.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/top-15-blogging-best-practices-2/ A short and to the point post, easy to [...]

  351. gideaoreformas's Gravatar

    Posted by gideaoreformas on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Estou inicando o meu blog e este artigo foi muito útil.
    Obrigado

  352. Diyarbakir Evden Eve's Gravatar

    Posted by Diyarbakir Evden Eve on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    really nice sharing …. sharing are really useful and helpful information on this site ….

  353. spidergirlxD's Gravatar

    Posted by spidergirlxD on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thnx for the blogging tips, they help a LOT. Also, I’m glad (and astonished) that you’ve actually followed all of the tips throughout this post, because that makes you AWESOME. It really irritates me when people give you advice which they don’t follow, or they tell you not to do something and then they go and do it… in short, I hate hypocrites.
    This could turn into a rant, so I’m going to stop now. Thnx again, and have a nice evening (or afternoon or day or whatever other time you’re reading this). xD

  354. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I’m really glad you found the post helpful! All the best.

  355. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you! That feels good to hear! Merry Christmas! :0)

  356. fahru's Gravatar

    Posted by fahru on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Hey, you have a great blog here! I’m definitely going to bookmark you! I have a technology(in category) blog. It pretty much covers related stuff.

    Come and check it out if you get time :-)

  357. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I appreciate you checking out my post.

    I visited your site. Thank you for some interesting reads.

    Happy holidays!

  358. Mandi's Gravatar

    Posted by Mandi on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I’ll definitely try these tips. I get a fair bit of traffic but no comments or followers. My blog hasn’t been public for too long, but it is frustrating to see all these people pass by in my stats and not even bother to comment :(
    Any ideas on how long a blog with decent content is around before people start to follow/comment?? I’d appreciate some feedback or tips from anyone! :)

  359. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for dropping by. I usually ask questions at the end of my posts to encourage comments / a dialogue with my readers. In addition, I found this article helpful in addressing the issue. The article asserts that “only 1 out of every 100 readers comment on your blog”.

    Of course, this doesn’t mean people are not greatly benefiting from reading your blog, it’s just that most will be content to soak up your pearls of wisdom and quietly exit your site. Best of luck and happy blogging!

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  361. Jen's Gravatar

    Posted by Jen on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for the info. I am using your blog for my Marketing MBA class. and I have a few questions for you…

    Is this your idea of best practices for blogging or did you get these ideas from another source?

    How would you rate the 15 in order of importance?

    One thing you did not mention that I would add is be sure the date is on your blog entry. I have read a ton of blogs for this project and that I think is my biggest complaint about blogs. Some companies and people do not include a date.

    I would also add, make sure there is an about section. If you are an expert in some field include that info it helps with the credibility as well.

    Thanks for the information. I will be sure to site your entry in my project!

  362. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Hi Jen, thanks for visiting and adding value to my post. Yes, the ideas are my own and #15 is one of, if not the most important best practice. Lately, I have received additional traffic by scheduling my Twitter posts on su.pr and submitting articles targeted to small business owners on Bizsugar.com. From my experience the vast majority of blogs have dates, but I have run across some that don’t and I questioned how current the posts were. I’m honoured that you are referencing my post in your class. Good luck with your project.

  363. GK's Gravatar

    Posted by GK on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Very good tips. It is going to improve my blog strategies.

  364. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Wonderful to hear!! Thank you! Best of luck.

  365. sunydalton's Gravatar

    Posted by sunydalton on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Blogging keeps me insane. Keep up all the positive work. I too love to blog. I found this one to be very informative :)

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  366. Sandeep Tripathy's Gravatar

    Posted by Sandeep Tripathy on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I have practically done all of the above but stilll m not satisfied. what should I do more, Please do check out my blog once http://www.axetue.com

  367. Katie Harrington's Gravatar

    Posted by Katie Harrington on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I’m just starting out and intend to use your tips. One that I have found useful is using your signature on any forums (fora?) you post on to promote yourself

  368. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Hi Katie, that’s an excellent suggestion! Thank you!

    I’m not familiar with fora, but I use WiseStamp. It’s especially effective if you’re on a lot of social networks and you want to reflect that in your email signature.

    Best wishes!

  369. Anonymous's Gravatar

    Posted by Anonymous on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Wonderful! I’m so glad you found my tips useful! Congrats on your new blog. Having a blog is one of the most rewarding aspect of my life, so I’m excited for you. Best wishes.

  370. stoixima prognostika's Gravatar

    Posted by stoixima prognostika on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Very, very useful tips. I ‘ve just starting blogging myself and this stuff is really what I was looking for…

  371. Theresa's Gravatar

    Posted by Theresa on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Interesting.  Thanks for sharing.

  372. Anonymous's Gravatar

    Posted by Anonymous on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for expressing interest in the post.

  373. Bram's Gravatar

    Posted by Bram on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I look forward to more advanced and better yet with the help of this article.
    Thank you for article

  374. Anonymous's Gravatar

    Posted by Anonymous on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for dropping in. Love your blog. In addition to the 15 best practices, I think your blog can also benefit from short paragraphs.

    Looking at large paragraphs are less appetizing than shorter ones and are less likely to be read. Lori, a social media consultant, does an excellent job of this on her blog at http://lorirtaylor.com.

    Best of luck!

  375. Alan Chatfield's Gravatar

    Posted by Alan Chatfield on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    I’m relatively new to blogging and trying to learn what’s best – a lot of people online advise posting frequently like your #14 tip but I’m always worried about 1) moving past great content too quickly (e.g. isn’t it better if you just wrote a great post to leave that as your most recent post for 3-4 days or maybe even a week before writing the next one) and also sending too much to subscribers (presumably 1 or 2 great posts per week is better than 10 posts per week with the 1 or 2 great ones in there somewhere),

    Is the general consensus that posting as often as possible is better? If so, why and what do you think of the points I just made? Also – can a blog have too much content?

    thanks,
    Alan  

  376. Anonymous's Gravatar

    Posted by Anonymous on 01.11.10 at 6:22 am

    Hi Alan, there is no hard and fast rule about how frequently people should post.

    It’s my understanding, though, that posting at least two to three times a week keeps the search engines coming back for more.

    There are some blogs, such as socialmediaexaminer.com that post daily. It’s a very successful blog. The quality of the most are very high and readers can expect / anticipate when the next post will be.

    I have personally been scared away from bloggers that post more than once a day. It can feel like they are churning them out en masse and sacrificing quality over quantity which I don’t recommend doing. Don’t sacrifice quality. You need to be able to stand behind all of your posts.

    There are some odd cases where posting multiple times per day works, but the emphasis is on the word “odd”.

    I wrote this post when I was half asleep in the middle of the night. I was having trouble sleeping. The next day, I discovered that it was posted on WordPress’s Freshly pressed and had about 10,000 hits over a period of two days! I received a lot of comments, a few of them critical. A more extreme example, but you get the point.

    You are a publisher. If what you publish is really not quality posts, your credibility will suffer.

    Let me know if you need any advice / help with your blog moving forward. Just email me at llwalker@gmail.com.

    Best of luck!

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