Saturday, February 9, 2008

10 Benefits Of Being A Blogger

10 Benefits Of Being A Blogger

By Nicholas Dixon

I have been a blogger since September 2004 but only began to take it seriously this year. My blogging journey began when I stumbled upon a company owned by Google named that offered free tools to build a website.

In fact Blogger provides you with free several templates which you can customize in addition to a domain name hosted on their server. You can host your blog on your domain if you like to. Here are some benefits I found while blogging:

1) Easy to manage. A blog can be set up by even a novice in no time. All you have to do is post and publish. Blogging can get as simple as that or even more complex.

2) Easy to update. Blogs can be updated weekly or daily instead of sometimes monthly for a static website. Even adding a few paragraphs a day can be done in no time and can be beneficial to your search rankings.

3) Get spidered quickly. Search engine spiders crawl blogs with greater frequency than static webpages. I have had webpages that took over eight months to be indexed in Google where as Yahoo sometimes index my blogs in weeks sometimes days.

4) If you write articles then you can post all of them on your blog in addition to free reprint content that is widely available everwhere. The more content you have the better.

5) You can get your website indexed quicker. An article or a piece of news about your website with an optimize anchor link will send the spiders your way in no time.

6) Sell advertising space. If you have a popular blog then you can create a revenue stream by selling ad space. Blogads is one of several places where you can sell your ad space to major companies.

7) Similar to offering ad space, you can add Adsense to your blog to monetize your content. What I love about Blogger is that once you plug in the Adsense code into your main template, a new page is created and Adsense is automatically displayed when you make a post.

8) Review your affiliate products. If you have a blog that is in a niche then you can find affiliate programs for that niche and do reviews of them for a commission. Every time someone purchases the product or service through your link you make money.

9) It is still early to catch on. Blogs and RSS feeds are used by the minority of internet users which makes it excellent for you to start blogging right now. Less than 10% of the Americans which is the biggest online market use this emerging trend.

10) Can be syndicated. An easy way for your readers to stay in touch with updates is to add your blog to their My Yahoo and My MSN. They can see the latest information and how long ago it was added.

11) Yes a bonus! Savvy marketers know that if you add your blogs to My Yahoo you can have it indexed in no time by Yahoo. You can use these two websites to inform blog directories that

you have updated your content.



So with all those benefits in mind there is no reason you should not start your own blog. So when do you decide to go blogging?

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Friday, February 8, 2008

How To Become An Ultimate Blogger

How To Become An Ultimate Blogger

By Donald Mckenzie Jr

Although blogging has become a highly popular internet activity, it is hard to be the best of the best. Each day thousands of blogs are created by internet rookies and experts alike. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before beginning this journey.

1) Will blogging really benefit you?

Writing and maintaining a blog will take a high degree of commitment. If you do not enjoy writing very much, you can always create a blog focused on audio or video.

Blogging has benefited many people in the past. They use them to send information to others and interact in small communities. The simple thing to remember is, blogs help to get you noticed on the internet.

2) Who do you want to reach on the internet?

This step is not only important, but also vital to your success online. Whether you want to make money or just blog for fun, people want to know that they can trust you. In other words, you need to build some type of trust with them.

You will want to find some type of target audience to reach. For instance, if you blog about home business opportunities, you will want to try and reach people who want to begin a home based business, or even eBay users.

Your blog has the potential to reach people almost anywhere on the internet. Many of them include regular internet users, blog readers, and search engine users.

3) What is your goal as a blogger?

If you decide to create a blog for business purposes they can help you in a number of ways. Blogs can increase your visibility on the internet, help you get your name and business around to many people, build a small community for you, and they can even help to establish your credibility as an expert to build trust.

4) How much time should you spend blogging?

If you are a serious blogger who writes a lot and keeps up with current news, you will tend to spend a great deal of time customizing and updating your blog. If you spend a great deal of time with this, your blog will easily become a great branding tool for you. Even if you do not have a business, you will build trust with other bloggers and visitors.

5) What is the best blogging platform to use?

This question all depends on the type of blogger you are. If you just want to get a feel for what the blogging world is all about, then you should start with a platform such as blogger or type pad. On the other hand, if you want to begin something serious, you will want to start with the word press platform.

All in all, blogging is a great way to interact with the internet community. You can use them to get your name around the net or even enhance your personal business. It is imperative to start a blog as soon as possible and explore the benefits. If you spend the time and have the patience you can easily succeed and become an ultimate blogger.

Copyright 2007 Donald Mckenzie Jr

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

How To Create Your Own Blog Using Blogger

How To Create Your Own Blog Using Blogger

By Matt Bacak

It takes only a few minutes and is easy to setup your own weblog using the Blogger weblog system. By completing only three simple steps, creating an account, naming your blog and choosing a template, you too can join the thousands of people now blogging on the web. Here's a detailed step-by-step guide to help to get you started using Blogger

1. Go to and click on the arrow that says “Create Your Blog Now.” You'll be asked to create a username and choose a password that you'll use to access your Blogger account; choose a display name that will be used to sign your posts (e.g., moody mom, bloggerx, etc.) and provide an email address. You'll also be asked to check a box indicating that you accept Blogger's Terms of Service . Then click on “Continue” to go the next screen.

