In the industry of social networking and online marketing, one of the major components to being successful is your ability to stay up to date with the most current information. By harnessing this knowledge, you place yourself in a position to give back to the community by providing or teaching it back to your prospects, customers and followers.
Sometimes keeping up with the torrential flow of cutting edge information can be difficult, but this is where this list of the Top 10 Social Media Blogs comes in handy futmax.org. Each and every one of these blogs contains a wealth of knowledge and it’s all current. It’s not the same jargon being repeated and recycled over and over again. By keeping yourself at the forefront of the social media game and positioning yourself as an authority by contributing to these top 10 social media blogs you are building the foundations – laying the bricks, so to speak – for your eventual and perpetual success online.
The top 10 social media blogs are listed below. Be careful not to get overwhelmed by the vast amount of knowledge contained in them. Remember to take things slow, one step at a time. If you learn something which you can implement straight away, then do it! Don’t think after you’ve just read some crazy new secret “Oh, that’s a good idea… I’ll apply that to my business tomorrow,” and then keep trawling the blogs for the rest of the night. As soon as you learn something, put it into action. Once you’re done with that, find another strategy to implement. Step by step you will slowly but surely begin to see concrete results!
Starting a blog has become all the rage these days. With news ones adding to the thousands upon thousands that exist every day, a weblog, or “blog” as it is commonly known, has a myriad of uses. From a place to simply vent about the troubles of your day to a pedestal to spout nonsensical ideologies, blogs have become some of the most read pages on the internet. In fact, some blogs serve as a primary source of news for many individuals, evidence that they’re becoming more mainstream and acceptable. This article will outline the basic steps necessary to start your own blog and take the internet by storm.
1. The first step is often confused for the second step. Before even beginning to consider what blog platform you will use, you have to decide what your blog will be about. What’s your niche? While many blogs serve as nothing more than an outlet for individuals to unleash the stress of their day, they often distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack by being witty, amusing, or just a darn good writer. If you prefer to write about a specific topic, do some research beforehand to see what others in said category are talking about, how they format their blog, their writing style, etc. Once you have an angle, be it general or specific, you can begin the next step, which is…
2. Deciding what blogging platform to use. There are a large number of options to choose from, though the most popular are Blogger, WordPress, and Typepad. Blogger is owned by Google, so they have the power of the Googleverse on their side; WordPress is highly customizable, offering the ability to customize via CSS literally thousands of different themes; and Typepad is just Typepad – very basic and easy to use. If you prefer to have your blog look more like a bonafide website, I recommend WordPress due to the potential for customization. Most bloggers I know use Blogspot, which is incredibly simple to use.
3. Once you have your blog up and running, the next stop is to start marketing it. This is much simpler when you have a specific niche, as this allows you to go to other blogs that fall within the same category and leave comments, link to your blog (don’t spam!), and the like. If not, your best bet is to employ social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg, and Reddit. In these cases (and in all cases really), is to have quality content as opposed to quantity. If people like what they read, they will keep coming back. Start your blog off right with several top quality posts and the hits should keep coming.