3 Tips About How to Write About Me Page

 

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.

7 tips on link-builting

In addition to using the plug-ins suggested in the previous section, there are other easy tricks you can use to increase the number of incoming links to your blog. Here are a few to get you started:

  1. Publish amazing content on your blog other people will want to read, share,and write about on their own sites.
  2. Leave comments on other blogs, and include your blog’s address in the comment forms’ URL space.
  3. Accept trackbacks on your blog posts so people who link to your posts receive an incoming link to their sites in return.
  4. Promote your content on your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networking profiles.
  5. Submit your content to social bookmarking sites like Digg and StumbleUpon.
  6. Write for multiple sites, and interlink your content.
  7. Write guest blog posts for other popular blogs, and include a link back to your blog in your author biography.

Anything you do to share your content with interested audiences increases the potential that people will read it. If they like it, they might write about it on their own blogs and link to it, or they might share it through their own social web connections.Each instance your content is shared and viewed increases the potential for others to
write about your content and link to it. The more incoming links, the better, in terms of boosting your search engine rankings.

How to choose blogging software?

WordPress.com (Free, Hosted by WordPress):

WordPress.com is a free blogging software that provides a limited amount of customization by way of free templates you can download for your blog. It is very easy to learn and provides automatic features such as a spam blocking plug-in (Akismet), automatic pinging and more. On the negative side, WordPress.com does not allow ads of any kind on blogs, so monetizing your free WordPress blog through advertising is not an option.
Wordpress.org (Paid, Third-Party Host Required):

WordPress.org offers free blogging software, but users have to pay to host their blogs through a third-party website host such as GatorHost or 1and1 . For bloggers with some technical skills who need advanced customization, WordPress.org is a great choice. The software, itself, is the same as WordPress.com, but the customization options make it very popular among power bloggers, business bloggers and more.

Follow the link to read a complete overview of WordPress from About Web Logs.
Blogger:

Blogger equals easy. Many novice bloggers choose to start their first blogs with Blogger because it’s free, very easy to use, and it allows ads to help monetize blogs. The downside of Blogger is it’s prone to outages, so you may not always be able to access your blog when you want to.
TypePad:

TypePad is very easy to use, but it’s not free. Even though it doesn’t require a third-party host, it does have a cost associated with it. With that said, TypePad does provide great features and a high level of customization without the technical knowledge of some other customizable blogging software options.
Moveable Type:

Moveable Type is a great blogging software, but it requires users to obtain pricey licenses. The installation process is cumbersome and the features are not as rich as other blogging software programs provide. Many people like Moveable Type because it supports multiple blogs without having to install the software again and again.
LiveJournal:

LiveJournal requires users to pay a monthly fee, and it provides a limited amount of features and customization.
Suggestions from About Web Logs:

For bloggers who are looking for a free blogging software that allows monetization, you may want to try Blogger. If monetization is not important to you, then WordPress.com might be a better choice.

For bloggers who want full customization and advanced feature capability (and aren’t afraid of technical challenges and out-of-pocket expenses), WordPress.org and TypePad are excellent choices.
More Information to Help You Choose a Blogging Software:

Bottom-line, decide what your goals are for your blog upfront to help you choose the best blogging software for you from the start. Take a look at these six questions bloggers should ask themselves when choosing a blogging software to help you decide which blogging software is right for you.

10 benefits on blogging

Blogging is becoming more and more popular everyday. Should you join the blogosphere? Take a look at this list to help you make your decision about blogging.
1. To Express Your Thoughts and Opinions

You have something to say, and blogs provide a place to say it and be heard.
2. To Market or Promote Something

Blogging is a great way to help market or promote yourself or your business, product or service.
3. To Help People

Many blogs are written to help people who may be going through similar situations that the blogger has experienced. Many parenting and health-related blogs are written for this purpose.
4. To Establish Yourself as an Expert

Blogs are wonderful tools to help bloggers establish themselves as experts in a field or topic. For example, if you’re trying to get a job in a specific field or hoping to publish a book on a specific topic, blogging can help legitimize your expertise and expand your online presence and platform.
5. To Connect with People Like You

Blogging brings like-minded people together. Starting a blog can help you find those people and share your opinions and thoughts.
6. To Make a Difference

Many blogs are issue-based meaning the blogger is trying to provide information to sway people’s thinking in a certain direction. Many political blogs and social issues blogs are written by bloggers who are trying to make a difference in their own ways.
7. To Stay Active or Knowledgeable in a Field or Topic

Since successful blogging is partially dependent on posting frequency and providing updated, fresh information, it’s a perfect way to help a blogger stay abreast of the events in a specific field or topic.
8. To Stay Connected with Friends and Family

The world has shrunk since the Internet has become more accessible. Blogs provide a simple way for family and friends to stay connected from different parts of the world by sharing stories, photos, videos and more.
9. To Make Money

It’s important to point out that most bloggers don’t make a lot of money blogging, but the potential does exist to generate revenue from your blog with hard work and commitment. There are many bloggers who bring in big bucks. With patience and practice, you can make money through advertising and other income-generating activities on your blog .
10. To Have Fun and Be Creative

Many people start a blog simply for fun. Perhaps a blogger is a fan of a particular actor or loves knitting and wants to share that passion through a blog. One of the most important keys to successful blogging is having a passion about your blog’s topic, so you can write prolifically about it. Some of the best and most interesting blogs started out as blogs that were written just for fun and to give the blogger a creative outlet.

