10 Things I’ve Learned About Blogging

January 28, 2011 — 3 Comments

I’ve blogged for a little over a year and I have definitely had some fun but most importantly: I learned.

I found that there were 10 things that every blogger should know whether just beginning or having been in the business for a while.

1. “Quality not quantity”
The saying doesn’t only apply to friends.

2. Your community is your money maker.
Companies care more about interactions within your community than size. Work at attaining comments and reactions to your work.

3. People have short attention spans.
Keep your posts short. If a long post is necessary break it into a series.

4. Sweepers are not Readers.
Don’t use giveaways to lure in readers. Once the giveaways are gone your audience will be too.

5. Simple and clean is best.
You dont need a lot of plugins/widgets for your blog to look aesthetically pleasing.

6. Titles are like the cover of a book…
and people DO judge books by their cover. Make your titles catchy. They’re what pull your audience in.

7. Gizmodo, Lifehacker, CNN, Read Write Web etc. already have it covered.
Post reactions to the latest news, not the actual news. Your readers will appreciate that much more.

8. People are selfish.
Before writing a post understand and develop how it will help your readers.

9. Pictures make your blog appealing.
They are the peanut butter to your post’s jelly.

10. Consistency is key.
Try to write at least 3 blog posts a week to keep both your readers and google crawlers coming back.

What about you? What have you learned while blogging?

Karl

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19 year old innovative thinker, making change one blog post at a time.

3 responses to 10 Things I’ve Learned About Blogging

  1. This is SO true. Especially rule seven. People often do that a lot and they wonder why they’re not getting the attention they’re hoping or struggling to get. I don’t really consider myself a blogger at all, but this would definitely be a list I’d keep in mind ALL THE TIME if I was one. Rule three sounds a lot like me too, HEHEHE<3

  2. These are great tips – very insightful! Love #1!

    Also, I totally agree about keeping posts short and sweet, and this is something I’m still trying to work on. I talk a LOT in real life and blog that way too. However, knowing how much I hate to read long posts myself (lol), I should definitely practice what I preach.

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