If there is anything bloggers like to do other than write about themselves, its dispensing blogging tips.
It makes you super cool. Trust me.
When I started blogging way back in college, with my old blog, I has zero viewers for the longest time. Same goes for Eden’s Eats. Anyhow, I’ve read tons of blogs dispensing their blogging tips. And you know what? I’m not going to do that.
Cause with my advice, you will loose readers. Trust me.
Instead, I’ll tell you which tips I’ve been told but HAVEN”T used, probably to my detriment.
Tip #1: Go On a Comment Spree!
I dont blog for money, I just dont have time for that. Plus, I’m not one to say, “Nice apple” or “I agree”… I try to put thought into a comment and I like to actually READ the blogs I’m commenting on as opposed to just skimming. I know, so old school I am.
Tip #2: Choose Topics That People Care About
I think I’d love to show people how to do yoga since the whole world is obsessed with it. But its hard via computer screen. And call me old fashioned but the reason I like yoga is that it disconnects me from the facebook/twitter/blogoshpere chaos. Anyhow, I dont give weight loss tips, or write about food form for weight lift. I choose topics like how I’m considering a career as an escort or I write open letters to people like Lady Gaga.
And no one but me and a few of my corrupted friends care about that. Except for maybe Lady Gaga
Tip #3: Write for the Search Engine.
Also known as SEO optimization. Its just nerd-talk for using keywords that are very popular in Google or whatnot. If you are a very popular blog, I’m betting money you do some of that Wann know what I’m talking about? I’ll write the following paragraph in a highly SEO-optimized fashion so you can understand. Google optimization is like Britney Spears hot sex Sarah Palin California economy bailout moist Charlie Sheen breast pump.
This article will now shoot to the top of Google.
Tip #4: Be Suscriber Whore
When someone told me about “RSS” , “Feed Burner” and Google Reader I was all, “Really? What nerd is doing this?
Aparently, everyone, but me.
I don’t use my reader and I dont tell people to put me on their so they can enter a giveaway or whatever. The only thing I think you should subscribe to is Real Simple magazine, The New York, and OK magazine (UK edition, thats the REALLY juicy stuff!).
Tip #5: Above All, LOVE IT!
Sometimes, I hate my blog. Ugh! Its so ugly and I dont know how to switch to my host site (I bought one, like last year!), and sometimes I’m just creativly constipated! Sometimes, I feel the same way about my blog as I do about my body. I don’t LOVE IT, but I’m thankful I have it and dont without out it (could you imagine me without a body? I’d be like casper! I bet being a ghost blows).
So, if you’re starting a blog and people give you tips like the ones I’ve just presented and do what I did, your blog will probably fail miserably.
But that ok, because at least I’ll probably love it. As would Lady Gaga.