If you are already maintaining a web site, having a blog can add to, or enrich, your existing web presence. Some people turn blogging into a hobby. If you have a business, you need a blog. The ability to provide your customers, and readers, with fresh contents on a daily, or weekly basis can keep your online enterprise running even for the duration of lean months. A blog is one of the cheapest ways to have an online presence. Designers who earn thousands by building CMS and flash sites will only charge a small amount (or even nothing) to design a blog. Maybe it’s because a blog is so easy to set up, you’d be up and running in 30 minutes.
When blogging first began becoming well-liked among internet marketers, it seemed as though more and more sites were being set up as blogs. Some marketers kept their traditional sites but added links to blogs
If you decided to begin learning more about running a blog, here are some tips for you
1. Choose a Blogging Platform
You have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a platform for your blog. Doing this will help you get to know the world of blogging on a personal level. Start with several small websites on Blogger and on Typepad. Then, you can go for wordpress.org and wordpress.com. After trying it out, answer this question honestly: are you fit to be a blogger?.
2. Webhosting and Domain Names
If you find out that you enjoy blogging, it’s time for an upgrade. Some people take the leap after they realize how a blog could do wonders for their online business. If you get hosting, there are things you can do on your site that you can’t do on the free hosted blog sites. Some blog platforms are just useless to marketers because they prohibit posting of advertisements.
With a hosting plan, you have more space for your blog. Marketers need space and bandwidth to build a popular website. Bandwidth becomes a major issue if you post videos. You can also be more creative if you own your website. A good domain name is also one of the best things you can give your blog.
3. Blog and Socializing Online
Allowing users to comment on your weblog posts can increase your popularity tremendously. Commenting gives you the chance to communicate with your website visitors. By making it possible for customers to post remarks publicly, and answering comments publicly, you can encourage people to interact with you more. Responding to these comments and communicating with the commenters or just saying thank you shows you care for the blog visitors