I’m currently putting together a presentation for an event we’re hosting in Los Angeles on November 12th in a few weeks that will discuss blogging, local search engines, social bookmarking, and how to monitor your business and was inspired to post this blog about blogging. If you’re new to blogging these links will be very helpful. I’d sign up to follow these blogs so you can see some successful bloggers in action.
You might also want to follow a few blogs that relate to your business so you can see what others in your space are doing.
Here’s a list of what to look out for when you’re observing these bloggers.
- Use of catchy headlines
- Links to other sites and blogs from within content
- Free downloads and how they capture your email
- How often they post
- Comments – post a link back to your blog if you can in the comments field (Start commenting on other blogs!)
- Ad-ons (what else do they have on their blogs that add value to the user experience – twitter feed, list of users, advertisers, links to other social media sites such as Digg, Reddit, and StumbleUpon)
And lastly I’d start putting together a list of ideas for your own blog. Thanks for reading! Please feel free to post some blogs you’ve found helpful.