Even before I started blogging, I was reading about blogging. To this day, I continue to do so.
I read blogs about blogging written by seasoned bloggers as well as those written by new bloggers. Can we ever know it all? I don’t think so.
This new blog of the week (NBOTW) is about blogging. Some of the topics are the same as you’ll find here, some are not. It’s when this author puts his spin on the subject, we begin to see the issues a little differently.
In his post, “Your Blog Sucks”, he reminds us of negative aspects that can drive our readers away:
Hazardous Navigation: I can’t figure out how to move through your blog, there is no way I can find your old work, all I can see on your sidebar is Private ad banners and affiliate links. You should have saved some space for Popular post or Blog Archieve
For those bloggers who are wanting to build their community, there’s nothing better than offering incentives to your visitors. He suggests: “Let These Plugins Help You Build Community On Your Blog”. To elaborate on one great plugin,
Top Commentor Widget:
Thanks to lists like Yan’s *Blogs with Google Pagerank and Top Commentor widget*. Top Commentor has become huge hit among blog reader who wants to get some link juice. This cute little widget adds a list of top commentators to your sidebar. Which is Dofollow (you can make it Nofollow if you want) and it appears on every page of your blog (you can restrict it to your home page if you want)
Would you like to LOSE blog visitors? Probably not. This NBOTW wrote an inspiring post titled: 4 Things To Help You Lose Plenty Of Blog Reader Every Day. in which he says,
Too Early Monetization:
I don’t care if a site has a couple ads trying to make some money, but if your page is messed with more ads then content, then don’t expect your readers to stick around for very long. I am not saying you are not allowed to make money with your blog. Or you can’t have ads on your pages. Just don’t let them get in the way of your content and buttons.
As you can see, this blogger addresses issues that apply to all of us. His blog is a great read for any blogger looking to expand their blogging knowledge base.
Today’s “New Blog Of The Week” is named Blogger’s Lab. The author is Sunil Pathak, from Mumbai (India).
Sunil found me and since then, has been active in the BWAB comment section.
Please join me in re-welcoming Sunil.
Welcome again Sunil. Enjoy your reign as “New Blog Of The Week”.
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