As beginners, we are always faced with the problem on how we shall “behave” and “get noticed” in blogosphere. So many questions will remain unanswered if we cling to being naive and invisible to the rest of the bloggers all over the web. Blogging is also marketing. We may not be selling products or services, but we somewhat “sell” our thoughts and ideas. A blog is not a blog without a traffic. A blog is a NOT blog if NO ONE reads it. So now, we need to know its 101’s.
The simplest and inexpensive way of learning it is right through our very own computer screen. What is it? Well, surfing the net that is! Been there, done that. I started with a “zero” idea on blogging, but after quite sometime of reading blogs from people I don’t personally know or people who don’t even care about my existence. My unlimited dial-up keeps me connected with the world. See? It’s not that much. I must be a blogging freak or something. Ask me about the current events in my country, surely, I will throw you one of my famous “question mark” looks. All I know is that I find passion in techie stuffs and human interest stories (that explains why I also watch Oprah), but not terrorism and watching our corrupt government officials.
As what the Scobleizer’s author shared ,Robert Scoble and his wife Maryam, during the Blog Business Summit in Seattle last week, there are “10 Ways to a Killer Blog“. Take it from them, they are owner of the hottest blog in WordPress. Since I was not there (perhaps in the future), I would like to borrow a post from another renowned blogger, Paul Chaney, owner of “Blogging Systems“, recounting what he learned from the event. To get noticed….
1. Blog because you want to. Blog from the heart. Blog with substance.
2. Read and comment other blogs. Be friendly. Don’t be a lurker.
3. Pick a niche you can own. Blog something of your interest, so you can confidently share.
4. Link to other blogs. Link, link, link. Don’t be shy of asking the support of other blogs.
5. Admit mistakes. Self-explanatory (winks).
6. Wrote good headlines. Attention-getting and catchy headlines can get you to places.
7. Use other media. Don’t be boring. Be creative.
8. Have a voice. (this one, I can’t really understand…sorry)
9. Get outside blogosphere. Share you link even to other means, like forums and networking sites (Ss this correct, Mr. Scoble?).
10. Market yourself. As stated above, blogging is marketing. How do we market ourselves? Well, you need to learn Marketing 101 for that.
That’s all for now, folks. I hope that you learn something from a nobody in blogosphere.Farewell.