Four Pillars to Building a Successful Blog<br />By Rodricus Kirby<br />@RodKirby<br />
What? No comments? No visitors, no subscribers? NO MONEY?!!! Are you friggin’ kiddin’ me?!!<br />Frustrated with Your Blog?<br />
Ready to Build a Successful Blog? Here’s What You’ll Need:<br />Pillar 1 – Rockin’ Content!<br />Pillar 2 – Active Community! <br />Pillar 3 – Cool Design!<br />Pillar 4 - Scalability!<br />
Are You Producing Quality Content?<br />Create scan-able content<br />Use an editorial calendar and plan posts<br />Be helpful and solve a problem!<br />Leave room for comments.<br />Give multimedia a try! (video, audio, etc.)<br />
Start conversations from your content and carry into outposts (Facebook, Twitter, etc).<br />Strive to offer value in every post.<br />Feed a need, not just your random thoughts!<br />Engage in YOUR OWN comment section!<br />Do You Nurture Your Community?<br />
Does Your Blog’s Design Scream, “Awesome-Sauce?!”<br />Your site’s design should be easy to navigate,<br />Easy to subscribe to the RSS or email notifications,<br />And, most importantly . . . Easy on the eyes!<br />It should not look like this . . .<br />
Look beyond social media, networking, and the internet – where can your content take you?<br />What e-books, info-products, or services can you offer from your blog?<br />Where do you see yourself as a business -man/woman in a year and how can your blog get you there?<br />Is Your Blog Scalable? <br />
<ul><li>Produce Quality Content Create scan able blog posts, use an editorial calendar to post consistently, solve problems, and diversify your content with multimedia.
Nurture Your Blog’s Community Feed their needs, engage with them in the comments section, deliver value consistently, take blog conversations to outposts.
Make Your Blog’s Design a Priority Invest in a high quality blog template, make sure your blog is easy to navigate, easy on the eyes, and easy to subscribe to.
Have a Plan for Scaling Your Blog Write out a list of products and services you can offer from your content. What’s your definition of success and how can your blog get you there?</li></ul>In order to build a successful blog you need to . . .<br />
Four Pillars to Building a Successful Blog <br />by Rod Kirby<br />Visit The Success Center www.rodkirby.com<br />Twitter.com/rodkirby<br />Facebook.com/rodkirby2<br />Linkedin.com/in/rodkirby<br />http://feeds2.feedburner.com/TheSuccessCenter<br />