Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Marketing- Blogging

Did you know?

  • If you want people to visit your blog regularly, you need to post daily, or even multiple times a day.
  • Interviewing people is a good way to increase traffic. It doesn't have to be J.K. Rowling. It can be anyone that you admire who has information that your readers would benefit from knowing.
  • Controversy sells, so put on your pink tutu and do the chicken dance. But seriously, if there is something you have a strong opinion about, post it.
  • Posting a blog roll, no not the kind you slather with butter, and not the kind that is hanging over your jeans. A blog roll is a list of other blogs you find interesting or entertaining. Creating a blog roll on your blog creates opportunities for networking (linking). Each time you add someone to your blog roll, ask that person if they'd be willing to do the same.
  • To find blogs that might be interested in networking with you, simply google them (ie. writer+blogs). Be as specific or as general as you like. If you write only romance, google that. If you just want to link with writers of all species, google more generally.
  • And finally, according to an unnamed source, it is best to keep blog posts short...unless you are extremely funny, which I am not. So this is the end.

-Karen

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

Holy smokes... GREAT new title. I really love it. And the sub-title captures you perfectly.Nice newbie tips as well and by the way this post was extremely funny; I'd have kept reading. You go you bad blogger you. Oh, I'll even add a tip; don't get frustrated, don't give up, as a new blogger it can take six months or more to build up a steady readership. The problem with most new bloggers -- they give up too soon.

Karen L. Alaniz said...

Thanks Jennifer...Sheesh-do you ever sleep? Yeah- I can see why people would give up. I mean, here I am with a total of one (consistent) fan. Maybe I'll post that I have a copy of the new Harry Potter book and that in the end they all live happily-ever-after (ah-the controversy)...now that would get me readers! But alas, I cannot tell lie, so I'll suffer the doom that honesty affords.

Karen

Jennifer said...

Yeah, actually one of my networks wants us to blog about Potter this week to increase hits -- it's not the worst plan ever. But it would need to look real -- I have an idea. And, what's this word you call "sleep"?

Mysti L Guymon-Reutlinger said...

You have more than ONE fan! I love this post; it's a great informative piece!!

As Jennifer said your new title is FANTASTIC!!!

Keep at it and keep on blogging!

Karen L. Alaniz said...

Ah-Thanks guys. Harry Potter is a great example of spidering. Actually something "struck my fancy" this morning and I may blog about it. We'll see. Glad you dropped by Mysti-It really helps to get some feedback.

Karen