Successful bloggers don’t make their way to the top by not paying attention to the blog niche around them. If you want to join the realms of successful bloggers and see extended success with your own blog, I highly recommend that you look to other successful ventures of other bloggers in or around your niche. Successful bloggers are not really that secretive about how they are so successful either so it should be that much of a challenge for you to figure out what they did to become successful bloggers and what you should do to become one of the successful bloggers as well.
Successful Bloggers Are Copy Cats
Don’t get offended by this statement if you are one of the successful bloggers I am speaking of. I don’t mean that successful bloggers are not unique or original, I mean that in order to duplicate the success of another blogger, you need to follow in that blogger’s footsteps and that is normal, it’s what most bloggers do. I get ideas from other bloggers and I integrate them into my blog. It’s not stealing their ideas, its embracing the success of their ideas. Now don’t go copying what they write about word for word, at that point, you should always think about being fresh and unique because your niche doesn’t want to read about the same topic more than once.
Successful Bloggers Follow Blogging Bloggers
Blogs about blogging like this blog, ProBlogger, Daily Blog Tips and so on are great examples of successful bloggers that you should be following and learning from. We [blogging bloggers] blog about our successful experiments and trials of our blogging experience and try to allow you to have the same luck as we have had. If you want to know how to get more readers to your blog, follow blogs about blogging. If you want to know how to make more money with your blog, follow blogs about blogging. If you want to join the successful bloggers blogosphere, again, follow blogs about blogging. These successful bloggers have one thing in mind when they publish new content – that is to help you and all bloggers become successful bloggers.
What do Successful Bloggers have that you don’t have?
When learning from other successful bloggers, you need to really pay attention to their blogs, pages, posts and ideologies. You need to determine what they have that you do not have. Once you determine this, you can usually tell what features you and your blog is lacking to upgrade your status to one of those successful bloggers in the niche. It could be something small to like a good start page for your readers to start out on with your blog. But then again, maybe it is something that is considered complex like a set of courses to help people learn more about your niche and how they can improve their knowledge of that niche. Just follow successful bloggers and see what you are missing out on.
Following successful bloggers is the same thing you want to succeed in with your own blog. You want your readers to read your blog to gain knowledge of your niche. You should be following other successful bloggers to gain knowledge of being a successful blogger. I hope you have enjoyed this article and I thank you for reading it. Please help support me for writing it by simply sharing this post other bloggers and especially on your favorite social networking profiles.
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Blog content lengths are an important aspect of blogging. If your blog content lengths are too short, then you probably won’t be able to make a valid point with your posts. If your blog content lengths are too long, you might end up boring your readers. So what are the perfect blog content lengths to focus on when writing your blog posts? In this article, I want to tell you about the types of posts to write and the types of blog content lengths to be focusing on for those post types. You want to make sure that your blog content lengths are perfect, right? I mean it is you who is researching, writing and spending all that time on your blog post to begin with – so of course, you want it all to matter.
Short Blog Content Lengths
When writing shorter blog content lengths, you need to be careful about failing to include the right information. Usually, my shortest blog content lengths are at a minimum of 400 words and I usually keep my minimum at around the 550 to 850 word range. That range gives me a decent length to explain what needs to be explained without requiring my readers to have to spend too much time reading what I have to say to them. However, I might use a 300 word length on the occasional question-specific post. For example, I might start off a post asking “What made you get into blogging?” and then provide a short paragraph about my story on getting into blogging and then end it with a Call-to-Action asking the reader to comment with their story. I would also keep special offers and advertisement-based posts to a shorter length as well. Shorter blog content lengths should be reserved for something to be read quickly and some form of action to be quickly performed right after.
Long Blog Content Lengths
Like I said, my sweet spot in terms of blog content lengths is right at about 550 to 850 words or somewhere in that area because I can get out the information I need to get out without taking too much time from my readers. However, occasionally I like to writer longer blog content lengths in upwards of 1,000 to 3,000 words. I specifically reserve these lengths for guides and list-type posts. If I am writing a guide about “how to market your blog on Facebook”, I would want to include as much information as I can – the same goes with lists and bigger tip articles. But when I do write these longer blog content lengths, I try to inform the reader at the beginning by adding “Guide” or “List” to the title and headings so that they know what to expect.
