The road to building a successful blog is a long and enjoyable one - if you begin correctly. I found this great article, written by Ez, on the foundational basis of building a blog that is able to capture and maintain good traffic.
There are definitely things you can do to maximize your blog's growth potential:
GET A CUSTOM DOMAIN NAME / URL
If you don't already own/use a custom domain name/URL, drop everything. Do not pass Go...do not collect $200 dollars... until you have secured one. This is something that I wish I'd known in the very beginning. By the time I caught on to the importance of having my own domain name, a web squatter had already grabbed the URL I wanted. It took well over a year, and a lot of stress for me, to finally obtain it. Why is a custom domain so important?
- It is much easier for your visitors to remember.
- It increases the likelihood that first time readers will be able to find you again.
- It looks cleaner and more more professional than a lengthy automated blog URL.
- It is better for search engine/ranking purposes.
Read the rest of Ez's blogging growth tips right here...