Understanding The Challenges In Blogging

Friday 2 September 2011 @ 12:07 pm

Despite the successes and advances that have been achieved in the use of web blogging, there exist some challenges which affect blogging. Many of this challenge can be looked at in their own unique way or collectively. To start, bloggers in different places around the world some times have to contend with the problem of slow internet connectivity. This can partly be occasioned by the use of low bandwidth connectivity. For some regions, internet connectivity may not exist at all. Bloggers living in such regions will often struggle with this challenge. It is important to point out that though many regions are adopting the use of fiber optic internet connectivity, the impacts of this adoption may take time for the benefits to trickle down to personal bloggers who do not enjoy the advantages of internet connectivity at work places, schools or at home.

In the recent past, changing government policy has negatively affected web blogging. A case is in point is the recent people driven revolution that occurred in Egypt resulting in the ousting of the long serving president of that country. Taking into account how blogging and the use of online social Medias contributed to he success of that revolution in Egypt and Tunisia, many leaderships especially those in the Arab states have restricted the use of blogging and other online social media in an attempt to avert mass actions coordinated using such Medias. A similar situation occurred during the aftermath of the disputed Iranian and Kenyan elections sometimes back.

Cost is another challenge that affects blogging today. In some places, the initial cost of getting internet connectivity is prohibitive to many. As a result, some bloggers have resulted to use of the available options including the use of mobile handsets to blog. Finally, bloggers are finding themselves writing for other blogs. This is a challenge on its own.




Tips For Successful Business Blogging

Wednesday 17 August 2011 @ 12:14 pm

Advances in blog writing have proven that this is a reliable communication channel that can help businesses to meet certain important objectives. Although blogging has been mainly used in promotional activities, there are other business areas in which blogging can be used to enhance productivity and efficiency. Here is a brief overview of these areas and tips on how to make blogging efficient. With proper planning, blogging can be effective in enhancing internal communications. Effective communication between the management and employees can significantly improve productivity since it eliminates most of the barriers associated with bureaucratic communication processes in mega organizations. Blogging is also fast when compared to vertical communication in large organizations.

Another way of increasing efficiency in a business by using blogging is to collect feedback from employees and using it for constructive purposes. There has been a great emphasis on relying or acting on feedback posted by product or services users compared to that got from employees. By doing this, consumer product strategists will realize that this feedback also adds value to the business in the long term.

When blogging is used with other social media such a social booking and the use of social network based platforms such as face book and micro blogging platforms such as twitter will achieve greater results than blogging alone. Similarly, impressive results can be achieved by enhancing blog posts with images or short video or audio messages since they can be supported in blogs. By this, business will be able to engage their audiences better compared to others which have not considered doing this.

It is equally important for businesses to understand that blogging is time consuming and that it is an ongoing process. A lot has to be done before getting a suitable post. It is therefore advisable for businesses to hire a blogger who demonstrates excellent understanding of the businesses core products or services and who has a flair for writing about them.




Tips For Generating Traffic For A Blog

Thursday 11 August 2011 @ 11:21 am

Many bloggers are usually concerned by the traffic generated by their blog posts. This applies to both the experienced and the less experienced bloggers. This concern is founded on the fact that if a blog does not have many visitors, it technically does not have any meaning to the blogger or those who pay for the blog to exist. Here are some tips that can be used to increase traffic to a certain blog.

Bloggers should be keen on the kind of titles they assigned to their blog post. A good blog post title should be one that catches the attention of the audience easily. This is because the average time spent by many people on a particular page on the internet is not long. Bloggers should use their knowledge of the contemporary situations to come up with attractive titles. It is of great benefit for the blogger to do their blog writing when they are able to concentrate well; in situations where blog writing is done under duress and distracting situations, the blogger may fail to come up with a catchy title for the BlogSpot.

Bloggers should also be keen to draw attention to their articles by making their articles highly visible. There are creative and innovative ways for doing this; for example, by making the headings bold, using a large font size or using a font style that makes the headings visible. Caution should however be taken to avoid exaggeration as this can be repulsive to potential visitors to the blog.

Additionally, bloggers can use short lists instead of lengthy descriptions in order to save space. Another useful thing to do is to write the Blog using simple language, so avoid jargon words. The paragraphs should be concise but informative to the audience. Enhance your post using images, video or audio messages; this can be linked to other social media platforms.




Things To Do When Writing For Another Blog

Saturday 6 August 2011 @ 10:40 am

Bloggers who are beginning to writing may find that there is a need to build a name for themselves and be recognized among a group of bloggers who write about a particular subject. For some of the experienced bloggers, they could be motivated by the same factors or the need to make some extra money either as a side job or a full time job. Experienced bloggers find it enticing to work with other blog which offer good financial rewards to them especially when they do not generate a lot through their own blogs.

Most bloggers who have just started blog writing and need to build a name for themselves can choose to be guest bloggers with another blog. Usually, bloggers will often be attracted to blogs which have established good traffic so that it can serve to introduce them to a wider audience. To increase the chances of fulfilling their target, guest bloggers should try their level best to write quality posts. So they need to maintain great interest and continuously do good research about their subject area.

While writing for another blog either as an employee or as guest blogger, bloggers will find it useful to link their blog posts to their own blogs. This will work to their advantage in that it will increase their web visibility with little effort on their part. Similarly, when a blogger is working for another blog, they should make an effort to interact with others and learn from them about blogging in another subject. It is highly probable that a blogger will mostly write about a particular subject in their own blog.

Since guest blogging is commonly used as a way one enhancing one’s blog writing skills, bloggers should take advantage of the opportunity availed to them in identifying and creating new niches to promote their success.




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