Why are you REALLY Blogging?

May 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Online Marketing

This may seem like a very simple question, but it can actually have many different answers, depending on your circumstances.

Are you blogging just for fun with no expectations or do you want to attract visitors to your blog for some reason or another?   If it is the latter reason, what is your plan for people to be able to find you?  Are you optimizing your blog for the search engines by using keywords in your titles and blog posts?

You are probably wondering why I am asking all of these obscure and annoying questions.  You see, if you are not using any type of search engine optimization (SEO), it might be impossible to achieve the anticipated goals you have for your blog.

Or – maybe you do understand all of these concepts, but the thought of trying to use SEO while writing your blog posts makes you want to cringe and run out of the building screaming!  Am I getting closer?  Sound familiar?

Well, whatever the case, I am hoping I can ease your mind about all of this in my latest video.  Go ahead and take a look.

So what do you think?  Are you already using keywords to help people find you on the search engines?  I am interested in hearing your answers along with other tips and strategies you may have to get us all started with incorporating SEO into our online marketing efforts.

Please feel free to leave me a comment or pass this along to your friends on Facebook, Twitter and beyond!

Yours in Success,


Comments

138 Responses to “Why are you REALLY Blogging?”
  1. Val Wilcox says:

    Great post reminding me of this essential point to build my following Glyna.

    Once I started looking into key words, it isn’t as hard as I thought to utilize them in my posts. Keep me on track, my friend, keep me on track!

    Thanks,
    Val
    .-= Val Wilcox´s last blog ..Along The Path of Self Discovery… =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    It really isn’t as hard as a lot of people think once you get started:) Thanks Val

  2. Emma says:

    Hi Glyna!

    I hope your Monday is off to a good start.

    I am most definitely one of the SEO newbies and I did think the writing for the purpose off getting those keywords out there seemed a little false (for want of a better word).

    Oh My Goodness, now you put it that way (a human way!) it has given me the nudge I needed to look into keywords and SEO in more depth. I’m certain a few could be slipped in without detracting from my message and all these little tweeks make a big difference in the end!

    Thank you Dear!

    Emma 🙂

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Emma – If you just start with the “little things” and then work your way up from there it isn’t as overwhelming:) Glad I could help and thanks for your nice comment.

  3. Your so cool with this. I wish I could grasp this concept. I’ll continue to try and not get caught up in the writing like I do. I never could pat my head while rubbing my tummy. But I’ll make a good faith effort to get those key words in my post.
    .-= Nelson Schroeder´s last blog ..The Power of One =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hey Nelson – please let me know if I can help you in any way with this stuff:) Thanks for the comment

  4. Bill Hartman says:

    Glyna,

    You are such a cool lady, I always for get about using tags and key words. You have hit something here that I really need to start working on.

    Thank You

    Bill
    .-= Bill Hartman´s last blog ..The Little Things =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks Bill – I really appreciate the feedback:)

  5. Glyna,
    Great information you share here. So many people work hard with little results because they don’t know the secrets behind SEO and the proper utilization of it. Good work!
    Krista
    .-= Krista Abbott´s last blog ..GoodBye Windows Movie Maker…Hello Camtasia!! =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks Krista!

  6. Great post and video Glyna! Keywords are really important! You can use keyword tools such as wordtracker or Google’s keyword tool. When you search a keywords, I would suggest you look for word(s) that have a minimum of 80-100 searches daily.

    I love the natural flow of your blog posts!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Michelle
    .-= Michelle Shutter´s last blog ..How To Create a Subdomain =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Yes – great advice Michelle! Thanks

  7. Hi Glyna,
    How neat to see you on a video! This is my first “view” of you and now I feel like I know you better. 🙂
    This topic is very important. I think many of us in the Tribe are using keywords, but I agree….a lot of bloggers aren’t…yet. I didn’t when I first started blogging in 2008. Now I wouldn’t blog without them!
    I personally use Google Adwords Keyword Tool when I am looking at keywords for my blog. It helps me see which keywords are “bloated” and which ones are less so.
    Being found and getting traffic is not important to everyone who has a blog, but for anyone who is building a business from home, it is so important to be out there for people to discover.
    Terrific video. Very clear and honest. Your personality really comes through!
    Mary Lou
    .-= Mary Lou Kayser´s last blog ..How to Be an Online Hall-of-Famer (It’s Easier than You Think…) =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks for all the nice comments Mary Lou! Google Adwords Keyword Tool is a great thing to use!

