No, I'm not going to start this article off with a cliché such as “a blog is this, they are new, they are so powerful etc etc”. No my friend, if you have read articles about blogging in the past than you'll know exactly what I'm talking about, and I'm sure that you're getting sick and tired of hearing the same regurgitated garbage that these folks are feeding you.
Well guess what, I have an interesting surprise for you today my friend! Today we will not be using half of this article to explain what a blog is because the fact of the matter is, 99% of you know what a blog is and very possibly own one. So strap on your seatbelts, grab a coffee and get ready! Because I'm about to take you on a journey through the mystical realms of blog promotion. And here it goes:
Creating A Buzz:
Many bloggers overlook the importance of such a significant blog marketing strategy. Now I want to ask you a few questions:
- Why do people visit your blog?
- What makes your blog so special?
- What is so different about your blog compared to your competitors?
Do you understand where I am coming from? Let me ask you another question. Would you rather visit a blog that is entertaining, that is unique and unlike any other blog in the blogosphere, something which really makes you laugh, something that has the potential to reduce you to tears? Or would you like to see a blog with articles that have been roughly scraped and reprinted from the article directories? Heck, I'd much prefer the first option any day!
You see there are three types of people within the blogging field. There are those who write for the purpose of writing, they have no idea that they can possibly earn a residual income from simply posting their thoughts on an online journal.
Then you get the ignorant, annoying and absolutely pathetic so called “internet marketers” who create scripts that create thousands of blogs per minute and thousands of posts per second. These people have no intention whatsoever of entertaining human beings, their only motif is to earn a little income from AdSense through a technique what people would now call ‘splogging' and trust me, their days are almost over.
The last category is where you want to be. These types of people write for the purpose of entertaining, informing and communicating with their blogship, and at the same time they are also trying to earn a decent income from such programs as AdSense. These people have got their priorities straight and realize that to get the most from their blog they must create a buzz and excitement that will in turn have visitors coming back again and again. One very strong characteristic that these certain people employ is they write their posts in a way that will not only spark their blogship's emotions but they also cleverly craft their posts in a way which will attract the search engine spiders to visit and index their blog high up within the search engine rankings.
But the truly successful bloggers realize that in order to lead a successful blog there must be a reason for people to visit. This reason must be a strong reason, it must be entertaining, informative and different from all the other blogs. Here are some guiding factors which have helped me spark lots of interest within my blogship:
- New stuff
- Giving away freebies
I promise that by mixing these ingredients and stirring them into your blog you will leave you having hungry, loyal visitors waiting in line to see your next post. If not, then I give you permission to slap me over the face with a wet sardine.
So there you have it! Welcome to the wonderful world of blog promotion. Now get out of here and create a buzz for your blog, create excitement, create controversy and most of all have fun doing it!
Brent Turner, 17, is a young and successful netrepeneur who specializes in the wonderful world of blogging and promotion. If you want to p!ss your pants laughing then I suggest you goto http://www.testipop.blogspot.com where you'll find the funniest internet marketing information this crazy internet has on offer!