Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Getting More Traffic to Your Blog, Part Eight: Learn

Today's tip is about how you can learn to improve yourself as a blogger by reading other successful blog and blog tutorials. There are a number of blogs whose focus is to help other bloggers improve their blogging skills, including the technical, the writing, the appearance, and the traffic aspects. By improving yourself as a blogger, you will increase the chances of others returning to read your blog, as well as attract new bloggers.

Here are some of the non-genealogy blogs I read to improve my blogging skills:

Blogger In Draft - the latest in Blogger's beta program; this week they mention a dictionary icon in the editor's toolbar that is fits well with my tip from last week. (If you're a WordPress user, you might want to subscribe to WordPress's Development blog.)

Daily Blog Tips - lots of great ideas here...every day!

Tips for Bloggers - although there hasn't been a new post since May, there are a lot of useful tutorials here!

I also read the following genealogy blogs that have great ideas for blogging and tech tips:


Family Matters

There are many great blogs out there specifically written to help other bloggers. If you have a favorite, please leave the name and link in the comments below to share with other readers.

Other posts in this series:

Part One: Get Listed
Part Two: Participate
Part Three: Comment and Allow Comments
Part Four: Create a Profile
Part Five: Join Social Networking Sites
Part Six: The Redux
Part Seven: Check It
Part Nine: Bookmarks, Feeds, and Subscriptions

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Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

Thanks for the link to Daily Blog Tips. I follow Blogging Tips. Sometimes the things they cover are way beyond me but they have several authors and I often learn something new.

Miriam Robbins said...

Thanks for the link, Apple...I'll have to add it to my Google Reader.