Advice for Bloggers – Rule #5: Be patient, but active.

This week, we’re welcoming back blogger Marilyn Tycer. Marilyn is a graphic designer and blogger, and we’ve asked her to share some of her tips for bloggers. (Click for Rule #1, Rule #2, Rule #3 and Rule#4).

Advice for Bloggers: Rule #5

Be patient, but be active.

Runners do something called “active recovery”—after a long or especially hard workout, they might take a day or two off. But they don’t just sit on the couch and watch TV. They go for a nice easy walk, or splash around the pool with the kids. They work hard, take breaks, but keep their muscles going during the breaks. As a blogger, think of the time between posts as “active recovery.”

  • Wait and watch. It takes awhile to get your blog on the radar. It took me months before I started seeing more than a handful of visitors to my site (and you better believe I have a screenshot of the graph showing the first day I had over 300 visitors). But be attentive to opportunities and ideas at all times.
  • Find ways to promote your blog the smart way—ask established bloggers to write a guest post, use Search Engine Optimization, etc. Avoid spamming in any way, shape or form.

More free business writing tips from Gail Tycer are available here, and information about Gail’s Effective Email, and other business writing workshops is available here.

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