How To Start A Blog In 2017
Over the course of my life, I’ve embraced a number of different hobbies: baseball cards, video games, tennis, art, just to name a few. Making sure that it can grow with your ongoing needs is key to effectively future proof all the work and effort that you’ll be putting in. There are a number of excellent blogging platforms available – my own preference being for the full self hosted WordPress – but just ensure that you pick one that will be able to grow with you.
Here are the five trends that will impact significantly on blogging in the year ahead, and how smart content marketers can take advantage of each to deliver value for their readers, grow their audience, and use their corporate blog to develop more and better leads.
If this is a way to encourage companies to blog (alternative approaches could include hosting a blog internally, having a project related blog or password protecting your business blog in the early days as you get into your stride) then it’s certainly worth considering – but make sure that you define the trial period on the hosted platform.
This is a great course for people who haven’t got a blog and don’t know where to begin, for those of us who have been blogging for a while now but feel like they aren’t getting anywhere with it, or those who need some extra support and guidance with the growth of their blogs.
Several cases have been brought before the national courts against bloggers concerning issues of defamation or liability U.S. payouts related to blogging totaled $17.4 million by 2009; in some cases these have been covered by umbrella insurance 61 The courts have returned with mixed verdicts.
You will get tips for which blogging platforms and content management systems to use, what kind of layout and content works best for online audiences, how to promote your blog effectively both online and off, and how to drive high-quality traffic to your blog.
Run a Blogging Challenge: In 2013, Natalie Sisson was about to do a book launch and decided to run a blogging challenge; the challenge was a 30 Day Blog Challenge designed to coincide with the launch of her book, and she reports it to be the most successful initiative she’s ever ran on her blog.
I know enough about SEO to probably be wrong about a lot of it. I could probably write a series of articles on SEO tactics I have learned over the years but as I am not an expert I’ll point you in the right direction to some good articles on the subject.
Recently, I sat down with Michael Hyatt, who writes a leadership blog, On May 22,, he released his New York Times bestseller , Platform: Get Noticed In a Noisy World” (Thomas Nelson), which he calls a practitioner’s guide to blogging and social media marketing.
Do Case Studies of Influencers and Get them to Share: Identify influencers in your niche with good reach, do a case study about these influencers and get them to share it. A good example is this case study of Quora influencer Oliver Emberton ; Oliver shared the article on social media when it went live, eventually resulting in 100s of shares and thousands of views.
Brand awareness is an immensely important element of marketing and blog posting will allow you to show your followers a personal side of your business that existing and perspective customers will not readily recognise with outbound marketing mechanisms and techniques.
Note that template locations (calendar_template, year_template, month_template, day_template, and tag_template) do not get prefix added to them, so if you want them to be in the same place as your articles you should add the same prefix to those settings.
Thank you so much – it felt like you were speaking directly to me. I will work on which blogs to approach and why and dedicate some of the time I have spent on creating great content that only a very small reader base was even seeing doing just that.
I’ve had the good fortune in my career to develop content for C-Suite executive conferences and online forums which included many opportunities to meet and/or collaborate with many of the world’s top business authors and thought leaders whose books you’ve noted in your list.