5 Things to Do After Launching a New Blog

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So, you've finally made the decision to start a blog? It is a proven fact that blogs are a great method to deliver content and connect with your target audience. Thus, there are a few simple steps you should take after launching a new blog to ensure its success. Change the Design Whether you're blogging on WordPress, Blogger, Joomla, Drupal or any other content management system (CMS), you should use a custom design. The problem with many of the so-called "free" templates and themes is that they are being used by hundreds, sometimes thousands, of other blogs. Investing in a custom design wil...

Using Social Media to Promote Your Blog

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Can't seem to gain any traction with your blog no matter how many posts you publish? In most cases, you'll need to invest some of your time and resources into promoting your blog. By spreading the word, other users will see your blog and share it with their network. Today we're going to reveal how social media networking sites can be used to promote blogs. Encourage Users to Share If you look at some of the most popular blogs like Huffington Post and , you'll notice they all have one thing in common: they feature a variety of social "sharing" buttons. These buttons allow users to share the b...

Tips on Blogging for Social Shares

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The number of shares your blog content receives on social media is a direct indication of its popularity and success. If people are interested in your content, they'll naturally want to share it with their friends and family members. When done correctly, this creates a viral effect in which users begin to share content on social media, and then those users share it as well -- the cycle repeats. The process sounds simple enough, but how do you encourage that first group of users to begin sharing your blog content? Facebook Image Thumbnails When you publish a link on Facebook, Google+, and ...