50 Essential Blogging Tips


    Branding, Identity & Marketing
  1. Make your name short and memorable
  2. Make your domain name your blog name
  3. Create a logo
  4. Come up with a descriptive tag line
  5. Put a link to your blog on your email signature
  6. Add the blog to your business card

  7. Connect
  8. Put up a profile picture
  9. Write a bio about yourself
  10. Connect with big industry bloggers
  11. Hold a blog roll
  12. Participate in a blog carnival
  13. Host a blog carnival
  14. Enable TrackBacks

  15. Comment
  16. Leave comments on other blogs
  17. Leave the first comment
  18. Leave meaningful / insightful / funny comments
  19. Ask readers to participate (ask them questions, opinions)
  20. Respond to feedback

  21. Content
  22. Blog often
  23. Write quality content
  24. Create descriptive and enticing headlines
  25. Write 'How to' Articles
  26. Write 'Top Ten' lists
  27. Write five 'Pillar' articles
  28. Break up long posts by writing a series of posts
  29. Share advice and tips
  30. Link to other great posts
  31. reviews
  32. Do an interview
  33. Develop a writing style
  34. Find a niche
  35. Use adspace wisely

  36. Design
  37. Develop a clean design
  38. Avoid clutter
  39. Use strong colours and a white background
  40. Use readable fonts
  41. Illustrate your posts with pictures
  42. Use WordPress
  43. Make the Subscribe link easy to find

  44. Technical
  45. Register on Technorati
  46. Use Google Analytics
  47. Use tags
  48. Let people subscribe via RSS
  49. Let people subscribe via email
  50. Proofread
  51. Backup

  52. Plan Ahead
  53. Determine who is your target audience
  54. Decide what makes your blog unique
  55. Use feedback
  56. Write ahead
  57. Keep a few spare posts for emergencies
  58. Tell visitors about future posts by using teasers (wisely)
  59. Balance the real world with blogging