2. On the next screen to name your blog (e.g., The Blog Report, Myrah's Insanity Report, etc.) You can choose any name you wish. After you choose your blog title, you need to choose your URL address. This is the web address that people can click to access your blog. Again, as long as it's not taken, you can choose any address you want. Remember, the shorter and easier to spell the better it will be for people to remember. Also remember, that many thousands of people use Blogger to host their weblog and it may take you a while to find a web address that hasn't already been taken. Finally, for security purposes, you'll need to provide word verification by typing in the box the word that is displayed above the box on the screen. Then, click “Continue” to move to next screen.

3. On the next screen, you'll need to choose a template for your blog. This is the design of your blog, what your blog will look like to visitors. Blogger provides 12 different templates to choose from. Pick your favorite. You can change the look of your blog at a later time by choosing a different Blogger template or using of the hundreds of free templates that are available across the Internet. After you choose your template, click “Continue.” Blogger will begin creating your blog.

4. Once it's created, click on “Start Posting” and write your first post for the world to see. Click on “Publish Post” and Blogger will tell you it is publishing your post. Then click on the “View Blog” tab and you'll find that you're officially a member of the blogging world.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Do You Need Help Adding RSS Feeds To Your Blogger?

Do You Need Help Adding RSS Feeds To Your Blogger?

By Nell Taliercio

It’s really easy and here is how you can do it:

Log into your blogger account

Go to "settings"

Go to "site feed"

Copy the "site feed url"

Then go to

Scroll down to "try feedburner today" and paste your "site feed url" and then click next. You'll be at "select services" There are lots of options on that page and you can look through them all, but to get to the feeds you need to go to the bottom of that page and click on "next".

Then you can log in or sign up. It's free to sign up. After you fill in your info then click and that page will allow you to "activate your feed". Click on that and then click on "launch your publicity tools" and then click on "chicklet chooser". Then you have many options. I personally always choose the “my yahoo”, “my msn”, “newsgator” and “xml”. Click on each one and you'll see the code you need to grab. You have to do it for each one.

Then just go back to your template and put it in. You're set. As you can see there are other different things you can do too. So look around in there and check them all out.

But that is just the very basics of getting a feed up. Now, when you get that feed added let me know so I can add you to my personal “my yahoo” page!

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Monday, February 4, 2008

Doe’s Dont’s Of A Blog And Blogger

Doe’s Dont’s Of A Blog And Blogger

By Chris Taylor

Blogging, despite its naysayers, has proved its many capabilities. The vast majority of people use blogs these days, whether for personal things or to advance a business. People became more aware through blogs, and businesses grew as people voted with their dollars.

Blogs also let you organize and save information. Many blog sites give you the option of keeping your writings private, allowing you to use a blog as you would a paper day planner. Or, you can use your blog to store things like recipes, while sharing them with others by simply leaving your writings public.

If you do want to attract others to your blog, then having your own blog is a bit like choosing a new car. You must choose the make, color, and features that will best suit your needs. You also must think of beautiful internal details that are visibly attractive to others. Blog as though you are your primary audience, but keep in mind that it will be viewed by many, like a car owned by one person but intended to carry many passengers. Your blog gives the viewer some insight in to who you are, just like cars can help determine the personality of the driver.

To continue with the car analogy, there are some things you should watch out for when blogging, much like making sure your car is in the correct gear for the terrain. For those of you who blog on personal topics here are some do nots...

The very first thing that comes to mind when acquiring a blog is that your blog will most likely be open for public viewing. Because of that, you must take layout and appearance into account. You must also think about your audience. What type of person do you envision reading and being interested in your blog? You can then do some tailoring towards that audience, thereby holding their attention even more firmly.

To those who are planning to use blog in business, take the following as pointers...

Remember that the customer is your priority. Write to your audience, and make sure your articles are easy to understand.

Don’t assume that your customer knows anything about your business. On the Internet, people frequently stumble onto sites they didn’t originally intend to view. If someone comes to your site that didn’t intend to, make sure you grab his or her attention first and foremost. Then use that attention to explain your products and services.

In general...

Do not over design your blogs. Simple is good! Make sure the colors you choose for your text and for your background do not interfere with reading your articles. For example, lemon yellow text is almost universally difficult to see. This goes for fonts too; don’t choose anything too ornate. Remember, you don’t want anything to interfere with the readability of your blog.

Keep current! After a couple of times of checking into your blog only to find no new content, those customers and/or readers you worked so hard to attract will stop coming back. You can also change the appearance of your blog occasionally, in order to shake up the reader’s expectations. Remember that this can be a double-edged blade, however; plenty of readers resist changes in appearance and are slow to warm up to something new.

A way to know whether your changes are effective is to make sure your blog is equipped with a way for visitors to leave feedback. This will help you make effective changes to your blog.

All these things should be considered when blogging. There aren’t any other things to remember when just starting to blog since all instructions are given during the set up process. Blogging is not difficult to do. Blogging is even easier than HTML!

Planning, however, is important. Think about what you want to say and what you want your blog to look like before you begin.

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