Blogging has been around for several years now, its impact as a social phenomenon and its power as a marketing tool is somewhat new. Becoming a ProBlogger is not something that just happens, making thousands of dollars each month from their sites takes a long time.
When you are ready to start your own blog and become a problogger you first need to ask yourself what kind of blog you want to create. There are seven types of blogs that a you can create.
1. Personal Blogs – These types are very common, simply a problogger writes about his/her life telling their story and adventures.
2. Commentary – If a problogger has an opinion or attitude they can use it to share it with the world. Commonly political and religious bloggers fall into this category.
3. Instructional – This form of blogging teaches the viewers how to promote a website or how to make bread for example.
4. News – These are not necessarily about world or national news they maybe about their topics news in a niche.
5. Links – If you do not enjoy writing as much then you can create a list of sites on the web that your blog is about and create a short description with a link. Often these blogs tend to get many inbound links from the sites they have referenced.
6. Product/Reviews – Reviewing products in a niche. These can be thinly veiled advertisements which often do not have much success.
7. Corporate – Companies have blogs to help customers, shareholders, and clients keep in touch.
Once you have decided the type of blog you want to create then you are ready to get started. You will choose a topic that you can write about consistently and generates a lot of interest, but does not have many competing blogs or websites.
As a problogger you will become an expert in your niche. You will start to write information for the blog and posting it several times each week. Then you begin promoting the blog by engaging in link strategies, article sharing, using effective keywords, and joining social networks to mention a few promotional methods. Soon your blog will have a following of readers regularly and some non-regular that will find you just by searching out your content.
Becoming a problogger or anything “PRO” takes time, hard work and confidence what you make of it is up to you. Good Luck in your new adventure in blogging.
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