Creating Content thru the use of a Blog
If you want to have your website found online one of the best ways is thru the creation of a blog.
What is a blog?
A blog is a place for you to express your opinions, and expertise. Your blog will be a section on your own website, much like this one is for us.
What’s in it for me?
Creating a blog can if done correctly increase traffic to your website thru the use of keyword searches that others make when looking for something online. If you are selling something on that website getting traffic to the site increases your chances of profitability.
How often should I post to my blog?
We get this question asked often and the answers is “it depends.” It depends on how much information you are willing and able to share with your audience. Generally speaking the more information the better, however this is usually only true if the information is accurate and useful.
Please do not create a blog just to BS stuff in hopes of being found online. Doing this will only alienate your audience. Not only that but you might end up with them spreading the word about how bad your blog is and you don’t want that.
If you have good content that is accurate and you believe to be useful to others and you of course are willing to share it for free then by all means post often. Some sites post daily, others weekly, bi-weekly, monthly. We choose to post whenever we find it beneficial to our audience.
What should I write about?
In the end it is really up to you. These are what we suggest:
- If you have an e-commerce store why not write about the brands you carry or the products themselves?
- If your site does affiliate marketing then write about them. Be sure to pick affiliates that look like they naturally belong on your site. If your website is about living off the grid then writing a post about electronics for your home would probably not be the best fit for your audience.
- If you have tips about how to make something better or easier to use perhaps that would help to set your site apart from similar ones.
Where do I get a blog from?
Most blogs are created using either blogger.com, wordpress.org, a host offering WordPress or tumbler.com. WordPress.org is free, but does not have access to all the cool features. Many hosts offer to include WordPress (usually for a price). Our website is a hosted WordPress site.
Need a web host?
At the time of this posting our website is hosted by Green Geeks.