You may be a business owner thinking of starting a new blog for your business or maybe you are thinking of starting a blog as your business. Either way, signing up for a blogspot or wordpress account may be easy but the thought that needs to go into a blog before it is launched takes some time. Many bloggers start up their blog and find their way from there but if you are starting a blog for business you should ensure that you have a lot of this figured out beforehand so that your blog looks professional and is ready for your clients to view.
Online resources are plentiful these days, some are easier to understand than others. If you haven’t already found your way over to Momcomm, Melissa does some great reviews for bloggers and you can learn a lot from reading through them and gathering tidbits from her advice to bloggers. If you still want more she has a great ebook she sells, her DIY Blog Critique. She covers everything from what makes a good header design to why title tags are so important. The ebook has all the elements in it to get your blog started and off the ground.
For those of you blogging for business you may be more interested in Problogger’s Guide to Blogging for Business. If you are a blogger of any kind you should follow the Problogger blog and follow Darren on Twitter as well, he shares some great information.
After you have your blog up and running, check out Problogger’s 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. It works through different tasks to improve your blog. Working through it with a group of bloggers is a great idea too. The girls over at SITS have groups that cycle through it every so often. Getting feedback from other bloggers is great because many times an outsider looking in can see things that you may not spot. Check out the section of their forum designated for the 31 DBBB.