Bestselling Author Shares 3 Tips for Building Your Blog Audience
Well.Usually,the hottest article always tell you something that everybody knows,these ways we knew it a long time ago,She should told us how she make this article so hot?
I think everyone needs the really easier way to make them successful,beacuse mostly of the bloggers are very busy,they still have another work,they try to use the least time to make things work.
I will try my best to let you understand,we are at the same line.I will share everything what I have to you,do my best as you do.
Your blog’s “About Me” page should not be overlooked. It’s an essential tool to establish who you are as a blogger and help readers understand what your blog is about. Simply listing your name and contact information is not enough. Sell yourself and your blog on your “About Me” page, and make readers believe you’re not only an expert in your blog’s topic but your blog is also the place for people to find information about your topic on the web.
Following are the three most important elements to include on your “About Me” page:
Your experience and why you’re the best person to blog about your subject matter
Links to your other websites or blogs self promotion is critical to your success as a blogger
Your contact information so interested readers can ask questions or reach out to you for other business opportunities (which happens often in the blogosphere)
Furthermore, make sure your blog’s “About Me” page is easy to find not just on your blog’s home page but on every page in your blog.
Anyone can write a blog, but readers look for bloggers whose writing style they enjoy or bloggers who have the appropriate level of experience to write on a specific topic. Tell your readers why they can feel confident listening to what you have to say, and let them know you’re accessible to them and value them, and your reader loyalty will get a welcome boost.
6 Sites to Find Free Photos to Use on Your Blog
Use These Sites to Find Free Photos and Images for Your Blog
By Susan Gunelius , About.com Guide
Finding free photos to use on your blog that don’t have stringent copyright restrictions can be challenging. The following five websites offer free photos that bloggers can download to use on their blogs. Make sure you check the copyright restrictions on any photos you use on your blog. Some of the free photos on these sites could require you to provide attribution (which you should do anyway), notify the photographer of your use of their photo or more. Always follow the copyright and creative commons licensing rules related to any photo you use on your blog and obtain any necessary permissions.
1. Stock Xchange
Stock Xchange is a great resource for finding free photos to use on your blog. Different photos have different restrictions, so be sure to check the copyright and attribution requirements before you use a photo. Stock Xchange also includes many photos that are available for a fee.
Flickr is growing in popularity everyday. To find free photos that are available for use on your blog, begin by searching using creative commons license. Be certain to provide attribution and link back to the source.
MorgueFile has a large selection of free photos that you can use on your blog. Typically, you’ll need to ask for permission and link back from your blog post to the source.
Dreamstime provides a good selection of royalty free stock photos as well as images available for a fee (as low as $0.26).
FreeFoto offers over 100,000 free photos that you can use on your blog. Typically, you’ll have to provide attribution and link back to the source. Most photos include a small watermark in the lower righthand corner of the photo that says “FreeFoto.com” which is fairly unobtrusive.
Picapp offers bloggers free access to and use of high-resolution images from Corbis, Getty Images, Jupiter Images and more. Simply search the database, copy the provided code and paste it into your blog post HTML editor, and publish your post. The image you selected appears in your post. The catch is that gadget strip appears with the image. When a person clicks on the gadget strip, they’re taken to another web page where related images and ads appear. You should take a look at the site’s terms and conditions before you use Picapp images. Image owners receive a royalty each time the image is used by a blogger and viewed by visitors.
Do you have more?
Not enough comments on your blog yet?
I know there are a number of very new bloggers doing this challenge that
might not have people leaving comments on their blogs yet. If this is you,
don’t worry; I have another mini task for you to do today.
- Spend 10 minutes visiting other blogs on your topic and leave relevant,helpful and genuine comments on these blogs. The more helpful your comments the better; making an impression with quality comments raises your profile and can potentially drive traffic to a blog.
2. Ask Questions – Including specific questions in posts definitely helps get higher numbers of comments. I find that when I include questions in my headings that it is a particularly effective way of getting a response from readers as you set a question in their mind from the first moments of your post.