Really Long Blog Content Lengths
I often recommend that if you decide to write a blog post that is over 5,000 to 10,000 and up words – consider writing an eBook instead. Reading that much content is going to take up some time from your audience and that isn’t always what people are looking for when they visit your blog. An eBook is simple to write because it’s just like writing a huge blog post but you need to organize it a bit better and show some extra attention to editing it to perfection. Plus, eBooks are great for marketing your blog! You can give them away to readers who subscribe to your mailing list or follow your blog on Twitter. You can even sell your eBooks and make a decent profit. Longer blog content lengths turned into eBooks will tell the reader that they are about to read something that is longer than a blog post. Don’t write really long blog content lengths only to witness them never being read simply because they are too long. If you don’t want to write an eBook, another option for longer length blogging is an article series which is also wonderful for marketing your blog.
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Quit writing blog posts about what you want to write about! That statement sounds bad, right? It might upset you, right? Who am I to tell you what to write about, right? What if I am your audience? It would be a different story then, wouldn’t it? Quit writing blog posts about what you want to write about and start writing blog posts that your audience wants you to write about. Now that statement doesn’t sound so bad after all, does it? When writing blog posts, we write for our audience, right? So we need to make sure we are writing blog posts that our readers actually care about and not just something that we want to cover and that we assume they will care about.
Writing Blog Posts for Others: Finding out What Others Want
So the first thing about writing blog posts for others is figuring out what they want you to write about in the first place. But how would you go about finding out this valuable information? Simple, really – Just ask your readers what they want to see! You can ask them through means of social media. You can create a blog post that focuses on asking your readers what they want when you are writing blog posts on your blog. You can even discuss future post ideas when you are having a discussion with your readers in the comments section. A lot of times, reader comments will have hints and questions about subjects they wish to learn more knowledge about and you can work on those topics from there. If you don’t ask your readers what they want, then you will really never know what to cover when writing blog posts in the future.
Writing Blog Posts for Others: Remember Unique and Fresh Counts
When writing blog posts for your readers, they don’t just want you to throw down some basic information that they can read anywhere else on the web. They want something fresh and unique after reading your blog posts. So how can you make this happen? It is simple, research and research some more. Being a blogger is a lot like being a college researcher. You have to research problems and experiments at uncovering the solutions to those problems. You need to gain experience with any problems that you are researching so you truly know how to report your findings. If you provide a solution to a challenge that no one else is providing, then you are providing something fresh and unique to your audience.
If you’re Writing Blog Posts for You, Stick to a Diary!
Writing blog posts for your readers should be your main objective. If you are writing about topics that you are interested in blindly without realizing if that is what your fans want to read, then you are basically trying to market your content to just you. It is 2014 my friend, it is very easy to figure out what people want to see when they read your blog posts and don’t let that tip flee from your brain. If you haven’t figured out what to be writing blog posts about based on what your audience wants, then you seriously need to reevaluate your need to be blogging in the first place or just follow the tips in this article to get a better start at it.
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Useless blog marketing strategies are just that, useless! Some of the useless blog marketing strategies out there don’t do anything at all for your blog in terms of marketing and promoting it. Some useless blog marketing strategies will actually harm your blog because of how search engines now look at those strategies. If you truly want effective success for your blog, then quit wasting time using these useless blog marketing strategies out there and start using strategies that actually make sense to use. In this article, I wanted to point out 7 different useless blog marketing strategies that I think are ruining a lot of blogs out there on the World Wide Web – don’t let your blog be one of the blogs I am referring to.
Useless Blog Marketing Strategies #1: Website Directory Submission
If you’re as old school as I am, then you probably remember the days of trying just about everything to get your blog link accepted on DMOZ even if that meant you had to become a DMOZ editor. I was a DMOZ editor for quite a while up until a couple of years ago when I simply quit logging into it. Directories are useless blog marketing strategies these days because they are irrelevant marketing techniques. Irrelevant links are a big “No No” when it comes to search engine ranking on Google and other major search engines and besides, who surfs website directories anymore? I can’t honestly remember the last time I chose to surf a directory rather than Google!
Useless Blog Marketing Strategies #2: Mass Marketing Systems
Mass marketing systems provide useless blog marketing strategies because they are so easily detected these days and not just by search engines but by actual readers and niche fans as well. If you pay $1 for 5,000 Facebook page likes or $100 for a software that will give you 100,000 back links within 24 hours, expect people to catch on to what you are doing and title you as a fraud in your niche. Using these mass marketing systems is only tagging you as dishonest and lazy. If you cannot get out there in the blogosphere and market your own blog on your own time, then why bother even blogging in the first place?
