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Blogging for Dollars

Everyone seems to have a blog. Most of what is on the internet is a personal journal with out much depth. For a person who wants to get their writing out their, who has a voice and something that needs to be heard, it can be a rough bridge to cross. How do you get people to read your blog? Can you really make any money in the process? What really makes a blog worthy?

These are all great questions, and I have to admit that I have no idea what the answers are. I’m still learning the whole process myself. I have learned that reading other bloggers is a great way to learn the skill. It seems to be a very friendly community, and so far they have all been eager to respond to my comments and to help me out.

Just today I found that best blog yet that gives me some pointers on how to draw readers. It suggests ten ways to improve your readership – and in the process improve your blog.

10. Write at least five major “pillar” articles.

9. Write one new blog post per day minimum.

8. Use a proper domain name.

7. Start commenting on other blogs.

6. Trackback and link to other blogs in your blog posts.

5. Encourage comments on your own blog.

4. Submit your latest pillar article to a blog carnival.

3. Submit your blog to blogtopsites.com.

2. Submit your articles to EzineArticles.com.

1. Write more pillar articles.

The article goes on to help you understand each of the steps and how they build on each other. So far, I’m kind of stuck on number nine, but I’m getting better.

Some of these suggestions I’ve seen on other sites. But this is the first place where I’ve seen them put together AND explained. If you are serious about starting a blog, then this is one of the best places to start.


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