How To Start A Blog For Beginners

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Published on March 6, 2014

Author: ralftom

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Here are some tips on how to start a profitable Blog if you are a beginner and just start out.

Want To Start A Blog? Read This Advice! Do you want to establish an online presence for your business, giving you the potential to have followers that will buy your products? If so, then you’re in the right place. This article will go over how blogging can help you and your business succeed by building a virtual presence online. An excellent tip for blogging is to make use of WordPress. This particular platform is extremely flexible with the various plug-ins that are used when it comes to blogging. WordPress is being utilized by over 12% of a million of the largest websites. It is currently the most popular CMS being used today. Use the correct spam filter for comments. If you require registration to comment, a CAPTCHA on the registration page is usually sufficient to keep spammers away. If you allow anonymous comments, an “advanced CAPTCHA,” that is, one that asks the user for “the number of hours in a day” or something similar is usually enough. Avoid services like Akismet, as these produce lots of false positives. If possible, have someone else go over your blog posts before you post them. This is especially critical for internet marketing posts. People have a tendency to be blind to their own errors, so they will often miss problems with grammar, spelling, sequence, or logic. Another person may also be able to provide information you have left out or correct errors of fact. Create an email update list for your blog. On your site, offer a place for people to sign up for these updates and send them out every time you post a new blog. Those who are truly interested in following your blog will like the idea of being notified when new content is posted. Allow commenting on your blog, and respond to these comments. This will establish your readers as members of your community and enable you to develop relationships with them. If people see that you respond to comments, they will return after making a comment to read your response. Always try to make sure that you spell check and proofread through your articles before you hit that post button. This will give your blogs a professional and educated aura that will separate your article from the rest. This is a simple step that can go a very long way. Make alternative content. Your blog may have much more than just text. Try using multimedia. You can use video content, make podcasts, or just use alternative creative application on your posts, like PDF booklets, mind maps, or

templates. Even something like a simple download page for your blog can make for many more visits to your blog. If you have some extra time, consider making an “about me” page for your blog. While this is not something that you need to do, many visitors will appreciate it. People like to know about the author, and doing this extra step will not bring any harm to you at all. Break your blog up into appropriate headings and subheadings. This serves to make the material more palatable. Readers’ have a tendency to scan the page for key concepts before they begin to read the entire blog. Headings and subheadings will help them get what they are looking for and ensure they stay on your page long enough to read the entire blog. Choose a color scheme and theme that are related to the content of your blog. Also, the colors should be easy to view for an extended period of time, without causing eye strain. The visual effect should reflect the atmosphere you are creating with the written words of your posts. Your mind should now be informed about what blogging has to offer and you should be eager to get started. If your interest in blogging is genuine and you are enthusiastic about its possibilities, put the advice of this article to work in your intentions and you should shortly see the amazing affects of great blogging! Ralf Dooley http://blogtrafficmagnet.com

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