Sunday, April 15, 2012

Why Have a Blog?

I received an email from a site named Manta that had some excellent ideas about blogging with success. So I have excerpted it and included it here:

"Blogs are a great promotional tool. But, like anything, there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it. If all you are doing is posting information online, what good is that? The real value to a blog is not your words so much as it is the words of your audience. That means you need feedback...conversation....interaction between you and your audience. I recommend you actually explain to friends that you need for them to comment on your blog and help generate "buzz" for it. When people respond to a blog that is on a web server that is highly ranked by Google, wonderful things can happen. For one, not only can your blog become more visible, but the comments to your blog become more visible and therefore become an asset to the person that made the comment.

Many online newspapers function a lot like a blog. Many you will see even included "share buttons" for numerous social networks. Why? So the visibility of your blog can be enhanced. If there was ever a reason to start commenting on blogs, better SEO and visibility through the online world is the reason.

I cordially invite you to put this idea to the test. Visit and start commenting on articles. When you conclude your comment, be sure to include your name, business and business website in your signature. Next, go to and type into the big text (search) box a keyword you placed in your comment. See if the keyword ends up with a link to the article you just now commented on. This has actually happened to me numerous times. Therefore, I know the process can work. 

Commenting on blogs is a great way to life up a businesses and give them enhanced visibility in the marketplace.

If you have any questions about any of this, simply contact me via"

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