The Old Soldier continues to study the art of blogging by studying the blogs of more successful bloggers and by trying to internalize their advice. All of these more successful bloggers talk about adding value to your blog. Adding value seems to be a process. It often takes years of adding value before a certain critical mass is reached.
The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette is three years old and it seems to have enough value that it gets at least 100 hits every day.
A blogger can add value to his or her blog in several ways.
- Good Content (This Means Content That Helps Your Target Audience To Solve Real Problems)
- Internal Links (That’s Linking Your Posts To Other Posts On Your Site)
- External Links (That’s Linking Your Posts To Posts On The Blogs Of Other Bloggers)
- Back Links (That’s Making Comments On The Blogs Of Other Bloggers Where You Get A Link Back To Your Blog)
- Blogging Often (I like To Put Up Two Or More Posts Every Day. I Don’t Always Do It But I Try Hard To Do It)
There are over 2,500 pieces of content on this blog. Some of the posts provide value that last for several months. Some of the posts only have passing value; but it seems that all of these things together have finally made 100 hits every day the basement. Now I’m working on making 200 every day the basement. Just remember, it took three years to make 100 hits every day the basement for this blog.
You can do the same thing with your blog.
If you are a writer, send me a flash fiction story. The Submissions tab is at the top of the page.
- Blogs: Finding Your Audience (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)
- 6 Sure Fire Tactics to Develop a Loyal Blog Following for your SME Blog (vendio.com)
- How To Become A Successful Blogger (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)
- Blogging: How To Write Endless Content (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)