101 Blogging Tips for Successful Business Blogs

101 Blogging Tips for Successful Business Blogs

101 Blogging Tips for Successful Business Blogs

In no particular order, here are over one hundred tips and recommendations to help you with your business blog and blogging habits. These have been assembled from a variety of sources and may not represent anything new, but rather a great compilation for both new and experienced bloggers.

  1. If you aren't yet, start blogging today!
  2. Blog about topics that you love.
  3. Buy your own domain name.
  4. Make sure that your domain name is the same as your blog name.
  5. Use a short and easy to remember name.
  6. Blog regularly.
  7. Ideally, write at least five posts a week.
  8. Always proofread for both spelling and grammar.
  9. Proofread again.
  10. Interact with other bloggers.
  11. Leave meaningful comments.
  12. Leave funny comments.
  13. Leave the first comment.
  14. Backup your blog regularly.
  15. Do not use a sidebar calendar.
  16. Choose your niche wisely - not too big and not too small.
  17. Participate in online forums.
  18. Put a link in your signature.
  19. Use a Content Management System like Drupal or WordPress.
  20. Remember, content is king.
  21. Customize your blog template or invest in a custom design for your blog website.
  22. Use trackback links.
  23. Simplicity is the way to go.
  24. Leverage social bookmarks.
  25. Consider joining a blog network.
  26. Write Top 10 lists.
  27. Use pings.
  28. Write How to articles.
  29. Make your posts scan able.
  30. List your blog on directories.
  31. Ask questions of your readers.
  32. Use Feed burner.
  33. Use a sense of humor in your writing.
  34. Be generous.
  35. Encourage readers to subscribe.
  36. Have some spare posts for emergencies.
  37. Encourage readers to DiGG your posts.
  38. Put an RSS subscription icon on every single page.
  39. Use series of posts (i.e. 2 part series on...).
  40. Return comments.
  41. Return links.
  42. Use readable fonts.
  43. Gather .edu and .gov backlinks.
  44. Break long posts into more parts.
  45. Experiment with different revenue sources.
  46. Use Google Analytics for statistics and analysis.
  47. Study those numbers.
  48. Use email interviews.
  49. Be yourself.
  50. Avoid duplicate content.
  51. Use an RSS reader.
  52. Read as many blogs as possible.
  53. Focus on timeless content.
  54. Have an About page.
  55. Have a picture of yourself on the About page.
  56. Create your own Advertise Here page.
  57. Use meta tags wisely.
  58. Learn the basics of SEO.
  59. Use pictures whenever possible.
  60. Create value for your readers.
  61. Place ads wisely.
  62. Be patient.
  63. Consider getting a co-blogger.
  64. Submit your articles to directories.
  65. Share what has worked for you.
  66. Share what has not worked for you.
  67. Do not clutter your sidebar with icons.
  68. Get rid of loooooong blog rolls.
  69. Experiment with Google AdSense.
  70. Experiment with Text-Link-Ads.
  71. Link to other blogs.
  72. Make it easy for visitors to contact you.
  73. Use titles effectively.
  74. Offer email subscriptions.
  75. Always answer questions.
  76. Always answer comments.
  77. Use Technorati.
  78. Enable subscription to comments.
  79. Offer useful tools or resources.
  80. Write with a personal touch.
  81. Become an expert in your niche.
  82. Do not rely on linking posts.
  83. Always give your opinion.
  84. Use simple colors.
  85. Participate in blogging projects.
  86. Get to know other bloggers personally.
  87. List your best articles.
  88. Have a voice.
  89. Organize your categories.
  90. Talk directly to your readers.
  91. Make your URL structure efficient.
  92. Put functional links on your footer.
  93. Mention your sources or references.
  94. Do monthly or weekly roundups.
  95. Consider adding podcasts.
  96. Create a 101 list.
  97. Have a clear priority. Don't try to cover too many topics in one post.
  98. Clean up your old posts. Your blog writing will inevitably improve as you gain experience.
  99. Through blogging, you can organize your thoughts in one place.
  100. Regular blogging is a new and smart way to meet people and network.
  101. Study competitor blogs and work to improve yours.

Have some tips of your own? Have a question on one of these tips? Please share in your comments!


Mike is a Social Media Consultant and Blog Coach in St. Louis. He has been working with websites and the Internet since the early '90's. He is active on all of the major social networks and enjoys writing and teaching small business owners on how to leverage the Internet to promote and grow their business. Mike provides training and seminars to businesses and individuals on topics like "Content Marketing - Using Blogging + Social Media + SEO to equal Small Business Success" or "Establishing a Brand on Google+" or "How to use HootSuite to Manage Your Social Media Presence."

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