Wednesday, July 18, 2012

5 Blogging Tips

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Greetings Dear Readers

Okay I better keep it on the down and low but I'm blogging.  I know shock
horror.  If you want to read about the interesting debate going on
check out Twitter and the hashtag #DMMADebate
The Digital Media and Marketing Association of SA @dmma_sa had a debate
on whether Bloggers should be paid for the content they produce or
should they even have adverts on their blog.

You want my 10 cents well if you are a Blogger and you have a Blog.
It's your Blog you can do with it what you want.  You can use
it to market your business or you can use it to share your idea's
or you can build a Brand and charge people
if they want to be on it or if they want to advertise on it.  Simple.

Anyway if you are even thinking of starting a blog after all of that.

Here are 5 tips to get you started:

1.  Have a catchy title

It all starts with the title of your Blog and your Blog post.  So think it through.  It must be catchy.
A good technique is to use a list title so for example 5 Blogging Tips.  That grabs the attention of the
reader.  So think about catchy titles you can come up with.

2.  Not long now

Try and keep your post short.  You are not writing a novel here.  Just something of interest
that is going to grab the attention of the reader and hopefully they will remember it and
pass it on to their friends.

3.  Have pictures in it

From time to time it also helps if you add images.  No one likes just reading something.
If there are interesting pictures it helps a great deal.

4.  Does your blog have social sharing buttons?

Another good tip is to have social sharing buttons for Twitter, Facebook, Google +
Linkedin and Pinterest.  Make sure they are in different sections of your blog so
if people miss them they will see them later.

5.  Remember your contact details

At the end of your blog do not forget to put your contact details and how people
can contact you.  Do you have a website or online shop, well that is the perfect
spot to drop it in.  People are curious so tell people what you do.

Here is a list of interesting Bloggers from Durban, South Africa on Twitter.!/fredfelton/durban-bloggers

Yours in Social

Fred Felton
Social Media Strategist & Trainer & Speaker
A Digital Media Agency
cell: 076-977-5788
twitter - @fredfelton

Call, Email or Tweet to book Fred for Social Media Workshop or Talk

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