1. We start by creating a blog or website.
When learning something new keep 2 questions in mind: Why? & How?
Before we create the blog or site we need some brainstorming;
(i) what's the name of the blog or site?
(ii) catch phrase & description of the blog or site
(iii) what's the focus of the blog or site?
Armed with your ideas? Let's go online now.
It's easier if we try the established platforms where the instructions
are easy to follow;
Go to one of th sites and sign up to create an account.
Go to blog Follow the instructions & create a blog.
Congratulations you are now a blogger.
You can create one if you are good at web design (then why are you
reading this blog?)
Most people hire web designers who also host & maintain the site
(C2media) for a fee.
You have greater control over your site than with a blog but your site
is vulnerable to cyber malpractices like hacking.
2. How do we direct traffic to the blog or site?
Share on twitter, @ibmatteu , Facebook, YouTube, pinterest,
Google+, reddit, stumbleupon, linkedin, vine, instagram, MySpace.
Create an email list & attach to every post you make.
Comment on other blogs & sites in your niche and participate
in forums leaving intelligent comments (quality over quantity)
Offer to guest post to popular blogs in your niche & include
a link back to your site in your author bio.
Optimise for search engines by including key words that
people look for (messi, money, video)
Write magazine articles. Submit a query to magazines in your industry
Mention influential persons in your articles (Obama, Kerry
Washington, Malala Yousafzai, Ussain Bolt)
Submit your link to reddit and create a slideshare.
Try this gain practise. Challenge yourself, see how many how many
people will visit your site in the first week.
In part 3 we will learn Search Engine Optimization, SEO & How to
create good original relevant content that benefits society.
Hold on to this for now.