Near the link bar, use relevant and short content. People tend to look at the area near your link bar on a regular basis. Include the total number of your subscribers. While the link bar isn’t as frequently read as the beginning or end of a blog, it is still a good place to encourage new subscriptions.

Blogging can be a useful way to expand and enhance your Internet presence if you enjoy writing, and have sufficient material that you want to write about in your blog. If your topic is not something you are passionate about you will not have the incentive to keep it up.

Making comments on other blogs in your niche, is a good way of getting new visitors to your own blog. You should consider creating a separate folder in Google Reader and using it to keep up with the selection of blogs that you choose to follow. Visit these sites regularly and, when you do, leave comments.

Proofreading can not be stressed enough. If your blog contains many spelling and grammatical errors, your readers will lose interest. Pay attention to small, common mistakes, like to/too or their/there, as spell check may not notice these.

Look for other successful bloggers to guest write on your site. These guest posts will mean better content for you and your readers. One good side effect of this strategy is that you’ll probably receive a traffic bump, as many bloggers link any guest posts they make to their own blogs. Engage in this strategy with multiple bloggers to increase the results!

Use polls, surveys and other interactive materials on your blog. Your readers will appreciate the ability to offer their own opinion. This also offers easy inspiration for a follow-up blog. You can tailor your blog based on the information revealed in the surveys.

As indicated, starting a blog is not particularly complicated, but creating a successful blog takes some effort. Everybody has a message and information they’d like to share. But don’t forget that creating a popular blog means making wise decisions and planning out your course of action. Using the information above, you should be better prepared to take on the challenge of building a blog.

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