WILL YOU HELP ME??
This coming week I will celebrate one year in blogging. Actually, one year of consistant blogging.
I don’t pay to blog, I don’t get paid to blog. I blog for amusement, and my own personal education about the Internet and all the weird, neat, cool things about it. (Although perhaps I might finally go to a ‘real’ blog in the next year, who knows. . . )
Anyways, I’ve spent most of the last year playing with Top Site lists trying to gain hits, and in my opinion, I’ve been pretty successful. I’ve received more than half a million hits in the past year. Not bad for the pretty random ramblings that I spew out ’round here.
This new coming blogging year I’d like to concentrate on figuring out Technorati, Feeds and Google Ratings.
Currently my Technorati Rating stands at 88, I have 4 RSS Feed Readers my Google page rank is at 5.
These numbers are nothing to snuff at, but considering how long my blog has been live and the sheer number of hits I receive (on average about 2500-3000 a day), shouldn’t my Technorati Rating and such be more in line with the volume of hits I receive?
I’m excited for the next year, and I’m looking forward to reading about all the suggestions and tips you all out there have for me!
- To have 300 or more Technorati Rating by my next Blogoversary.
- To have 50 Technorati ‘Fans’ by my next Blogoversary
- To have 30 RSS Readers by my next Blogoversary
- To have a 6 or 7 Google Page Rank by my next Blogoversary
Solutions and Solves:
- Beg and pled to all my loyal readers to favorite me, subcribe to me, and visit every day (Nudge Nudge, Wink Wink!!)
- Write Better Content!!! (ding ding ding! I need to be more serious on content!)
- Start a weekly meme. Must be original and different (Think Fracas Monday Melee)
- Actually choose a niche, and stick to it.
- What the heck is Technorati, and why should I care?
- How do you gain readers and fans?
- How do you KEEP readers and fans?
- How do you choose what sites you read and favorite?
- What other tips can you offer me?
Things I’ve Learned in my First Year of Blogging :
(even though I don’t do some of the things I’ve learned!!)
- Have a niche
- Find other like-minded bloggers and create a mini-community (this is done by commenting on blogs and replying to comments on your own)
- Staying current in your niche
- Adapting to changes in your niche
- Link Love. Link everything and anything you put on your blog. (I’ve learned this one the hard way)
- Have a relevant and meaningful Blogroll. Only put sites on your blogroll that your really read and support. Delete and change things up as needed.
- Write only in your native tongue. No ebonics, shizzle speak, 1337 or text, no one knows what the frig you are saying.
- If you want to blog seriously, or for money, you need a domain almost right from the start.
- Get your name out there, top lists, memes, forums, social bookmarking.
- Use Technorati and all its features. You can save all your fave blogs for easy one place clicking – like bookmarking. It keeps all the blogs outside of your blogging software together as well (I have a bunch of friends who use Blogger, and I’m on wordpress – Technorati is where I save those blogs) Technorati also allows you to see who is linking to you, if someone is linking to you find out why (could be a niche topic) and thank them. . . . link love, link love.
- Use Feeds. Subscribe to all your favorite blogs, and you’ll have all the latest content from your favorite blogs all in one place.
- If you dig something DIGG it! If you stumbled across it, STUMBLE IT. If you think someone else would DIGG it, post it on DIGG. If you think someone else would Stumble on it, post it on STUMBLE IT.
- People love Flickr & YouTube
- Great headlines always bring people in.
- Naughty words and tags always bring people in.
- Be savvy enough to pre-empt news. . .if you think its going to be big news tommorrow, blog about it today.