Blog installed, now what?

Alright, you’ve done your research and you’ve decided to start a blog – either for corporate use, or personal. Both ways, you want to drive traffic (aka visitors, for the uninitiated) to your site. Watch this short 3 min clip that explains one of the first things you must do to get going.

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Ruhani Rabin, Senior Developer at Integricity and Alex Lam, The Backpackr having a chat

Summary:

  • Generate content – related to your purpose
  • Socialize with other bloggers (virtual socializing is fine)
  • Leave pertinent comments on blogs that are similar to your own
  • Ask questions to garner a response

I am starting a series on blogging and how to take your blog to higher heights – it entails all aspects from building it, right up to driving it to popularity. All posts are prefixed by the level of expertise needed to understand and implement the recommendations.

5 Comments

  1. Cheng Leng - August 22, 2008

    Have you thought of finding a way for your readers to be able to mingle and chat with each other on your blog? Perhaps through threaded conversations?

    That’s something I am trying to explore myself. <3 my readers.

  2. Jon - August 22, 2008

    RSSed, bookmarked. Officially stalking your blog now! Need to make mine popular as well, any tip helps! :)

  3. The Backpackr - August 26, 2008

    Cheng Leng: I’ll try to find out if there is a plugin that allows that.

    Jon: Great to have you follow the posts on this blog. Do share with me ideas on what else I can do on this blog on my Facebook page

  4. The Backpackr - August 26, 2008

    Cheng Leng, a plugin that is available for free that deals with threaded comments is available at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-thread-comment/

    Beware, it can get really confusing once readers start replying to a comment many layers deep. Especially if they are not familiar with threaded comments / forums.

  5. Kris - July 5, 2009

    This is going to be my resource as I find my way round blogging haha!

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