  8. Thanks so much for this information. It is something in the back of my mind; a post-it in my head lol. Now you have motivated me to stop writing and start doing this. Thanks, You are so awesome!
    .-= Donna Merrill´s last blog ..7 Ingredients To Personally Branding Yourself With Your Blog =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Post it in your head? I like that:) Thanks Donna!

  9. Hi Glyna,

    Your blog seems fine now, I’m not sure what was causing the issue. It might have been my computer.

    Anyway, great post. We all need to have a purpose for everything we do. Why are we doing it, why are we blogging? What is the ultimate goal for blogging?

    To brand ourselves, create relationships, capture leads, provide good content? Once we know our niche, brand and why we are doing things, it becomes much easier as it flows from one place to the next.

    Keep up the great work!

    Thanks
    Gavin Mountford
    .-= Gavin Mountford´s last blog ..(Module 1) How to Join The Networking Superstars & TSA Tribe – Tutorial =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You are so right Gavin! Thanks!

  10. Glyna, fabulous post, I agree wholeheartedly with the lovely Krista, 90% of cases, people are working there butts off with very little results, simply because they do not understand SEO. Cheers for your blog post!
    .-= Anna Johnston´s last blog ..“Ode to the Dishy” =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks Anna – I really appreciate it!

  11. Hi Glynn, I am actually experimenting a little by using my keyword in stead of my name for the comments that I make. That should tell you that I am definitely using keywords in my blog posts.
    Thanks for sharing and bringing this important topic to our attention.

    Karin.
    .-= social bookmarking´s last blog ..Getting your site and your posts indexed within 24 hours. =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Interesting Karin – I hadn’t thought of doing that as well> Great advice! Thanks

  12. Paul Klaszus says:

    Hey Glyna! I’m intrigued by all the cool tricks and tips that can be used to drive more traffic to my site… I know one shouldn’t rely on tribe syndication alone…. you can get the edge by going the extra mile.
    .-= Paul Klaszus´s last blog ..Memory Loss from Stress? =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Yes I totally agree Paul! Thanks for stopping by:)

  13. Edward says:

    Hey Glyna,

    Thanks for these great tips. There are some specific things that we should all consider when we are blogging with the purpose of SEO. I appreciate you taking the time to share this with us.

    Make it a great day!
    God Bless,
    -ed

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You are so welcome Edward – I am glad you found this interesting! Thanks for your comment.

  14. Great tips! Once I learned how to do the small things the big SEO began to kick in and now my site is whizzing along on it’s own. It does take a bit of effort at first but like anything else once you get accustomed to it you can really do it with little effort. Thank you for the reminder my friend! You are always rich with helpful tidbits!

    Abundant Blessings,
    Kellie Frazier
    dot com

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks Kellie – I am glad you appreciate it:)

  15. Steve Hachey says:

    Good stuff Glyna,

    If we are writing and posting content we might as well get ranked high in the Search Engines…. Couldn’t agree more.

    Thanks again
    Cheers
    Steve
    .-= Steve Hachey´s last blog ..Why Blog? What’s The Point? =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Yes you are so right Steve! Thanks

  16. Hi Glyna,

    I have been using tags, but not to the extent you explain here. I’m going to step it up a bit and try to optimize my keywords more. Thanks for a great video with a goldmine of hints.
    .-= Debbie Stevens´s last blog ..If You Believe It, You Can Do It =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You ar so welcome Debbie! Thanks for stopping by:)

  17. Thanks Glyna. I’m fairly new to blogging myself and you really assisted me to really start thinking before I start writing and just about the message I want to convey. Thanks again you video was very, very helpful and I’ll pass it on through my network.
    Michael
    .-= Michael Berry´s last blog ..Personal Development =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Michael – I am glad you found this helpful! Thanks

  18. Kevin M. says:

    Great tips! I look forward to learning more from your blog.

