5 Blog Tips for Success: Guaranteed
Ten Blog Tips How to Make a Big Splash with your Blog and Impress the Hell out of Everyone: All Hail to the Power of Zen …
Warning: This post belongs to the Bloke’s ‘Just for Fun Series’, so if you have no sense of humor then please refrain from reading any further. Rory has written an interesting post about recent newcomer Leo Babauta who has quickly made a name for himself in the overcrowded blog about blogging niche, leaving bloggers shaking their heads how he did it.
So I thought it would be fun if I wrote a tongue-in-cheek counterpoint to help dispel any speculation and give you my insight as to how he might have done it.
These are my observations in a nutshell:
- Make a HUGE splashy banner. Be bold. Be very BOLD. Later, when your blog is more established you can replace the big banner with even splashier advertisements.
- Write in very (very) LARGE print. Did I say LARGE? The advantage with this strategy is that you can fill up the page using less words. In addition, the sight impaired need not use their scroll button to make the print larger to read. It’s already done for them. Speaking of writing, be sure to throw in an impressive buzz word now and then to keep them guessing and running over to Wikipedia. Who knows, while they’re over there they might write an article and make you immortal. Stuff your titles with outrageous superlatives that are sure to attract swarms of viewers like flies on doo doo, such as “Superblog” or “Pure Gold“… keep your thesaurus handy and remember that BOLD thing.
- Use a simple template design. The advantage with this strategy is that it only takes a few minutes to prepare your template and who cares if it looks like it was made using Microsoft Word.This strategy will only be effective if you tell everyone that they should also do the same to hide the fact that you have no coding skills whatsoever.
- Only allow the cheering section to leave comments. Forget about blogging transparency and delete with extreme prejudice any comments that might offer a different opinion… especially if it comes from the competition. (Coming from bitter personal experience :).
- Glean the best information that you can find from the internet. Repackage it with all the flair that you can muster, applying CMP (Copy, Massage and Paste) and your best copywriting skills. Prepare a bunch of posts in advance and orchestrate your big splash by scheduling them for release one right after the other.
That should impress them.
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