Blogging

Get Tagged for Good Jobs with Great Blogging

By on February 20, 2013

 

Establishing a career in writing or public relations can be tough for inexperienced or budding writers of today, especially now that competition in this field is becoming more intense. Those who would like to get an edge from competition need to explore other arenas where they can showcase their talents and get noticed by potential employers. One form of media that these promising writers can take advantage of is social networking platforms like blogs, Twitter, and Facebook. They are very effective tools for those who want to see and be seen in the modern digital world.

For writers, blogging is a great way to get noticed with little or no cost at all. There are plenty of keen readers who pay attention to well written blogs and one of them may be your future employer. However, those who want readers to recognize their talents should pay attention to how they manage their blogs. Here are some points to consider in creating blogs that can catch the attention of employers.

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What goes into your blog? The most important aspect of any blog is its content. There are a lot of smart readers out there who look for meat or knowledge tidbits in an article or a write up. If you would like your blog to serve as an advertisement of your skills, then write a blog around subjects of your expertise. Even non-writers can use this media to promote their talents. Interior designers or stylists can have a blog about their accomplished projects. Readers who appreciate their work may decide to get their services for future projects. Focusing the content on what your target readers will appreciate should keep your blog aligned with your personal and professional objective.

How often should you write a post? Keep readers interested in your blog by posting write-ups on a regular basis. People like to be kept on the loop when it comes to the latest trends and product features. Making sure that your posts are updated in these matters gives you an edge against other blogs. Giving your readers at least two new entries a week can be good enough to keep them hooked in your pages.

Where can you get additional readers? If you really want to get noticed then you should work on driving more traffic to your blog site. Make use of social media sites like facebook and twitter to get more followers and expand your reach. Interesting contents are likely to be shared by your readers to their own social circles thereby increasing the number of visitors in your blog exponentially. Use sharing and tweeting prudently to make sure that people appreciate your efforts and not get turned off by it. Tweet about your personal promotions 20% of the time and use the remaining 80% for engaging in “tweeps” or promoting affiliate blogs.

With all these things considered, budding writers and professionals should keep in mind that enjoying what you do often lead to success. Learn to love your blog and treat it as a hobby instead of a chore and people are likely to recognize your talent. Who knows, you might suddenly find employers lining-up to get your services.

 

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To Niche or Not To Niche

By on July 5, 2012
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Blogging for money is nothing new to people looking for an extra income stream or to those who would rather work from home. A common advice for newbie bloggers is to find a niche that they can focus on. Although it makes sense to choose a particular niche to create content for, this advice often takes a lot of the blogger’s time and effort without necessarily bringing the desired results. What a blogger ultimately has to concern himself about is how to generate a steady stream of traffic for his blog site and consequently generate income.

Rather than obsessing about niches, it would be advisable to focus more on who you want to talk to and what they might be interested in. This still sounds a lot like choosing a niche, but it really is a different perspective towards blogging. Think about who you want to talk to and what they might be interested in instead of thinking about a specific topic and then trying to tweak it every which way to appeal to your audience. When you take this perspective, you can have content with mixed topics all written and presented in one voice and tone that speaks directly to your target audience.

 

Some of the benefits of having a blog with mixed topics include:

 

· Broader content – when you are not confined to a single topic or niche, your content is broader and more extensive to appeal to a spectrum of audiences. Blogging becomes comparable to chatting with friends at tea time or over dinner, talking about anything that is interesting at the moment.

 

· Sustainable audience interest – blogging with mixed topics should stir your audience’s interest in your blog. Since your topics are varied, you will keep them coming back to your page to check out what’s new. The challenge for you as the blogger would be to keep your pieces up-to-date with the latest issues and concerns that your target audience would want to know about.

