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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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The Blogger’s Guide To Online Income

The Blogger’s Guide To Online Income

By Tobias Smith

The world of blogging, or keeping an online journal, has made a huge jump in popularity over the last few years. People keep blogs for all sorts of reasons, and some of them have figured out that it can actually be an online internet business opportunity.

What is this ‘Blog as an Online Internet Business Opportunity’ idea that has many people excited, and how does it work? Well, first of all, it is important to note that in order to make blogging an online internet business opportunity, one must actually have, and consistently write in a blog. If you are unsure about the world of blogging, it would be a smart move to explore your different options before you try to use blogging as a new online internet business opportunity. Read the blogs of others and set up a blog account yourself. There are multiple sites on the internet that allow you to set up your own personal blog, and the blog does not necessarily need to be an online internet business opportunity.

There are a few different advertisement companies on the internet that will allow you to sign up to put their advertisements on your blog. This does not generate a huge amount of income, but can be a good online internet business opportunity. The more people you drive to your site, the better online internet business opportunity your blog will be. The advertisements will be geared toward the interests of your specific audience, and each time the ad is clicked, this online internet business opportunity will be generating income for you.

If you develop a large following of readers who adore your blog, there is another way to turn your blog into an online internet business opportunity. Many times, especially with humorous blogs, you can even market the idea of yourself, and this is another online internet business opportunity. T-shirts, mouse pads, music CD’s, and other toys and trinkets can be sold with your face or unique logo, and if you are popular, adoring fans will easily provide income to you through this online internet business opportunity. This is another aspect of blogging that can be a lot of fun. It is worth mentioning, however, that you may want to consider the potential ramifications of using your own personal likeness or name in the public as an online internet business opportunity.

It is important to note that while blogging for pay can be a good online internet business opportunity, it is not usually considered a very high-income business. Anyone who tries to tell you that blogging will make you high amounts of cash probably does not understand what type of online internet business opportunity it is. However, blogging for pay can be an excellent way to make a little extra on the side, and besides being an online internet business opportunity, it can also be quite enjoyable for writers. If you are interested in writing, as well as finding an online internet business opportunity, blogging for pay may be an excellent option for you.

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Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Top 5 Hints For The Beginner Blogger

The Top 5 Hints For The Beginner Blogger

By Rocque Bowen

I have been blogging for years now. It started as a hobby and has grown from there. I teach blogging classes now for Mastermind Pros. Blogging is a great hobby and it can also be used as a way to start your identity on the World Wide Web. Blogging is much easier to start than a web page, and it is a lot easier to maintain then a web site. There are quality Free Blog Hosts available, so there is really no reason not to get started today. Here are my top 5 hints if you are just beginning as a blogger.

Always Start With a Free Blog

I recommend Word Press or Blogger for the best places to get started in blogging. They both are easy to set up and use. Blogger might have better and easier to get help. However Word Press keeps adding more advanced features and does have a pay feature for more upgrades. With each Word Press account you can have more than one blog, and Blogger does offer the same feature, too. For this article I am just going to focus on Word Press. The reason for this is because most of the blogging information I have found out there for free chooses to focus on Word Press, and as you grow in your blogging experience you will most likely end up with a Word Press blog.

Think of a GREAT Name for Your Blog

If you are starting with Word Press, you will want to register an account, but for each blog you want to have a creative name that you choose for you blog. For example if you were writing a blog about being a teacher you might want to see if you can get a name for your blog that has teacher “style” keywords for the title. Another example might be My Life In Room 5 for your main title. You can change the title of your blog at any time that you want so if next year you were moved to room 22, you can just edit your title, but to choose your URL it would be different.

Picking the URL

The URL is simply defined as the Universal Resource Locator. An Internet World Wide Web Address. When you choose a URL for your free Word Press Blog it is shown as: You would substitute your name for your blog where “name” is. Your “name” can be one word or a combination of words with no spaces between them. Several of the good names are already taken but with imagination and patience you can find a suitable name. Maybe choose your own name, for example. I was able to get this blog just now. Remember that the URL title you pick is permanent unless you choose to delete it. You can delete free blogs at any time.

Make a Commitment to Post Often

Most people start blogging because they have something to say! Some people start them for other reasons but having been a Blogger for several years now and a visitor to several blogs, I still feel the majority of blogs out there are started by people who enjoy writing and have something to say, even if it is just commenting on news articles or sharing their poetry. Some people enjoy ranting. Have you visited other people’s blogs before? Go to any search engine and type in the name of something you are interested in like: Johnny Depp Blogs and see what shows up. I got over 276,000 results for that search on Google. So you can find people with the same interests as yours. You can read what they have to say then go comment on their blog and write about it on your blog. You can ask people with similar interests to share on your blog, too.

Do Not Delete Your Blog

Maybe you have started your blog and you hate it. Well think once, twice, three times and more about whether or not you want to keep or delete your blog. Why do I suggest keeping your blog? The main reason I suggest this is because you are starting your presence on the internet. That might not mean much to you if you are new, but it might mean more in months or years to come. Your blog is real estate in the World Wide Web Land. Real Estate here can become valuable, too. You can become valuable as you grow your property (your blog). Blogging is a fun hobby, but you never know what the future is going to hold for you or where you hobby might lead you. Especially if you are building your blog over time, and you are following some of the steps I mentioned in #4 above. People on the internet and bloggers are usually a friendly group. We love to have comments on our blogs. We usually respond to them. It is a special present to us when someone takes the time to make a comment. We love suggestions and people sharing what they are doing, too. The only thing that most bloggers hate is SPAM! That is where people post only to sell something or lead people to websites that they might not want to go to. Don’t fear that though since Word Press has powerful filters now and you get to approve what people can say on their comments.

You will find that Blogging is a lot of fun! If you can send emails you can blog. It is very easy to start up a blog using Word Press or Blogger. If you have been thinking about starting a blog and have not done so yet, my advice is to get started. It is a great free hobby and you never know where it might lead you. Share your interests with the world. There are thousands of readers out there searching for information. Perhaps they will find you. I hope you will enjoy your blogging experience as much as I enjoy blogging and reading blogs, too.

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