6.11.2007

After a Month of Blogging

Alright, I've been blogging for about a month now. From going from just a little experience, to a month's worth caused me to learn a few things and get some tricks up my sleeve. I'd like to share what I've learned so far. Maybe it will inspire some changes or even inspire new blogs.

Let's start off with Blogger, the blogging service that I use. Overall, I am quite satisfied with the service. It's very intuitive and easy to use. All the settings and menus are explained well, so you can get the results you're looking for. If you need more customization and are feeling ambitious enough to mess with HTML, you have easy access to the template of your blog to make any needed changes or additions. For a starter's blog service, Blogger has everything you will need.

Next, a service I've been really happy with is MyBlogLog.com. This service provides a few features including a list of recent visitors (if they're registered with MyBlogLog), a list of how many visitors came, what they looked at and where they came and left. In addition MyBlogLog gives you the opportunity to build your blog community and get more traffic for your site.

Another great tool is whos.amung.us, this simple tool allows you to track how many users are on your site currently. If you go to my site it probably says "1"! Also, they just added a feature that you can customize the color scheme of your whos.amung.us badge.

The last main tool that I think every blogger should consider is Technorati. This site is great because it is the main blogging network, provides feedback on how strong your site is with their Authority Rating. This is nice because you can see how influential your blog is becoming.

Other sites you should take a look at:

Google Adsense
- If you're making a blog make some money

BloggerForum.com
- Advice from other bloggers

Alexa.com
- Once you get bigger check your rankings

1and1.com
- Get your own domain name for your blog

Anyway, these are tips from a novice. Hopefully this advice will get you on your way to developing an up and coming blog!

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2 Comments:

Blogger Makesha Ramel Caldwell said...

I like the whoamungus widget. I put it on my website. It is a interesting little widget. It is a lot different from a hit counter. Real time stats can't be beat.

14 June, 2007 19:17  
Blogger cclemens31 said...

Yep, take a look at the neoflags website on my sidebar. That's my new favorite one.

14 June, 2007 21:42  

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