Friday, April 30, 2010

Do You Like Lots of Links?

Sorry, this service went away because not enough of my visitors used it.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Content DETHRONED as King!

If you have studied online blogging strategies for any length of time, you have no doubt been told over and over that Content is King, right? I am far from an expert at this point, but common sense tells me this is simply not true. No matter how good your content is, before it can have any effect on your visitors they will need to READ it!

So my reasoning tells me that HEADLINES are the real King. No matter how your visitor arrived at your blog or website, it's an automatic reaction to make a snap decision to determine if they are in the right place to satisfy the reason for visiting in the first place and the headlines will probably be the first thing they see. If they are good enough, THEN and only then, will the content have a chance to make a lasting impression.

Add to that the fact that the headline on an RSS feed somewhere could very well be the reason he made the visit. If you are not including your feed on as many other websites as possible . . . well that's another topic.

Think about it, then leave a comment!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Effective Blog Posts

Blogging is a great way to produce a little extra income with little effort, but it's all about traffic. No matter what you use to monetize your blog, without interested readers it will just sit there soaking up bandwidth with no results. So would you come back on a regular basis to read yours?

Take a serious look at the blogs you visit every day and notice how many of them never change from day to day. Who is going to read the same post over and over? Then when you do find one that might look interesting, once you get into it you often discover it's just the same old rhetoric regurgitated up one more time and no more palatable than it was the first time.

If you're going to blog at all, do a little research and contribute to the value of the blogosphere, then you will find people coming back for more, or at least taking note when they come across a new headline every few visits.

See you all online!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

What Really Works?

The Internet is filled with outrageous claims, but I am sure most people online often find themselves asking What Really Works? I know I sure do!

I bet if you get close enough to any of the millions of bloggers you find online today, you would discover that they at least had a passing thought of making some extra money from their efforts, but very few of them accomplish that goal. They try advertising with AdSense and promote Affiliate Products with reviews, but the bottom line remains empty, or nearly so.

If you are anything like me, there is not much chance of becoming the next big Internet Millionaire any time soon, but a few hundred extra dollars to make life more enjoyable is very easy to attain. I finally quit swinging for home runs all the time and learned that bunts add up to the runs you need to win the game much easier.

Take this blog for instance, if I end up making even one or two new friends a month I am a happy camper. I have fun doing this anyway, so anything extra is just icing on the cake. In the meantime, I get better known and my income keeps going up.

So just be patient and keep learning all you can. You will discover what really works for you too.

See you all online!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

How To Post On Blogger

I noticed a question in a Forum I just joined about how to cut and paste a post into Blogger, so since I love making tutorial videos I jumped on it. Basically you just enter your dashboard and click on new post, then copy the text from Notepad or wherever you have it, then paste it into the box. I will follow this with a quick video when it's finished.