Post about "Personal Blogs"

Guest Blogging – Effective Planning Works For the Host Blog Writer and the Blog Poster

Guest blogging is a way to network, list building, branding and getting targeted traffic to your blog. You get to know other who blog and your name becomes familiar in blogging community.One of the two parties that is the guest and the host blogger, has to be looking for the other partner. It could be one post to a few posts as agreed upon by both the parties.Host blog writer looks for the guest poster when:1. Host does not have the time to continue writing the blog.2. If host blogger is going on vacation and does not want the readers to feel unattended, the need of a guest poster comes up.3. There could be several other changes that prevents the original owner not to continue adding new posts to the blog, a guest blogger can easily fill in the spot.Sometimes there are guest posters who are looking for a host blogger for reasons of their own. Some of the common reasons are as follows:a. To increase readership of the personal blog. Once you write on other peoples blog you will be known in the blogging community and by lots of blog readers.b. Guest poster links to the post that he writes and this provides high ranking blog traffic to the guests original blog and some of Google attention is directed to the post writers blog too.c. Guest poster is able to add a picture, email address and a by line about the author and that creates a larger readership and branding, which helps the guest to be known as a pro blogger.d. Answering to the comments of the guest post, the blog post writer is able to create better relationship with new readers, the readership can bring a tremendous increase by writing few blog posts in few other blogs.So, guest blogging is a technique that helps both guest and the host of the blog. But sometimes the agreement to guest posts does not work that well. This has been the common problem of this technique.But if host blog writer plans well and has a joint venture agreement to work on, this hurdle is easy to overcome. As guest poster is trying to be competitive and have a name in the top blogging community, get blog traffic, and have more readership. The guest blogger still gets everything but at the same time follows the rules of the host and as a result both the parties are satisfied. Some strategies of the effective plan are as follows:1. This plan has to be ready before looking for a partner to add guest post.
2. It should be written to save the interests for both the parties.
3. Guest poster must read the agreement and feel it saves his interests.
4. Host blog writer will have a worry free break and guest poster gets the best exposure.It will certainly be joint venture agreement with synergistic effects for both parties.

5 Blog Writing Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Rep

If you are a blogger and you want to do the best you can then this article will help you avoid five costly mistakes. No one is perfect but everyone should be able to cut down on the mistakes below. These are not accidents, they are willful transgressions that will hurt your bottom line. Clean up these five mistakes and you will already be far ahead of the pack.1. Not proof reading: A simple mistake but it can definitely make you look bad. Spell checking is great, but you can’t rely on just that. You have to read your blog post 2 or 3 times to make sure you catch all your grammar mistakes. It might not seem like a big deal but here is one example of a mistake I have made. I wanted to write “now four styles to choose from” and I wrote “no four styles to choose from.” Spell check didn’t catch anything, but that one sentence means a big difference to the reader. If you want to take it to the next level, get someone else to proof read your blog post. They will catch things you miss every time.2. Plagiarism: If you care about your personal brand and your blog, then at all costs avoid this type of content. Creating content can be a pain in the butt, but stealing someone else’s’ can hurt you dearly in the end. If you get caught (and you will) you lose all credibility instantly. It isn’t conducive to building your personal brand. Keep it off your personal blog. It just looks tacky and people will notice.3. Not being consistent: This might be the biggest mistake. If you are committing to running a blog then it is a commitment. Treat it as such. Don’t fire out 5 articles your first week then sit back and relax. You have to constantly create content in order to engage your visitors. Fresh content is also good in the eyes of Google. We don’t want to make the Google Gods angry do we?4. Not marketing: I was guilty of this mistake. When I first started blogging I hid it from people! What the heck is the point of that? I posted away and hoped people came, but never worked at marketing it. I didn’t start to see success until I sent it out to my Facebook and Twitter lists. I began using Digg and StumbleUpon. I talked about it at social gatherings. I even got some business cards made up that had nothing but the URL of my blog. It began to work and I finally got to see some significant traffic. You can post all you want, but what use is it if no one sees it?5. Not responding to comments: If you are lucky enough to get comments on your blog posts, then you should reply. For one it is the polite thing to do. Secondly it will engage web visitors and make them more likely to come back. Also people who haven’t commented will be more likely to comment if they see people getting responses. A blog full of active commenters is the start of a potential money making machine!Cut out these five mistakes and you will definitely notice a traffic increase to your blog. You will also notice you have more interaction with your visitors and in the long run it will offer you more chances to monetize your site. If you have to only choose a couple from the list above, please post consistently and market yourself. Curing these two mistakes alone, will mean great things for your site.