 

· Value-added experience – taking the time to have content about the latest issues your audience will be interested in can be your ticket to giving your audience more than just a so-so time scanning your blog. Your varied topics written in a voice that your audience can relate to will get them to actually read your blog and enjoy doing so. Only when you give your audience such an experience can you expect your “readership” and traffic to grow and eventually make your blog a steady income source.

 

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Fickle-minded

By on May 10, 2012

I’m planning to make a new blog, one that is mostly about kids :/ I think, as again, this blog is becoming more of a general type of blog…I haven’t been updating because I’m running out of ideas to write so I would just have to do with anything for now. ^_^

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Pinteresting Giveaway (Hump Day Wednesday)

By on January 9, 2012

Hump Day $50 Giveaway

It’s time for Hump Day $50 Giveaway and today’s event is for following on Pinterest . But wait, this week, you can win $50 and a bonus entry for $10! You can win both if you’re really lucky today, or at least have a chance at $50 or $10. This week’s event is composed of the 25 wonderful blogs listed below so feel free to check them out after joining.

My Tots Exactly | Sonya’s Happenings | Coupon Queen of Texas | Life’s Cheap Thrills | One Proud Momma | My bric-a-brac | My Sugar Free Sweet Life | Charming Junkie | Totally Temberton | Building Carpenters | Frugal Experiments | Lakwatsera Me | Stitches of Life | Happy Mothering | Mirage | Retail Therapy Lounge | Experience of a Super Mommy | Money Saving Mindy | Bambie’s Turf | Extreme Personal Measures | Fabulicious Diva | It’s all about me, Mommy Kat | My Tummy Calls | The Blogger Hub | Travel Unravels

A note though in joining: You can only join this on one blog/page. There will be a maximum of 32 entries ONLY. If you have more than 32, I reserve the right to delete duplicate or fraudulent entries. May I request that you use only one name and email address for quicker validation of entries. Also, make sure you do the mandatory entries otherwise if you win using an optional entry but DID NOT COMPLETE the mandatory entries, you will be disqualified and another winner will automatically be drawn.

On the first mandatory entry, please do not forget to write Mirage referred you since it is a mandatory entry. You must complete the first 2 tasks before the others are enabled, and for all your other entries to count.

Thank you very much and good luck. By joining this giveaway, you agree to the Terms and Conditions on the bottom of the form. Contest is open all-day Wednesday, from February 9th, 12:01am EST to February 9th,11:59pm EST (February 9th, 1:01pm Philippine time to February 10th, 12:59pm Philippine time).


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Hump Day Giveaway – RSS

By on November 16, 2011

It’s time for Hump Day $50 Giveaway and today’s event is for RSS and Email Subscriptions. Once again, this is brought to you by the 26 wonderful blogs listed below. Feel free to visit them once you’re done entering the giveaway.

My Tots Exactly | Frugal Experiments | Money Saving Mindy | It’s Not Always About Me | Mirage | Coupon Spice | Another Cent Saved | Late Bloomer Blog | Pinay Mommy Online | Zzzz… Whaaat??? | Work at Home Mom | Mum Writes | Cherry Everyday | Tinkerputt’s Turf | Healthy Vain | The Travel Encounters | Zowanderer | Mommy and Matt | Gladiator Goddess | The Misis Chronicles | freebieprincess | Totally Temberton | The News Makers | My so-called World | Filipino Virtual Assistant | The Tales of Bubba and Mack

There are 2 types of entries this week. You can follow a blog though it’s RSS link, which you can subscribe via a Reader or Email, or a link directly to their Email Subscription. For a short tutorial click here but be sure to come back to enter through this blog.

On the first mandatory entry, please write name of your blog referred you. You must complete the first 2 tasks before the others are enabled..

Thank you very much and good luck. By joining this giveaway, you agree to the Terms and Conditions on the bottom of the form. Contest is open all-day Wednesday, from November 16th, 12:01am EST to November 16th,11:59pm EST (November 16th, 1:01pm Philippine time to November 17th, 12:59pm Philippine time).

 

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