    Kevin
    .-= Kevin M.´s last blog ..Link Love Sunday vol. 1, issue 12 =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks for your comment Kevin:)

  19. Great thoughts here Glyna.I am slack about using SEO and I know I need to pay attention.I have been seeing so much lately on this and I am beginning to think I better get busy.Thanks.I am missing alot of traffic by not using better SEO.
    .-= Beverly Monical´s last blog ..Video Tips For Beginners =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    SEO can really help you get noticed on the search engines Beverly! It isn’t that hard to do once you get started:) Thanks for your comment!

  20. Glyna,

    Great post, keywords are very important to get ranked on the search engines, I try make sure I put them in my titles and in my blog post and my tags so thanks so much for this help me realize that I am on the right track.

    Lori
    .-= Lori Robertson´s last blog ..The Power Of Two Little Words “I AM” =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    I am glad to hear it Lori – keep up the good work!

  21. It sure makes sense that if we’re going to blog, we might as well make sure those blog posts are FOUND! 🙂

    Thank you Glyna. This was very helpful!

    Eddie
    .-= Eddie Espiritu´s last blog ..The Dog That Could Run on Water! =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Yes – we are all doing this for a reason right Eddie? Thanks!

  22. Tim Somers says:

    Been working hard at this Glyna – thanks for all you do.
    .-= Tim Somers´s last blog ..Email Marketing By Zip Code Latest eBlast =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks Tim

  23. Hey Glyna…it does always help to keep in mind that you are not just posting to be lost somewhere in the great blogosphere abyss. We do want to be found…we might as well take an extra moment or two to design our posts for that purpose.

    Thanks a bunch!
    .-= Bruce Backman´s last blog ..Training Video 1 =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Exactly right Bruce! Thanks!

  24. Clint White says:

    WOW…Thanks Glyna for explaining Tagging and SEO in a way that is easy to understand. I learned a lot from your post and video.

    ~Clint
    .-= Clint White´s last blog ..Why Is My Lead System PRO popular? =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You are welcome Clint! Thanks for the nice comment!

  25. Glyna,

    Thanks for the info… yes, using keywords isn’t as tough as it may seem. There is a balance between not enough keywords and too many… we just need to make sure we include these keywords in great content, in a way that makes sense.

    Thanks for the tips…
    ~ Pat and Lorna
    http://TheCoolestCouple.com
    .-= Pat and Lorna Shanks´s last blog ..Top 5 Reasons to Organize All Your Information and Knowledge =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You are so right Pat and Lorna – it is easy to make it look like keyword spam which is not what we want! Thanks!

  26. Glyna,
    Thanks so much for your encouragement. I blog because I want to help couples and singles be more passionate and create a source of income that is more geographically independent. That’s why I’m on the Internet! I appreciate your tips on SEO and keywords and will definitely apply it to my next blog!
    Thanks again,
    Adam
    .-= Dr. Adam Sheck´s last blog ..Ever Wonder, “Why Are They Together?” =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Adam – Thank you for your nice comment. I appreciate you stopping by.

  27. Nick Logan says:

    Hey Glyna, You have my attention. Not only have you sky rocketed on my top commenter wall, but you are providing some great content.

    I want to be your top commenter, so please send me any new links. I want to be the first to see your posts. Great Stuff!!

    I agree with you when it comes to SEO. YUCK. But it doesn’t have to interfere with your natural flow.

    I use Word Tracker Seo Blogger. You need to use firefox browser to use this tool…It is easy to search for it on google… Download and install…

    You type in the subject you want to talk about that day and it gives you other words you can use. It also tells you how many searches per day there are for those terms and tells you how many times you use it in your post. Great quick and easy tool…I highly recommend…
    Nick Logan´s last blog post ..Give Something Back…I learned, You Get More Than You Give

  28. C'Yo Brown says:

    Glyna I’m actually in the process of focusing on building traffic and needed a little insight on key words. Thank you for this post and I will get on it asap!

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Glad I could help! Thanks for the nice comment!