Useless Blog Marketing Strategies #3: Spam Marketing Tactics
Do you know what I do when I see spam? Nothing, because I don’t see spam anymore! My forums, blogs and even my email accounts all have sophisticated anti-spam systems integrated within them that completely blocks out spam from ever getting within my eyesight range. Spamming to increase traffic to your blog is not only one of the most useless blog marketing strategies out there but it’s purely a waste of your own time because chances are; people are not even going to see the spam because of our lovely spam blocking advancements we have today.
Useless Blog Marketing Strategies #4: Generic Content Marketing
Back in the old days, content was content; any content was good content as long as there was content. You could write something extremely generic, post it and see the success of doing so. However, this was back in the days where people still read books for answering their questions. Nowadays, people primarily use the internet to solve their problems and they don’t want to find nonsense solutions that are not worth reading – search engines have identified these needs and thus, generic content joins the large list of useless blog marketing strategies. Avoid this horrible strategy by actually adding quality and unique elements to the blog posts that you are writing – try to actually solve a problem and you will get a smile and tons more readers as an end result.
Useless Blog Marketing Strategies #5: Black Hat SEO Techniques
Don’t try to trick Google! Google has more money that you will ever see, more experts joining their ranks each day and all sorts of technology that make us humans look like fruit flies in comparison. Black Hat SEO consists of nothing but useless blog marketing strategies. It doesn’t work and it never will. Don’t be dishonest and never lead readers to believe something that isn’t going to happen. See, if people are unhappy with their search results, they will use a different search engine. Do you honestly think Google and other big search engines are going to allow you to do that to them? Nope, they will just ban your website and be done with it.
Useless Blog Marketing Strategies #6: Email Marketing
This is probably going to spark a debate but I stand by my opinion that mailing lists and newsletters are out dated and useless blog marketing strategies. You send like one email a month because anymore is just going to upset subscribers and make them think you are spamming their inbox. You might say something in your last email and regret not mentioning something else. I have subscribed to so many newsletters but do I actually read them all? Not at all! However, I do read social media and that is where it’s at, friend. You can update your page multiple times a day and not offend anyone plus you have great analytics to determine where you need to improve. I use social media more than I check my email messages – so what does that say about email marketing, really?
Useless Blog Marketing Strategies #7: Duplicate Content Posting
Posting duplicate content has been among the useless blog marketing strategies pool for quite a while now but you need to understand what this means. If you write a blog post, it should only be posted once. Don’t copy and paste it into an article on another blog or an article directory and don’t write about the same exact thing again and again. Cover a topic and then publish it and then move on to the next topic. I will only write about the same topic again if I have something great to add to it and then I will just link the old blog post to the new blog post with brand new content, tips and strategies added to it. No one wants to read the same thing over and over again!
Thanks for reading my article about 7 useless blog marketing strategies that you should stay away from. I hope this article has helped you out with your own blog marketing tactics. Please help support me for writing this article by simply sharing it with other bloggers. You can also support me by sharing a link to this article on social media as well. Your support will motivate me to write more free articles for you to enjoy and learn from.
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Blog niche discovery is important because you want to be able to determine what niche you need to focus on with your blogging, right? But how would you go about blog niche discovery without employing high paying analysts and spending a lot of energy on it in the first place? Instead of wasting your money and time of paying for blog niche discovery service, I have a simple 3-step process you can follow to quickly and easily discover what you should be blogging about.
Blog Niche Discovery Step #1: Determine Your Interests
Determining what you are interested in is the first step of blog niche discovery. What are your interests? What are your hobbies? What topics do you know a lot about? What subjects do you find yourself always thinking about each and every day? What do you enjoy doing for fun? Ask yourself these questions and they will lead you to a blog niche discovery that you have been waiting for.
I thought about this step with my blog. I really enjoy blogging and helping others enjoy blogging as well so I figured a blog about blogging would be the blog niche discovery I was looking for. So I started Your Dream Blog after discovering that I would enjoy writing about blogging.
Blog Niche Discovery Step #2: Determine Your Topics
Now that you have determined what you are interested in and have identified your blog niche discovery, it’s time to write some content and push it out to the world. In this step, you want to write 5-10 articles covering multiple subjects within the niche you have chosen to go with. Make sure they are subjects that you know about first so that you actually know what kind of content you need to be putting down on your blog posts.
