Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 32
On the other hand I do get “self-promotion” and I do understand that search engines need to know I exist. Google and Yahoo have means of finding things, but you don’t have to make it hard on them either. Of course I am sure that everyone reading this doesn't pump out content like the soda company pumps out the pop, but then again there are those like myself, who do a pretty good job of pumping content out there. Rather than building a bunch of tricks to get your “brand” out there why not just use what you have? If you look down at the bottom of this page, you will see all the feeds I set up so that every one of my blogs (and a couple of friend’s blogs) have the last 5 posts displayed. This is not only rolling content for my “brand” but it gives the search engines another chance to find my stuff, and index it.
Think of it as “automatic content, with an added benefit” that enhances your brand each and every time someone reads one of your blogs. Even if they don’t click any of those links you get a little “link popularity” boost, which Google still uses despite its newest and greatest scheme to micro-manage their link rankings. If just one reader a week takes a casual stroll off to another one of your blogs, you've self-promoted about as good as any of us. It’s a win – win in my book, and it should be another tool in your blogging toolbox. Tomorrow I will give you all a little more info on creating feeds for your blogs, unless you want to go get a head start and figure it out for yourselves.
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)