Friday, April 10, 2015
Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 13
Now of course I can't go over absolutely everything, that a reader might not get, especially considering that every blog is different. Do a blog on South American fish breeds and the chances are pretty good that those outside of South America don't really get it, including me. Now it is up to you to draw me in and treat me like an adult while also treating me like a novice. That is up to YOU to figure out how to do that, but I will point you in the direction of something a LOT of bloggers don't think about, but really should, language barriers.
Short but sweet, when I installed a language translator on my blog my traffic quadrupled in under a week. Yes you read that right, under a week. Now of course going from 12 to 48 readers isn't that impressive, but it did start a landslide that my own "biases" had been holding back. Why is this? Well because I had a language translator built into my web browser, I assumed that EVERYONE did, and guess what? There are people out there that are new to this, from other countries, that want to read what you are writing. Give it a try and see what happens, then start tweeking the other things that will make your blog easier to read.
On another note: This is officially the 100th posting for Blogaholics Anonymous. Please feel free to buy yourself a treat today and call it part of the birthday cake!
This Is Me
I have been bouncing around online for just about 20 years, so I have been there and have done that. It doesn't mean I didn't like it and wouldn't do it again. As most humans, I am a social animal. To be a social animal on the internet it is social media that binds us all together. I prefer Google + and Twitter but have pages on the other ones that I ignore, so you probably should too.
I blog a lot. If you don't like people that blog a lot then I don't know how you got here to begin with. You may want to just move along.
Contrary to popular opinion I hate politics, but have political opinions ..
The easiest way to get under my skin is to apply the "all you talk about is politics" tag. This is a common knee jerk reaction some have when they see something political, and unfortunately I don't hold back sometimes. As a matter of fact, I share more about health, fitness and blogging than politics, which you would know if you weren't busy dismissing me. I actually follow and interact with more people that disagree with me than agree with me politically. The list of "other than politics" seems to be growing everyday and it probably looks a lot like this:
- Blogging (I am a blogger and I blog a lot. Get used to it.)
- Health & Fitness (Avid bodybuilder and diet guru)
- Photography (If I don't know your language now you know why I follow you)
- Android (I love Android, and wouldn't wipe my rear end with an iPhone)
- Humor (If you are funny, I am going to like you)
- Sports (Patriots and Red Sox mostly)
- Music (You'd be surprised how diverse I get here)
- Quotes (I love quotes from historical and hysterical figures)