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By now you probably have several posts up on your blog and have dabbled a little in social media marketing, ecstatic over your recent ‘mention’ on Twitter. But you check back days, if not weeks, later only to discover your page views are non-existent! This article is for all of you that find this example all too common. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is not a new concept, but mastering it can escape even the savviest of bloggers. Continue reading for a few tips on SEO and some of the more common pitfalls to avoid along the way.
If you're like most bloggers, the thought of making a little cash for your creative efforts is very appealing. After all, who doesn't want to wake up in the morning and see several dollars fall into their pocket from a well placed advertising campaign? But not so fast! A lot of young bloggers fall into an all-to-common trap…they look to Adsense exclusively for those early income dollars. In this post, I intend to serve as a warning (having learned first hand) and to enlighten fledgling authors on the PROPER way to engage in advertising to get the gravy train rolling on their new blog.
You've read several blogs, followed a few others, and then one morning, you're sitting in your easy chair and you have an epiphany…."I can do that!" You've felt the creative juices and want to nurture the budding writer within you. But the sensations of joy and excitement are quickly diminished when you suddenly realize that you have no idea how to get started. You have the urge, you have the desire, and you want to take the leap as a blogger. You have a story to tell and feel you can pass something on to the people of the interwebs. You stare at your computer, scanning yet another blog entry and think to yourself, ‘now what?’ This article is all about how to get started on the right foot. Blog building basics for those that want to explore their new-found passion, even if you don't know that's what it is yet!
If you’ve ever had an interest in writing, you’ve likely also had a budding interest in blogging. While not entirely the same, the parallels between the two are enough that writers often go to the internet in search of ways to hone their craft. But gone are the days where bloggers would aspire to become writers. These days, blogging has carved an entirely different niche in the internet world and those that are successful, carve out an equally nice living off of it. My personal interests lie somewhere in the middle…a novice writer looking to develop an entirely new fantasy world, and a novice blogger looking to advance my skills and develop a following of readers. This series will chronicle my efforts to do both…simultaneously. You’ll see more about what I mean as you read on, so I hope you stick with me to see how this crazy plan unfolds!
Hello, my name is Scott...I'm a husband, father of 3, and work full-time in IT. If that's not enough on my plate, I'm also tackling the biggest 'creative' project of my lifetime, bringing the world of Mists of Kel Doran to life. I hope you like what I'm trying to pull off and I truly appreciate all of those who have supported this dream of mine. Here's to following your heart and having the courage to put your ideas out there for the world to enjoy :)
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