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Invasion: Is a blog right for your business

Lemmings are cute, but dumb. If you tell them  to leap  off a cliff, they will.  a bit like  the people who start blog because everyone is doing it. Guess what happens after  a touch  while? The blogs die.

In managing  an inventory  of many Web sites, most of which are blogs, I deleted countless sites from the list because the sites and blogs  not  existed. The people ran out of steam or had no reason  to start out  them in the first place.

How  does one  know when a blog is right for your business? Learn why people start blogs, how they find their niche  and the way  blogging tools can be used for more than blogs.

Blog content is king

Some people  wish to  read blogs, others  wish to  read newsletters, still others  wish to  rely on feeds and some read a few or all of them.  regardless of  the method the information is distributed, each medium has one thing in common: content. Having a blog connects your newsletter and your business with all  of those  readers and delivers important content in a particular style.

I have been blogging since November 2020. If you review top blog entries in meryl’s notes,you will notice they’re more personal. When blogs first hit the scene  within the  late ’90s, they were personal diaries and journals.  just like the  blog business, my blog has transformed from personal to business speak, although I still add personal notes here and there.

A few bloggers tend to talk about their task, their products and their little world.  which may  work for celebrities where fans want to know everything about them, but it doesn’t work for  the typical  business person. Other business people want information on  the way to  succeed and when a blog spends time hawking products offering information of no value, few people will return. The people whose products sell well are  those  who provide valuable information. Readers already know what  quite  information they’re getting,  in order that they  trust that when they buy something,  it’ll  be of the same or better quality. This real value must be reflected in their blog. It’s  very similar to  people who only sign up for a newsletter after first seeing an example.

Who should move where one has not blogged before?

No one likes to be a lemming (I would hope). How  does one  decide whether or not to set up a blog? The reply isn’t black or white (what did you expect?). Ask these questions:

Can you regularly update it — at least four times a week?

Do you have anything to say other than just linking to others?

Do you read other blogs or feeds?

Can you provide information of value to others not just to yourself?

How large is your newsletter subscriber list?

How many distinctive visitors do you get on an average day, week or month?

The big selector is whether or not you can write in the blog almost daily.

The people behind the high traffic blogs post multiple times  each day . Though resourceful, merely linking to other sites doesn’t give visitors much reason  to form  the effort to come to yours. Reading other blogs or feeds  may be a  great way to learn how to carry a discussion. Find other blogs covering topics  almost like  yours and check them out.  afflict  their opinions? Write about it and explain your reasons. Cross-blog discussions are common,  and that is  where trackback comes in handy.

Trackback  may be a  blog feature. If  you opt  to comment on another blog posting in your blog instead of in that blog’s comments page, then you link to the conversation through the trackback link. Trackback  is analogous  to the permalink, the permanent URL for the blog entry, but  it’s  a different URL for copying and pasting in your blog’s trackback box.

Aside from the technical aspects of operating a blog on a daily basis, subscriber list size and  internet site  traffic are good indicators of what kind of reactionyou will get when opening a blog.  ranging from  scratch with little traffic means you have a long road ahead and lots of work to do.  there’s  no magic formula anyone can sell you for $97 to make your blog an overnight success. But with little perseverance and ingenuity, your blog can engage many prospects and clients.

Pick  a distinct segment

Considering there are numerous blogs out there, pick  a distinct segment  topic when starting a blog for a better shot at attracting and keeping an audience. meryl’s notes centre on three areas: webby, geeky and wordy.  actually ,  this is often  too much. What  i want  to do for my readers is create three separate blog entry points, so those  curious about  writing, newsletters and Internet marketing get nothing but the wordy entries. Those  curious about  Web design get the webby stuff and the technophiles receive the geeky content.

I also manage  a private  blog separate from meryl’s notes. It’s about cochlear implants and deafness.  this might  fall under the geeky category, but  it is a  personal blog and doesn’t belong in meryl’s notes. This blog is written for  a special  audience.

The blogging tools for both of my blogs  include  syndication capabilities so those using feed readers or aggregators can read the content through the software. For  an evidence  of syndication and feed readers,  ask  What Is This RSS, XML, RDF, and Atom Business? When sending  a replacement  issue of a newsletter,  discuss  it or link to it in the blog, that way the blog and feed readers will get  the products , so all three bases are covered.

Blogs in disguise use  the identical  tools

Blogging tools aren’t  only for , well, blogging. Such tools are  a superb  way to help you update your Web site more often than you otherwise would.  i exploit  it to manage the list of tableless Web sites. Using blogging tools  is far  easier than the way I managed it before, updating the HTML files by hand. Though  employing a  blog tool,  it is not  a blog.  during this  case, the blog tool has become a content management system (CMS).

Small firm owners  do not have  a need for the fancy and pricey CMSes out there. They find it easier to use blogging software to manage their sites or hire someone to adapt the tool  for his or her  site.

Blogs have found  an area  in businesses and people are finding creative ways to use them. Some firm have a blog on the intranet for communicating project status, jeopardies and metrics. They’re used for knowledge management. With information pouring in, blog tools provide  how  to share, organize and process  the knowledge .

Being  a lover  can be good or bad.  nobody  wants to walk off a cliff with the lemmings, but everyone wants to succeed. Best practices won’t help, since  the choice  to blog is based on the organization’s mission, needs and goals  together with  its target market’s desires and needs. A blog about lemmings?  there’s  one, sort of.  or even  you’d like to start your own and talk about dumb business moves.

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