Thursday, April 30, 2009

A few blogging guidelines from my experience

It's a good idea to read the terms and conditions of your blog host. Can you imagine getting ready to set up your next post and finding that your blog has been trashed? If you put your blog on your own website you will avoid a potential problem like that.

My recommendations:

Use pictures. People enjoy the reference point that pictures can provide.

Break up your text with shorter paragraphs, bullet points and other points of demacation.

You can end your post with a variation of "What do you think?" This may encourage people to comment. Be warned though, getting comments are like pulling hen's teeth. Maybe one in a hundred will comment.

Get to your point. Avoid inserting a lot of fluff to impress your readers or make your post look more substantial.

Post as often as time permits but be careful to make your posts worthwhile to your readers. Remember, your readers are golden. The reader is usually right. Keep saying that. ;)

Stay original. Don't copy ideas directly from other blogs. People will notice. Imitation is not flattery nor is it good for your blog health.

Make sure your post is correct. I've seen gurus post nonsense. Reread your post. Do more research if you are unsure of your statements.

Have fun because the chances of getting rich blogging are small to none.

Greg Cryns
The Mighty Mo Website Design and Promotion


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