  29. Debby Beachy says:

    Hi Glyna
    I’ve been studying SEO the last year or so.
    I’ve been able to get a few of my post on the
    front page of Google!
    I love your blog…
    I’m a fan of yours!
    Debby

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Wow Debby – that is amazing! I need to know your tricks:) Thanks – I am a fan of yours too!

  30. lesly says:

    Excellent information! I never knew what to do with key words – now I do! Thanks!
    lesly´s last blog post ..How Wide and Deep Is Your Self-Talk Gap?

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Good Lesly – I am glad I could help!

  31. Hi Glyna, I remember too how my first blog, though filled with nice posts, was like a ghost town! I had no clue about keywords. I am getting better with it as time goes by. Thank you for some essential information.
    Carolyn
    Carolyn Blake´s last blog post ..Automatic Article Submitter Overview: Site Groups – pt.2(4)

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Carolyn – I know that “ghost town” feeling too! – Using keywords and joining a tribe has made all the difference for me and the traffic to my blog. Thanks

  32. Loic says:

    Very important to do a keyword research, i like this article
    Loic´s last blog post ..Is Your dog scratching very often? Find Out If it’s a Case of Dog Skin Allergies

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks Loic!

  33. Hi Glynna, you are in my TSA group this week. I saw your post and remembered that I totally forgot to add the keywords to the post I made on Saturday. Why are you blogging is a good question and one we should all ask before we even start blogging. Thanks for sharing.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Nicole – At least you caught it! Now you can go back and add some great keywords to help you get noticed:) Thanks

  34. Hi Glyna,

    When I am blogging I try to keep SEO and Keywords in the back of my mind and for sure include them in post titles and within my content, but I do not make it the primary consideration when making blog posts and writing articles etc. I try to provide value to anyone that may happen to read versus just post to boost up my SEO and keyword rankings.

    Your blog is great, keep up the fantastic work.

    Scott Manesis
    Scott Manesis´s last blog post ..So You Want To Start A Home Business….What Is Your Marketing Strategy?

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Both are very important Scott:) If you don’t have SEO to move you up on the search engines so people can find you, then you will not have any followers to give value to:) Thanks for your comment.

  35. Glyna,

    Thanks for writing this post , i find the information that you have shared of great value to the people that i connect with and going to pass this on to my tribe. I look forward to reading more from you.

    Chris
    Chris Bernardo´s last blog post ..Easy Way to Speak to only Quality Prospects

  36. Beth Hewitt says:

    Hey Glyna,

    I love your blog, you always offer great content. I agree that it is important to know why your are blogging an that we should always try to use SEO methods to make our posts get more exposure.

    Sometimes I blog for fun, some time for business and sometimes to teach and mentor others. But always being authentic. If people don’t necessarily know what there niche is yet, I would try to just get going and see what happens, you can always prune and delete the content at a later stage.

    Beth 🙂
    Beth Hewitt´s last blog post ..Reasons Why You Need a Blog Part 3

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    That is so right Beth! You can always go back. The important thing is just to get going one step at a time:)

  37. Linda G. Cox says:

    Glyna,
    I love this post! I’m like you! When I first started, I wasn’t worried about SEO I wan’t even sure what I wanted to do – now I am worried to keywords! I really enjoy your movie~ you’re a natural behind the camera!
    Take care!
    ~Linda
    Linda G. Cox´s last blog post ..Energy for the Future- PATENT APPROVED

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    SEO is a necessary evil isn’t it Linda? Now I don’t even think about it – it just seems to come naturally. Thanks

  38. julian says:

    Glyna, great stuff I’m about to enter into the blogging world and every little bit of advice helps. thanks you so much..

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Julian,

    Blogging is a lot of fun. Please let me know if I can help you with anything while you are getting started. Thanks

  39. Steve Vernon says:

    Glyna – I think you’ve really touched on something here. As I become increasingly involved in TSA and the blogging community at large, I’m amazed at how little effort so many bloggers seem to put into their writing. Keywords aside, just the poor grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and so on. Yes, there are some wonderful writers out there among us, so I’m certainly not targeting the majority here.

