How you perform with your blogging is important, but you also need to learn how to manage the blog itself. Successful blogging really comes down to learning how to do properly, and if you have little time, this can be difficult to do. Making mistakes while learning how to blog is par for the course. You may lose a little traffic, but you always get it back. Learning lessons while blogging is something that must occur, and fixing your mistakes is also something that must be done.
The following three blogging practices can help you in many ways.
Have you ever sat down and given serious thought about what your blogging priorities are, or even your marketing and business priorities? Typically, most web marketers don’t do this, yet the payoff is really huge if it’s actually done. Everything that you are doing right now for your blog may be a waste of your time if your blogging priorities are not known. Perhaps you have a lot of comments. Dealing with these can be time-consuming at best. It is essential that you do this, and is extremely valuable to your business. The content that you write, and the posts that you may, are also high priority things that must be done. You’re competing priorities can be managed using simple time management techniques, plus making the right decisions.
The content that you create is supposed to only be created for human readers, not search engines. This is a myth that has been propagated as the years have gone by. The content that you write should be written for both search engines and real readers. Focusing on your readers in 2012 is probably your best bet, even though it’s good to think about the search engines as well. You want to have great numbers on your website, meaning more visitors. To accomplish this, you need to keep them happy with great content. Google is watching what your visitors do, and you want to keep a good impression going if you’re doing search marketing. Any serious blogger is going to want to have a great relationship with their audience anyway.
Inopportune moments are often the best time to get inspiration, something that every artist and good writer can attest to. When you see them writing things down, especially on a notepad, this is where the inspiration is happening. A word processor is also a viable way to record all of this information. All you have to do is write down blog ideas as they pop in your mind. If you’re not by a computer, then you need to carry a notepad with you to jot this information down as soon as possible. You also have to be very serious about your blogging when you decide to do this. There have been more than a few times when I’ve had an idea and thought I would remember it. Because we have so many thoughts during the day, we rarely can remember one out of 1000. These thoughts are forgotten quickly, deep within our minds, and will probably never be recalled at a later point in time. There are some areas with blogging usability, or good practices, that are a little open to interpretation. Whatever will work on your blog, you simply need to test things out and see what works. Perhaps you could do split testing, which could help you understand what will work best with your blog.