Is blogging right for you?

Before you start a blog , Let us see if blogging is right for you to ensure your blogging experience will be successful.So asking yourself a little question as  what I did before:

  • Are you Enjoy Spending Time Surfing the Web?

Successful blogging requires a large time commitment and a great deal of sweat equity. Blogging doesn’t stop after you write and publish a blog post. Instead, it requires promotion, visiting and reading other blogs and websites, staying abreast of news and issues related to your blog topic, and more. Most of your blogging activities will occur online. To be a successful blogger, you must enjoy reading, researching, spending time on your computer and surfing the web.

  • Do You Like to Write?

If you abhor writing or writing doesn’t come naturally to you, then blogging might not be for you. Building a successful blog requires frequent, meaningful updates, responding to comments, leaving comments on other blogs and more. Each of those success factors requires writing. To be a successful blogger, you must be able to write prolifically.

  • Are you Passionate About Your Blog’s Topic?

Successful blogging requires that the blogger write frequent, meaningful posts about their blog’s topic to attract new readers, keep readers interested and keep readers coming back. If you are only slightly interested in your blog’s topic, it will be difficult to log in each day and come up with fresh, exciting posts and commentary. By choosing a topic you’re passionate about, it will be easier to update your blog with a smile on your face each day.

  • Will You Commit to Blogging?

Successful blogging is a commitment in terms of time and effort and requires a great deal of self-discipline and self-motivation. You must have the ability to fit blogging into your schedule and be commited to sticking to that schedule.

  • Are you Comfortable Publicizing Your Thoughts,lifestyle and Ideas?

As a blogger, you will be publishing your opinions for the entire online community to read. While it is possible to remain anonymous and become a successful blogger, anonymous success is not the norm. To attract a large audience and appear legitimate in the blogosphere, more people have taken to sharing their identities and a fair amount of personal information online. As such, bloggers are exposed to negative responses to their posts, and sometimes those negative critiques can be hurtful. Successful bloggers can handle negative criticism.

  • Are you willing to learn more technology about blogging?

Blogging requires some knowledge of the Internet and simple software. If you are afraid of your computer, then blogging may not be for you. Alternatively, if you are willing to learn, you can blog. Blogging and the Internet as a whole are ever-changing, and even the most successful bloggers are constantly trying to learn new things to further enhance their blogs. To be a successful blogger, you must be willing to learn how to get started and how to maintain and improve your blog in the future.

  • Are you ready for Taking Risks?

Much of successful blogging is related to taking risks from diving in and starting your first blog to launching your blog’s first advertisement or adding the first link to your blogroll . To be a successful blogger, you have to be willing to try new things to enhance and promote your blog.

2 Good ways to interact with your vistiors

You now have the traffic you deserve. You should begin interacting with your
visitors. Create a regular theme such as: “Monday Money Tip” or “Picture of
the Week” which entices your readers to look forward to each week.
Give your readers advance notice about a product, service, or topic which you are going to review and then talk about later. If the President was scheduled to give a speech then in your blog you should state that you “will discuss the speech and give your opinion after the speech airs. Comments will be appreciated”.

Try to include non-advertising graphics, pictures, photos, and art in your blog entries. Not too much. Once a week is fine. Graphics can sometimes bring your blog to life. Of course, the content of the blog is the most important
aspect and you do not want to overshadow your content with graphics, but
displaying graphics can add a bit of spice to the blog.
Be choosy about your graphics and make sure they fit your entry topic. You
should add content with the graphic, at least a caption. Original graphics,
photos, pictures, and art is recommended.
Keep it Personal
A blog is most successful when it is kept personal. Try to include personal
experiences which relates to the topic of your blog entry. Stay away from the business style of writing. Write with a more personal style and use first-person narratives.Do not write any of your entries as sales letters, instead share product reviews and personal endeavors.The use of pictures and videos in websites/blogs is another new blogger must do. The reason is Google and other search engines really favor the use of videos and pictures in website/blogs. Video marketing is a hot item now is they are easy for you to produce yourself. The best videos are produced from your own recording effort and putting in your own keywords for great SEO. However, you can still use others videos in your posts if you need or want. There is nothing wrong with using other people’s videos as long as the video works with your niche.

11 top blogging app from Forbes.com

 

Blog Tools

Are you feeling the lure of Weblogging? Publishing your ideas and opinions for all the World Wide Web to read? If you are, you will need to know which sites offer the best tools for setting up and managing your fledgling Web publishing operation. For most of us, using a hosted blog Web site like Google-owned Blogger.com or Yahoo’s360 or MSN Spaces will be the best option because these sites give you everything you need and walk you through the process at no cost. Setting up a blog at one of these sites takes about five minutes. However, if you want to create a more customized feature-rich Weblog with your own domain name and the ability to track and manage user interaction, you will want to subscribe to a Web hosting space (check http://www.webhostingtalk.com for good suggestions) and use non-hosted blog software. Below you will find our picks for the best Web sites for those in need of the tools to set up hosted or non-hosted Weblogs. Don’t worry if you want to start with a simpler, hosted blog alternative, it’s easy to up grade and most sites will let you import from other services. — Matt Rand


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