Why did I spend much of my time in deciding domain name?
It took me a week or so to narrow down to this domain name “migratedmouse”. I always wanted my name to be unique, smart and appealing. I searched for all the cool names on google and went up to urbandictionary to find one. When I look back, at the time I spent to pick up a domain name, I regret that I wasted my most important resource on such a trivial thing. A smart domain name does not always appeal to the searchbots. What appeals to be a simple name that summarizes the theme of your blog. A name that is easy to pronounce and remember. A great example would be google and yahoo. If all the names you can think of are already taken, just use your first and last name in the domain. Your website need not stick to this domain name forever. Any time in the future, if some other name sounds more meaningful to you, you can direct your existing domain name to the new one. But choosing a name should not be a show stopper here. Rather a spellable domain name and appropriate tagline should be your priority. Searchbots will come looking for the relevant content instead of smart and unique websites.
How much and how to write a blog?
Beginners would write only when they have something to write. Amateur bloggers would just concentrate on the content and skip the essential formatting techniques to appeal the searchbots. To rank higher in the search engine results, it is important to follow SEO secrets. Write periodically and frequently. Write not less or not much but around 150-250 words in a blog is a descent post to hit publish. Write on the current trends, timeless subjects, opinionated and informative articles.
Are you ready to take punches?
Much like boxing, when you enter in the internet arena, the free content on your website is just a click away from internet users all over the world. If your opinions and thoughts go against the masses, you are bound to be asked uncomfortable questions. Not all the critics are polite and respective. Most of them would hit you below the belt. In contrast, even if your posts happen to please the masses, very few will be thanking you.
Can I do it alone?
No. Unlike other businesses, in blogging business, your competitors are your colleagues. Grow your network of blogger friends. Write to their website, as a guest blogger. But, don’t forget to link it back to your website. Invite other bloggers to write your website too. Respect the views and comments of your readers, guide them in the correct direction. Post comments on other’s blogs. Include link baits as well.
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