Monday, 24 June 2013

6 Ways To Improve Your Blogging Skills

If you've been into blogging for any amount of time, you may realize that blogging success depends on certain skills that you need to possess at the right level. Most of the work that are needed to make your blog climb up the success ladder can often seem complicated and difficult for people who are just starting out.

For example, you may be trying a number of different things to get more traffic to your blog, but they are not working to increase visitors. Or, you may want to build up the number of posts on your blog but can't seem to come up with new posts ideas. What about customizing your blog to make it look and function as you want it to, get visitors to take the actions you desire, start earning an income etc.?

Yes, even the some of the basic aspects of blogging can seem difficult to carryout in the early stages, but most of these things will become much easier when you improve your blogging skills. Or, at least you'll start seeing the possibilities of your blog becoming a meaningful site online in the near future. The following are some of the things that you should focus on that'll help improve your level of skills in blogging.

1. Seek Information And Put Them Into Practice Quickly

It's obvious when you don't know how to do something that you have to look for information to find out how it's done. But it's also very important to put the information you get into practice quickly. While you do need to spend enough time taking in information to get new insights and ideas, implementation of what you learn is the key to making progress.

2. Keep A Record Of All Your Ideas 

A huge part of blogging is taking your own ideas and creatively implementing them into your blog. But don't just pay attention to the ideas you think make sense to you at the moment. Record as much ideas as possible that come into your mind. You can always modify your ideas to make them more suitable to work with, or you may be able to implement your ideas much easier in the future.

3. Keep Trying New Things Out 

Do not not allow your blogging efforts to be restricted to just your present level of skills. Always keep consistently pushing to get over the barriers by trying to do stuffs that you never did before or don't have a lot of knowledge about.

Many aspects of blogging may appear to be very technical at first, but when you get the experience of doing them a few times you'll realize that they are no big deal. Many highly successful bloggers started out without having any knowledge or skills in blogging, but eventually became professionals later on, largely due to testing and trying things out.

4. Pay Careful Attention To The Effects Of Your Updates And Changes

Whenever you change or do something new for your blog, monitor and pay attention to the results that are produced. This is a great way to find out what works and what doesn't for your blog's growth.

It's easy to get carried away making updates and changes everyday to your blog and forget to take note of the exact impact they have on your blog. Try to avoid this as much as possible by remembering to monitor your changes and updates. Also, you want to stick to doing things that are contributing to your blog's growth, but make sure to accurately conclude what works from what doesn't by patiently making accurate analysis.

5. Always Recheck Your Posts To Make Improvements

Your blog's posts are the most important aspect of your blog. You'll benefit greatly if you develop the habit of occasionally going back and making improvements to your posts as well as taking notice of the impact they are having on your traffic level and your site's visitors. Re-visiting your posts from time to time will not only make all of your old posts be up to good standards, you'll also be able to write and structure better posts in the future.

6. Look At Your Failures And Mistakes As Teachers

It's inevitable when you are into blogging that you'll do certain things that are incorrect or doesn't bring any good or anticipated results. Some of these efforts may even take up a lot of your time and energy. But instead of giving in to frustration or discouragement when your performances don't work out as you want them to, look at your failures and mistakes as important elements of increasing your knowledge that will lead you to become a more skillful blogger.

Friday, 21 June 2013

5 Reasons Why I Like Creating Blogs On Blogger

Creating a blog on has been one of my first experiences with blogging and creating websites. Even though years have past since, and I presently have blogs on other blogging platforms including paid domain and hosting, I continue to blog seriously with blogspot blogs, and I don't believe that this will ever stop as long as Google continue to provide this service. Here's my reasons why....

1 It's Very Simple To Setup And Manage Blogs

Blogger is very user-friendly and there is nothing about setting up and managing blogs from the control panel that is complicated at all. Once you have the idea and name ready for your new blog, you simply have to log into your blogger account, and you can have a blog created in as little as 2 minutes. Equally, posting content, customizing your blogs and doing other things to control the look and features of your blogs are straight-forward and easy.

2. It's Reliable 

I have never experience anyone of my blogs on blogger failing or having downtime no matter the quantity and type of content I had on them. I also have never experienced any major technical problems from the control panel that was a set back for me.

I have a blogspot blog I created years ago and I can't recall a day that it was ever down or unaccessable to visitors. Your blog may get banned or deleted if it violate the rules, but from my experience, blogger service is excellent when it comes to not having technical problems or downtime.

3. It's Easy To Optimize Your Blogs To Get Traffic From Google 

There is not a lot of difficulty in optimizing your blog on blogger for getting traffic from Google. Because blogger is actually part of Google, this may make blogspot blogs have a way up when it comes to getting Google traffic.

As a blog admin, your main duties to get your site to receive traffic is to basically choose the right keywords, posts good content, get a few quality backlinks and make sure that you don't violate Google's webmaster rules. Once you do that, you'll be getting lots of juicy traffic from Google for your blog on blogger.

4. It's Integrated With Google Plus

I read recently that Google Plus has grown to become the second biggest social networking website online, falling below Facebook only. Which means it has surpassed even Twitter. The fact that blogger is integrated with Google Plus is a great thing for people who have blogs on blogger.

I am able to easily share my blogs posts on Google Plus with just one click. Not only does this allow me to easily share my blogs content with connections on Google Plus, anyone who is searching for content from Google Plus that is related to my blog's posts can discover my sites in search results. As a result, I get followers to my account and traffic to my blogs from Google Plus very easily.

5. It's 100% Free To Use

Blogger is 100% free to use to set up blogs, and you are allowed to set up a number of blogs from one account. They also do not consistently bother you to upgrade to a paid domain like some other free blogging platforms, neither do they place ads in every area of the control panel to distract you. As a result, you can work on your blogs at anytime and have your blogs for as long as you want without feeling like you owe someone for using the service.

So there it is, my top 5 reasons why I like using to create blogs online to share information I am interested in and passionate about with the world. Having blogs set up on paid domain and hosting has a number of benefits true, but blogger provides the opportunity to have a great blogging experience without having to pay a fee.

This is especially good for people who want to start blogging and are not ready or able to pay for domain and hosting. But no matter who you are, once you are interested in sharing information with other people online, having at least one blogspot blog is something you may need to hold on to.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Welcome To The Increase Key On Blogspot

Welcome to my blog name The Increase Key. As a blogger I know the strong desire that blog site owners have for their blogs to gain good levels of online success. Whether it's getting traffic, building relationships with readers or getting an income we all want to see our blogs reach the good level of success that we anticipated.

However, I continually observe that a large number of people start blogs and do not get it to sprout up to the point where they have a good reason to continue giving their blog dedicated attention. Therefore, they abandon their blogs and forget all about it.

I always come across pretty awesome blogs with interesting subject matters and good content that would be great for people to consume, but unfortunately it appears like traffic to these sites are minimal and it's clear that the creators have not given these blog sites any updates or attention for ages.

Commitment Is Important To Succeed In Blogging

Honestly, I've been blogging long enough and set up enough blogs to know that you cannot succeed as a blogger if you allow yourself to easily lose patience and diminish your efforts in building up your blog. The key to getting your blog to become successful online is sticking to growing your blog no matter how many mistakes you make along the way or how long it take to get your blog to be where you want it to be.

Building up a blog to get lots of traffic, establish a loyal audience and start making you earn a substancial income can be very tricky. And the only way you can make these things happen with your blog is by continuing to learn, develop ideas and hone your skills in all the various areas of blogging.

Are you ready to make your blog grow online? lets do it!