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Business Blog Help: My Top 20 Business Blogging Tips
Joe Hauckes just hosted a blog carnival for folks whose blogs' birthdays were this month.  I somehow missed it, but I'm grateful to Joe for inadvertently inspiring me to remember my own blog's birthday.  Here are a few thoughts on my first year at Business Blog Wire.

On October 17, 2005, I published my first post.  I shared 10 reasons why someone might find my blog useful.

Two well-wishers graced my 90-day commemoration, and four stopped by for my six-month remembrance ... I'm expecting at least eight of you to step forward and congratulate me or else! :)

My top blogging tips learned in this first year, in no particular order, are as follows:

Chocolate Cake On Plate With Frosting And Cherry.jpg1. Post regularly and frequently.
2. Don't worry about what to say.
3. Encourage conversation.
4. Be indispensable and irreplaceable.
5. Share valuable information.
6. Put a smile on someone's face today.
7. Supercharge your reading with Web feeds.
8. Sweeten your posts with images.
9. Listen and respond to what others say about you, your blog and your topic.
10. Master blogging search engines and tools.
11. Work harder and smarter and faster each day.
12. Read less, write more.
13. The early bird gets the links.
14. Recognize others' help.
15. Make friends with expert bloggers in your niche.
16. Don't obsess over traffic.
17. Leverage social bookmarking and news sharing sites.
18. Stick to a schedule.
19. Get used to getting out of your comfort zone.
20. Forget yourself and focus on others.

There's plenty more where those tips came from and I guess you'll just have to wait for me to share them during my second year here at Business Blog Wire :).

Thank you, my friends, for making this first year an amazing discovery-filled journey through the land of corporate/business/pro blogging.  Here's to Year #2!

Please leave your comments, congratulations, condolences, contributions, compensations or even consternations below!
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