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Blogging Mastery Infographic

Blogging is the idea of writing publicly on the World Wide Web. A blogger can write about anything, from news to ethics to parenting to fashion to ones daily living. There are many blogs on a large number of subjects, what you may decide to blog about is up to you, but it is suggested you write about things you are knowledgeable and/or passionate about. Blogging can even be an online diary for others to read. Perhaps you have adventures or experience you desire to share with the world, then a blog is a perfect place for you. Click Thumbnail to Enlarge There are many online blog building sites to help you get started. Many of them offer free blogs, with the ability to upgrade to a premium member for a fee. As the world becomes more connected through the Internet, blogging is becoming more and more common. So you may think why should I blog when there are so many other blogs? Here are some reasons: 10 Reasons to blog Blogging can connect you with the world & you never know who is reading your blog Blogging allows you to...
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How To Infuse Fresh Life Into Your Blog

We’re almost in the middle of a brand new year, but the best months are still ahead of us. Are you still doing what you did in 2011 to get the light to shine on your blog? It’s not too late to re-evaluate your blog’s performance, its looks and other parameters based on recent changes in the blogosphere. Here’s how to infuse fresh life into your blog in 2012. Optimize Your Email List And Newsletters 1. Weed The Garden Over time, your email list becomes stagnant and stale, with unresponsive, deadweight subscribers. Check your email open rates and remove all those subscribers who haven’t opened your newsletters in a long time. Spam engines are more likely to mark your Id as spam if you have a high unopened email rate. 2. Clean Up Your Newsletter’s Html While you’re at it, it makes sense to re-evaluate your HTML as well. If your HTML is sloppy, you’ll be triggering spam filters without knowing it. Plus, even if your email newsletter looks good to you, bad HTML coding will screw up its appearance in the target inbox. All of these things will only affect your reputation negatively. 3. Update Your Spam Checker If you’ve...
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20 Wordpress Tips for Your Success

If you want successful results from blogging, you need to have a strategic plan. The first step of your strategic plan should include which blogging platform you are going to use. As you know, the most widely used blogging platform is the WordPress blogging platform. Below you will find my favorite 20 WordPress tips that will help your blogging become more successful.  1. Linking from Post Titles Instead of creating a new post to just tell your users to visit another site, use Page Links To plugin to link users to external pages from your post title. 2. Using Dynamic Sidebars If you think that using standard sidebars is boring, use dynamic sidebars which are more engaging and which display only relevant content on a page. 3. Changing the Default Gravatar The default gravatar can be annoying for your users and may conflict with your branding. So change the default gravatar and create a branded comment section with your own logo. 4. Associating Multiple Authors with a Post If you have a multi-author blog and have posts that multiple authors have contributed to, use the plugins Co-Authors or Co-Authors Plus that associate multiple authors with a post. 5. Notifying Users with...
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6 Tips For Finding Inspiration For Blog Posting

The creative process can be a very mentally and emotionally taxing process. Creating quality content for your blog will leave you drained of ideas eventually. Luckily, there are plenty of places you can generate ideas for your blog content to keep your posting consistent and your readers interested.  *Reader Feedback  The people frequenting your blog are an incredibly useful supplement to the idea generating process. Does a reader have a question about a subject in your niche? Is a visitor interested in seeing you expand on information in one of your former posts? Feel free to use limited polls and questionnaires to find out what subject matter is interesting to your readers. Embrace that and run with it as much as your niche will allow. This style of idea generation also encourages readers to contribute and feel as though they are participating in interaction instead of just reading a blog.  *Social Networks  Ongoing conversations shared between users interested in your niche on social networks is fertile soil for ideas to take root. Twitter, Google+, and Facebook all offer numerous opportunities to interact with other people interested in your subject matter to find out what is important to them. Look for questions...
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How Smart Bloggers Engage Their Readership

Type - Print - Forget... that may work for some writers, but for a writer who wants to engage his or her readers, the steps for promoting a story should foster a community, response, loyalty and bring people together. You might also want to check "How to Start Blogging". Seek Out Your Readership - Going where your readers are is easier than ever with social networking sites. Make sure readers can “like” you on facebook, and encourage some +1s, tweets and comments on your bogs. You should also offer an RSS feed to really solidify your writer-reader connection.  Make yourself accessible and easy to connect to. Comments see a real boost when you’re willing to reply to your readers (timely, too). If you’re up for it, consider integrating chat to your blog. Involve Your Readers - Now that you’ve found your readers, don’t let them get away. Featuring your readers can be as easy as allowing and encouraging comments, but the most effective options include actually “featuring” a reader. Welcome a newbie, reward a loyalist or create a contest that allows your readers to vie for your attention! If you’re still looking to build your readership, make it easy to share...
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