    That being said, the concentration on keywords within one’s blog simply becomes one more piece of the puzzle in making sure your blog is one that is written with care and concentrated effort. You are absolutely right about the inclusion of your major keywords gradually becoming part of a natural process. I totally agree, just as is the case with good grammar, spelling, structure, and so on. Writing is an art form that should be taken seriously, no matter what goals you hope to achieve with it.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You know what Steve? I totally agree! You should take pride and put in the effort necessary to create a good post. It does take a lot of work but is well worth it in the end. Thanks

  40. Tim Somers says:

    Glyna, keywords are a huge factor in getting your blog noticed and ranked in the search engines – I try to incorporate them into my post headings – also getting back-links with keyword anchor text back to your blog is yet another factor in ranking. Great Video!
    Tim Somers´s last blog post ..Neglected Customers Will Burn Away Like An Unwatered Lawn

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Yes – keywords and back-links – they are a necessary evil for all of us:) Thanks Tim

  41. rebeccahappy says:

    In joining the TSA, my challenge I put out to myself was to be consistent with my blogging…keep it interesting by delivering value and playing with keywords to see if I can actually get on the first page of Google.
    It is exciting. I actually really focused a lot of effort into the keyword aspect of the blog with my last 2 posts and have had great results for Google. Have to learn more about the others like yahoo. but I am certainly having fun.
    in fact last week I purchased a tool and am having a blast playing with it.
    rebeccahappy´s last blog post ..Market Research Using Keywords

  42. I felt the same way about finding keywords when I first started blogging. I knew they were important but I thought it was so tough. I think I felt like I had to find “the best” keyword but really people are searching for all kinds of information so the keywords are simply what you are writing about.

    That being said, it still seems to me like unless you have “the best” keyword to rank on the 1st page of google, what’s to point? I’d be interested in hearing your opinion. JacquelineMcGinnis.com
    Jacqueline McGinnis´s last blog post ..Twitter Time

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    I understand what you are saying Jacqueline! Mike Dillard points out that you want to focus on more obscure keywords as well as what you term “the best”. If you want more info on this I can get ti for you. Thanks

  43. Glynna,
    You are a natural on video. Your message is clear and concise. I struggle with keywords and probably don’t use them as often as I should. Thanks for the strong reminder of how powerful they can be. At this point in the blogging process I should know better.
    Darlene Davis´s last blog post ..Branding You- Inc

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks Darlene – Using keywords can be very intimidating. You just have to take it one step at a time and ease into it and it will get easier:)

  44. Vanessa says:

    Glyna:

    This is such an important kick in the tail for me. I know I should be using more SEO in my blogging, but I get into writing mode and I just want to go with the flow. Then I hate going back and changing things just for SEO. I guess I just need to be a bit more of a business owner and less of a writer. 🙁

    At least I really understand the principles and methods, and use these for my clients. But if I used them more consistently I’d probably have more clients to use the for. 🙂

    Live with passion and purpose,
    Vanessa
    Vanessa´s last blog post ..It’s 2010…Do You Know Where Your Clients Are

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You know what Vanessa? If you are writing about your passion and interests you are probably already putting those keywords in naturally:) Thanks

  45. Ah we love the fun parts of marketing – there ARE so many fun moments. So many aha! moments. So many gratitude moments. So many “look at this creative thing I’ve done moments.” So many friendships. And THEN- there are the really challenging things, one of which you bring up. Keywords. I paused your video to run down and get a drink and bring it back to my office. As I went downstairs to the kitchen, I kept hearing “babysteps.” I think I must have paused it right after you encouraged us by saying – take babysteps.
    All of a sudden, a tune jumped into my head. I just searched and found the lyrics to this kids song:
    Put one foot in front of the other
    And soon you’ll be walking cross the floor
    Put one foot in front of the other
    And soon you’ll be walking out the door

    You never will get where you’re going
    If you never get up on your feet
    Come on, there’s a good tail wind blowing
    A fast walking man is hard to beat
    Richard Goutal´s last blog post ..My Big NICHE Mistake

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Haha Richard – Ok thanks – now I have that in my head too! Thanks for you comment:)

  46. Maggie Lancy says:

    I love blogging!

    I learned a long time ago that tags and keywords are very important!

