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Running Out Of Topics To Write About?

I don’t care how good a blogger, is I reckon that every now and again he or she is bound to come to a point that they have run out of ideas to write about. So what do you do when this happens? So you just sit there staring at the screen twiddling your thumbs or do you just write any piece of crap because you want to maintain your post quota? The thing is that because there is always something going on in the world today it doesn’t take much to find an interesting topic to blog about. I use the Voxant News Room because they always have an interesting tidbit available. Take this satirical video where Candidate Sarah Palin calls Hillary Clinton asking for her support. It’s funny and it is bound to raise some comment. Considering what a hot topic American Politics is at the moment you…

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Image via Wikipedia I’ve been on this Earth for nigh on 50 years and if there is one thing that I have learned it’s that people who love what they do generally do it well. There would be many examples of this in life from the checkout operator to the blogger. Those people who provide the best service generally do so because they love what they do and they aim to please, and in doing so get pleasure themselves. Imagine all those times when you have approached someone behind a counter who sported the glummest of expressions, who  couldn’t even bring themselves to respond to a cheery hello. That is a typical example of someone who dislikes their job and doesn’t want to be there, let alone to be bothered by someone who has the audacity to interrupt their day just because they want to purchase something. Well blogging can…

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What Do You Do To Promote Trust From Your Readers?

My last post titled SezWho Promotes Interaction On Your Blog got an interesting comment by Brian of Domain Structure, who on a side note has a great list of sites who use the “do follow”, that basically states that providing an actual picture of myself, rather than a random avatar, would help to build trust with our readers. Whilst I agreed with him I said that the avatar I have used since the very beginning could almost be seen as part of my ‘branding’ and that I couldn’t possibly change it. Then I got to thinking that perhaps Brian was right and there was a way around this dilemma. All I had to do was take a black and white photo of myself striking the same pose. So out comes my trusty Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 digital point and shoot camera and with the aid of my son Frank we took…

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SezWho Promotes Interaction On Your Blog

Image via Wikipedia Let’s face it, most bloggers thrive for interaction. The main reason for each and every post is to get some form of reaction from our reader that will hopefully result in a comment. We live for our comments and every comment results in a new high. It can become addictive so that each post strives to beat the previous one. There are a lot of things that we do individually to invite comments. We promise to reciprocate all comments. We install plugins like ‘dofollow’ and ‘commentluv’ We comment on other blogs in the hope that they will reciprocate. Not many do though. The list goes on, but the truth remains that without comments blogs fall short of becoming a true social media. That is where the plugin SezWho comes in as it is designed to improve community engagement to blogs. It does this by showing universal web-wide…

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Developing Good Blogging Habits Is Essential

I have learned in life that when I am attempting something new, whether it be a new business or tackling a particular job, that it is always best to develop good habits right from the start because bad habits have a tendency to hold us back, and prevent us from reaching our potential. This is especially true for Bloggers and so  every serious blogger should develop good blogging habits if they want to gain and keep a good readership. There are probably a lot of different versions of good blogging habits on the net but these are the ones that I like to adhere to. Make Your Topic Interesting! This is important as you need to grab peoples attention so that they take the time to stop and read your post. This goes hand in hand with a catchy title and for SEO purposes it is also a good idea…

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Quality Comments Does Bring Results

If you go back through some of my posts, specifically Do You Want More People Commenting On Your Blog?, you will notice that I put a lot of value on the importance of quality comments and how they can build up a growing community. There is also another reason for inviting comments because there may well be many occasions when comments can add so much more to the value of the original post. No matter how much time we put into a post we are only human and we are bound to miss things out or perhaps not even explain certain aspects of the post properly. Comments help to rectify this by allowing us to expand on the original post as well answering questions from our readers. There may even be times when a comment sparks a light bulb situation that leads to an entirely new post. There was one…

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I was Number One On Problogger

Image via Wikipedia Yes I was number one, but not the way you think. Ages ago I read a post on Garry Conn Dot Com on how you could get a whole heap of traffic to your blog from leaving just one comment. The idea is that if you are the very first person to comment on a blog, and if that comment was meaningful and related to the original post you would be bound to get a whole lot of visitors from people reading the post. The other day I was able to put the theory to the test because I actually was the first person to comment on Problogger’s 12 Tips To SNAP Readers Out of Passivity with Calls to Action! I couldn’t believe my luck, and in my rush to to beat everybody else, the comment probably wasn’t as good as it could of been. But heck,…

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Do You Want More People Commenting On Your Blog?

When looking back at my blogs I get the feeling that although I am doing all the right things and most of my blogs are getting lots of hits, very few people are taking the time to comment. Now if you’re like me you just have to agree that getting comments virtually breathes life into a blog. Without comments it’s sort of like talking to the wind. If we think of our blog as a room and the readers as visitors to that room then perhaps getting that initial comment would be like what would happen when someone breaks the silence and a conversation ensues. So, what we need is a way to break the ice, and what better way than to offer an incentive and the incentive that I have in mind is that we return the favor by commenting on a post on their blog. Considering the vast…

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