Blogging: Monday Morning Angst
It is Monday morning, and you are again at work. You continue plodding through the day carrying out the duties needed to help another achieve their goals and dreams wondering whether you will ever achieve your own.
You spent every morning last week blogging, then going back and performing as much SEO as you could depending on how much you know about SEO.
Post after post, and there remain no comments, no clicks on your links, no commissions.
It is not your fault. I intend to help you with this in this article.
First of all, do you know how to construct a good article? Have you ever took the time to invest in training on blogging? Unfortunately, there is a school of thought teaching people that all they have to do to succeed is to blog, blog, blog with no regard for quality of content. As if somehow overloading the Internet with shock and awe in terms of posting will somehow magically make you rich and make Google send people to you. Nothing could be further from the truth. Constructing a good blog post does take some thought. Treating your blog as a Facebook timeline where you post about your cat will be just about as profitable.
I am going to suggest you do two things. First, invest time and money into actually learning the craft of blogging. Writing novels is a craft, as is writing short stories. Blogging is no different. The Internet is a vast sea of shouting voices. Do not think you will rise to the top by accident.
Second, learn what it is to syndicate your content. When you write a blog post to your WordPress blog there are plug ins and widgets that will automatically post it to your Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites.
Read about writing. Tell stories that apply to you. Share experiences that have helped you learn about things relative to what you are trying to do. Do not post things that are not related to your business. If you wish to do that, go to Live Journal and post. It is an excellent free blogging platform and has a significant readership. When I cannot help myself and need to rant about some injustice in the world, of which there is no shortage on either side, I go to LiveJournal and let lose. When I want to post for profit and earn a paycheck, I post to my WordPress blog and syndicate it.
A Writing Resource
On the issue of learning about how to properly post an excellent resource is Ezine@rticles. I strongly suggest you go there, sign up for all the excellent instruction emails that they will send you every so often. They will cover how to properly create a title that does not lie or overpromise. They will also teach you how to properly format a title.
Now, you will read articles on various forums naysaying it. Ignore them. My mentors in this business, men and women with stable five and six and even some closing in on seven figure monthly incomes, encourage this strategy.
You really cannot run your business terrified you will piss Google off. I am not saying you should return to the lazy days of keyowrd stuffing, but I am saying you should spend more time practicing good content creation and less time making sure to tippy toe around Panda. If you do, you will fail just the same.
Stay tuned for more instruction on how to successfully blog.
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