    I know I could get better at keywords.

    I appreciate your post and heads up.
    Maggie

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Keywords are a “necessary evil”. haha It gets easier and more natural everyday Maggie. Thanks!

  47. Hey Glyna,

    What a great topic! We are going to have to chat, because I do very little with keywords. You are absolutely right! I need to do this now! You make it sound so easy, so I’ll bet that it is. I promise that I will start doing this with my very next post.

    You always bring tremendous value to our community!

    Mentor Mama

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Ok – you promised me Nancy – I will be checking up on you:) haha! You bring value to everything you do Mentor Mama! Glad to have you visit and thanks for the comment!

  48. Deb Augur says:

    Hi Glyna,

    Those are great questions that we should all consider thoroughly! We need to care about keywords to increase our visibility online. Even though I have a solid understanding of SEO, I do have a tendency to skip that part, which is really bad since I am a web developer! Ugh.

    Appreciate your writing about this and reminding me of the importance. While I want to share my knowledge with my readers, skipping this part is like the proverbial plumber with a constantly leaky faucet! LOL. I’ll fix that!

    Best Wishes!
    Deb Augur´s last blog post ..Why You MUST Understand Your Target Market

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Deb – You are exactly right! Thanks for your comment.

  49. Glyna,
    I seem to lapse into just writing about my current topic. Perhaps the title and first sentence contains the keywords, but sometimes it is not carried throughout the blog. I guess it’s time to focus a bit more on SEO.
    Great information.
    Erica
    Dr. Erica Goodstone´s last blog post ..Relationships – Are You Willing to Give 100

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You have a great start if you are focusing on the title and first sentence Dr. Erica – now just sprinkle a few along the way through the rest of your post:) Thanks

  50. Linnea says:

    Hi Glyna,

    Once again, a good post. I really enjoy your enthusiasm and spirit. You are so right that tags and keywords are crucial to getting ranked/found. I love blogging and do find it a bit tedious to pay attention to the keywords but recognize their import. Thanks for helping to spread the word.
    Linnea´s last blog post ..Could you help me out by taking my survey

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    It can be tedious if you make yourself concentrate on them. I find if I am writing about something I truly care about – the keywords just come out naturally. Thanks for your very nice comment!

  51. Larry Rivera says:

    Hi Glyna,

    Great post and video presentation. It has given me some ideas of things I can do on my blog.

    When you are writing a blog post, it helps to bold, italic and underline your keyword phrase you are using. It is also a good idea to use your keyword as an alt text on images.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Larry
    Larry Rivera´s last blog post ..Network Marketing – Baby Boomers Take Center Stage

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Larry – Great stuff! I appreciate you helping us out with your awesome tips! Thank you

  52. clare kelway says:

    Thanks for your really helpful advice on blog writing, Glyna. I forget to use key-words from time to time. I am slowly getting better as I write and syndicate more. Reading other people’s blogs really helps with how to present myself in my niche.
    Blessings
    Clare
    clare kelway´s last blog post ..By- clare

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Clare – It gets easier the more you do it and before long you won’t even feel like you are “trying”. Thank you for your comment.

  53. Thanks for the tips Glyna. I just found your blog and I enjoy reading your posts. I just started writing a blog a week ago to help enhance my business and these are great tips. I will be checking back often to learn from the master. thank you and I wish you continued success.

    Thank you,

    F. Kevin Richardson

    http://www.KevinRichardsonBlog.com
    http://www.FKevinRichardson.com

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks Kevin – I am glad you enjoyed it and i will have to get over to your and take a look. Thank you for your comment.

  54. This is a great question. I just saw a blogger give up her popular blog. She had hundreds of reader, but realized that blogging isn’t what she wanted to do.

    Kudos for listening to your heart.
    Debbie Lattuga´s last blog post ..Best Idea for Humanity

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Wow – that would be hard to do especially if you had been doing it long enough to get that many readers. Thanks for your comment Debbie!

  55. I am interested in SEO so I can ultimately advertise. What I do is write first and then edit with keywords in mind.
    Gary Young China Sourcng´s last blog post ..Links for 2010-09-12 delicious

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    That’s a great tip Gary! Thanks for sharing!

