Why Is An RSS feed An Integral Part of Your Blogging Strategy?

An RSS feed has become an integral part of every blog marketing strategy. A blog without an RSS feed is kind of like eating cereal without a spoon – it just doesn’t work.

The technical description of RSS that is posted on WordPress.org can be found below.

In my terms, an RSS feed enables your fans, followers, and customers to subscribe to your content and in turn be instantly notified whenever you post something new. If you use Feedburner as I do, and highly recommend, then you can give the option of subscribing to your feed with an RSS Reader (Google Reader) or via email – so that all the notifications will be sent to their email address. [Read more…]

The Importance of Administering Your Blogs Domain Name

Domain names need administration too!

Your domain name(s) are an integral part of your brand and overall online marketing strategy.

You domain name is how people find you online, how people recognize you, how people get in touch with you, how people find all they need to know about your products and/or services prior to making a decision to buy from you.

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How An Avatar Can Enhance Your Blogging Strategy

I noticed an increase in my blog comments lately and am very excited about that – thanks everyone!

So, as I was administering the comments in the WordPress admin panel I noticed that only a select few of my readers have an avatar that shows up with their comment.

This got me to thinking…

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Freebie Blogger Graphics, Icons And Other Stellar Resources

A great post just came into my Google Reader account and I was inspired to blog about it. The post is titled, “Graphics, Icons, Banners and Photo Generators“, and is posted over at the stellar Outdoor Blogger Network.

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Compliments of Stock.Xchng!

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How Do You Find Your Blog Tribe?

blog tribe“It’s Tribes that will spread idea’s, change our world, and create a movement” ~ Seth Godin

You started a great blog now what? How are you going to find your blog tribe? Who will your true believers turn out to be and where are they hiding? How will you engage your blog tribe once you find them? [Read more…]

Blogging Gurus Exposed: List of Great Blogs About Blogging

How do I blog? What is a blog? Where can I blog? How do I start a blog? What do I blog about? What is a blog for? How do I find a blog?

These are the most common questions that are asked in “Google” about blogging. How do I know? Remember earlier when I wrote about the process of keyword discovery for your blog? Well, I used the technique I outlined in that article to discover these common blogging questions. [Read more…]

SEO Resources To Keep Your Blogging SEO Skills Sharp

Guess what? This is the last post in the 15 WordPress SEO Tips Series!

If you have made your way all the way to this post and have taken the time to implement the tactics set forth – then please give yourself a big pat on the back from me! [Read more…]

Gain Ground on Google by Posting Fresh Content on Your Blog

As you may have heard over, and over, and over again – CONTENT IS KING! This is so true.

And I know, this has been blogged about over and over again… In fact, there are over 1,560,000 Google search results to date containing the term “Content is King”… However, today I am writing about the topic from my own personal experience with content creation over the last few years. I started my very first blog in 2007, and have been experimenting with this process ever since. It’s actually become a passion of mine. [Read more…]

Publishing your Inaugural Blog Posts

Once your new blog is ready to go you will want to publish your inaugural posts. Although there are no “rules of engagement” for new bloggers, it is a good idea to have a few posts ready to publish right off the bat.

For this blog, I published a series of 10 posts upon launch. The reason I choose to do it this way was so I would have a nice chuck of fresh content on the blog once my first readers landed here.

This would give them an inkling of what to expect going forward and hopefully give them a good reason to subscribe to my RSS feed so they will keep coming back!

I have also learned to ask a question at the end of each post. What better way to encourage readers to comment and share their thoughts, ideas, and experiences!

Also, don’t forget to choose your categories, add in your tags, fill in your extra SEO meta tags and choose the author (if there is more then one) before you hit publish.

How did you publish your inaugural blog posts?  Did you publish 1 post or a series of posts? What worked/didn’t work?