Title: Building Blocks for a Successful Blog
Date: Thursday, February 16 @ 14:18:17
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Building Blocks for a Successful Blog
Author: James Mahony
The o要ly way to keep up with the latest about blogging is to
constantly stay o要 the lookout for new information. If you read
everything you find about blogging, it won't take long for you
to become an influential authority.
If you want to build a successful blog, there are three main
things that can certainly help you get started. Although many
people think that building a successful blog is o要e of the
easiest tasks out there, they are wrong. A successful blog takes
more than just setting up a blog page to chat about your life.
You need to focus o要 these three building blocks in order to
even have the framework for a successful blog. Even these three
building blocks are not enough however to make your blog
successful. Read o要 to learn exactly what you need to make your
blog as successful as possible.
The first building block for a successful blog is The Look. What
this means is that your blog should start with an appropriate
style. You can begin when you first start your blog. Many
blogging software programs will help you out with the style of
your blog. If you are using a blogging program that caters most
to beginners, you will see that it will offer different
templates for you to choose. There will be something for
everyone. You can go through the templates to choose which
colors you like best for the layout. Experiment with the layouts
to see which templates look best o要 the computer screen. You can
always go back and change the template later if you want to
change the look of your blog. Make sure that if you are creating
your own blog, without using a pre-created template that you
make it look as professional as possible. You can even hire a
professional to do the job for you if you wish. The more
professional your blog looks, the more seriously your readers
will take your posts.
The content of your blog is the second key building block you
will need for a successful blog. While you can choose to create
posts that have no direction or purpose, you will find that when
you post interesting commentary or short information filled
articles that your traffic will increase. Although you may think
it is interesting, most readers will not enjoy reading about
your day to day activities, unless you make them into humorous
Those of you not familiar with the latest o要 blogging now have
at least a basic understanding. But there's more to come.
It should also be noted that the more content you have o要 your
site, the more successful your site will be. It is basically a
numbers game at this point. The more you post, the more chances
you will have the o要e of your posts will attract the eye of
someone searching for a related topic.
The third building block is advertising. Bloggers can make a
steady income using advertising o要 their blogs. The trick is to
have a good mixture of ads and content however. If you fill your
blog with ads and have no content for readers, they will be
distracted and not visit your site again. A good rule to
remember is that you should never have more than two or three
ads per blog page. This is an important rule to remember. You
should not overwhelm you readers with ads. You should o要ly
present them so that the readers can further explore them if
they wish. Don't use flashing ads or other bold ads that will
annoy your readers. Choosing the right type of advertising
program is part of it as well. Look into an easy to use program
such as Google Adsense if you want a quick way to get started in
the advertising arena.
The most important building block of a great blog is dedication.
You must be willing to be dedicated to the blog. You have to put
in the time and energy to get positive results. Even if you have
the other three components, unless you take the time to update
your posts each day, you will not be getting optimum results.
Dedication can help a lot. It can hide the fact that you are a
beginner and allow you to create a beautiful and functional
blog. No matter how little experienced you are dedication can
cover that up. You can have a great blog as long as you take the
time to give some of your energy to the project.
If you've picked some pointers about blogging that you can put
into action, then by all means, do so. You won't really be able
to gain any benefits from your new knowledge if you don't use it.
About the author:
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