Blogging 101 – What I have learned so far

I signed up for my first blog in 2003 but have not promoted one or fully delved into the blogging world until now. I have three blogs today: Velez’s View, Centered Soul, and Fraternity Communication. They are all part of Blogger.com, a free premier blogging network owned by Google. You can also set up a free blog with WordPress.com or pay a reasonable monthly rate for a more advanced blog via Typepad.com.

Once you set up your blog you should concentrate on the look and feel of the site and post some content. Setting up a blog is fast and easy. Next you can promote your blog to contacts, family, and friends via email or online networking sites like Myspace and Facebook. Then it’s important to join a blog network to see what other bloggers are up to, build online relationships, learn from peer bloggers, and draw traffic to your blog. There are many blogging networks. I joined three: Technorati, BlogCatalog, and MyBlogLog.

Finally, you should bookmark blog info and web coding sites. Two of the best blog info sites are Problogger.net and DailyBlogTips.com. You do not need to know web-coding languages like HTML or CSS, but it may be helpful in the long run. One of the best places to start learning web-coding language is HTMLdog.com.

There are some incredible blogs out there. I will mention some in later posts. Until then, happy blogging.

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3 Responses to Blogging 101 – What I have learned so far

  1. MysticDiva1 says:

    Thanks so much for that helpful information. I just started blogging last year. I met you on one of the Linkedin writing groups. I only have one blog running right now but intend to start a couple more. I will definitely look into the links you mentioned. I am currently reading The Huntington Post Complete Guide to Blogging, Click Here to Order by Joel Comm, Problogger by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett and Blogging for Dummies by Susannah Gardner and Shane Birley. Thanks again for sharing.

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