If you’re reading this, it’s quite likely you have your own blog. That being the case, you face the same challenges that all bloggers face, including us here at Affilorama. What do I blog about? How long and how often should I blog? How can I keep it interesting? How can I encourage comments?
So what is the magic formula that makes a blog popular? How did the likes of Guy Kawasaki and Seth Godin rise to the giddy heights of online ‘celebrity-ness’? It's good to remember they weren't always in demand - they started out like everyone else, in relative obscurity. Let’s look at a few things that separate the good blogs from the more forgettable, and can help you climb the long ladder to blogging fame.
The list below is a summary of a handful of things you can do to improve the quality and attractiveness of your blog, but if you’ve got time, read this in-depth article from The Kassandra Project.
There’s a lot more that can be said about writing well and in many ways it’s not something that everyone can learn in five minutes, in fact it may well take you years to master the art of effective blogging. But by following these simple, time-proven guidelines you can enjoy the satisfaction that comes from owning a quality blog.
We’ve discussed the good and bad of blogs, but what about the ugly – what blogs make you cringe and why? Just quietly I can’t stand seeing blogs with the latest post being sometime in December 2003 – it’s an eyesore on the blogging landscape!
Ps We all know it’s easy to get started with a blog, that initial rush of enthusiasm, but what can you do when your motivation starts to flag and post frequency goes from daily to bi-monthly? We’ll discuss that in a future post. Be sure to return or just subscribe to our RSS feed.
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