Friday, 14 October 2016
Interested In Blogging? Check This Advice Out!
The internet has been popular since the mid 1990s, but with so many mobile devices out there, more people are accessing the net than ever before. This sudden surge in connectivity has caused many people to start their own blogs. Take a moment to read these professional blogging tips to help you out in the process if you'd like to open your own blog.
Use the correct spam filter for comments. A CAPTCHA on the registration page is usually sufficient to keep spammers away if you require registration to comment. If you allow anonymous comments, an "advanced CAPTCHA," that is, one that asks the user for "the number of hours in a day" or something similar is usually enough. Avoid services like Akismet, as these produce lots of false positives.
You probably won't have a multitude of readers and comments right away if you are starting your own blog. You will have to search out people and show them you exist. Some ways to do this are with social networking, such as
Facebook and Twitter. Use these sites to communicate with people, not just to post links.
Don't forget to add social media sharing links on your blog. This will ensure that people can share your blog on their profiles for free. Doing this can increase your traffic by quite a bit. If the content's good because people can tell their friends which puts you on multiple pages at once, it will keep increasing.
Make controversial posts. We all know this is what keeps readers coming back for more. If you write a post that everyone agrees with, it will get boring and many people won't want to read it, think about it. When you write controversial things it will keep readers coming back for more.
Although these tips were provided by professional bloggers, they're simple in nature and can be applied by anyone with even modest knowledge of the internet. If you can take your time and implement them as they're written, you should have no trouble at all building and running a successful blog.
Posted by Mike De Long at 06:55