3. Be Open Ended – If you say everything there is to say on a topic you’re less likely to get others adding their opinions because you’ll have covered what they might have added. While you don’t want to purposely leave too many things unsaid there is an art to writing open ended posts that leaves room for your readers to be experts also.
4. Interact with comments left – If you’re not willing to use your own comments section why would your readers? If someone leaves a comment interact with them. This gets harder as your blog grows but it’s particularly important in the early days of your blog as it shows your readers that their comments are valued, it creates a culture of interactivity and gives the impression to other readers that your comments section is an active place that you as the blogger value. As the activity in your comments section grows you may find you need to be slightly less active in it as readers will start to take over on answering questions and creating community – however don’t completely ignore your comment threads.
5. Set Boundaries – I noticed that shortly after I set the rules for my comments section (with a comments policy) that my comment numbers jumped up a little. I’m not sure if it was just a coincidence or whether readers responded to knowing what was and wasn’t acceptable. It’s just a theory but I think a well managed and moderated comments section that is free of spam and that deals with well with people stepping out of line is an attractive thing to readers. I personally don’t mind people expressing different opinions to one another in comments but when I sense things are getting a little out of hand and too personal I often step in to attempt to bring some order to the situation (I rarely delete non spam comments). I find that people have responded to this and that comment threads generally stay constructive as a result.
6. Be humble – I find that readers respond very well to posts that show your own weaknesses, failings and the gaps in your own knowledge rather than those posts where you come across as knowing everything there is to know on a topic. People are attracted to humility and are more likely to respond to it than a post written in a tone of someone who might harshly respond to their comments.
7. Be gracious – Related to humility is grace. There are times where you as the blogger will get something wrong in your posts. It might be spelling or grammar, it could be the crux of your argument or some other aspect of your blogging. When a someone leaves a comment that shows your failing it’s very easy to respond harshly in a defensive manner. We’ve all seen the flaming that can ensue. While it’s not easy – a graceful approach to comments where you admit where you are wrong and others is right can bring out the lurkers and make them feel a little safer in leaving comments.
8. Be controversial? – I put a question mark after this one because it doesn’t always work (and I personally avoid it as much as I can these days) – but there’s nothing like controversy to get people commenting on your blog. Of course with controversy comes other consequences – one of which is the risk of putting off less vocal members of your readership.
9. ‘Reward’ Comments – There are many ways of acknowledging and ‘rewarding’ good comments that range from simply including a ‘good comment’ remark through to highlighting them in other posts that you write. Drawing attention to your readers who use comments well affirms them but also draws attention of other readers to good use of your comments section.
10. Make it Easy to Comment – I leave a lot of comments on a lot of blogs each week – but there is one situation where I rarely leave a comment – even if the post deserves it – blogs that require me to login before making a comment. Maybe I’m lazy (actually there’s no maybe about it) or maybe there’s something inside me that worries about giving out my personal details – but when I see a comments section that requires registration I almost always (95% or more of the time) leave the blog without leaving the comment that I want to make. While I totally understand the temptation to require registration for comments (combatting spam in most cases) something inside me resists participating in such comments sections. Registration is a hurdle you put in front of your readers that some will be willing to leap but that others will balk at (the same is often said about other comments section requirements that go beyond the basics). Keep your comments section as simple and as easy to use as possible.
So – what do you think? How have you increased the levels of comments on your blog (had to ask)?
There is a saying “two heads is better than one”, more authors mean more
advertising and exposure because each author will have a vested interest in
the blog.At the level of a professional blogger you may want to team up with 1 or more other bloggers. This will create a more interesting and more powerful blog.
The idea of a team blog is to make it profitable and rewarding for all authors,
while continuing to target the blog topic and keeping the blog interesting for
Following these blogging techniques should make your blogging experience
much more rewarding. There is no guarantee that your blog will become
popular or a household name, but the effort should at least put you one step
As well, growing popularity on the web is not an overnight experience, but through time,dedication, and persistence you will be rewarded with all the royalties of blogging.
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