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Blogging has been practiced for years. But it’s just recently that it has been considered as one of the addicting fads. Many people have resorted to blogging as an outlet for their emotions, a little online nook where they can blurt out whatever just bugs them or whatever makes them feel elated. Savvy marketers have also discovered that blogging is one of the best Internet marketing methods that won’t break your bank account.

For most people Follow and like my page is a waste of time and money because they use blogs to write their thoughts and just to add some content to their sites because they’ve been told it’s a good idea. For the vast majority of bloggers I have spoken with recently, blogging has been a tremendous cost to their business.

Authority and Credibility – Blogging helps build your credibility. Your website will be known by many people due to the increase in traffic. This will lead to your customers having confidence in you.

Next, choose a page template. All of the free hosts have some pre-formatted page templates. Pick one from the samples displayed, and you can customize it later – although this does take a bit of technical know-how. Once the template is selected, Blogger.com (or what have you) will create the blog for you, and you can start posting entries.

The advantage to the second method is that it is easier to target a niche group of people and drive traffic to your blog by frequenting their likely hangout (e.g. if your blog is on flower arranging, then you could hit the appropriate forums with a link to your blog in your signature). The downside to this method is that you will have to write good posts on the subject, so if you’re not familiar with it, then it will require research and perseverance.

You should also send Trackbacks to other people’s blogs as well. When they see the Trackback, they will usually visit your blog to see what you had to say about theirs. Again, this increases your traffic, and potentially increases your readership as well.

You can wake up in a year from now in the same boat by not taking action, or you can start taking action today and give yourself that chance of being your own man, or woman, making a lot more money.

In conclusion, these are my tested and proven tactics for building a strong brand image for my blog. Apply these tactics when writing and promoting your guest articles; and I will see you at the top.