Blogging Made Easy 101

by Lynnea Bylund on October 15, 2010 · 14 comments

According to seoSemantic a blog is a platform managed by individuals for personal or official interests. The word ‘blog’ has been extracted from ‘WEBLOG’ meaning website-log. Blogs have revolutionized the information available on the internet. Millions of individuals access blogs to keep abreast with the daily updates.

Blogs are generally published by people who aspire to venture out through the online medium and create their own buzz with their write-ups. The blog owners take active participation in the distribution of their messages across the audience by utilizing a panoply of various methods including these:

• Posting alerts on e-mails like Google alerts

• Easily accessible on social networking sites

• Regular on the blog search tools like Technorati

• RSS (Real Simple Syndication)

A good blog can increase traffic to your site by 30 percent, according to research – it produces a steady stream of content (which helps search engines find you) and it creates a connection between you and your customers. Blogging allows you to interact directly with your customers — because they can comment on your blog and you can respond, allowing you to e-mail each other back and forth.

Business on Main’s Dan Briody shares the basics with us –

For all of you who aren’t Web geeks, let’s start with some blogging basics — and then talk about how having a blog on your Web site can increase your customer base.

How do you publish a blog? Simple, Web-based software allows you to quickly and cheaply post text, pictures, videos and links on a Web page that stores and organizes each of the posts. There are dozens of blog platforms that make it easy to get started, including WordPress, TypePad and Blogger. Most of these services are easy to use and cost very little (some less than $5 a month).

Blogging is important because it provides a simple way to continually communicate with your customer base.

Anyone can have a blog, but not everyone has a good blog or one that attracts attention. The vast majority of the more than 100 million blogs in the world languish away in internet anonymity, pontificating about things that no one will ever care about. So how do you make your blog successful? I posed this question to the most successful blogger I know: founder Om Malik.

Malik first started blogging back in 2001, when few people even knew what a blog was. At first he did it to promote a book he was writing, but Malik’s blog became so successful that he now employs 12 editorial staff members and is one of the most respected voices in the technology industry. He offers these simple rules to follow when setting up your blog:

>> Continue reading at Entrepreneur


1 Chris Loub October 26, 2010 at 9:25 am

I find this article from google, it’s really useful for me, hope I can post this in my blog. QuickBooks has always been a challenge to me.

2 Catalyst QuickBooks Editor February 18, 2011 at 6:57 am

Has blogging been a challenge too, Chris?

3 Ajay Jones November 3, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Your blog helped me to really understand blogging!

4 GurlyJay November 19, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Great primer on blogging, Lynnea.

5 Catalyst QuickBooks Editor February 18, 2011 at 6:57 am

We try.

6 Joan Salley December 4, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Good information, great tips on blogging – I just started mine! thank you.

7 Ruskie Salespro December 20, 2010 at 2:15 am

This is really cool, I like here! Great tips on blogging!

8 Zackary Ioele February 26, 2011 at 12:56 am

Thank you, great blogging advice.

9 Eva Braun February 26, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Wonderful beginners advice on blogging.

10 Ane Rem March 13, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Sometimes, blogging is a bit tiresome specially if you need to update more topics.

11 Armas March 15, 2011 at 11:32 am

Now go beyond the blog – perhaps you should also a put a forum site on your blog to increase reader interaction?

12 ElizabethL March 23, 2011 at 12:12 am

I think your blog is getting more and more visitors, and its because of great posts like this about blogging.

13 Elene Passy March 25, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Hey, what kind of anti-spam plugin do you use for your blog?

14 Catalyst QuickBooks Editor March 25, 2011 at 8:33 pm

We do not use one on this blog – we are entirely manual moderated.

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