A Baker’s Dozen of Blogging Tips, Part 1
Blogosphere has a Short Memory: Blogging must be done often to retain readers and increase traffic. Optimally you want to blog three to five times a week. Remember you can schedule your posts in advance to make this easier for you. While blog vacations are sometimes necessary you should have content scheduled or you may come back to a blog with less followers, readers, and traffic.
It’s a Small Blogosphere After All: The sheer amount of blogs will make your head spin. Yet, the community is large enough that you may not hear a pin drop but a word or two dropping can cause reverberations throughout the blogging sector. My advice is to be you and stand behind what you say. If you make a mistake or were misunderstood do not make it worse by not addressing it. Your reputation precedes you in the bloggy world. Think about the bloggers you have heard about good or bad. Look around at who is on each others Google Connect Followers and Facebook Pages and you will find many familiar faces. Be on your best behavior and do not say anything on your blog you are not willing to back up or say face to face.
Transparency Attracts: Readers are not mindless and it is very important not to insult their level of intelligence. They can sniff out someone trying to hide behind a mask or misrepresent herself. What readers want is a blogger they feel they know and can rely on for good content. They want someone real and not afraid to be herself or admit to her flaws. Readers will respect you more for admitting flaws than hiding from them.