A while back, I wrote a blog called "Adventures in Blogland." I posted it in hopes of encouraging you to enter the blogosphere and explore the delights of the Internet community in a safe, fun, and fulfilling way. I'm delighted to note that many of you have joined me on my bandwagon and I hope to see many more of you soon.
As I continue to drop helpful hints about Blogland, there are some refining points I'd like to make.
1. After you've posted your blog, you'll have the opportunity to view it and see if it looks the way you want it to. Please take that opportunity to make sure that you have no typos and that everything is spaced the way you want it. Your blog is a marketing tool. You want it to look professional. If a reader comes onto your blog and finds misspelled words all through it, they aren't going to be impressed.
2. Do put a list of links down the side of your blog. This will give your readers a glimpse into the sites you enjoy and they'll get an idea of who you are by the blog company you keep.
3. Don't forget to trot around and leave notes on other blogs. Very often, the owner of that blog or one of their readers will follow your link back to you and you'll obtain a new reader. I've even made some Internet friends this way. (Hi, Internet friends!!)
Don't forget to have fun with your blog and to update it regularly. People who visit blogs check back with their favorites on a daily basis. Reward them for their patronage.