X-ray of a Blog – Blogging Tips Series pt. 3

This is the Final article in the Three-part Series. If you missed the First or Second installment of X-ray of a Blog, please go check them out.

FADE IN:
INT. EMERGENCY ROOM PATIENT’S ROOM

The doctor holds up the paddles and looks at the heart rate monitor.

DOCTOR
We have a normal sinus rhythm.

NURSE
You did it, Doctor. You saved the Blog!

DOCTOR
It seems so, Nurse, but the Blog will need to take care and get regular exercise in order to stay healthy.

NURSE
I’m sure with a little TLC, the Blog will continue to flourish.

FADE OUT.

The X-ray of a Blog

In this three-part series, we are exploring the attributes and make-up of a blog. In part one, we examined the Skeleton, Skin, Nervous System, and Brain. Part Two explored the Heart, Soul, Mouth, Eyes and Ears, and Hands. Part Three brings you the Muscles, Health, Feet, Veins, and Stomach of a blog. As previously, you will find links to help explain and provide you with more detail. Onto our final look at the X-ray of a Blog…

The Muscles

SEO or Search Engine Optimization is the muscle behind your blog. Learn how to work your blog to get the best results. The proper training can get your blog to its optimal fitness and allow it to reach its greatest potential.

The Health

Growth and relationships are vital for a healthy blog. So just how do you increase your traffic and visitors? Frequent, quality posts that lead to interaction and engagement of readers will go a long way toward your goals.

The Feet

A blog needs not to be stationary. Use your feet. Go out walking and visiting other blogs. You may find inspiration, things you can incorporate into your own blog … do not forget to link back to theses posts. Write a guest post on someone’s blog, or provide others the opportunity to guest blog for you. Link Parties and Blog Hops provide you a fun-filled way of finding and exploring new blogs, and always remember to leave comments wherever your feet take you. Backlinks, Guest Blogs, and Link Parties are all great ways to gain new readers for your own blog.

The Veins

Like the veins in the human body, your readers carry your blogs lifeblood. Give your readers every possible way to experience and share your blog.

30 Ways To Promote Your Blog

Set Up A Newsletter With Mail Chimp

5 Facebook Tips For Bloggers

How To: Mastering Twitter 140 Characters At A Time

Pinterest & Blogging: The Good, The Bad, And The Huh?

How To Use Google+ As A Blogger

How To Use Stumble Upon: A Guide For Beginners And Bloggers

The Stomach

One way to help feed your stomach and your blogs is by monetizing. Learn how to market and brand your blog to your advantage. Use your blog to promote your Etsy store. Be sure to understand the rules and regulations, especially when it comes to dealing with giveaways, taxes, and the IRS. A good tax tool or calc helps a lot, but in the meantime, check out these valuable resources.

How I Make Money Blogging

The Ultimate Guide To Making An Affiliate Income From Your Blog

5 Blogging Tips For Etsy Sellers

5 Tips For Marketing Your Blog

Hosting Giveaways

Sweepstakes, Contests & Giveaways – Laws Bloggers & Brands Need To Know

I want to thank you for taking this journey with me through an X-ray of a Blog. It is my sincere wish that you have found useful information throughout the three segments of this Blogging Tips Series. I have enjoyed putting these resources together for you, and will be returning to it myself on numerous occasions in the future as my blog grows.

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X-ray of a Blog – Blogging Tips Series pt. 2

This is the Second article in a Three-part Series. If you missed the First installment of X-ray of a Blog, please go check it out.

FADE IN:

INT. EMERGENCY ROOM PATIENT’S ROOM

The heart monitor beeps.

NURSE
Doctor, we’re losing him.

DOCTOR
Hand me the paddles. Give me 360 joules.

NURSE
Ready, Doctor.

DOCTOR
Clear!

FADE OUT.