  56. Excellent video Glyna! You are SO natural in front of the camera!! Thank you again for reminding me how important SEO is! I do try, but often forget. I try to put my tag or key words in headings within my blog as well (when I remember 🙂 )

    I think I’m going to make myself as special little Glyna reminder to use SEO on every post!!

    Well done, it’s hard not to smile when watching you! You are so cheery and lovely!! 🙂

    All the best,
    Lorri
    Lorri Ratzlaff´s last blog post ..The Global Power Team

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Aahhh Lorri – You are so sweet! I appreciate the kind words! Thanks

  57. Thanks for this information, Glyna. I haven’t been blogging long, so I haven’t even thought about keywords. It is a comfort, though, to think that if I am blogging about my passion, then I may naturally use the keywords.
    Angela K. Williams´s last blog post ..Be Heart Smart- Avoiding Unhealthy Relationships Part 3

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    It really is that easy Angela! Thanks

  58. Bethany Lamb says:

    Hey, great post and video! I have to admit that I dislike trying to use keywords when I am writing my articles. I just always feel like its a pain to try and use them when writing. After reading your post and watching your video I realized that if I’m doing all the work and writing I might as well put in that little bit of extra effort so that I can actually get credit for it. Thank you,
    Bethany
    Bethany Lamb´s last blog post ..Canary Islands- Spain

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Glad I could help Bethany! It gets easier as you go along and if you are writing about what you are passionate about your keywaords will automatically be there. Thanks

  59. Glyna,
    Great advice. I realized some of my blogs do not have keywords in the title. Even though, I know keywords need to be in the title, I have neglected to do it all the time.

    Thanks for helping me get back in line.

    Jaden
    Jaden Daniels´s last blog post ..Online Business Is Not As Easy As People Claim

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Jaden – Keywords can be hard to get used to but after you are doing it awhile it becomes second nature.

  60. Monick Halm says:

    Hey Glyna,

    Thanks so much for this really helpful video & post. I’ve been a bit resistant to SEO and really thinking about my audience, but I know that’s so helpful in building audience. Your video really helped me shift about the importance of using keywords.

    Thanks again for sharing this great wisdom!

    Best,
    Monick
    Monick Halm´s last blog post ..Power of Your Non-Dominant Hand

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You are welcome Monick! Keywords can be intimidating – but they are necessary if you want your readers to be able to find you on the search engines. Thanks

  61. Shari Weiss says:

    Interesting question in your title, especially given David Cook’s just posted video on the TSA Facebook Page. He decried the lack of individuality/creativity in many of the blogs he was reading. To my mind, your question, i.e., Why are you really blogging? should be asked of many of those bloggers.

    Of course, there are many people who simply want to put their voices “Out There” without considering the needs of readers.

    As far as my own purpose for blogging, that has changed from when I first began 20 months ago. I started simply to record what I was learning about this new phenomenon of Social Media. But now that I’m hooked, my purpose is to help educate many small business owners who either have their heads buried in the sand regarding the future OR they are finally understanding that there is a New Normal, and it’s high time for them to get started learning.

  62. Laura Morris says:

    Hi Glyna

    So awesome! Wow you wrote this post over 8 months ago, and the information is just as hot now as ever. Just goes to show that some posts will live one your blog and be “evergreen” training! Yes keywords are so very important. We have to know what the purpose is of each post, and have a way for our audience to find us. Otherwise we are just wandering out in the sea of millions of blogs!!

    Thanks
    Laura Morris

  63. Yasser Khan says:

    Hi Glyna!

    Someone my age would have started blogging long ago but the lure of hobbyist blogging just wasn’t that strong enough. It took serious business and online marketing to get me to finally start blogging.

    Talking about keywords, keyword research is definitely a MUST. Although When I write about something I truly am passionate about, the words coming out may not be the best keywords, so checking them out with Google Keyword Tool helps tremendously in weeding out nonexistent ones.

    Yasser
    Yasser Khan´s last blog post ..Stop Blaming Others!

