Friday, March 16, 2012

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6 Tips to Help YOU Make Blogging Easy

Several bloggers find it difficult to write and update their blog regularly. On the other hand, some other bloggers find it an easy task to blog every day!

As we all know, we need to create blog posts that are fresh so that we could be able to feed our readers the information that they must and want to know, and search engine like Google love blog posts that are FRESH.  Google even have this update that they call “Freshness Update” to help them give their Googlers the best, ideal and fresh results.

Today, through this blog post I’ll be giving you some of the five (5) tips that you can use so that blogging will be easier for you:

Write and Save

I know and I can relate that it’s hard to write and update your blog regularly then suddenly there would be this time that you’ll be bombarded with these information and ideas that you can write and share on your blog.

What you can do is to write it in advance and save it so that it’s ready to be published. As for me, I write it first in Microsoft word, so that while I’m writing it the software could be able to check my spelling and grammar right away. Then if the blog post is good to go, I go to my blog and upload it there. I prepare it, preview and schedule the post to a certain day I want it published.

When you have time to write and/or have something in your mind that you can write and share on your blog, try to write it right away so that you could have a blog content that will be enough for several days or even for the whole week. Also, sometimes it’s best if you’ve got the idea right away, for possibly later on you’ll probably forget about it or not in the mood anymore.

Niche Related Topics

There are a wide range of topics that you can actually write for your blog and all you have to do is research, research, research!

If you’re talking about health, losing weight, or gaining weight then why not talk about how to motivate yourself to keep doing it? This would also help them keep on losing weight right? Also this is still within your niche, and I know you can talk about it.

Encourage to comment and participate

I would admit that this is one of the mistakes I have done when I started blogging. It took me I think 6 months when I got my first comment on my first blog, but I know there are people who keeps coming back and spending some time on my blog, reading my posts and maybe sharing it and so I keep on blogging.

But then, it would be like talking to yourself if there’s no one else speaking out on your blog. Really, I feel really stupid that time and that I’m like a person who lacks attention online. So I’ve done some research, got some tips from well-known bloggers and apply their tips on the blog.

Anyway, why not encourage your readers and visitors to comment, share and of course keep on coming back on your blog for more exciting and must know information that you can share with them.

I’ve been trying to practice this one but I usually forgot this part that’s why now here in Bloggers Tech I have the form below each post encouraging you guys to leave a comment if there’s something you want to say.

Look for their Questions

Sometimes, you really run out of topic to talk about, and your brain is dead that you can’t think of anything anymore (for now).

So the next tip is to join groups on Facebook, or forums or have a look at Yahoo answers and similar websites and look for questions, inquiry or people asking for help that you could relate to your niche.

Example, let’s say for my first blog (a travel blog) I go to forums that are about travel like Virtual Tourist or specifically I go to forums that have topics about travelling to the Philippines. I take a look around and see if there are some people who are asking for help, like asking for travel tips, or if they’re coming here in Cebu they want to be guided on where and what they could do, what hotels we could recommend and so on.

So, what I do is write a blog post about it, like things that they should do here in Cebu and what I wrote that time was “Things I DID NOT do in Cebu”, it’s like a checklist for me but it could be a checklist too for the people who wants to visit Cebu but did not know what to do or where to go.

Then when that post is published, I go back to that forum, on that certain thread and post the link of my blog post. You may not be able to put an anchor text, and do link building there but surely you can get traffic, and a good one! Because you have the information that they need and not just any text or link that they accidently clicked.

Tell them About Yourself.

Sometimes I really and totally ran out of topic but I want to put up something then again I don’t know what. So what I usually do is that I could just share something about myself that my readers could be interested with.

Possibly, it’s in no connection on your niche but you may want to twist it a bit to make it or give it a little connection with your niche, but anyway you’re the blogger and some or possibly all of your readers want to know who you are. This is also another way of proving to them that you’re a real person, and not taking someone else’s identity online or giving a fake name.

Just like what I did on my other blog, it talks about travel, about my country, the events and news, generally it talks about the country. So since I am a Pinoy blogger who have been living in the Philippines my whole life, I shared some of my favorite foods that I would like to share and tell them why I love it! Though it’s about food, and not travel you could make a connection with it because it’s still about the country and also in the blog post I mentioned some destinations where it is known. Like the dried mango, where it is more known to be produced here in Cebu.

Request a Topic.

Sometimes I’m totally lazy to do research, read forums, browse websites, etc.

So what I do sometimes is ask my readers what they want to know, if there’s anything they want to request as a topic on the blog or can give any suggestion to talk about on the blog.

I also have an online hotel reservation on my blog, where visitors could also compare hotel booking prices from different hotel reservation websites and get the best booking deal. One of the readers and hotel reservation users of my blog suggest to list down some affordable accommodation that I can find here in Cebu. Which is awesome, because I can promote and put up my hotel reservation links of those hotels on the blog post and make money with it.

There are actually other more ways to help you make it more easier to create a blog post and update your blog more frequently. Keeping your readers updated and feeding their minds and keep them interested.

If you’ve got some tips, why not share it with us through leaving it as a comment below. Feel free to ask some questions below

About the Author

Gay Aida Dumaguing

is a 27 years old Filipina from the Cebu, Philippines. A graduate of B.S. Information Technology from a well-known University, now a SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Expert who serves businesses, entrepreneurs and bloggers from around the globe. She's also the blogger of Exotic Philippines, a blog that promotes the Philippine tourism.

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