Yes, you know: it's not easy to manage a blog, especially when it is cooking. It takes to cook, take pictures, write a post that goes with it, while assuming a family life and so on, to keep as correctly can. A force to travel on the blogosphere, I saw beautiful blogs, missed revenue disputes, rants, cans blogs, questioned the style "if I continue or not," and I through the boxes " blogosphèrement correct or incorrect ". Yes my little lady, it also exists on the web, the creping buns ..
Some are still there, others have completely disappeared, and some cling to the moon, hoping to get some sun.
So my little feather, after three years of walking, I wanted to page top 10 tips to make live blog. Advice that will not necessarily yours, but you get come mostly (we each our style and that's what makes the charm of life).
1) Holding his blog and keep it updated. essential rule. It is simmering, one kitchen, one refines it and we savor the. An advice: poster morning . How beautiful it is to get up and have fresh news of their favorite blog.
So nothing worse than a website that is no longer supplied. Customers get tired quickly and you will go even faster in the dungeons of the canvas, even if you were an influential great. A blog dies, ten open in stride. Creamery rapidly changing.
2nd) Adapting to the season. This means, for a culinary blog, it is better to revenues of strawberries in spring and not make sauerkraut in the middle of July.
You will not have many fans that follow you if you neglect this point. Can be derived from time to time, but you really need this to be very, very casual and why it offers its beautiful sauerkraut with 30 degrees outside.
3rd) Make beautiful pictures if possible. The success of some blogs is often based on the visual. It's like opening a beautiful cookbook. The blah-blah-blah text comes next. It takes time to make a nice presentation and a place of their own, alone.
So we invest in a camera (there are at prices more than correct today). No need to take an ultra sophisticated device if it is not just a hobby. Know that Cartier Bresson could have beautiful photos with just your device. Everything is in the eye of the photographer and especially love the photo. If one day your blog stops, at least you have invested in something nice.
Buy some utensils (spoons, dishes, miscellaneous) often found during the sales to 1 euro. We keep packaging (box of eggs, basket used for small strawberries etc, etc). No big investment either in funds that are your sheets, your mats, wooden boards for cutting sausage and we all in our closets. For the presentation My risotto, I was taken back a piece of paper painted find in a large specialized surface (you tell the salesperson that's redo your big house of fifteen rooms and walk out with full of samples).
4 th) Do not CHEAT its subscribers. Yes ladies, this is the canvas. View this article in link. It is better to have few, but true, that 25 fake 000 that will never come to your blog.
In the long run it will show if you are not good on this one. So if you discover this kind of blog yoyo mayonnaise fashion, board, we zap the thoroughly.
5 th) Reply comments and put comments. Extensive debate. Some say "YES" in my case, other say "NO", it is also my case. It depends on the content and what you want.
Reply on the sympathetic blog that has left a message, may also sympathy, bring you other bloggers. Make a comment relevant, informative, and that advances. If possible not the same recurring message that we balance every morning throughout the blogosphere. As in the kitchen or your creativity ?????.
In the duration of a blog, force read 37025 times the same (are you reading the same book 37025 times? The answer is no), even if the blog owner loves you very hard, it really zaps (there we understand why some bloggers not meet all ).
6 th) To advertise or not ?. If you like the product, why not? You never blame you brag what you love. On the other hand some bloggers have become partners with advertisers known and unknown. If there's something, after all, why not too, but we remain credible.
Know that a blog is first staff. It is as if someone were home and you required to eat with chopsticks while you adore your fork. If this horrifies you (that is your right and the most total is respected as we respect the blogger in question), well it is simple, as the false subscribers of Article 5, it zaps.
I think there are enough blogs on the web to satisfy your cravings.
7 th) Respect the rules of the game when participating in a contest of bloggers (not swing 20 mails if you do not understand, and 10 recipes if you do not ask you that, see two maximum). If the theme you really inspires, CREATE. Or ORGANIZE yourself the contest. It's also a way to know and be known on the blogosphere. We are happy if we win, but if we lose (we do not plague against the winner), we are happy too. After all this is just a game and it does not commit his life. So they say THANK YOU the lady
8 th) Put yourself in the reader's. What is he looking? Does he want to return?. Why does it cost more?. They ask the right questions, much like a challenge to yourself.
We evolve, progress, change. So, do not fear especially to evolve with your blog.
Have an accessible site. Do not put the choucroutre in cakes. Do not load heaviness in your photos (as nothing worse than waiting a page loads). This scares away readers who will never return. Be clear in your way of writing and thinking reader.Avoid the big mistakes of spelling every other line. announce new. We are always curious.
9th) Persevere. I will say that the more you put your heart by following good advice, and you will have the world. Rome was not built in a day.
And if despite all your efforts, for those who rely on a lot of things (such rankings, but yes, there), do not despair if you think you are still at the bottom of the ladder. Ask yourself if the result you really expect is not elsewhere. What matters most is the number of faithful (commes girlfriends in life) who come regularly and not not the numbers which are often wrong (Put two various counters as put together on my old blog and you will see). Many very good blogs are not included. A blog is primarily a pleasure and not a way to make the New York Marathon.
Just like that, ask your baker if he knows tartempion and fun thing which number one these rankings. You will be surprised by his answer. By cons, all we know Georges Clooney or Brad Pitt. To reassure you, they are often challenged the blogosphere. So girls, we understand the difference and not crying in front of his screen beginning of each month.
10 th) Loving your blog. Yeah, we love our little darling. It's a part of us that somehow we are in him. But sometimes the urge goes away. Here are two tips.
The first is to take a break. This may be temporary and we do not have to post every day (yes, we did not always feel like cooking). This is not a job, the blog is primarily a hobby you enjoy.
And the second: if you feel it has really become a great weariness, inform your readers of this final judgment. We liked your blog. There were avid readers and have appreciated your fine recipes and your story. So, it is not the plate like an old shriveled potato thrown in the trash.
That's basically my ten tips. I think we could add others, such as SHARE, HELP, EXCHANGE. The subject is so vast blog ( 10 more will soon follow advice ) We keep as much as possible AN OPEN MIND and not INDIVIDUALISTIC. Otherwise, the DEATH OF BLOGS.
images taken on the net.