So with this blog, I wrote some article about creating blog posts and what to include in your content, search engine optimization, social media marketing and earning revenue with a blog. I wrote some quality content articles, published them and then marketed them a bit by sharing the links through other blog comments, message forums and social networking and bookmarking sites. They started getting traffic and readers and I sat back and watched.
Blog Niche Discovery Step #3: Determine Your Niche
After writing your 5-10 articles on various subjects within your niche, marketing the articles and letting them get some readers – now you need to focus on what article worked and what article didn’t work. You do this by reading the analytics of your blog and seeing which article got the most reader attention, shares, and comments and so on. Once you realize which articles got more attention than the others, you will encounter your blog niche discovery and from then on, you will know what to write about in the future.
I discovered that people enjoyed my “how to” articles on getting traffic the most, so I try to cover those topics the most on this blog. Like this article for example, it’s aligned with bringing traffic to your blog because it helps to address the type of traffic you wish to bring to your blog after getting your blog niche discovery identified. And there are more topics like this to come as well.
Thank you for reading my blog about blog niche discovery. I hope this article has helped you with your own blog and to discover your own niche for blogging. If this article has helped you, please return the favor and help me by inviting other bloggers to read this article and especially by sharing a link to this article on your favorite social networking sites.
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After trying this method out, what is your blog niche discovery? Do you tend to blog about more than one subject in your niche or do you like to just stick to one specific subject? What is your niche and why are you so interested in it?
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Profitable reader engaging can be very possible for any blogger out there running a niche blog, including you! This article is an instructional article on how you can accomplish profitable reader engaging and how easy profitable reader engaging actually is. It is fairly easy but it will actually require you to engage with your blog’s audience so you will need to be sure that you are doing just that.
Profitable Reader Engaging: Step #1 – The Community
The first step of accomplishing profitable reader engaging success on your niche blog is by engaging with your readers and focusing on profit later. Don’t worry, we will get to the part of actually making money from it – I promise. But first, you have to build it if you want them to come, right? Right! So focus on building a community first, and then profits, second.
How do you build a community, though, especially a profitable reader engaging community? The answer is simple, you simply embrace the fact that a blog is a part of the internet and that the internet is quite unlimited when it comes to the power of actually establishing a community with its features and tools!
Consider a message forum – A message forum integrated into your blog where readers can post questions about your niche directly to you and your other readers. Open up a free message forum using something like BB-Press if you are on WordPress and invite readers to join it. Be an active member posting questions in the form of new topics on a daily basis – develop an active community so that you can actually get to the fun part of profitable reader engaging success.
Profitable Reader Engaging: Step #2 – The Profit
Now it’s time to make your community a profit machine! Turn free registration off and require newcomers to pay a fee to be a part of the message forum. Offer more incentives too! Not only will they receive access to you and your readers on the message forum but once a month, you have a live chat session and you upload a new niche-based course on your paid community each week. These are just a few ideas to consider.
IMPORTANT WARNING: Don’t boot your current forum members off the community and make them pay for it. Grant them free access for being the beta testers of your online community. Don’t charge too much for membership, either. Once I launch a paid membership for this blog, I plan on keeping the price somewhere in the $4 to $6 a month range making it very affordable but still relatively cheap. Don’t break the bank or your readers might get discouraged!
The only thing that has changed about your community is that it’s no longer free! To maintain a profitable reader engaging community – you need to maintain your community activity. Always continue to be active posting on a regular basis and always try to add new things for existing members to further enjoy the community – add things that help them with their challenges and issues based around your blogging niche. Keep them happy, especially if you want them to keep paying your for the membership.
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Brand loyalty is something you should be working on right when you launch your blog. If you are not working on brand loyalty at this time and your blog is already online, don’t worry, you can start your brand loyalty efforts now. Brand loyalty is basically converting general readers into loyal readers of your blog content. In this article, I will show you easy steps in motivating brand loyalty for your blog.
Increase Brand Loyalty by getting to know Your Blog Readers
Brand loyalty can easily be accomplished by simply getting to know your blog readers. How can you increase brand loyalty by getting to know your blog readers? Simple – get to know them by commenting on their comments, encouraging them to comment, asking them relevant questions and starting some form of community for them to communicate with you on such as a message forum, your Twitter page or even social groups of some sort. Focus on meeting new readers and making new friends and that will develop significant brand loyalty for your blog.
