“How do I blog?” is a question often asked by newcomers to Internet Marketing.  There is a lot of trepidation amongst newcomers about creating a blog, and then making it successful.  However, you do not need to be nervous about setting up your own blog, or indeed about blogging.

Your first task when considering a blog is to choose your topic.  Your blog will fair better if you try to choose a tight niche (called a micro niche), rather than making such a broad sweep across a topic that your readers find there is too much content for them to take it all in.

This broad sweep may also encourage you to write very non-specifically, where as a micro niche can enable you to tie down specific details in an area and provide unique quality content that is extremely valuable to your reader.

A blog should be updated with new and unique content on a regular basis.  You can choose how often that is, but to retain a regular readership your visitors should have some idea about how often you update.  One way to help your regular readers is to get them to sign up to your RSS feed, or even better to join your opt in list so you can advise them when you have released a new post.

Get to know your readers, find out what they need to know by activating your comments on posts and interact with these visitors.  This will enable you to write targeted posts, and promote targeted products.  Also sign up to forums in your niche and interact with other forum users.  Don’t forget to put your url in your signature so readers can link back to your blog.

Keep your blog posts on topic, and don’t make them too long.  If you need to write extensively about an area either break it down into a series of shorter posts, or create a report and link it to your opt in box so your readers can receive it free of charge for signing up to your list.

Sign up in the right hand side bar of this site to receive a unique report with useful tips about blogging based on my real life blogging experience.  You will not need to ask “how do I blog” after reading it, but if you do have any questions or need any help please email me here: admin @ mandyallen.com

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  • After reading that article , i was making blog for my article “machine parts”. you are doing nice job for sharing that information.

  • Dr. Elise Cohen Ho
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    Reply Reply October 16, 2016

    I enjoyed reading this even though I have been blogging for some time now. I think it is good to always reflect on the growth that you have achieved and to remind yourself of what you still need to work on.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply October 17, 2016

      Hi Elise, thanks for visiting. Sometimes going back to basics energises us again and gives us a purpose. Blogging can be captivating if you let it be!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Deborah A. Ten Brink
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    Reply Reply October 30, 2016

    Mandy, one of the points you make here really stands out to me. I see this mistake all too often with new bloggers.

    They mistakenly think they are marketing to the entire world population rather than to a particular audience.

    Your advice: “Your first task when considering a blog is to choose your topic. Your blog will fair better if you try to choose a tight niche (called a micro niche), rather than making such a broad sweep across a topic that your readers find there is too much content for them to take it all in.”

    So many new bloggers just dive right in not knowing this important fact. I hope that your information gets out to those who need it. Sharing!

    Deborah
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply November 2, 2016

      Hi Deborah, thanks for visiting. Thanks so much for sharing this page. I agree that often there is a much wider topic than needs be. I think we all try to cover everything in the beginning. And it is a mistake to do that for sure.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Derek Le

    Reply Reply February 15, 2017

    Hi Mandy, thanks for the blogging tips. Blogging is one of my key focuses this year to drive traffic to my website and increase engagement. I will definitely recommend your blog. Cheers!

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply February 23, 2017

      Hi Derek, thanks for visiting. Blogging can be so fulfilling and is definitely worth doing if you are in a people business.

      Enjoy the journey!
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