How to Make Your Blog Standout from the Crowd (iBlog8 Presentation)


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My 15-slide presentation for my talk at "iBlog8" The 8th Philippine Blogging Summit" on May 26, 2012, Malcolm Theater, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.

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How to Make Your Blog Standout from the Crowd (iBlog8 Presentation)

  1. 1. How to Make Your BlogStand Out from the Crowd – Victorino Q. Abrugar – Blogger at BusinessTips.Ph
  2. 2. Build a strong foundation Build a blog that rocks!
  3. 3. Build a strong foundation• Purpose - Most aim for money, but only few dare to change the world.• Principles - Must be permanent.• Mission - Must be executable.• Core Values - Values you can stand and fight for.• Habits - Few are not enough. Add some more.• Skills – Acquire skills on writing, design, photography, SEO, SMM, general marketing, et cetera.
  4. 4. Have a reasonable courageCalculate, prepare, and take the risk!
  5. 5. Have a reasonable courage• Invest more - Make your blog premium and make the blogger in you more professional.• Build confidence – Find a mentor, read more, and learn more. Accessing information is a no-brainer task these days.• Train like a champion – Strengthen your stamina physically, mentally, and emotionally.• Focus like a Ninja - Clear your mind. Forgive, forget, and forward.• Go outside of your comfort zone – Increase the challenges you take and explore a little bit more.
  6. 6. Create a world-class blogPrepare for global domination!
  7. 7. Create a world-class blog• Know your competition - Use research and analytic tools. A lot of free tools are available online.• Conquer yourself - Overcome your laziness, impatience, and other worst attributes of yourself.• Conquer your own country - Lead and love your countrymen. Help your community.• Conquer the world - Be globally competitive.
  8. 8. Be Unique
  9. 9. Be Unique• Be the one - Explore yourself. Find your passion and expertise.• Be the first one - Be the discoverer, the inventor or the whistleblower.• Be number one – Declare war! Compete and have the winning spirit.• Give extra ones - Wow your audience! Be extraordinary by always giving that little extra.
  10. 10. Be a lightEnlighten to be heightened!
  11. 11. Be a light• Inspire people - Move people by blogging answers and solutions to their long-reigning questions and problems.• Be honest - Build trust and confidence.• Be a role model - Walk the talk and show proof.• Educate - Be generous in sharing your knowledge and expertise. Be a motivational speaker by becoming a motivated person.
  12. 12. ConnectDon’t just focus on the media in the “social media”, but focus on the social - the people.
  13. 13. Connect• Connect to your blog. Claim your blog, and let your blog claim you.• Connect to the blogosphere. Make your blog naturally worthy of connection or back linking.• Connect to the right crowd. Stand out from the crowd of bloggers, not spammers.• Be human. Have compassion. Create lasting relationships with your audience and social media connections.
  14. 14. Finally, be consistent. Your persistence andconsistency will determine your success.
  15. 15. Thank you!For more tips on how to make your blog stand out from the crowd, just Google “100 ways to make your blog stand out from the crowd”. My social media connection: BusinessTips.Ph