How To Start A Blog That Runs On AutopilotJune 3, 2020
In the middle 1990’s everyone started talking about needing a website. Now, the new “must have” is a web log or blog. While blogs can come in all shapes and sizes, a blog is just a very simple way to publish a journal, record of events, thoughts, ideas or whatever the author wants to write about. A blog sits on a website – whether that site is run by you or managed by a company that will “host” your blog.
I hope the wheels of your mind are spinning real fast about now, because if I can help just one blogger, who in turn helps another blogger keep from wasting their time, money and effort leaving the wrong type of comments on the wrong Blogs…
Design is important, but there are also lots of widgets, plugins and options that you can incorporate into your blog, which will add interest and capabilities. Enhance your new baby with some sharing capabilities, comment functions, analytics, images and perhaps some video. Create some static blog pages, which will be great for SEO purposes.
To manage posts that are actually done and over with its original purpose. This is to ensure that you will not be receiving comments for your Blog posts that are highly time sensitive. For instance, you had a previous post announcing a certain contest and inviting everybody to enter the said contest. If you still receive comments and entries for that specific blog post even after the contest is already over, then closing my blog comments might be the best option to consider. With this, you will no longer take time to respond for those comments to let them know that the contest is over.
Imagine for a moment that we – this includes you reading this now – are all in this big, nice swimming pool together. We are relaxing, having a good time, enjoying each others company and we all have something in common. In this case, we all own blogs and we all market to the same niche market.
Find a new “hook,” or a new point of view to make yourself stand out. Some bloggers tout controversy and encourage flame wars by posting provocative content – content that provokes a reaction from the reader. This is fine if your site is based on political analysis. A good debate keeps people interested. Some readers may even begin to contribute, adding to the threads.
Take as much care writing a pitch for a blogger as you do for a national magazine, TV show, or other outlet. Many bloggers don’t respond because they get blase pitches that treat them like the sewer rat of media. Not cool.