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Strategies and Tips for A Successful Blog (II)

After countless trials and errors, I learned five things NOT to do:

(1) Irregular Posts – regular posts keep users interested and coming back for more. Post regularly — daily, five days per week, every other day — consistency is key.

(2) Unoriginal Content – Write your passion! We all need inspiration from other sites but that’s different from stealing and posting others’ content. Readers can sniff out experts from wannabes.

(3) The Herd Mentality – Don’t do what everyone else is doing. Add value. Capture subjects and issues from different angles. Readers enjoy crisp, concise, original content.

(4) Me-Me-Me – Readers want to learn from blogs. Add value.  Share helpful stories and tips.

(5) No Marketing – Link to other sites, comment on other posts, provide e-mail updates, and RSS feeds. Bring content to your readers. Connect and converse with the online community!

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PS – Tomorrow I’ll share how to add your site to Google!  It’s REALLY EASY!  Seconds later, you’ll be getting hits left and right!  Stay tuned!

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December 28, 2008 - Posted by | Attitude, blogging tips, Blogs, Citizen, Collaboration, Heart, Introspection, Journalism, Marketing, Mind, Passion, Spirit, Success | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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