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Friday, February 17, 2006

Blogging Made Easy

A few weeks ago I came across a great article on Performancing, which I've been meaning to share with you. The article is titled How To Launch A New Blog The Easy Way. In it, Chris Garrett gives seven steps you should follow to launch your blog. It covers:

  1. Planning
  2. Design
  3. Content
  4. Links
  5. Promotion
  6. Publish
  7. Advertise

Along the way, it references a lot of other Performancing posts that we here at WritingUp could learn from (although our blogs have already been launched). Chris advises patience in waiting for the traffic to roll in:

there is not much here that is not just plain common sense. Luckily, common sense is not necessarily common practice so by doing these basic things and plugging away eventually you will have a success on your hands.

It's definitely worth a read.

And I've had a thought: if everyone tagged their best posts with 'WritingUp, the posts would soon be picked up by Technorati and then Google wouldn't be far behind. That way we'd all benefit.

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