Are you new in blogging? You don’t know why your blog is quiet? Or you just want to create a blog? Then, you’ve come to the right place. Here, I’ll share some of my experiences in blogging.
1. How to Create a Blog
First thing first, you must know your reason why you want to create a blog. Through blog, you can share your experiences, poems, story, hobby, anything. You also can get many new friends in blog world, or widely known as blogosphere. Still in blog, you can improve your skills, such as writing, designing, and communicating. Sounds fun, isn’t it? 😀
Eventhough it has many advantages, there’re some written and unwritten rules in blogosphere. For those whose blog created in free blog hosting such as WordPress[dot]com, Blogger, Multiply, or else, there’ll always be Terms of Service which we must obey. So, make sure you read it untill finish, or your blog will be suspended if you don’t read it entirely. While the unwritten rules are:
- Never Do a Copy-Paste
Yes, never. If your blog is free-hosted, you’ll be told to the central crew that you violated the ToS. Your blog will temporary suspended (it means your blog is unaccesible from outside, except from your admin place) until the next information from the central crew. Worse, your blog will be expelled from the community and soon you’ll get a bad mark in blogosphere.
- Never Do Such Tag-Whoring
Don’t know tag-whoring? It’s a condition where there’re many irrelevant tags in single post. Yeah, I know you want everybody to read your post, but with that irrelevant tags, many of your visitor will leave your blog. 😉
- Black SEO
SEO is Search Engine Optimization, a technique to get visitors from search engine such as Google, Yahoo, and else. While the Black-SEO itself is creating as many irrelevant keywords in your blog so people who need something from search engine will come to your blog but there’re nothing he searching for (don’t know the correct words, if You know, please tell me). It also will make your blog suspended forever (and maybe your account too), so be careful. 😉
- Adult Contents
If your blog contain adult materials, even just a news, please change your blog category to “adult blog”. If you’re not, there’ll be other people who will tell your blog to the crew.
If you don’t want those things happen in your blog, I recommend you just write down what you’ve mastered, your experiences, your hobby, or your thoughts. It’s what the most blogger said as good blogs.
2. How to Draw Visitors
You’ve created a blog but there’s nobody visit your blog? Oh, c’mon, don’t be upset. Let’s try this tips, write your hobbies for a while, and keep it updated. I’m sure that people will refer to your blog when they search something connected with your hobbies.
The other way is to give some comments to other blogs, and leave your blog address there. What, you don’t know how to leave your blog address? Okay, in every blog, there’re always a comment form attached. Usually, it’s contains of three main parts: Name (your real name or nickname), E-mail (please give the active one, so when the owner want to send you something, it’ll help him/her), and URL (your blog/site address). Just fill in the URL form with your blog address such (http://yourblog.hosting.com/). I’m sure, if your comments are good, they’ll pay you a visit or maybe drop some comments in your blog. 🙂
3. How to Get Many Friends
The best part in blogging, I’d say. In blogosphere, you’ll find many blogs with many topics and writing style. If you like, you can befriend with everybody who have same interests with you. But it’s better if you also make friends with other people too. When visiting their blog, don’t forget to leave your blog address and learn their writing style to improve your own.
If you’ve got many friends, don’t forget to visit them regularly to maintain the friendship. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll be end up joining blog community in your region. If so, beside post in your own blog, you also can write a post in the community blog. Of course, pay attention to your language when write in community.
4. How to Maintain/Increase Traffics to Your Blog
Maybe this one is what you’ve waiting for. 😆
Yes, writing a blog means you’ll get traffic to your blog. It only happen if you have practiced SEO, and tips number 2 and 3. Traffic means how many visitors visit your blog in a time period. The best way to maintain or even increase your traffic, is become master of your own writing. It means, you post anything what you’ve mastered. Your posts also have to contain important keywords related with the posts.
Once you’ve done it, many people will recommend your blog when their friends want to know about something and that is available in your blog. Of course, you also have to increase your writing skill to write down good-quality posts.
That’s four tips from me. I hope it’ll help you in any way. 🙂
P.S: This post may edited sometimes if I found some mistakes. And please correct if there are any wrong grammar, phrase, or else.