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13 Reasons Why You Have to Start a Blog While You Are Young



Hello Folks, long time since my last article published. Today our Guest Author Lace Wanders has took some of her precious time to write articles on our site. See How To Become a guest author on My Blogging Techniques

Age is but a number. But when it comes to blogging, age gives a major advantage to a  lot of things. For one, kids become digitally adept, so they learn to navigate the internet easily.  Blogs have also become  important in modern living because it  is now used as a source of information, marketing tool, way of documenting life and form of self expression.

Your young and you have a lot of time in your hand. If you try blogging at an early age, here are what's in for you:

1. Blogs Hone Writing Skill

School essays, theses and reports become easy to write once students start blogging.  They can improve their writing ability, and write their school papers better. Writing is not just important in school, it can also make students efficient workers in the future. The earlier you hone your writing skill, the more you become ready to write memos, reports, and proposals in your future jobs.

2. Blog Improve Literacy

Writing and reading skills go hand and hand. If you improve your writing skill, you'll be able to improve your reading skills as well. Blogging promotes literacy because part of blogging is researching for related stories and news, that you can supply on your write-up. Blogging also promotes better grasp ideas to avoid misinterpretation when reading. This is particularly helpful inside the classroom.

3. Blogs Create an Archive of Learning

At one point, you'll want to check out your previous articles and check out your style of writing. At this moment, you will realize how much you have grown. This can help you boost your confidence, and at the same time encourages you to do better in the future.

4. Blogs Improve Intelligence

Knowledge should be honed as early as possible, and with writing you can improve many forms of intelligence. You'll be able to improve your creativity, logical thinking, writing ability, linguistic skills, vocabulary, reasoning and more. You can also learn a lot of things from the topics you write. You'll be informed and updated on stories that you pick up when blogging.

5. Blogs Foster Independence

You write your own contents, search for photos you want to share, and even optimize your blog. You are on your own, when you work on your blog. This is how it helps young kids understand the importance of independence.  Kids can learn not to always ask help from their parents or friends.

6. Blogs Encourage Self Expresions

Young people have so much opinion yet they cannot  be vocal about it because of their age. Their opinions doesn't really matter in the real world, but online, their voice is as important as anyone else. They can write whatever they want. It can be a great tool for self discovery and expression.

7. Blogs Promote Open-Mindedness

Part of blogging is responding to comments, and socialization. In that case, people who blog will have a better understanding of other people. Kids who blog early will be more sociable and open in the real world once they start working.

8. Blogs Can Be Therapeutic

Tired of school? Then blog it! There is no better way to release the stress in your mind, other than writing it down. Many experts have proven the benefit of writing feelings, opinions, and problems on a blog. Though, you can only do this if you own a personal blog. But still, writing helps you forget about your worries even fo a while.

9. Blogs Teach a Person About Life

The best way for students to mature is by blogging. There are many lessons in life that writing blogs can teach young minds. It can develop character and prepare students for the “real world.” They can also learn patience, dedication, hard work, dynamic, organized and many more. All of which are personalities employers look for job applicants.

10. Blogs Improve Confidence

Confidence is a another characteristic that students can learn from blogging. Aside from being confident with the way to write, you can also remove your shyness in telling your opinion, or opening up to other people. Self-reliance is very important once you start looking for jobs or building a career.

11. Blogs Makes a Person Digitally Adept

In blogging you'll learn about internet surfing, using the computer, managing search engine rankings, and even html coding. Technological skill is very important to learn at a young age because most companies today look for someone who knows how to use the computer well.

12. Blogs Offer Great Way to Earn Money

You don't just earn knowledge when you blog, you can also earn money. Professional bloggers today can earn up to 35$ annually, without doing much other than writing. It is a great way to pay for student loan, or maybe pay for a school project. You can even make blogging a stable career, because most companies today uses blog as a marketing tool.

13. Blogs Encourage Happiness

Blogging is fun. It is a great way for students to express themselves, and show their creativity. They can even personalize their blogs through themes, plugins and photos. They can also meet new friends through this medium. Happiness you get from blogging can promote positive outlook in your life.

Sure, you'd think that blogging is just a hobby for some people. But it can actually help you a lot in the future. There are many skills you can learn from it. Skills that can improve your character and build up your resume. Invest on blogging while you are young and reap the fruits of your labor in the future.


About the Author:
Lace Wanders is a tech junkie, a blogger, and a writer. She dreams of ppublishing her own book and travel the whole world. For now, she works as a writer for best essays australia while waiting for her dreams to come true.

