I suggested to someone there would be a 1001 pieces of blogging advice. So I decided to write them down.
But, I failed.., maybe if I’d stretch it I can hit 100, or 200 if I really keep going.., but 75 is good enough.
Here is the fully unordered list of blog advice:
- Don’t be afraid
- You are not writing a novel
- Get WordPress.org
- not WordPress.com
- Use personal hosting
- and make it green while you’re at it (Dreamhost Affiliate)
- Get a good theme, pay for it
- Find a niche your comfortable with
- and stick with it
- Be genuine
- Be honest
- Make sure your SEO is in order
- Use keywords
- Use spell check
- Write an About Me page
- write this in the first person
- Use social sharing
- Let everyone comment
- moderate after they comment
- Respond to every comment
- Use Triberr
- Use Twitter
- Get guest bloggers
- Guest blog yourself
- Use categories
- but not too many
- Use tags
- as many as you want
- Use rel=”author”
- Use Google+
- Come up with a consisted theme
- or rather, a personal brand
- Set up statistics from day one
- Don’t focus to much on statistics
- Read this list
- Read a book
- or two
- Be nice
- Be controversial
- but be nice
- Solve problems for people
- Write “evergreen” articles
- Not every article has to be that killer article
- Find your targeting audience
- Know who you write for
- Have a fast loading site
- Make sure your theme is responsive
- Grow an Email list
- Use a clear call to action
- When in doubt, do not publish
- or get a second opinion
- Use emotions
- Be personal
- Use paragraphs
- Don’t write too long
- unless you’ve earned the attention
- Don’t leave your reader hanging
- start with the answer
- then the why and how
- Don’t lie
- in your headlines
- or anywhere else
- Make you headlines perfectly clear
- don’t be too clever about it
- Use a landing page
- to make clear what the blog is about
- or to promote your product
- Use the sidebar wisely
- Put your face on the blog
- Create a podcast
- Use video
- Have two sets of analytics, to compare
- also useful to show advertisers
- Work with affiliates
- Do not blog every day (you are not Mashable)
- twice a week is more than enough
- Have fun
Did I miss something? Anything to add? Please do, the comment section is yours.
11 thoughts on “75 Pieces of Blogging Advice”
Don’t use big words when simple language will suffice (see what I did there?).
Yes, I saw. Nice addition. Thanks!
I am now pregnant and hopefully I will start delivering good stuffs in my blog now. though I have huge problem on widget fixing. I think I still need help in this area.
There is certainly a learning curve with WordPress. You do have limits with WordPress.com (I do not know how many or which). Google is your friend here Sam.
So what do you suggest I do sir?
There’s a plugin for Fixed Widgets, works like treat. But, you can’t install it on WordPress.com (probably).
Get your own domain and your own hosting (or pay for an upgrade on WordPress.com).
From there, you have absolute freedom and control over your site and your content. Good luck.
oh okay. But sir, I have tried getting a domain but my country wouldn’t allow me.
Not much I can do about that I’m afraid. Having a WordPress.com account is definitely the next best thing. You just have to work with what you’ve got then.
Thank you very much for talking to me. I am happy that I get to talk to a celebrity. Gratitude once again sir!
I am now on http://promotivator.info….really enjoying myself. Thanks!
Thank you! Finally a practical list. Most of the other advice I’ve found is somewhat squishy- such as be true to yourself. Fine advice, but I was happy to see you include – Use Spellcheck. I’ll often write posts in a word processor and then copy and past them into a post. There’s better editing in a word processor than the native blogging software. This is important for many reasons – but if you’re ever looking for a job and someone see’s a poorly written post, it may affect your chances of getting hired.