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Where to Start With Blogging

When it comes to blogging you may not know where to start. It is important that you go with the direction that the internet is taking and not make the same mistakes that other people have done. Some of the best places for you to start are listed below.

Social Networks. Start off with your social networks. You should add or retweet other blogs in your social networks, but you need to be aware that people may follow you, but not like what you have to say. Another thing to consider is that you will likely get thousands of visitors to your blog if you post a lot of information, but this can sometimes be overwhelming if you are trying to make your blog informative as well as to look good. Search Engines. Start off with the top 5 or so. Use the Google tool and use it to start adding articles to your blog that go in your niche. A few keywords would also be great.

Blogger. This is a free blogging site. If you look around at all the blogs on the site, you will find what you are looking for. There are a few that you can actually pay for, but that would really just be an extension of your website and not truly what you are doing.

Blogspot. A good place to start is the one by Google or Yahoo. After that go to Blogger and you will have all the other blogs on the site as well.
Twitter. If you do not know much about Twitter but are trying to get some traffic, you may want to start with the bigger ones like the NY Times, CNN and others.

Blogspot. This is the other place you can go, but I don’t recommend this as your first choice because it does not allow you to make so many changes to your blog. Blogspot will allow you to create a brand new blog and then you can move back and forth between it and the others to make it easier to post on the other blogs.

WordPress. This is my personal choice because it is simple to set up and you can actually make it yours and your own.

Email marketing. The most obvious place to start is to send out the mailers that you can afford to send out.

Forums. For example, if you own a sewing blog, you may want to join some forums related to sewing. Blogging is one of the best ways to promote yourself and your business. However, you want to make sure that you get started in the right direction and not end up trying to do too much. You want to start off with the right tools and find a place that works best for you.

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