5 Social Media Strategies to Enhance Blogging Productivity



Hello folks, i hope that the contents of this site is serving well for you online knowledge.
Today our Guest Author
Kiara has took some of her precious time to write articles on our site. See How To Become a guest author on My Blogging Techniques

A productive blog is a lot more fun than a blog that is not followed and poorly maintained. A lot of people quit blogging when they realize that hardly anybody is following them. There are people that use blogs for research, but very few that actually follow them religiously. Video blogs (vlogs) are often followed religiously, as are some social media profiles, but blogs are usually only followed if they are in an interesting niche area. Want to improve your blog productivity with social media? Here are five ways that will help.

1 - Link your social media profiles to your website


This can be done in a number of ways. There are widgets that allow users to share the knowledge of your website with other people on their website. For example, there is a Google+ widget that allows people to click the like button, but also share the link of your website and a comment with it. If people start doing this then it links your website with a social media profile. It may then draw in more traffic. You can do it yourself with your own Google+ profile. A similar thing may be done with Twitter.

There are also widgets that will allow people to navigate from your website to your social media profiles. This may not seem like a good idea, but firstly it is another link between social media and your blog, and if people go to your social media profiles and start following you, then they may see your promotional posts in the future and revisit your website.

2 - Add your website into the bio of your social media profiles


Add a link to your website/blog into as many of your social media profiles as you can. Most of the big and modern social media networks will freely allow you to do this. It helps to link your profile and your blog so that you rank higher in the Google search engine results pages, and it means that people can find your blog by going through your social media profile.

3 - Ask other people to promote your website on social media


You can ask your friends and family to talk about your blog and post a link on their social media profiles. And, you can ask your blog followers to do the same. You can ask your social media profile followers to promote your blog for you, and if they like you or your profile then they may just do it.

You can talk about your blog on your social media profiles in order to get people interested enough in your blog so that they start promoting it of their own free choice. You could even pay for a Twitter influencer to tweet about your blog so that some of his or her followers start to visit your blog.

4 - Post about your blog on your social media profiles


This can be done very well if you get it right. You may not be able to draw much traffic, but some is better than none at all. One fun trick is to give people a taster your blog post via social media. You can give them the first intriguing paragraph and then right when they want to keep reading it says to go to your blog.

You can show a preview of a larger portion of your blog (include pictures too), or you could share your entire blog post across the social media networks. You can also ask questions on social media that relate to your blog topic and have people answer them. If they answer with the same answer your blog gives, then you can say, “Yeah, that’s what I wrote,” at which point people will look to see. Or, you can say, “I voiced a different opinion in my blog,” and they look to see what it is.

5 - Use a social media ready comment section


This is a great little tool and there are a few varieties of widget out there that do the same thing. They allow people to post comments on your blog, and they can do it by entering their email or they can post via their social media profile. This means their profile picture comes up on next to the comment. There is also an option that says the tool posts the comment and link to their social media profile. The check box has to be unchecked otherwise it is posted to their social media profile, so you often get people unknowingly advertising your website/blog on their social media profile.


BIO: Kiara is a blogger, writer and networking enthusiast. Currently she writes for http://www.emergencyessays.com/. Today Kiara is eager to share her experience of work in the sphere of social media.

8 Smashing SEO Tips for Bloggers

Hello folks, i hope that the contents of this site is serving well for you online knowledge.
Today our Guest Author Ramya has took some of her precious time to write articles on our site. See How To Become a guest author on My Blogging Techniques.

Digital media has become more commercial than ever before and it has offered a whole new avenue for writers who can make good money with their blogs. But for that to happen you have to ensure that your blog is optimized on all search engines. Search Engine Optimization is a continuous process where you use different tricks and strategies to ensure that your blog gains in popularity and has a large number of hits. Here are 8 tips you can follow to get the desired results.

Content quality


Your content is at the heart of your blog and cannot be compromised upon, irrespective of the SEO strategy you might have. Google has had several important SEO updates like Hummingbird and Panda and they are known to only index sites that have quality content. That’s the reason your focus should be on creating interesting and error free content. Unique and quality content will ensure that your website can be optimized on all search engines.

Blog post title should be SEO friendly

Customizing your post title for search engine results is vital and should be done right at the onset. You can add reach keywords in your blog title and relevant keywords throughout the content. Title customization inside blogger template will ensure that your blog is more SEO friendly.

