Expert Chris Brogan Offers Tips on Blogging

I recently participated in a free program from NTEN – Ask the Expert: Chris Brogan! I share take-aways in a previous post (NTEN Sponsors Social Media Session), but wanted to share more:

To get started with blogging…

  • It is important to start by listening. Read what is happening at other blogs.
  • Add to other people’s conversations. Comment.
  • If you want to blog for professional reasons, find your voice first by creating a blog that is personal to find your voice.
  • Reflect on what others are saying. You don’t need to start the conversation.
  • Ask questions in your blog post. Invite thoughts and opinions from your readers.

Twitter.com helps you build a community and build traffic to your blog: http://www.work.com/twitter-for-business-4020/

Promote your content to people who you think will be interested.

  • Use twitter
  • Search
  • feedblitz is a great tool to promote your blog and build an audience
  • Use the “what are you doing” feature on LinkedIn
  • Ask questions on linked in that are related to your topic

To make your posts interesting..

To learn more from Chris, visit his blog at http://www.chrisbrogan.com/ To share your tips, comment here.