Let your blog enjoy all the success it deserves in 2011. Blog competition on the net is bound to be exponential in the years to come. Getting it right will be crucial for success of blogs.
“Weblogs” as they have been known have been around from as early as the 1990’s. The initial wave of popularity saw them being used as personalized journals and daily diary entries. It earned its place in the oxford dictionary as a ‘blog” after Peter Merholz the information architect changed the usage of the word to “Weblog” and then to “Wee-Blog” which has now evolved to be the chic word ‘blog’.
To be a successful blogger is to be activity oriented. That is the fundamental difference between a blog and a website. Feeding this difference is essential for blogging success. The blog should be something you do. This essential doing dynamic rapidly caught the attention of business and its casual style has created a medium, which has allowed businesses to talk to current and prospective customers using their own voice and their own style. What is even more exciting is that blogs allows the customers to talk back to their service providers and get friends into the conversation as well. This too needs to maximize for blog success. The following tips could make your business blog a winner in 2011
Write content that is worth reading. Nothing that is boring ever gets recommended. Your blog posts need to be interesting and give value to your readers. Every new post even if it’s for a business must have ‘bride’ quality. Meaning something that is fresh, captivate attention and inviting intimacy in this case of the businesses customers. Forget about formal news and press releases they belong to a bygone era.
Get yourself into social networks. As social networks grow and a larger number of net users begin using them your memory or that of your business can fade away. To find new readers for your blog join emerging social networks and make yourself open to getting friend requests or follow new readers interested in your area of business or blog content.
Get accurate with your blog categories. Respect how busy your readers are and choose categories that help them to find the posts on subjects relevant to them without much hassle. Avoid making your blog another sales pitch.
Encourage Comments. Those who comment are interested in your content and are likely to recommend others.
Update your social networks strategically. Updating them all at the same time invites traffic, which often ends up being the same people who end up viewing the same content. They will get tired and treat you as spam. With each different post update a different network, which should work well.
Be generous in saying thanks when people share. Whenever your content is shared, say thank you to the sharer. This will encourage greater sharing and get others to read your any posts they might have missed.
Get your blog into bookmarking sites: Get active in sites such as StumbleUpon and Digg or even Redditt and build a community there. Share some content, which could include others content as well but gets you noticed and interested in that industry or field.