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EMA Podcast 004: “5 Top Tips for a Successful Blog”

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5 Top Tips for a Successful Blog

 

successful blogHi everyone,

If you’re a blogger then perhaps you have asked yourself one of the following questions:

How do I get people to come to my blog?

How do I get people to leave comments on my posts?

What can I do to get myself noticed?

I address these subjects and more in my latest podcast, entitled: “5 Top Tips for a Successful Blog”.

It’s not a long podcast this month, but the points that I cover in it I feel could make all the difference to you if you’re struggling getting your blog truly off the ground.

So sit back, relax, click the “Play” button and enjoy the podcast!

Over to You

 

I hope that you enjoyed this podcast and found it helpful.

What blogging difficulties if any, do you have?

What would you like me to cover in future episodes? It doesn’t have to be something about blogging, just let me know any ideas that you have for things you’d like me to include.

See you next week!

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10 thoughts on “EMA Podcast 004: “5 Top Tips for a Successful Blog”

  1. Wow! Thanks, Glenn. Just what I needed to know at this juncture. Not only is the content valuable, your voice too is not intimidating – with an encouraging tone of “Yes you can do it too!”

    Now to put this into action – I’ll probably have to listen to this over and over, to get going!

    1. Hi Susette,

      “Wow!” right back at ya! Thanks for such a lovely comment! I’m glad you enjoyed the podcast and found it valuable. I hope you enjoy my others too. 🙂 I’m actually taking a little rest from doing them, just temporarily, but I’ll be posting about that on Thursday.

      Take massive action! 😉

      »Glenn«
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  2. I am just loving the way you are guiding and voice file is superb and i downloaded that and every time applying your thought in my new blog. I have some confusion regarding the blog content, how much long(blog) is good enough for google.

    1. Hi Simran,

      Thank you very much, I’m glad you enjoyed the podcast.

      With regards to blog content, the recommended length is no fewer than 300 words, however ask yourself this: who are you writing for? Google or your visitors? Whilst it can make sense to bear in mind certain things that we can do so that the search engines will look upon our blogs favourably, I would always advise to get out of the mindset of thinking that Google is the be all and end all of everything. Write good quality content first and foremost and always include something that your visitors can take away with them and apply. Focus your blog around always giving the best value you can rather than obsessing over what Google will think.

      For more info on this subject, check out the blog post that I have linked to below. You may find this of interest. 🙂

      »Glenn«
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  3. Hi Glenn.

    Just listened to this podcast for the second time. Great one, short but to the point.

    I’m guilty of not posting enough on my blog. I also haven’t done any substantial blog-hopping either.

    I’m starting to realize that I’ve been listening to the voice in my head telling me I don’t have enough knowledge to contribute real value, for way too long. A possible post right there explaining what that voice is and how to keep it from holding people back, now that I think about it.

    Like Louis said in yesterday’s webi (I listened to the replay earlier this morning), just being a part of iPro, with all the training we have access to, gives us enormous value to share with others. Time to put it to use. I look forward to your next podcast.

    Have a good one…..Chris
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    1. Hey Chris,

      Yes, that inner voice can be a real stumbling block. But sometimes you just have to say, “I’m going to do it regardless”.

      I agree, that would be a great subject for a blog post. Get it done, my friend! 😉

      Bear in mind what I knew when I got started – pretty much zilch. I come from a tech background so that side of things was never a problem, but aside from just having in interest in sales and marketing, I knew nothing. But if you haven’t done so already, go back and look at my blog posts for the first few months. It may just give you a few ideas about the kind of approach you can use. And yes, I sometimes hit stumbling blocks and didn’t post for a while, but I kept coming back, as you have have done, and carried on building. So long as you never give up and constantly grow, you’ll get there.

      I’ve just finished listening back to the webinar replay and I agree 100% with Louis. We have enormous value to share with others. All too often people think that they have to come up with something entirely new completely from scratch but that’s absolutely not the case. There’s nothing wrong with taking information that already exists, drawing ideas from it and making it your own. There’s very, very little that’s new in the marketplace, but what makes it unique is who is presenting it and how it’s presented.

      I have no doubt you’ll do it and don’t forget you can always ask for help if need be. 🙂

      »Glenn«
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  4. I loved your little podcast and I feel the time frame is good.Well done and I look forward to hearing more….Jennifer Giacoppo

  5. Hi Glenn,

    Thank you for sharing five tips to blogging.

    I am learning to be more myself and genuine when posting to my blog and giving value both on my blog and in my comments. I am growing as a blogger.

    Seeing you doing podcasts makes me want to learn how to do them too. I have to go to the members area under the traffic modules where it teaches us on how to do podcasts. I also want to learn how to do videos.

    I think one of the reasons people don’t leave comments on blogs is that they just don’t know that’s the proper thing to do.

    I am learning how to share my experiences, strengths and hopes with others a little bit at a time.

    I need to do a lot more blog hopping and blog commenting. What I am finding with blog commenting is that a lot of people who leave their links behind don’t allow others to leave their links on their blog posts. I find that frustrating but I keep on looking for those who do allow others to leave their links.

    I haven’t posted in two and a half weeks. That’s the first thing I am going to do. I know I have to be consistent with my blogging no matter what.

    You have an awesome week,

    Linda
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    1. Hi Linda,

      I think you’re right about why some people don’t leave comments. Hence why it’s so important to include a call-to-action. Even then, people won’t always act upon it, but it’s better to have it there than not at all.

      Yes, it’s very frustrating when people don’t allow you to leave links on their posts. One of the biggest culprits for this problem is Disqus. Dita Irvine once made a very good point about allowing people to leave links: while it’s good to leave comments on someone’s blog, at the end of the day it has taken us time and effort to do so and, as such, there’s nothing wrong with expecting something in return. To deny people a link back to their blog is, in my opinion, a little selfish. But then again, it’s their blog, their rules. Whatever the reason, I don’t think it makes much sense at all to prohibit comments on a blog or to make it difficult for people to comment. I’ve commented on this a couple of times on my blog previously – it’s a real bug-bear of mine!

      It’s good that you’re thinking of ways to expand your presence online, Linda. Both videos and podcasting are excellent ways to do it. What I would suggest, though, is to guard against taking on too much at once. Pick one strategy, commit to it, master it and then think about the next. Of course, don’t hesitate to give me a shout if you need any advice, etc.

      Thanks for dropping by and for leaving your great comment. 🙂

      »Glenn«
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