Three tips for successful online blogging. ~ Tech-o-meter

Sunday, June 23, 2013
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Successful online blogging!


Blogging and online sharing has been around for a long time now, and with advances in content management systems or (CMS) it's been easier to use than ever as well. Most people want to know what it takes to get people on their website, or how to attract a certain demographic of people. Well in this article you can just sit down, drink some beer, and read on to find out! (Also, depending on what kind of beer you have, I may take some as a fee)





#3 Know your topic!


Most people go straight to a topic that makes them a lot of money through whatever means they want. This is absolutely wrong, horrendous, and kind of sleazy don't you think? I wouldn't write about fairy pony unicorns on this site. Would you like to know why? Because I have no idea of whether fairy pony unicorns exist and if they do I'd have no knowledge about them.

After some quick google image searching, I realize I'm an idiot.

An awesome feature of online blogging is that you're anonymous, but this can also be a downside. Bloggers don't realize that they're actually presenting material they should know. Can you imagine sitting in a room full of people about to give a presentation about fluid dynamics or nuclear function? (Unless you're an engineer, I really hope your answer was no) Why would you present on information you know absolutely nothing about online, if you wouldn't do it in person? That's a great question to ask yourself while blogging: "Would I present this to another person live". If your content suffers your whole blog will suffer.

People want to be informed! Do research if you only have limited knowledge of the subject and learn while you're at it! By getting to know your theme you will start to study what your point is about -its setting and content. Thusly you start initiating the reasoning process about your theme or interest of this particular point and yet beginning to the explore this topic will at last accelerate your success.


It's like this, but with more electronics.




#2 SEO and HTML


Have you ever wondered what computer programming looks like?
It's like this, but with more electronics...
Most people think it's a bunch of codes, and gibberish, and just doesn't make sense. But on the contrary HTML is pretty simple and goes hand in hand with SEO. What SEO is, is simple really, it stands for Search Engine Optimization and it's what many people use in order to be seen in Google, Yahoo, Bing, or some other search engine. SEO has become so widely used and asked for that it is now a service! You can actually pay people to optimize your website, this is what most people end up doing if they're too lazy to do it themselves.

Poor Billy refused to learn HTML.
Believe it or not, the world wide web consortium has all your heeds for HTML. If you want to learn it quickly then google "W3C HTML" and prepare for a long, but worthwhile read. You want to be able to fully customize your site, as well as have full control over what happens to how it looks, and how it responds to user input. HTML is essentially how the browser will determine what your page looks like, sounding pretty important now isn't it? The best way to go about it isn't to memorize the tags or attributes, but recall what tag does what and how it changes everything.

No need to worry though, HTML isn't like C++, Java, or C#, thank god (He says even though those are the easiest programming languages to learn). It will just be a long read and it actually feels gratifying changing your site, looking at it and saying "I did that".


SEO is important as well, you want your website to be on the first page of google. Now at this date in time Techometer is around the 2nd to 3rd page of google (all of my friends are laughing at me). But I've just recently started this up and I've learned a lot along the way! SEO tips are everywhere on the internet, I mean absolutely everywhere. Personally, I believe there is an over abundance on tips for SEO and HTML. Eventually, you will need to go into your CMS and edit the HTML. No one wants to look at bland regular blog posts after blog post, they want cool colors and stuff to look at, maybe a slideshow like Techometer's front page.

In the long run both of these can only help you, not hurt you.





#1 Don't give up! Perserverance is key


Okay look, this one sounds extremely cheesy, like something out of an infomercial or a cheeseburger from McDonalds, but you'd be surprised how many bloggers just quit altogether. You not only need to persevere, but also actually love what you are talking about. With passion comes perseverance following by the coat tails.  Most people quit a little before they start gaining a lot of followers mostly because of the work and the result.

Believe me though, if you put the work in you will see results. I realize I sound like a fitness instructor but hear me out.

Why is this guy doing lats?

The more you publish, the more content gets out on the internet and the more followers you gain. You absolutely need to get your blog out in terms of social media and what not to create backlinks as well! On top of that, design a really cool website and you'll start getting a really awesome base of fans!


Blogs and websites take a while to develop a name, and the longer they're around the more credibility they get as long as the content isn't outrageously wrong. But as long as you the author are willing to share what you know, how you feel, what you've experienced, and all that good stuff you will be golden and who knows, maybe I'll be interested in your blog posts enough to be a frequent visitor!

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