Starting your first blog is very exciting, I remember when I started my first one many years ago and although I didn't know much about websites and getting traffic I learned very quickly and it became a success. The biggest problem that most people have when starting their first blog is they don't have a person there telling them what they need to do and how to do it. For lots of first timers it is all a learning process but I want to help you get further ahead using my 5 tips to starting your first blog.
Add Content - No matter if your blog is mostly pages or posts you need content to keep it going. Nobody likes to go to a site that has not been updated in weeks or even months. Here is what I do, one day I will write a post and another day I will write a page. Doing this will make your site bigger and it will help you rank better in the search engines.
Ping Sites - The greatest thing about having a blog is that you have the ping function included in it. What most people don't know is that a blog can easily get hundreds of visitors from other sites just by pinging them when you have a new post. The blog and ping method is very easy to set up and runs on autopilot once it is.
Create Backlinks - This should not be a surprise to you if you know anything about websites. The formula to get traffic to your site is - More backlinks = more traffic. When it comes to getting backlinks there are a few great places to get them, forums, other blogs, blog commenting, blog directories, and article directories such as ezinearticles.com
Interact - When I say interact I don't mean in person, I mean in the blogging world.
Monetize - Do you want to make money with your blog? Most people want to make money with their blog and in order to do that you need to monetize it (money making options). The best ways to monetize your blog is to include Google Adsense, clickbank, amazon, and even sell links.
Now that you know the 5 best tips to starting your first blog I hope you get started right away. If you need more help getting started then click here for more ideas to make money right from your blog.