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How to Attract Interesting Guest Bloggers

Having a blog can be a challenging yet fun hobby. If you have a blog, you want to attract people to your site. This can be done by promoting your blog and leaving comments with back links on other blogs. Another way to increase traffic is by having guest bloggers. (Learn how to submit guest post at WebmaisterPro) Guest bloggers are usually comprised of others who have a blog or are considered an expert in their field. These people typically have their own dedicated following, which is why they are so beneficial to your own blog. When you have a guest blogger, they will generally share with their followers that they recently guest blogged on your site. Chances are, their dedicated following will visit your site to check it out. Hopefully, they like what they see on your blog and become a dedicated follower of yours as well. But before you can go out and snatch yourself some guest bloggers, you need to know how to attract them. The following four tips will help you get guest bloggers lining up to post on your site. Have a real blog that receives real traffic Before you can attract guest bloggers, you must...
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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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Does Your Blog Have a Written Commenting Policy? It Should

When you have a blog, a written commenting policy is often the best thing you can do for everyone who gets involved with reading and responding to your posts. On top of everyone else's benefit, you can derive a great deal of usefulness from such a policy. By moderating the comments you receive as well as the ones you end up keeping, you can avoid having problems develop to start with. Comments Can Get Nasty Sometimes the Internet allows people who would normally be polite to one another to be downright rude. When a conversational topic you bring up in your blog turns into little more than a venue for people to personally insult one another, you start running into some nasty problems. The biggest problem starts to be that people tend to avoid commenting in areas that are heavily troll-infested or that have a lot of mean and aggressive people in them. Perhaps the biggest problem you can run into with your blog comments is that people just won't comment at all. Silence can be a real problem, because their comments may be extremely useful to you and your blog's success. Commenters Generally Respect You Most people are only commenting...
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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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Infographics are Your Key to Success or Disaster

Making a quality infographic pays off in dividends if you know what you’re doing. What can be conveyed in text can be conveyed way more effectively in a graphical image. While great infographics can show an audience exactly what they need to know in one neatly placed ordering, they can also hurt your entire agenda if you don’t carefully watch what you’re doing. Here’s what I mean: A Proper Infographic is Killer for Generating Interest If you’re good at graphic design and using programs like Photoshop, you can create an intoxicating swirl of information and eye-catching shapes that will make an audience gravitate to your stuff. A good infographic also has the ability to engage the audience that wouldn’t normally care about a subject because of the lack of interesting visuals. All of this makes using infographics for discussing a particularly boring subject all the more better. But… A Poorly Crafted Infographic is Killer for Losing Interest Now and in the Future A poorly crafted infographic can mean a number of things, but the biggest faults are ugly graphics, lack of creativity and awful grammar and spelling. While lack of creativity or talent may be unavoidable with some people, not proofing...
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