In the beginning, blogging was nothing more than a way of expressing one’s self. Then it transformed into something that only a few people knew how to work into their businesses.
Today, blogging isn’t just a part of the Internet, it’s the biggest part. So how does someone who’s never blogged come to find out all the ins and outs of the process?
They need to check out Kristi Hines and her site, Kikolani.com.
Kikolani is dedicated to helping bloggers of all stages with their blogging needs. Not just with blogging itself, but with the promotional and networking aspects as well. The site offers tips for bloggers, ideas on implementing various types of social media, and marketing tactics for companies and individuals alike. If it has to do with the blogging industry, chances are you’ll find it here.
So you might be wondering how she does all this and still maintain her lifestyle. The truth is that even though she does most of it, she doesn’t do it all. Kristi allows guest bloggers to come in and offer their work to her readers. However, like any good e-zine, there are guidelines that must be followed. These include things such as making sure the piece is geared toward blogging, that the piece meets a certain word count and isn’t filled with self-promoting links, and that the piece is written specifically for Kikolani.com. And the benefits? Only that your piece will be viewed by thousands of people across the entire blogosphere.
Speaking of guest posts, Kristi does more than just create great content on her own site. She’s a regular guest poster on several other sites around the Net. She writes about topics such as why it’s important to add photos to articles, targeting the right search engines, and even how to make money by giving things away for free. One of her best articles has to do with tracking social media conversions. She goes beyond the basic information and offers the reader detailed information and graphics to show how it’s all put together. This is a must read for anyone looking to build on their social networking contacts.
There is a real difference between blogging as a hobby and blogging for business. If you fall into the latter of the two categories, then Kristi Hines can help make it happen. Check out her site and some of her posts from around the web. It is possible to turn your little blog into a well established site by adding a few of Kristi’s ideas into your daily blogging plan.
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