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Blogging by by Mind Map: Blogging
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Blogging by

Blog vs Website

Content in Chronological Order

Creates a Journal

Easy to add new content

Anyone can be a publisher now

Frequently updated content

Keeps readers (and spiders) coming back

2 Way conversation (comments)

Helps build trust


Provide Value

Establish credibility

Become an Authority

Get your customers to trust and value your opinion

Drive Traffic to your "Money" Site


Decide what you want your niche topic to be

Passion or Profit?

Do you know enough about the topic to write about it several times a week?

Topic Brainstorming, Hobbies, Passions, Things you do for work, Places you've been or things you've done (or want to visit or do), Things you know about or want to learn about, Entertainment (Music, Movies, Books, TV, Celebrity's), News, Politics, Current Events, Weird Stories, Technology: News/Trends, Tutorials, Reviews, Business: Marketing, Management, Strategy, Automation, Outsourcing, Finance/Investing, News/Trends, Magazine Racks, SubNiche Popular Topics, Automotive: 4 Wheel Drive Trucks, Cooking : Cuban Food, Electronics: Home Theater Equipment

Don't just write about your product or service. Write about topics that matter to your audience - make it valuable.

Snowboard Manufacturer, Resort Reviews, Finding Deals on Lift Tickets, How To's

Realtor, Things to do in the area, Companies that are hiring, Traffic warnings

Avoid controversial topics on a business blog... Politics, religion, abortion, gun laws, race

Mention Authority Blogs/People in your market. They have searches setup to notify them when someone writes about them or their company

Types of Posts

How To Article/Tutorial

Subject Overview (usually in a multi-part series)

Top X List

Resource List

Opinion, Theory, Observation or Argument, Original, Response to someone else's post

Link bait, Anything truly useful that lots of people would want to link to. Look at top Digg posts for examples, Free Software, Free Reports, Free Audio/Video, Free Graphics

Best Practices

Minimum of 2 Posts a week, Schedule posts to publish in the future

Min 250 word posts

Allow and Invite comments

Original content only

Use Pictures, Audio, Video, Transcribe Audio and Video also with time markers

Change Permalink Structure to /%postname%/


Find the quality, reputable, authority blogs on your topic at and

Use advanced search to narrow results

Use bloglines to monitor daily posts

Add comments frequently (at least every other day) to related blogs.








Just like interrupting a conversation at a party

Include 1 keyword rich link to your blog/website in signature

Use real e-mail address in case blog owner wants to contact you. Never know what could come of it


Host it yourself...

Windows Live Spaces -




All In One SEO Pack -

Adsense Deluxe -

Wordpress Backup -

WP Cache -

Sitemap Generator -

Related Posts -

Ultimate Tag Warrior -

Sociable -

CForms -

NextGEN Gallery -

PodPress -

WP-Polls -

Embedded Video -


Paypal - Donation buttons

Build an e-mail list


Google Adsense

Yahoo Publisher Network


Text Links

Pay for Post


Pick Subscription Programs when possible





Create an "Advertise Here" page

Charge monthly instead of by impressions or clicks.

Set them up on autopay

Charge a premium and limit availability


Make sure you have enough good content before promoting - At least 10 articles


Other Blogs, Build a network of peers - start with people in same league, not the A-list, Link to them, E-mail the author, Interview the Author


Social Networks, LinkedIn, FaceBook, MySpace, MyBlogLog, BlogCatalog

Social Bookmarking, Digg,, StumbleUpon, Reddit

Syndication,, FeedBurner, PRWeb, Articles, Scribd, Squidoo, HubPages, ezineArticles, goArticles, iSnare, eHow, FindArticles, ArticleAlley

Paid Advertising, PPC, Banners, Text Link Ads

Content, eBooks, Audio/Podcast/TeleSeminars, Webinars/Videos/Screencasts, eZines/Newsletters, Wikis, Software/Tools


Business Cards


Weekly Papers

Bulletin Boards

Newspaper, Radio, TV, Billboard

Word of Mouth

Public Speaking