What makes up good blogging?
That is the question I am asking today. Who decides what a good blog post is and what a bad blog post is? There was a time when people just blogged for the love of blogging sharing their point of view with the world.
Over time it seems blogging guru’s started dictating what it takes to write a good blog post. I learned a great deal in the Internet Network Marketing industry. The biggest lesson I learned is that it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.
That applies here in the blogosphere as well. Connect with the right person and your blog will instantly enjoy lots of traffic and comments out of the gate. On the flip side piss off the wrong person and you will spend the remainder of your cyber career in virtual Siberia.
I know some of you might be thinking is that true?
Well I can put it to you this way. There are some bloggers out there that have lots and lots to say about blogging and online marketing. The only problem is they themselves don’t have to much to show for it other than some colorful fancy words.
I’ve been blogging here at Profit On Knowledge since 2006 some years I’ve made a killing online and others I’ve made hardly anything at all. Around 2008 I was a page rank 4 and today I only have a pagerank of 2.
Because I had links coming from friends who had comments coming from people who had crappy sites. Sure their comments where good, but what they were linking to was crappy. That never stopped me from visiting my online friends blogs.
So as a result I also had my pagerank drop. That didn’t stop from making lot’s of money online though. It just made me have to think more outside of the box, always remembering not to rely on the big search engines for traffic.
Even though I don’t post here all that much right now I still enjoy a decent level of monthly traffic to this site which is why I feel compelled to keep writing here. I figure if folks are going to keep coming I may as well keep writing.
Tips To Writing A Good Blog Post
The biggest tip I can give you is, don’t pretend to be someone your not. If you already decided that you want to blog make sure you have a clear idea in your head what you want to blog about.
Contrary to what you may hear, don’t just blog about anything. Blog about something you know about already. It will make for a much more interesting blog. Eventually after you build up your community and blog followers you can think about how you want to monetize your blog.
Do build a email list. Offer something of value in exchange for the persons email. Even if your only going to keep them updated when you put out a new blog post. One of my good blogging friends does just that and she is a bad ass when it comes to getting her followers to engage her and her blog.
Some people will have you believe that there is some secret out there that once unlocked will flood your blog with thousands of people and untold riches. The fact is if nobody is interested in what you are writing about, nobody is interested… Move on!
Don’t be one dimensional – If you keep blogging about subject that isn’t gaining traction, move on to a different subject. Keep an eye on your analytics, BTW make sure you hook up google analytics to your blog so you can see if your actually getting traffic and what that traffic is doing.
Above all else just keep writing. It might take you 100 – 500 articles to start finding your own unique voice. To be perfectly honest it’s easy to start getting traffic in a smaller niche than it is to get traffic say in the make money online niche.
Internet network marketing is even a bit hard to get traffic for. Especially if your a newbie starting out.
If there was one thing I could do over if I had the chance it would be NOT focus any effort, time or money in the home business niche. Simply put there are easier ways to make money than to compete against internet marketers who dominate that niche.
The same internet marketer more than likely don’t have the same skill sets or knowledge you do. So that is your advantage use it!
It took me many years to figure out how to make money online. I should have spent that time following my passions rather than trying to follow the money. I certainly made a ton of money online, but the time cost and money cost was crazy insane………………
Do yourself a favor take a deep breath and really think about what it is you are interested in and just know whatever it is you can apply internet marketing skills to and dominate it online.
Thats all for now…
Talk to you soon,