Does it seem that you’re inundated with TMI? Nowadays, everywhere you look, someone has a blog. If you go to Blogger.com they claim to have over 500,000 blogs; that’s Five Hundred Thousand!
So, how do you “weed” through all that information? And, not only that, but what about the social networks you may belong to; i.e. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. When I began on the Internet, way back in 1999, and the idea of social networking was belonging to a Yahoo group. Weblogs, or blogs were just beginning, and mostly for private groups or organizations.
So, back to the big question, how to get through it all. I believe that first of all, you need a niche, an interest, which will help you to narrow down what you read. That being said, which do you choose? That is the hardest part of all.
More importantly, though, as the owner of a blog, how do you get read? If you are like me and trying to use the Internet as a source of income, being read is important; traffic is important.
Rule #1: Having something important to say.
My nephew Steve Sisler has made a comfortable living out of this. He hits the nail on the head at his blog Serial Thinker, where he say’s “If you have something to say, a unique way of saying it and a solution to a problem, you will be in demand.” Check out his page for this and even more interesting ideas.
Give ‘em something for nothing. I have lived on this earth for over fifty years. During that time I have read a lot of books, and articles, both printed and digital based. From what I have discerned, giving reaps receiving, it’s that simple. That seems to be a natural law.
Once you have gained their attention, provide the ability to continue to be informed by you, and offer something that seems so valuable they are willing to pay you for it.
While I play at Facebook and work on the Internet I keep coming across this ad for an audio copy of Napoleon Hill’s “The Law of Success”. The only problem is, you have to “sign up”, with a credit card for 14 day Free Trial, so you can get your FREE audio book. (Sometimes FREE really isn’t FREE, like I define it!) So, what did I do? What I do so often, and of course, that is to GOOGLE it. When I goggled what I found— A FREE copy of “The Law of Success” in PDF form. So, what does that mean? Well, I actually have to read it, as opposed to listen to it!
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