Blogging is considered by many to be an art form and one that needs to be carefully cultivated. While this viewpoint has an element of truth to it, don’t be discouraged. Anyone can learn to blog in an effective, informative and entertaining manner. Take a look at some valuable tips in this article to get you on your way to being a master blogger.
Use the correct spam filter for comments
If you require registration to comment, a CAPTCHA on the registration page is usually sufficient to keep spammers away. If you allow anonymous comments, an “advanced CAPTCHA,” that is, one that asks the user for “the number of hours in a day” or something similar is usually enough. Avoid services like Akismet, as these produce lots of false positives.
Interact with those who comment on your blog. A blog is a two-way medium, and interacting with commenters can advance the discussion and give you new ideas for posts. If you use your blog for marketing, it can help you to resolve customer complaints, sometimes more quickly than through traditional customer service channels.
Avoid talking to yourself in your blog post
Don’t treat it like a diary, instead only tell stories your readers will be interested in. You should also be wary of using first person writing unless you are writing about a relevant topic that will interest your viewers and keep them coming back for more.
Create an email update list for blogging
On your site, offer a place for people to sign up for these updates and send them out every time you post a new blog. Those who are truly interested in following your blog will like the idea of being notified when new content is posted.
As you now realize, blogging can be fun and effective for just about anyone. The casual aspect of communicating with your clients and business associates via online blogs can pay off in a meaningful way. Apply the tips learned here to make your blogs stand out in a way that positively affects everyone who visits your website…