Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Improve your blog in five easy steps

Tips on engaging your readers

Malik, publisher of the blog The Struggle Within, offers a post today that I highly recommend. He titles it "The Top 5 Things I’ve Learned from Blogging." Looking for advice on how to attract readers to your site and keep them engaged? Click here.

Malik's site also offers what he calls the "MP3 of the Day." Two recent audio selections can be found under the headings Proud Plug and A Creation Story. The latter features "A Poem for Vincent." The poem, written by Malik, illustrates how this excellent essayist has mastered still another art form.

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6 comments:

Nth Dimension said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments.

I have your blog bookmarked for everyday reading. Thank you for your efforts.

James Manning said...

Malik is a very smart guy. I think I should do something on how to blog... but I don't know what the hell I'm doing so it may not get much traction.

Malik said...

Thanks Deb. It was more a reflection than a practical guide, speaking of which, I'd like to put together a guide for black bloggers. Dell was trying to get something like that going, but he's already juggling 15 projects. I'm going to see if I can get a prototype page going. If I do, I'll send out invitations to folks.

DCS said...

Nth Dimension: I'm glad you could stop by. I feel like I'm on a mental journey when I'm on your site, and I enjoy that. Don't be surprised when I return.

James: I agree with you. Malik is a very smart guy. I could tell he was deep the first time I paid him a visit. Leep up the great work on your own site.

Malik: OK, we'll refer to your post today as "reflections." In those reflections, you offered some great "tips." ;-)
In a way, you took us into your thought processes, sharing your honest observations. That's what makes you a great writer. Trust me: You helped a lot of bloggers today.

The idea you and Dell have tossed around sounds like a good one. Just let us know if you need some help or when you're ready to roll.

Shirazi said...

Thanks for the finds. There is so much to learn!

DCS said...

And there are plenty of "finds" on your site, Shi!