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Don't make your blog complicated because today people what's simple. If you try to get all sophisticated with your blog posts and end up confusing your readers - will it be worth it? No! This is the reason you need to keep your blog simple in every aspect of it. Even where your design is concerned, you should keep everything lightweight and focused on the point. Focus more on delivering the right kind value and even when you've got to explain something that's difficult to put in simple words, try to at least make it easy to understand. This is the best way to get your readers to trust you while also elevating the quality of your blog into something you can truly leverage.
Never forget that content is the most important thing--everything else: comments, design, plugins, etc. are a distant second. Your main priority and focus should be the content of your blog so that you are giving real value to your readers through the information that you're sharing. Once you've got the right kind of content published on your blog and when you're doing this on a regular basis, you'll find that your readers are happy, your blog is growing and there is a sense of achievement with each post you make.
Interact with bloggers on a regular basis both those who publish in your niche and those who publish outside of it. Grab their attention by leaving comments on their blogs that are funny and/or meaningful. Pay attention to the blogs on which you most want to comment; it's easy to do this if you subscribe to their RSS feeds so that you'll know as soon as new posts are live. The moment you notice that there's a new post on a popular blog that you're subscribed to, go and make the first comment. When you aren't able to be the first person to comment try to be among the first three.
If you look around, you'll see that the majority of the top Internet marketers out there have their own blogs and they even actively post on them. Even if you are starting out in, say, affiliate marketing, blogging should not be an activity that you ignore. Once you've started your own blog make sure you employ the lessons we've talked about in this article. In the long run, blogging and IM are quite complementary, so don't waste any more time before setting up your own blog or using these lessons to help you improve the blogs you already run.
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