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229766355_4ecd88e7de.jpgWords gets a lot of politicians in trouble, with some believing politicians are just blowing smoke.

Words are easy to say or write. The question becomes, do you stand behind your words? Do you walk your talk?

Whether you are in business or blogging, your words are a reflection of you.

Today’s Lesson

In the course of learning how to, and actually blogging, I have done tons of research, and read hundreds of thousands of words.

Search for one topic and you’ll get millions of hits.

Start reading the results, and you’ll get dozens of “opinions”.

My problem, with blogging, still remains, what can you believe?

For example:

Some big name bloggers will say, don’t monetize. Visit their blog, and it’s filled with ads

Some say, answer your comments. Read their comments, and the author rarely appears

Some say, write great content, Read their blogs, and some of their content is not so great.

Some say, get quality inbound links. Ask a big name blogger for one, but don’t hold your breath.

Some say, “sign up for my RSS feed”, but do you think they are signing up for yours? Probably not.

Some say, don’t worry about page rank. But when theirs takes a nose dive, hear them cry.

This is just a small sampling of what I’ve found.

So, what do you do?

Do what feels right for you. Stay true to yourself and to your readers.

It’s your blog, your home in cyberspace.

Just remember, the words you write should be words you stand behind. If not, you’ll soon be categorized as a blogger who’s just blowing smoke.

Today’s Assignment

Is what you write credible?

Do you tell your readers to do one thing, but your actions say the opposite?

Have you read blogs that “blog smoke”

Care to share?

Getting inbound links to your blog from highly ranked sites can be difficult. Creating outbound links is much easier. You can link to another blog, link to a story you want to share, or link to a shopping affiliate.

I have a few inbound links to my blog, but what I’m doing now, is linking internally to other posts in my blog. You know, you have those early posts that are buried in your archives, and they aren’t getting any hits. In blogosphere, you’ll hear this technique called, “deep linking”. You could also deep link to comments you’ve received on a post. Deep linking will also give you more topics to write about.

Just today on my OM blog, I did an article. Well, let’s link to it. Easy Office Filing System. Since I have a category on “office” ,”organizing” and “product reviews”, just to mention a few, I have written a post that includes four of my previous posts.

To include that many links, did take a little creativity, but with a little bit of imagination, I was able to create a post that makes sense, and has valuable information.

Currently I have approximately 60 posts in my archives, and of those, about 10-15 are getting the majority of the hits. By deep linking, I’ll be able to bring some of those old posts back up to the surface, and at the same time concentrate more on keyword density.

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