A. Aim to be a better blogger Alienation every day. Always try to learn something different and new. Here is a great site that will help you build your site by personally developing yourself along with your blog. Either you keep up with the times/technology, or your blog will eventually fade into the black hole of the blogosphere and be but a forgotten memory. A. Aim to be a better blogger every day. Always try to learn something different and new. Here is a great site that will help you build your site by personally developing yourself along with your blog. Either you keep up with the times/technology, or your blog will eventually fade into the black hole of the blogosphere and be but a forgotten memory.

beginnerB. Be yourself! Don’t try to be someone that you’re not. People will see right through it. Readers of your blog will be able to connect easier and relate to you in many ways. Being yourself lets the readers know that you are sincere and helpful at the same time. Your personality will show through your blogging, and people will love you for just being yourself!

C. Caring about what you blog will make you a more sincere blogger to your cause. Whether it may be helping people with HTML or fixing cars, you will be able to write better articles and be knowledgeable in your field.

D. Don’t ever copy anyone else’s works on the net. Plagiarism is frowned upon, and you will never live it down if you are found to have copied another person’s works. Not only that, but you might find yourself in a legal battle that you don’t need.

E. Entertain your readers! Entertaining your readers with great articles, tips, and free stuff will always keep them coming back for more. People love a site they can have fun with and learn at the same time. Use your imagination; when we were kids, we could do anything right (at least in our minds)? That imagination will help connect you to your inner-self and let you grow freely with your blog.

F. Find your niche carefully. Finding a niche where you fit in is critical as this will help you as a starting blogger. Your knowledge, of course, will depend on your experiences and how much you care to expand your knowledge of that subject. We are all experts in our field but can still master new ways of approaching problems and fixing them.

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G. Great articles. Great articles are the gateway to your massive traffic building. Write great authoritative articles and share information with your readers. They, in turn, will keep coming back for your advice and share their information with you that they think might help you.

H. Help out new blogger sites. Helping out new blogger sites and inexperienced persons will build you great character. Your readers will know deep down in their hearts that you are willing to take a time to help them and are once again sincere about it. Helping out other people also makes a world of difference; you might even need help from one of them in the future!

I. Implement all the learning and plans that you have made for your blog. Find that “master plan,” gather all the advice you have read and tips given to you, and IMPLEMENT them. If you don’t, your success rate will drop dramatically.

J. Join articles submission sites. If you are a great writer, let the world know about it. Submitting to article submission sites will drive massive traffic to your site and earn you a reputation as a knowledgeable author in your field. Use sites like EzineArticles, Stumble, and the other directories.

K. Knowledge of the blogosphere. Keep up to date with your knowledge from the blogosphere. Always find new methods that will save you time and money. Know how to work with all the aspects of blogging, from traffic building, readership, RSS feeds, link building, etc.

L. Limitations are nothing on the web. There are no limitations on the web. You can always get help from other like-minded individuals and experts in your field. If you don’t know how to do something, ask. Most blogger sites are willing to help you or will point you in the right direction. Link building is one of those areas with no limitations; with over 50 million sites and more being made every day, there are no shortages of links!

M. Make friends with the top blogger sites. Making friends with the popular blogger sites will help you get an inner perspective on their workings and how they achieve the things they did with their blog. Brainstorming with these experts gives you a lot of advantages, and in time, maybe you can contribute to their sites also, earning you authority and links for your own site! Imagine what ideas you could develop if you had Steve Pavlina and Darren Rowse (to name a few) in your corner.

N. Network with as many people as you can. Even if the person you are networking with is beginning their blog, they might eventually become a PR 5 or higher blog. Networking is a great way to increase your rankings and PR for your blog. Networking can be done “on” and “off” line.

bloggersO. Offer great tips, free advice, and other free stuff that your users/readers will take with them, which makes a difference to them. Offering material that they cannot get from another site will have you one up on the other sites. They will love you for it, and as a bonus, come back often to see what they can get again.

P. Page rank. Your page rank will not increase unless you have useful links, hundreds and/or thousands of them pointing to your page. Page rank can be obtained by having an informative blog—a blog where people can keep coming back for more and refer other people to your site. Page rank should come second to writing great articles for your readers. Always put your readers first; PR will come eventually if you have a great blog.

Q. Question everything about your blog. Are you using an easy layout that people can easily navigate through? Is your color scheme easy on the eyes and not blinding people or make people wonder what happened to the text when they scroll through your site? Are all your links working? Is ad placement optimal if that’s the way you’re going with your blog? There are many aspects to blogging that you must always question yourself.

R. Read other people’s blogs! Reading other people’s blogs will increase your knowledge, and you might learn something that you didn’t know before. Reading also gives you great ideas; maybe you can outdo someone or write an even better article on the subject. Reading forums, how-to’s, and personal development sites is a great way to answer some of your questions.

S. Special style of your blog. You got to have your own style. That’s what makes your blog unique. Your writing style and layout of your page will be remembered easier by people if it’s not in the “norm” of other blogger sites. Have a great-looking graphic on your home page; write with passion and sincerity. Great first impressions last a long time. Slim-lining your blog will also create a more user-friendly site and eliminate the stuff that clutters your site, making for a more eye-pleasing site.

T. Tools and training. Suggest web tools like SiteMeter and Google Web Tools etc., that users can use for free when checking their links, traffic, ranking, or site-building. Train other people in your field that are just getting started. You will have a loyal following and can do site sessions/reviews of each others’ blogs on what needs to be overhauled with blogs, what can be done better, and so forth. As you are the more experienced person in your group, you will be responsible for being a leader to others.

U. Understand the needs of your readers. Understanding the needs and what they crave will help you to build a better site for your readers. User-friendly, easy to navigate pages, and TONS of informative articles will do wonders for your blog! Understanding your readers will also help maintain your reader-author relationship in the long run, and you will have loyal subscribers that keep coming back. Don’t be afraid to ask your readers what they want more of.

V. Verify all sources used in article writing. Verifying your sources will help you keep from “looking like a fool” and “looking like a liar.” Be sure of your sources first before publishing your article. No one likes to read one thing, and it turns out to be the total opposite of what you published! Author expertise is a must for blogging. If you are not sure about it, don’t even publish it.

W. Who, what, where, when, and why. Ok, I’m having a 6th-grade flashback to my English creative writing labs. Oh no! Actually, these are the 5 points that you should cover for any article written by you. If there is anything about these 5 points about the subject you are covering, you should include it in your article. This basic guideline will also help you cover the basics of the articles and insert your interesting facts after the basics are done!

X. X-ray your blog. Yep, that’s exactly what I suggested. Just like we use x-rays to find broken bones in our body, x-saying your blog is just taking time out to find broken links and URLs that don’t work. Nothing is more frustrating than clicking a link and going nowhere! It only takes a little time but will show your readers that great care goes into your blog maintenance.

Y. Your blog is your soul. What you write about will give people/readers their personal assessment of you. It’s like meeting a stranger through your blog and seeing if you can connect with that person. Have an outstanding and caring blog, and the people will come back.

Z. “Zone” out in a place where you can get ideas. Zoning out can be daydreaming or just sitting by yourself with a pad and pen and writing/jotting down ideas or articles you would like to incorporate into your blog. The best ideas come to us when we have no distractions, and our minds are free to flow with ideas and imagination!

guideBy following this list, you will have an alliance when Traffic Building, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Article Writing, PR (Page Rank) building, and Monetizing. Just follow these tips, and they will open doors to the above-mentioned site elements that will help you achieve your goals. I wish you the best of success!