Because of curiosity and my love of all things Internet related, more than three years ago I attended a bloggers’ get together. When asked if I had a blog, my answer was that “I do so much writing already, why would I ever need or enjoy creating a blog?” Since that memorable evening I read a few blogs, but still felt no desire to have one of my own. And then, it happened! I was bombarded by glowing reports of the importance of and marketing payoffs of having a blog.
Everyone was blogging from political parties to small business. Many people saw blogging as a way to express their views on the war in Iraq as well as other political matters that were troubling them. Streaming like a pro became a new informant for media coverage as well as other topics like celebrity news.
A permalink structure means that your blog posts will have better-looking url’s. Instead of ending with some jumbled code, your url’s will look neat, making it easier for search engine spiders to crawl your blog. This will improve the search engine rankings of your blog.
There are many people who make a full time income promoting affiliate products through their blogs. However, if you want to make money by blogging you need to be prepared to commit yourself to posting content regularly, keeping your blog updated and promoting your blog.
The most basic thing you need is a product that people are interested in. They might have a need for this product as well. Also they should have the ability online blogs to pay for it.
Very carefully select your blog categories. This strongly depends on the blogging software you use, but at some point your posts will get archived into categories. This is a very powerful feature, because it’s like having a subdirectory or a subdomain on your website containing text about the same (sub)topic. You therefore should select your categories carefully.
If you do your due diligence and search hard enough you will find the right software to ease the frustration of managing blogs, especially WordPress blogs.
OMake your blog searchable through your interests. Many blog programs allow you to create a user profile, which allows readers to search for you and your blog by interest topic and locations, in many cases. Do not overlook this simple way to draw readers. Simply fill out your profile, taking care to use many “interests” to attract more readers and browsers.