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Ready to Blog for Biz? Research Before You Leap!

Blog post-itIf you’re ready to blog, do you know how to get started? If not, read on.

Your first priority is research. There’s a lot to learn, so I recommend you get to know the terrain right from the start.

You need to:

  • Know what other people are doing with their blogs and websites, both in your market/area and in general. Already an avid blog reader? You could be well on your way.
  • Identify target audience groups for your blog, then look at blogs you think those groups may read.
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Are You Ready to Blog?

Blogging can be great for business, no doubt about it. But what do you need to know or do to get ready?

The most important and simplest answer–do your research.

Check out Copyblogger and ProBlogger for professional tips on how to blog like a pro. The Blog Herald and the women-focused site BlogHer will also keep you apprised of happenings in the bloggosphere and what other writers are up to, all while providing news you can use on a daily basis.

If you want to start by writing more effectively, try Kristen King’s Inkthinker blog, The Golden Pencil (no relation to me), or Copywriter for pointers on writing and the business of freelancing.