  64. Susan Redmon says:

    Hi Glyna, thanks for the blogging tips…nice video! I also tried to ignore SEO. But that strategy didn’t work for me. Spending some time to learn the basics made a big difference in my blog traffic.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Susan
    Susan Redmon´s last blog post ..Email Marketing- How to Build Your Subscriber List

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    The basics are a great place to start. It takes so long to learn everything we need to know for online marketing – baby steps is the way to go so you don’t get bogged down. Thanks Susan

  65. Stevie Smith says:

    For any blogger, the priority is to have quality content that makes sense and engages the reader. This is in itself a tough task. It is an art that can be learned although some are blessed with the gift of making most things they write seem so wonderfully interesting and easy to read. I am hoping to get there one day.

    The next priority I would say is exactly as you describe it. Put in your text those keywords that are relevant to the article you write so that blogging in the case of your article is part and parcel of the theme of your article. For example, I write about matters of the heart in my blog so if write the story of a woman who happens to be the “other woman”, well I make sure to follow your excellent advise.

    Next priority? Never do anything in excess. So I’ll stop my ramblings now! 🙂

    Thank you for your video.

    Stevie
    Stevie Smith´s last blog post ..Not Easy To Be The Other Woman

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Haha – those aren’t ramblings Steve. I appreciate your feedback!

  66. I think it’s a good idea to re-evaluate you Blog objectives every now and then to keep you on track. This is a great post to help you get more focused on ensuring you are hitting your target market and achieving the goals of your blog.

    Wendy
    Wendy Hewlett´s last blog post ..Facebook iFrame is Here! Why You Shouldn’t Panic …

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Exactly Wendy! Thanks

  67. Back again Glyna! I’m finding that through syndication, people are not blogging correctly. I see more and more sales pages than a person sharing their ideas and giving good content. So I want to reinforce this blog once again to syndicate it to people who need to give a little more.
    Thanks Glyna
    Donna

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks Donna!

  68. David Paul says:

    Hi Glyna,

    The syndication tribes, like TSA, is my main source of traffic, but because I have developed some great keyword phrases to dominate (and I use those term in every post), and a great tool I use to help me is called SEO Pressor, and it worked awesome. I also have made sure that my main keywords are listed in my keyword list withing All in One SEO Pack as well 🙂

    Take Care,

    David H. Paul
    the Follow Your Bliss guy
    David Paul´s last blog post ..The Secret Ingredient to Unlocking Your Desire

  69. Hi Glyna,

    As a beginner blogger you have given some great advise. Sometime the techincal stuff is os time consumming that is is overlooked. And then people wonder why they are not getting the results they want. I will be sure to come back and study your advise.

    Joyce

  70. Lynn Jones says:

    Hi Glyna, your title caught my attention. I have asked myself that same question at times! lol I’m kind of like many who don’t want to think too much on those details of key words. However, I do know they are critically important. Often I will use a Headline analyzer if I have time, because that does take a while to tweak your headline finding the best score. I will pay better attention to my key words.
    Thank you so much for your valuable encouragement to take note of this important info on SEO.
    Lynn Jones
    Lynn Jones´s last blog post ..Eat that Frog…..or is it Eat Liver?

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    That is such great advice Lynn. I need to take a look at a headline analyzer myself. That seems to be the hardest part for me:) Thank you for the tip!

  71. Blogging is my passion because it is my platform to teach, preach, and reach. I love being a leader in the online community of network marketers and I do it everyday. Thank you Glyna for this post and have a wonderful day.
    Justin Hammonds´s last blog post ..8 Network Marketing Recruiting Tips That Lead You to Better Connections and More Sign Ups

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Justin – I love that – “teach, preach and teach”. That is a great motto to live by in network marketing! Thanks!

  72. This is really important if you want to get traffic from search engines. I have worked on SEO for all my web sites for several years. It isn’t all that difficult to write with keywords in mind. Not overdoing it but letting it flow and get those tags in.
    Melodie Kantner´s last blog post ..Day 30 EFT For Self-Esteem – I am A Magnet For Abundance and Success

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    I thought it would be so hard to get those tags in when I first started but soon found out it was just “second nature”. Thank you Melodie. I love your work:)

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