Blogging platform and design

If you are a large business that wants to create a unique blog, having a custom blogging platform that is in keeping with the scope and requirements of your blog can help you immensely. But that’s not a feasible option for small businesses and individuals. Choosing the right blogging platform is of great importance and you might have to opt between a paid blogging CMS or its free version. The paid blogging platforms often have additional features including plug-ins that can make a big difference to SEO friendliness of your blog.

Description Tag

HTML Description tag should be used for every post; no two ways about it. Search engines understand your blog content a lot better with these tags and also present the description when your blog is shown in the search results. Thus these tags carry out two important purposes; they ensure that your blog is shown in the search and also help people decide whether they should click on your blog.

Custom Robots.txt file setting

Featuring custom robots.txt file into the blogger blog is probably one of the first things you have to do. By adding this file in blogger you can see a huge change to your blog traffic. But the biggest advantage of using this file is that it tells search engines how to crawl your blog too. These files give instructions to each and every search engine crawler and tell them the parts of your blog that need to be accessed and those that should be blocked from being indexed forever.

Creating a strong link strategy

Within your blog post itself you might want to link 1 or two internal posts and a couple of external pages. Linking keyword phrases and URL title in the backend for search engines to carry forward the information will ensure that you get the most out of your links. When you are linking to external pages you have to make sure they open in a separate window so that your users stay on your site.

Write for your readers

If you are thinking of optimization it’s easy to try and create content for search engines. But that can be a grave mistake and no matter how strong your SEO technique might be, it’s important to write keeping your users in mind. Search engines have caught onto sites that try and manipulate traffic and are known to penalize them quite heavily as well. You are better off creating content that is meant for your readers and trying to generate traffic the right way. This is not to say that you shouldn’t use SEO techniques, but you have to stay away from the temptation of over using them. Keyword spamming is a strict no-no today.

SEO coaching

As a business owner or individual who is trying to put his message across through his or her blog, you probably know about the subject you are talking about. But it might also be worthwhile to get some SEO coaching to ensure that your blog gets desired attention. You don’t have to learn to become an SEO expert, but simply understanding the basics can help you immensely. You can use these basics in your blog posts to good effect. There might be SEO training programs in your area that you could opt for or look for online training options. It’s also not a bad idea to hire a SEO expert to help you out when you are getting started.
These eight blogging tips can help you get cracking with optimization of your blog posts. Making your blog SEO friendly is hugely exciting and can be a lot of fun too. You can try these tips out with your next post and see if it generates more traffic.

Author Bio:
I’m Ramya, a freelance web designer/writer based in India.  I have an experience of about 8 years in content writing and have worked for top blogs and websites. I'm generally an extrovert; I like photography, anthropology and traveling to different countries to learn the culture and living of the local inhabitants to do travelogues. Website : Color Character

Realize Your Technological Objectives with .NET


Hello folks, today our Guest Author Peter Milar has took some of his precious time to write articles on our site. See How To Become a guest author on My Blogging Techniques.
It is no secret that on this date, .NET is the most popular platform for developing web applications. Even though it is one of the oldest programming frameworks around, there hasn’t been any monotony crept into it since the developers have kept reinventing the wheel. This platform has kept with the times and has even innovated to an extent that it has set a number of benchmarks when it comes to creating unique applications.







.NET is endorsed by the best programmer son earth who are testimony to the incredible value of this platform. Simply for the fact that it drives you towards the very best f your programming capabilities, .NET is making heads turn in the programming world.

So, What makes .NET so good?
It Gives Novices Space to Breathe

.NET is not one of those platforms that will make life hard for the beginners, who are often funding themselves struggling with the programming codes. It gives them enough scope to learn, and also to create programs that don’t require as much coding they would have otherwise envisaged. Unlike other programming languages where even the minor features would force developers to write long drawn-out codes, .NET makes it absurdly simple. C# and VB.NET are the best options to choose from when it comes to choosing which language will suit you fine. .NET facilitates a non fussy code structure – one that breeds straightforward writing of programs. If you are expert, there is not a place you can’t reach. By streamlining the development process, .NET ensures that you are left with enough juice to make your application dripping with creativity and uniqueness. The plugins and extensions you are provided with further ensure that the need for getting caught in the code complexities is greatly abridged and that you add certain features by simply installing those extensions. Also, these extensions draw your attention towards adding certain features that you might not have paid attention to while developing the apps.

