Anyone that is looking to create a blog, for fun or business, should learn a little bit about blogging before they start, which would include good blogging practices. You may be excited and impatient to get your blog up and running. But skipping this important area of blogging will be a mistake. Instead of repairing problems that you cause from not knowing how to blog, you should learn how to do this first. It is important that you know the right blogging practices and knowledge before you ever start.
Many people are capable of taking vacations every now and then, which means you need to consider what you will do with your blog when you are gone. There are several things you can do, but the most important thing is to avoid a dry spot. If you’re going on a weeklong vacation, then tell your readers what is happening. The readers will probably wonder why you are not creating auto postings which can provide them with content while you are gone. There are enough apps and programs available, including plugins, that will let you do that. If you are able to set this up, not only will your readers be happy, but the search engine spiders will keep coming back. This will help make your blog run smoothly, plus condition the search engine spiders and bots to return to your site every day to see what else you have posted, even if it is an auto post.
The content that you create is supposed to only be created for human readers, not search engines. This is a myth that has been propagated as the years have gone by. This is true, although you can actually do both very well and there’s no problem. However, in 2012 and beyond you really need to focus your perspective on writing for your blog readers. As long as your readers are happy, they will keep coming back, which will indirectly affect the metrics on your website in a positive way. If you are attempting to do search marketing, then you want to make sure that Google has a good impression of you. You naturally want to have a great relationship with your readers if you are a serious blogger, which is why you need to write in this way.
Inopportune moments are often the best time to get inspiration, something that every artist and good writer can attest to. When you see them writing things down, especially on a notepad, this is where the inspiration is happening. Writing this information down can also be done on your computer as well. When topic ideas for your blog come up, you just write them down. You may want to also carry around a notepad to catch ideas when you’re away from home. It really all depends on how seriously you take your blogging and business. There have been more than a few times when I’ve had an idea and thought I would remember it. Usually you will forget the thought because there will be so many more during the day that you will forget it. We have so many thoughts that we actually can’t remember these individual thoughts, and end up losing them forever.
After you understand the best blogging practices to implement, things can get unpredictable, and it won’t bother you at all. Measuring result is something you need to do, and to do this, you need to use some form of tracking. You’ll finally know if you are on the right track once you are able to track your results and see where you are going.