31 Days to Building a Better Blog – Day 23

Time flies when you’re having fun – and blogging has been fun this past few weeks. I can hardly believe we’re up to day 23 of the 31 Day Project already! Here are the reader submitted posts from the past 24 hours:

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  1. Duane says:

    I concur totally on the “target your audience” thing. I originally setup my personal blog to drop random Shakespeare references I found in the wild (like on Simpsons episodes). But as I got bored I’d also write about American Idol, my kids, and so on. And before I knew it the Shakespeare was just getting in the way. People coming in from google on American Idol searches are not going to click on Shakespeare ads. So I created a dedicated Shakespeare blog and I get a much higher hit rate because of it.

    I’m still working on how to get people to bookmark what I write there, though :). I am disappointed that Blogger does not offer an automatic ping service.

  2. Duane – If you’re serious about your blog, you should consider getting a web host and one of the free blog platforms – either WordPress or TextPattern.

    These will have the advanced features you’re looking for. Plus, I suspect in the near future, having a blogspot address may be similar to using a Hotmail or Yahoo email address for business! Not v. professional!

    That’s not to criticise your content – I have read some entertaining and thought-provoking blogs on Blogger, but they all suffer from mass-market design and such poor features. Do they even have categories yet?