October 17, 2011

How to Make Your Blog a Success: Part Two

Welcome to part two of Dana Newbrough's three part series on creating a successful blog. Dana is my baby sister and Web/Blogmaster. Part One can be found here.


What do I mean by effective?  Well, that depends on your goals.  In my opinion to truly make your blog a “SUCCESS” you must do the following…

S :  Searches: Put your website in multiple search engines, forums, google reader, etc. People can get there without needing to type in your exact address (more on this to come).

U:  “Unknown” viewers: Get traffic from people outside your “circle” of family, friends and neighbors and out to anyone on the Web.

C:  Consistency: WRITE REGULARLY! You should post at least 2-3 times a week. If you are not actively posting, people will not actively view your site–it's that simple!

C:  Clear Communication:  If you want people to know where to order your book, how to contact you, etc. then you must make that information clear and easy to find. This also goes back to “searches” and putting your RSS feed everywhere! A neat website that is easy to maneuver is the most accessible to everyone.

E:  Enjoyable: Fun and interesting to read and interactive! This begins with the design of your blog/website all the way to the headlines of each post. Don’t bore your readers! Let your voice shine and give it a true personality!

S:  Synced in:  Hook up with Facebook, Google +, Twitter, and Follow by Email–as many ways as possible to share your posts/products quickly and to keep luring people back to the site!

S:  Social: Allow readers to chat, comment, and be involved.


Please check back next Monday, October 24 for Part Three: What Makes an Attractive Blog. Until then, we wish you Blog S.U.C.C.E.S.S.!

What points would you add for blog success?


Patricia said...

Nice, clear, concise advise, I would add strartel peopl with your info and fotos;)

Julie Glover said...

I like the acronym for your concepts. Sounds great, and I'm eager to hear more!

Deniz Bevan said...

Wow, what a great idea for a blog series! I'd like to know more about that mysterious thing called Search Engine Optimization...

Tia Bach said...

Patricia, I love the idea of a good startle sprinkled in!

Julie, I loved my sister's acronym, too. She gets her wittiness from me. ;-)

Me, too, Deniz. Me, too. Dana, are you listening?!?

Thanks for stopping by, ladies!

Intangible Hearts said...

Excellent points. I'm here from She Writes. Thanks!

Tia Bach said...

Thanks for stopping by. I'm loving the She Writes community!

Taslim Jaffer said...

"How to Make Your Blog a Success" comes at the perfect time for me as I feel like I am spending so much time thinking about how I can make mine better! I am excited by the challenge and know that there is so much awesome potential in this world, but I am not even sure where to begin. Looking forward to part 3...and yes, I'd love to learn more about the search optimization...Thanks!

Dana & Keith Newbrough said...

I appreciate all the lovely comments and your support of my sister's blog. As a fellow blogger and one way too steeped in this crazy Internet world ;), I truly believe that all your time, hard work and hours will pay off in your own endeavors. Remember most of all to enjoy it! It is fascinating to me to think how different life has become even in the past 5 years with our ability to connect with people all over the world with our computers, phones and GPS systems - with a tab of a few buttons we are connecting with each other and sharing our stories. :)