Increase Brand Loyalty by mentioning Your Blog Readers
Without being a stalker, consider increasing brand loyalty on your blog by mentioning your readers during your blog posts. Let’s say that Johnny asked a question in the comments section of a previous blog post. Take Johnny’s question and actually turn it into a blog post mentioning Johnny as the one who asked the question and answer it for them through the blog post. This will help your readers understand that their thoughts and feedback are actually valuable to your blog.
Increase Brand Loyalty by helping Your Blog Readers
Helping your blog readers with their problems will increase blogging and brand loyalty tenfold. When you write, you should be writing to help your audience. When I submit new blog posts on this blog, I write each and every one of them to be informative and educative for you. I want to show you an easy way on making your blog better and that is what I tend to focus on with all my blog posts. You need to actually focus on your reader needs if you want them to go towards brand loyalty with you and your blog.
Thank you for reading my article about brand loyalty and how to increase it on your blog. I hope this article has helped you today – if it has, please show me some support for writing it for you. You can support me for writing this article by sharing it with other bloggers and especially by sharing it on social networking sites that you belong to.
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Blog writing motivation might be hard to come by at times. We all get burned out from writing time to time and some of us quit blogging altogether because we lose the blog writing motivation we once had. That should never really happen to you or any of us – so I wrote this article to share my 5 easy secrets on keeping up with your blog writing motivation so that you can keep up with your blog.
1 – Timing Matters for Blog Writing Motivation
Blog writing motivation will come at a time where you are actually motivated to write in the first place. Focus your efforts on trying to decide the best times to actually write on your blog. Maybe it is when you first wake up or before you go to bed or somewhere in between. If you are losing your blog writing motivation so quickly, maybe it is because you are doing it at the wrong time of day or night.
2 – Organization could help with Blog Writing Motivation
Organizing your blogging activities could help increase your blog writing motivation in general. I have a calendar that I write based off of. One day I will write on this blog, the next day I will write on another blog I have – I like to mix things up a bit but in a uniform pattern. You should also try to stay organized by staying ahead of schedule so that blog posts keep posting while you are regaining motivate to write more of them.
3 – Niche Interest is important for Blog Writing Motivation
Blog writing motivation will DIE if you are not actually interested in the topic of your blog. You need to blog about niches, genres and topics that you actually enjoy. I wouldn’t blog about football because I don’t watch it and have no idea how it works. I blog about blogging because I love blogging and I own several blogs and even a blog network! You need to fall in love with the niche in order to keep your blog writing motivation secure.
4 – Risk taking will increase your Blog Writing Motivation
Risk taking doesn’t sound like blog writing motivation but it really is. Don’t be predictable, be an innovator instead. Don’t just focus on one sub-topic of your niche, focus on them all. Try different writing styles, video blogging, and podcasting and so on. Try different approaches to citing your content and researching for new ideas. Make it less monotonous to actually write on your blog.
5 – Audience Communication leads to success in Blog Writing Motivation
When all else fails and you are dramatically losing your blog writing motivation, turn to your fans. Communicate with your readers as frequently as you can. Talk to them through comments on your blog posts, social media, and email and even on message forums and chat rooms. Your readers will help show you that you are worthy and they will often give you new ideas for new blog posts to write.
Thanks for reading my blog post about 5 secrets for increasing your blog writing motivation. I hope these tips have helped you with your own blog writing motivation. If you have enjoyed reading this article and you want to see more, consider helping to support me for writing it. You can do this by sharing this post with other bloggers and especially on social media sites that you belong to.
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New blog content is important for your blog because it allows for your readers to gain more insight, knowledge and interest in your articles and the blog as a whole. It is important that you focus on writing new blog content that is sharable in regards to what your readers do with the new blog content. Each and every time you create new blog content; you should put yourself in the shoes of your readers and read the new blog content you have just created – would you share it? In this article, I will cover 4 different ways to make your new blog content sharable and be happy because these 4 tactics are very simple to follow.
#1: Make your New Blog Content Sharable with Eye Catching Titles
Any new blog content that you make should include awesome titles that are eye catching. You want to create your blog post titles in a way that gets the attention of the reader and motivates them to continue reading the article’s entirety. New blog content should have new and unique titles that are not found on other related blog posts. If a reader generally enjoys the title, they might share it with others. Use numbers like “4 Way to…”, use power and trigger keywords like “MAKE” or “AWESOME” and quickly describe what the new blog content will be about like “Make New Blog Content Sharable”. Boring titles will only bore the reader and they might even pass on even giving your blog post a chance to begin with.
