Friday, May 04, 2012

Blog Ideas: Big Basics for Happy Non-Marketing Blogs

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My blogging equation (B=tmv2)* is easy to grasp, put to use, and refine for your blog.

Use some of my big questions, formed over a few years as my blog stats have multiplied. I have asked myself and have answered questions like these:   

How often should I post on my blog? 
It's your blog and you'll write when you want to.

How do I make sure to keep posts focused? 
Remember your promise to your readers; stay consistent with the blog's creative title and headline description. 

 You may think your readers want to read what is on your mind
or going on in your life at the time, regardless of topic, be sure that
you remember it
will work only if that is what you promise them and they like your style.
In that vein, Blend of the Day succeeds and gives pleasure and thoughtful ideas.

Otherwise, News and reporting blogs? Jillions to choose from.
Other approaches? Keep using search engines.
What visitors do you want to attract and keep coming back to your blog? 
(What is your focused answer? Don't let yourself respond: "everyone in the world.")

Why do your visitors revisit?
I opine that they like what they find, accidentally or on purpose. 

Liking does not necessarily mean agreement all the time.  

What helps you the most, technically, in knowing that some visitors revisit? And why do you say "visiting" rather than "reading"?
I say "visiting" because I know some people land on my blogs because a search engine grabbed a keyword they entered. It went on from there. I hope they'll stay to read and come back.

My blogs have a stat check feature for me, the blogger. 
It's a gauge to show vital info and guards visitor 
URLs and other privacy matters. 

"Who am I to put my experience, knowledge, and ideas out there?"

Ah, that's a question. First, you enjoy writing so much.

Beyond that, and to be honest, if you have **a fancy resume and your blog 
is not limited to technical or professional range, you might not mention 
your fancy credentials at first. Think through the pros and cons of
 it; you might want to avoid any appearance of boasting; almost 
everyone else is doing that, so
bragging has been worn out.  

Therefore, tell friendly basics about yourself for 
an interesting, "Ya'll come back, hear?" (bookmark this blog) 
approachability. Sincerely, isn't it all about communication 
and connecting with parts of life?

  • Blog visitors look for what is interesting or entertaining...with enough to help  shove away any gloom of the day... in only a few minutes of their time!
  • **You are not ever required to have an impressive resume or any resume. Blog readers are looking for interesting, useful, entertaining, and short...reading, much more than for credentials (unless you're advising about GE washing machines, Johns Hopkins breakthrough neuro-surgical procedures, or how to sew a dress for yourself that will look exactly like a Tory Burch design, and so forth). 
  • Moms staying at home to raise children, enter the empty nest, welcome sons- or daughters-in-law, and then enjoy grandchildren...they blog very well, thank you. 
  • Ditto: stay-at-home dads can be excellent bloggers. Of course! Special niche!
  • Humorists, business people, astronomers, nuclear physicists (I read a beautiful children's story once, written by a NASA guy), sales people, county employees, and others... blog! They, too, may be or have been or will become stay-at-home.... 
  • Anyone, therefore, that loves to write, has a lot to offer about favorite whatever(s), and likes connecting with other readers can blog about ideas--and stuff. 
  • * B=tmv2--Blogging = (time)(mission)(visitor-awareness[squared])

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