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What Is A Blog

What Is A Blog

A Blog is defined as a journal that is shared online where you can place your hobbies and interests as well as other items. Yet another way to describe blogging is a way to promote items in a way that is simple and easy. In other words it can be used as a form of free advertising for anything that the chosen user is either trying to sell or promote. The blog consists of short paragraphs that tell about your product or ideas.

There are many reasons why a person would want to create their own blog. One of the most popular reasons though is that you can use your blog to promote your business and not spend any money on advertising. This is a great advantage especially if your business is just starting out and you do not have a lot of start up cash available. It is also good for small businesses, especially home based businesses, to advertise without needing to spend a lot of their income on advertising.

Another great advantage to creating your own blog is that you will come across as an expert on the topic you have chosen. Visitors to your blog will just love the information on your blog and feed on that information. They will think you are a genius to know all that you do. This may sound strange but it’s true.

There are many different blog sites that are available on the internet today. Blogger is one of the most popular of these. In most of the blog sites they will give you a template that you can use to create your site. The most important thing to remember though when creating your blog is you will need to change it daily or even several times a day. Keep the information current and up to date. The more maintenance you perform to your blog the more visitors that will visit.

Also if you create your blog to be SEO compatible, you will attract more visitors to your site. SEO consists of key words that appear on your website that web crawlers attach onto and feed them back to the search engines. The more keywords you have in your blog, the higher the ranking on the search engine will be.

In order to build a blog on a certain topic of interest it is important that you build a reputation. If you are just using it as a shared journal this is fine but for businesses, reputation is very important. Visitors need to know your reputation in order to deem you as an expert in the topic of your blog. Once they deem you as an expert they will keep coming back for more information on your topic.

No matter what reason you create your own blog it is an excellent way to promote yourself or your business.

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Three Blog Basics For A Great Blog

Three Blog Basics For A Great Blog

A blog is a type of online journal that a person can use to post on a variety of different topics. People use Blog for just about anything including a shared online journal and advertising their business, among others. A lot of people are hesitant to begin a blog because they feel it is complicated, but really it is not. Here are three very basic tips to get you started, and before you know it you will be blogging in no time at all. A best thing about blogging is it’s free! So follow these steps and start blogging.

1. Content

Think about the content you wish to put into your blog. Is it going to be a personal journal, information on a certain topic, or even a way to advertise your business? No matter what the reason content is important. Start your blog with three of four topics at first. This will begin your blog and get you visitors to your site. Most of these visitors will post comments on the topics and when they do, pay attention to them. Look for any questions in these posts; they will probably give you your next topic without even realizing. Be sure though, before you post your topics you carefully research them. You want to appear as an expert on the subject you are blogging on, so research is extremely important. The more you know on your topic the more of an expert you will appear.

2. Availability
-You need to make yourself available to your visitors. Keep your profile updated and include email instructions for any questions that your visitor may have. The more available you are to the visitor the happier they will be.

3. Personalize

-Once you have your blog created now is the time to add links to affiliates related to your site. One of the most popular sites for bloggers to do this with is clickbank. There are other sites available besides clickbank and are fairly easy to find. All you will have to do is go to your search engine and type in advertising affiliates and you will be amazed at the number of returns. Businesses are eager to have their business promoted and are willing to pay people to do this, what a great advantage for a blog. This site will provide you with a lot of different advertisers that you can place on your blog. What is even better is you can make money while advertising. One important thing to remember when you are adding your links is not to go overboard. Too much advertising can turn your visitors away.

No matter what the purpose of your blog may be if you follow these three easy steps you will be up and blogging in no time. What even better is when you add the affiliate links you can make great money too without even trying.

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Blog Ethics

Blog Ethics

Creating a blog is a great way for anyone to share their life experiences and even advertise their business. To date there are no actual code of ethics developed for bloggers to follow but there are three common sense ethic codes that anyone should follow while they are running their blog posts. These are the code of ethics that will prove you as a trustworthy blog owner.

1. Fair and Honest:

You need to be fair and honest to your followers. You need to make sure all the information you provide is honest without adding any false information. When you are providing facts you need to make them distinct, true, and easy to follow. Do not attempt to distort your facts, visitors can read this right away and as a result, you will lose visitors. If you happen to provide any information, in your site that may appear to be false; you need to provide your reader with factual information to back up your statement. If you are adding pictures to your blog add captions underneath to explain to the reader about the picture. Fair and Honest are two of the most important components of the bloggers code of ethics.

2. Harm of others:

When you are creating a blog topic on a very controversial issue avoid using any ones names or places. This will protect you from any lawsuits and also from hurting visitors’ feelings. A good motto for this code of ethic would be, say to others what you would want them to say about you. You also need to be sure that you protect a person’s privacy. Invading a person’s privacy is rude as well as intrusive. If you do not want someone doing it to you then do not do it to others. A great way to avoid violating this blog code of ethic is to avoid using names or places if it all possible. If it is unavoidable try to use as much damage control as possible.

3. Be Accountable:

You need to accept the consequences that may come with your blog. If you have made a mistake in any of your postings admit it right away, do not try to avoid it. Everyone makes mistakes and if you own up to yours you will be more respected in the readers eyes.

If someone happens to question your information on your blog open up a discussion with the person. Try to see why they feel the way they do and if they prove to be right, apologize to the person and admit that yes you are right I did make a mistake. If you are not accountable for your blog you will be in violation of the blog code of ethics and as a result, you will lose followers.

All of these blog codes of ethics are common sense but also the most neglected parts of Blogging. Following a basic code of ethics will enable you to be trustworthy blogger to your visitors.

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