#2: Make your New Blog Content Easy to Share with Others
Your new blog content is only going to be sharable if it can easily be shared with others. Yes, slapping some sort of addon to your blog to show social media and bookmark sharing buttons on each post is a good idea but sharable methods don’t really stop at that point. You actually need to initiate the sharing functions by actually sharing new blog content as you create it. Post your articles on social bookmarking, individual and group Pinterest boards, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, other social networks and even online communities that welcome your promotions. Put the content out in front of your audience so that they have fuel to actually share with others in the niche.
#3: Make your New Blog Content SEO and Human Friendly
Being SEO friendly is as big of a deal as the experts tell you – you should always focus on optimizing your new blog content on Google and other major search engines. However, you can overdose your new blog content with SEO tactics and that will often result in poor search engine ranking and quite possibly penalties from various search engine websites. Focus on the BASICS of Search Engine Optimization:
B – Brainstorm your idea before you write it, make it perfect!
A – Attention your writing focus on humans, always write for us first!
S – Spam and other Black Hat tactics will only give you bad results!
I – Inform your readers of what they content is through great titles and headers!
C – Content should be focusing on a keyword but not too much and extremely helpful to readers!
S – Show your expertise in your new blog content, you are ranking yourself as well!
#4: Make your New Blog Content Sharable Again and Again
After you have written your new blog content, shared it and let it grow some popularity – don’t just forget about it and move on to the next new blog content. You need to always consider older blog posts that you have written in the past and especially those that did really well. Link to new in the new blog content you are writing in the future and Tweet and Facebook your old blog posts from time to time as well. Keep attention on them because they shouldn’t expire like food, they should always be fulfilling to your readers and potential future readers.
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A blog start page might as well be as important as the about page. A blog start page is a type of page where you want to give your readers somewhere to start reading your blog posts. Sure, readers can start reading you most recent posts but they might be missing out on all of the other really great earlier posts you have written simply because you haven’t included a blog start page on your blog. If you include a blog start page and make the link to it one of the first links to click on at the top of the page then you can show off other content you have written in the past and make your blog just that much better for everyone.
A Blog Start Page is not an About Page
The blog start page isn’t the blog about us page! Your about us page shows more about what your blog is about and about you and any other active contributor on your blog. It is mainly for information purposes and to help you develop online reputation. The blog start page is more for your readers and to give them somewhere to start to really be able to embrace that content you have written for them. Basically, you want to create a content roadmap with your blog start page. You will include some of your best blog posts on the blog start page. You will also want to give some order to these links as well. Maybe show ones for the beginners of the niche at the very top and go more advanced towards the bottom of the blog start page.
A Unique Blog Start Page
You can get online and see many examples of a blog start page on the various blogs online. A lot of them just have a small paragraph explaining to the reader what the page is and then there are a list of different blog posts that you have written overtime that might help them with their needs. That is your basic and generic blog start page – and it might be all you need, too. However, you shouldn’t be afraid of being a bit creative with your blog start page. For example, you may have created your own video blog on your niche and it would perfect to add to the top of your blog start page for newcomers to view right when they click on the page. You might also have some eBooks and free guides you want to give away for joining your email list which are great additions to add to your blog start page. Dress your blog start page up and bit and try to make it as unique as you want it to be.
Sell Your Blog with Your Blog Start Page
Now I don’t mean put your blog up for sale by the heading above. I mean that the blog start page is the perfect opportunity to sell your blog idea to your targeted audience. Basically, the blog start page is where you want to list the benefits of reading your blog at. Tell your audience why they should continue to read your blog and what you will be giving them as they read your content. The blog start page is the perfect place to weed out readers who are not there for your kind of content and who are mainly just wasting your space and memory and the blog start page is great for hooking in the actual readers that you have been targeting with your blog posts.
What to Link to Your Blog Start Page
You basically want to make your blog start page the starting point of your blog content. So if I were to create a blog start page on here (which I have planned), I would make the first couple of links about how to get started on blogging giving my beginner blogger audience some good reading material to start out with. Then I would add more links that progressively accelerate the advancement of blogging and that follow a uniform of creating, launching, writing, marketing and making money off a blog. A blog start page is also a wonder page to list all of the article series you have written. I plan to separate my article series on a different section of the blog start page. The blog start page could also list your most read and most popular posts as well as the posts that have received most comments, shares and so on. Basically, you want to list the best posts you have ever written on your blog start page.
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