So you want to create a blog? This information was put together as a quick reference along with a few links to get you up and running in about 1 hour.
Everyone seems to have a system or program that requires lots of money. steps or rules. Showing the world your talents, services, or charities, should not be that complicated.
This step-by-step guide will show you how to create a blog, get traffic through SEO, and promote it with social networking. No fluff involved. Straight answers, easy steps, and a great start to creating your very own a blog today.
Create a blog today by going to Blogger. This blogging platform is the easiest way to get started. I have 8 blogs with blogger and I highly recommend them.
Sign up and choose a url. Choose wisely by doing a keyword search if you are blogging to attract lots of traffic. You can do this by visiting Google Keyword Search Tool.
Look at the monthly searches and determine what type of competition is out there. The more searches for a keyword, the more work you will have to do in order get your blog noticed.
Here's a sample below.....
Blog URL : http://bakingathome.blogspot.com
" I'm a mom who enjoys baking at home. My family loves my baked cookies, cakes, and pies. I create my own recipes from scratch. This blog was made to share my love of baking with family and friends."
After you're done creating your blog URL, you will need to choose a template or layout for your page. Blogger has loads of templates to choose from. You can create your own, or use one of the free layouts that blogger provides. They're really functional and easy to load.
GAIN BLOG READER WITH SEO
If you haven't heard the term " Content Is King ", then be sure to never forget it. As you plow through ways to attract traffic this SEO tip will undoubtedly be the best way to gain blog readers and rank.
When you create a blog consider your topic. Let's use the example of "baking", as I did above. Here's what I would do with a baking blog.....
Post Title: Banana Nut Bread Easy Recipe
"Today I will be baking banana nut bread . This easy recipe was created at home over the holidays. It was a big hit with the family. Baking this will warm your home and your belly......etc."
Create a post with original content and your blog will be found quickly. Search Engines visit sites with content that is updated frequently and can not be found on any other site. You may have the same topic as someone else so make sure that you stand out from the crowd by making your post interesting and esthetically appealing.
ADD IMAGES TO YOUR BLOG
Blog post and web pages look professional and well thought out with images. Some sites do better then others because of this. When you create a blog post be sure to add an image that relates to your topic.
There are a few sites that offer royalty free images that you can use on your blog. It's even better if you upload your own pictures and label them according to topic. I used images for this article from http://www.sxc.hu/.
The most sought after thing for a blog is traffic. Gaining readers is not an easy as it seems. Using social networking will help you to build up traffic and also will help to gain followers over time. To create a blog that has large amounts of traffic will require hard work and time. Many don't see steady traffic for months after starting.
When you create a blog with original and unique content the readers will come. Meanwhile, have fun and watch your blog grow and flourish with time.
Still a little confused? Check out the video tutorial below for some more great ways to create a blog.