Jim’s note: Whenever I find something of value written by someone else, I want to pass it along. Today, I am blogging this blogpost by another blogger who blogged about blogging! You can follow that blog here. It’s a very creative and clever way to highlight the 24 most important things you can do with your blog.
Did anyone even know or care what a blog was ten years ago? None of us did; but we now know it’s a powerful communication and marketing tool that can add value to your readers, and increase your digital footprint to grow your business.
Whether you’re a novice or seasoned blogger, use these ABCs of Blogging Tips to improve your blogging.
Add value to attract attention
Build trust to create a following
Consistency is crucial to keep readers coming back
Don’t self-promote or down talk the competition
Engage your audience by encouraging feedback
Focus on topical ideas to increase search engine rankings
Grow readership through email campaigns and social media links
Hold yourself accountable for the content you publish
Imagine you’re having a conversation to ensure your blog has the right tone
Join the conversation by responding to comments
Know your audience and what their needs are
Leverage your content by re-purposing and repackaging it
Monitor traffic and comments to measure results
Offer expert advice as the hook to get them to learn more about you
Publish the content to various social media platforms
Quality counts – so remember to proofread
Recognize that everyone may not agree with what you have to say
Stand out from the crowd by offering unique content
Tell a story to help your readers relate
Uncover solutions to prospects’ problems
Verify facts before publishing them
Write what you know
XYZ(e)xamine your zest. Ok, this one’s a stretch. What it means is write with enthusiasm and your readers will respond.