I hate to see a blog such as Finding Financial Freedom Online not live up to its true potential. A lot of good information has been accumulated within a few days, yet it seems as if the writer got tired and went to sleep.
It’s been over a months now since the last blog entry. What has happened? Too many projects? Not enough time?
I think this leads us to a very common issue when it comes to blogging. People get excited for a minute and then lose momentum or motivation when they don’t start making a ton of money or start getting a lot of visitors right away.
Blogging takes time. It takes time to get started, known and respected as a journal worth visiting again and again. Looking at the Finding Financial Freedom Online ,I’m getting a lot of ideas right away on how to turn this into a site with so much more:
A blog, a static site, maybe a forum …
The first thing I would do is create some sort of a unique design, maybe a logo. Something to brand it. Moving it to another domain name wouldn’t hurt either, name recognition is often what gets one time visitors to come back and mention your site to others as well. If I was the owner of the blog, I would spend a couple of days asking for more feedback in forums, hire a couple of cheap freelance designers and find more content to add.
Create a long term plan and stick to it. Building traffic should be your number one concern after that. Submit your blog to good directories, sign up with bookmark sites such as Technorati and comment on blogs with related subjects. Not spam comments, but helpful ones giving you credibility with a link back to your very own blog.
Whatever you do, don’t stop moving – keep the progress going. You can’t make people go to your site, but you can do everything in your power to make your blog worth visiting … and then they will 🙂
If you blog it, they will come!