It is Powerful, Flexible and Customizable

The stout framework of .NET ensures that you can aim for bigger grounds. The powerful features of this platform give you the freedom to eye for improbable features and turn them into reality. Injecting the avant-garde features in your app is one endeavor met with amicability and enough room to breathe. At the same time, .NET is highly flexible. Any time you see the market trends veering off to a different direction, you can embed some changes in your apps seamlessly. The incredible customization capabilities of the platform let you tailor the apps whenever you want, howsoever you want.  Even if your web application is generating enough buzz in the market, you would want it to adapt itself with the changing trends. And the app developed using .NET is equipped to do exactly that.

There is Greater Security Assurance

You can hardly be blamed if the news of certain website being hacked is making you jittery. After all, you can never know when your website finds a place for itself on the radar of hackers. They might be looking for that one opportunity to attack your site and damage it seriously. But when .NET is the platform you used while creating that site, you can be rest assured that the robustness of the site is reliable enough to keep the hackers away. There are in-built authentication features that  prove to be much resourceful for guarding your website against such miscreants.

All the features combine to perch .NET at the top of the ever-growing stack of programming frameworks. Find dependable developers for your project and set your foot on growth accelerator.
About Author :
Peter Milar is a highly reputed writer who works as a team with the Custom .NET Development experts of Xicom Technologies to create informative and full of insight posts around the  .NET technology. Hire .NET Developers from Xicom to receive premium quality ASP.NET application development.

7 Counterintuitive Ways to Boost Blog Traffic


 Hello folks, long time since last post. Today our Guest Author Maddy Bertelsen has took some of his precious time to write articles on our site. See How To Become a guest author on My Blogging Techniques.

Blog traffic is hard to improve. Even blog practitioners are challenged to keep up with many algorithm changes that affects the quality of their sites. But sometimes the solution to solve their problems are just under their nose. They just can't see it because of their limited perspective in search engine optimization and blogging.

To help you, here are effective counterintuitive ways to improve blog traffic and readership:

Don't Use Captcha

Captcha is an effective tool to block spammers from infesting your website. But this tool has its cons. One of these is that, captcha also prevents “real” people from visiting your website. Another reason is that it takes more time for people to leave comments, click to another page and more. In other words it limits user engagement. As you already know, comments and shares from these users help in improving your website quality.

Know When to Post Your Blogs

Instinct tells that when a blogger finished writing his article, he needs to publish it. But to schedule publication and to know when posts get better engagement is an effective way to gain more readers. According to Buffer, men prefers reading blogs at night while women read posts in the morning. This means to publish blogs at night if you're writing about sports, fitness and other male oriented topics. If you are writing about fashion, cooking and other female-oriented articles then you should update your blog during day time. To know the reading habits of your readers gives better mileage to your blogs.

Link to Other Websites

There are many bloggers who avoid creating out bound links going to other websites. They argue that these links reduces their link juice, which might lower their rankings. Atually it is the opposite. Links going to authoritative websites are helpful in improving your blog quality. It adds credibility to your articles and to you as a writer. Not linking to your source is rude, not to mention selfish. You should be grateful to your sources and give them citation through a link.

Be Authoritative

Use command rather than suggestive sentences because they are authoritative. Avoid using “you can leave comments” or “you may share this post.” Instead use commands like “leave your comments below” or “share this article.”  Suggestive sentences are unclear, it keeps readers second-guessing on what you want them to do, whereas commands are clear. It gives better response or action from the readers.

Share Your Posts Multiple Times

Sharing your article in social media is important to get more mileage for your blog. More share means more people can read your blog. That is why you should take Guy Kawasaki's advice in sharing blog updates. According to him, it is okay to share the same link more than one time because not everyone can see the link the first time you post it. He also adds that he shares his post 3 times a day with an 8-hour interval. He adds that 75% of his traffic happens because he tweets or shares his blog posts several times. At first you might think sharing the same content multiple times pisses your followers but Guy Kawasaki has a point. It gets you more traffic and readership.

Avoid Pop-Ups

Whether an encouragement to like your social media or an advertisement of your affiliates, you must think twice when putting pop-ups. These are intrusive and people do not like being pushed to do things they don't want. Also, it is irritating to click though different pages and these pop-ups keeps showing. Online readers have short attention so they'd rather leave the site than to see these advertisements over and over. Limiting pop-ups to once per session is good, removing it all is better.

You have to take chances and be open to various strategies to be able to survive constant algorithm changes. To make blogs effective, you have to experiment which strategies are better to use. Sometimes the less obvious strategies are the most effective ways to lead your blog to success.


Author's Bio:
Maddy Bertelsen is a writer and a blogger. She has been writing for several companies, one of them is bestessay, a writing service that helps students. She dreams of one day publishing her own book.
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