The X-ray of a Blog

In this three-part series, we will explore the attributes and make-up of a blog. In part one, we examined the Skeleton, Skin, Nervous System, and Brain. Part Two explores the Heart, Soul, Mouth, Eyes and Ears, and Hands. Once again, you will find links to help explain and provide you with more detail. Onto the X-ray…

The Heart

Posts are the heart, pumping life into your blog. Every entry a blogger makes needs to be well written and well planned. That does not mean that every post requires an exorbitant amount of research or time. Just be sure that what you post well done. It is not always easy to know what to post about; maybe some of these links will help.

The Soul

A blogs Soul allows the reader to get to know the author. The style of writing, the About Page, and the personality of the blogger shines through. Readers like to connect with the blogger. Share your Soul; show them who you are.

The Mouth

A mouth speaks, and that communication through a blog comes in the form of comments. Comments not only from your readers, but also from replies back from you, the blogger. Interact with your readers, engage them in conversation, encourage feedback. Commenting on blogs you read is also very important. Leaving comments not only helps gain readers and followers, but also it can be key in triggering inspiration for your blog.

The Eyes and Ears

You cannot use the senses of taste, touch, and smell on a blog, so the Eyes and Ears become all the more important. Be sure to use photographs, graphics, and videos to the best possible advantage.

Graphics and Fonts: A How To

Get Images To Behave In Blogger

How To Edit Photos with Pixlr Express

Top Ten PicMonkey Tutorials

How To Label Your Photos for Pinterest

10 Tips For Taking Pictures of Your Kids

One Simple Tip to Make Your Blog Stand Out

Make Sense of Shooting Modes

Clip Art Sources

How To Make Clip Art For Your Blog

Vlogging Tips

Video Blogging Tips & Tricks

7 Vlogging Tips to Become a Brand Ambassador

YouTube Optimization

The Hands

Learn how to use your Hands to make your blog more interesting. Give your readers the opportunity to be interactive on your site with games, forms, surveys, printables, downloads and more.

How to Make Printable Recipes

How to Attach a Document to a Blog Post

How To PDF

How To Create a Printable on PicMonkey

How To Create a Printable on Microsoft Word

How To Add Zip Files to Blogger

This series is jammed packed with great information. I hope you find it helpful.
Part Three of this X-ray of a Blog Series will examine the Muscles, Health, Feet, Veins, and Stomach. Look for it next Wednesday, August 21st.

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X-ray of a Blog – Blogging Tips Series pt. 1

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FADE IN:

INT.    A BUSY HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM

PARAMEDICS push through the doors with a BLOG on a gurney. The NURSE gets them to a room and calls the DOCTOR.

PARAMEDICS
We have a Blog in distress, but no clues as to what’s wrong.

The doctor begins his examination.

DOCTOR
Nurse, We’re going to need some lab work. We have lethargy, failure to thrive, possible internal injuries, and clearly, the Blog is in need of some cosmetic surgery. Let’s get an X-ray stat.

NURSE
Yes, Doctor, right away.

FADE OUT.

The X-ray of a Blog

In this three-part series, we will explore the attributes and make-up of a blog. In part one, we will examine the Skeleton, Skin, Nervous System, and Brain. You will find links to provide you with more detail. Let’s delve into the X-ray…

The Skeleton

Just like the human body, a blog cannot function without its skeletal frame, and in this case that means your blogging platform or blog host. Understanding these systems can be tricky, so it helps to know some key terminology, tips, and tricks.

The Skin

Unlike the skeletal bones, the skin doesn’t show up in X-rays, but it’s the first thing readers notice when visiting your blog. Work with themes, designs, and fonts. Taking care of your “skin” is vital.

The Nervous System

The nervous system is an internal communications highway. It receives input and passes it along to the proper areas for an action to take place. In a blog, plug-ins, widgets, customizations, and tools pass along the hidden parameters you set that result in how your blog works and communicates information to others.

The Brain

The brain of a blog organizes, analyzes, examines statistics, and records memories.

This is a lot of information for one post. Part Two of this X-ray of a Blog Series will take us on a journey through the Heart, Soul, Mouth, Eyes and Ears, and Hands.
Look for it next
Wednesday, August 14th.

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