Things You Need To Know Before Starting A Blog

 It may seem a waste of time for you to consider setting up a blog and then pontificating day after day.

Perhaps it even sounds rather presumptuous, the belief that there might be people out there who are ready to read your thoughts every day, especially if you’re not really much of an expert on anything. But you’d be surprised what might happen once you set build your first your blog.

If you tailor-make it to your own interests, you might be astounded, first, to discover how much you actually do know about your subjects.But even more than that, you possibly could be very surprised indeed to see how much you can ascertain. All of this comes from the reality that blogs are remarkable community builders. Lets use this as a scenario, you like cats so we will be writing about cats on your blog.

As a cat lover, you will make interesting contributions, perhaps spice them with your own cats’ photos, or to locate other sites that provide notable facts to share. If you want other people’s cat blogs to visit you then you simply need to comment there and they should visit, hopefully they will look at you and comment back. Now you are going to see where this can get very fascinating. You will find ideas that is posted on other people’s blogs that they post about their experiences with their pets.

You may learn things like what a cat’s body language relates to with your cat, or find out about the easiest ways of clipping their claws or giving them a pill. You can talk to the vet when you visit and get some useful ideas, you then merely have to post this to your blog so you can also show your readers something new You might find that you have vistors to your blog that don/t know how to handle certain issues with their cat, making your article invaluable to them, as you just had that exact same circumstances a month earlier. The process works the same no matter what your topic is. If you do some reading on other sites, reply to those who comment on your blog, and comment on their blogs as well, you’ll find that you’re getting to know each other.

You probably want become dear friends, even though that has happened before, but what you will discover is that you start to get followers who will start to read you on a regular basis. What is more, as your friends post day after day on their topic, you’ll learn who really has a handle on the facts and can be relied on if you need to ask questions. The people you share with might also send you to other sites that they acknowledge will interest you or supply answers to questions. You’ll discover things you likely never would have found by yourself. By interacting on other peoples blogs, you have not only built new relationships, you have also increased your own knowledge and expertise in your niche.

It truly does not make a difference what you are going to blog about, there are many like-minded individuals online that are waiting to meet you. If you think about it, blogging is a perfect manner to meet people, after all how many times in a day do you meet people with the exact same interests as you. So is blogging a time-waster and just an exercise in blabbing your head off with nobody paying attention?

It genuinely is not that way at all. Blogging can be a way of becoming part of a genuine community.

How To Use Twitter For Your Business (Part 3 of 4)

Tip #3: Automation (wherever it is appropriate)

Reduce the time it takes you to research what is happening in the Twitterdom, speed up your own Tweeting, get yourself followed automatically, and build ranking faster and easier.   There are several automation type tools available to help build your Twitter for business presence without having to hire a back room full of people:

  • TweetBeep –Set up alerts for various keywords, people, different attitudes, and links.
  • Search.Twitter.com (used to be called Summize) – Search for your keywords, click a button and you have  a custom RSS feed that you can read via your favorite feed reader, or put on your Google or Yahoo home page. A synopsis available on what’s happening.
  • Tweetlater – one of the more versatile tools related to Twitter. A quick list of services include; emailing a digest of Tweets (like TweetBeep), Pre-scheduling tweets to keep your tweet stream flowing, pre-saving Tweets or common snippets of tweets for faster Tweeting, Automating direct messages to people that follow you, setting up an auto-follow and  managing multiple Twitter Ids at the same time.
  • Twitscoop – extends what search.twitter.com can do with both real-time searches of specific keywords as well as what the overall Twitterdom is talking about using (the Tweet Cloud). It also shows you the hot trends in the cloud.
  • Twellow -  This is another research tool that extends Twitter for business use, Twellow searches people’s profiles or what they are Tweeting about under specific, predefined categories, or a general search.  Twellow will also show you geographically where people are Tweeting from in the US and Canada.
  • Remember the Milk (RTM) – A real unique and cutting edge use of Twitter. RTM is a Task management service (set up reminders, tasks, things to do, etc.) for an individual or a small team or business. You can interact with Remember the Milk through Twitter. You simply follow the Twitter ID @rtm and then send it commands like retrieving your current tasks, adding new tasks, setting up automated reminders, even sending tasks to other Twitter users. This is a great adaptation of Twitter for business use.

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