The other day I hit a major milestone. I wrote my fiftieth blog post.
Now, if you are one of the truly prodigious bloggers like Seth Godin,
who post “good stuff” three times a day. Then this post is not for you.
But, if you are thinking about creating a blog, you’re kind of new at it (6-mos-1-yr)
Or just darn curious about my experience and what you can learn after
about a year and a half of blogging.
Please keep in mind the following is not in any particular order. I learned a lot
of these tips by trial and error, reading article, books, seminars, experimentation
and having some fun and a few screw-ups along the way.
- I found the morning around 9:30 (EST) to be the best time to post.
- Don’t try to sell’em tell’em it supposed to be about sharing.
- Before you start writing your post, remember it’s about the reader not you.
- Pick 5-10 blogs you admire in your area of expertise and comment on them.
- Consider guest bloggers periodically (Truth be told I need to do more of this)
- Try to include some of your keyword in headline or the first couple of lines.
- Make post 150-200 words when possible.
- Every once in a while “break the rules” These are not rules. They are just tips.