Wednesday

Planning Blog Content Before Publishing Online

Planning your blog content before publishing it online.

It takes a lot of hard work, patience to create and maintain a blog. Even if you pay huge cash for advertising your blog online or offline, there is still no guarantee that a blog will get an immense traffic. Remember advertising alone only has no full role to play to drive traffic to your blog. As always heard 'content is the king' in the blogging world to divert traffic straight to your blog, besides this, there are also few things you should make note of which I have mentioned below.

Strategy to plan your blog contents.

Before you start a blog you should plan it very carefully, decide what sort of information you are going to include. I would suggest you jot down your ideas on a piece of a sheet so that you will get a better idea and work out the best way to the organization your contents.

Step 1. Decide Content

The contents of the blog are the first thing a blogger must decide on. This is the factor that leads to longevity of a blog. One of the best ways to decide this is by asking yourself, "what is my interest?" or "what am I expertise in?"

Know your niche inside out because understanding the niche is very important. For example, if you are a student of history you can write a blog on this topic and include few articles on World War, Ancient Civilization or any topic of your choice related to history.

But it is not always necessary that you should write an article or short stories. There are plenty of options for you to choose from. If you are an amateur photographer or if you have a collection of photos of your tour, party, birthday then you can easily setup a Photo Blog likewise a Video Blog.

Step 2. Organize Contents

Decide how many words your article is going to contain and divide the content accordingly.

Don't try to put too much of information on a single page or else it will look overcrowded as a consequence your visitors will get turned off.

Give the title to each article that indicates the information it will contain. Remember, this would be an added advantage for your blog visitors to identify articles chronology.

For instance, my blog Blogging Basic is a tutorial blog on Blogger Tricks And Tips, Search Engine Optimization, Blogger Widgets, Blogger Gadgets and many more.

I have planned my blog in this way

What is a Blog?
Why Build a Blog?
Planning Your Blog
Create a Blog (free)
Search Engine Optimization.
Understanding HTML and CSS.
Making Money Blogging and so on.

Look at the continuity of the article title and resemblance to the main theme of my blog. This is how you should organize your content so that you can optimize where each piece of information fits best.

Step 3. Designing Lay Out

Layout design is also another important factor you should take care of before publishing your blog online.

Try making sketches on a sheet, this will help you decide where to put images, icons, banners, videos in relation to your blog's content.

I would suggest you not to put too much of Java scripts, Jquery, CSS, Iframe, etc in your blog's sidebar or elsewhere in your blog. If you fail to apply this technique it will result in slower page load and effects the SEO of your blog.

Once you have completed with layout design create a homepage link, an introductory page which helps visitors navigate back from any point of your blog page.

Conclusion: 

After you are done with planning your blog don't publish it immediately because there are still a lot more to check before your blog goes online.

In my next post, I will discuss the steps to create a blog, optimize the blog for search engines, give a finishing touch and finally publishing the blog online.

I would suggest you go through this articles too before you publish your blog online.
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Friday

Top Reasons to Start Your Own Blog(s) / Website(s).

Reason to create a blog.
Top reasons to create a blog/website.

Ten out of hundred are still unaware of what actually a blog is? If you are also one among them then you may read the backstory of a blog by visiting the link, what is a blog?

Do you know that there are hundreds and thousands of new blogs/websites that gets published online, every minute? Believe it! This is true.

With the internet penetrations increasing significantly, people are getting wired through mobile phones, tablet p.c, desktops, laptops, etc. Along with this the relevance and acceptance of social media like Facebook, Twitter and Blogs have also gone up dramatically. It has evolved into a significant medium of choice.

Today, every person or an organization (maybe it’s a government or non-government organization) creates a blog for plenty of reasons. But have you ever thought of the factor that motivates them to jot down their words in this online journal and start-up blogging?

I have captured few popular reasons why people put information online and I will be discussing the same.

After going through this article you may find a reason to start your own blog. Believe me; if you get into this blogging business and set up yourself as a professional blogger, no one can stop you from quitting daily 9 to 5 job.

I hope you will enjoy the post. Please read the purposes to create a blog/website.


Numerous reasons to start a blog has been outlined below:

1. To Make Money With Blogs


Blogs help you make money online. It gives you maximum options for monetizing your blog by various means. This generally means that there are several different ways to make money with blogs and among top ways, the most preferred one is by allowing advertisements to run on your blog. To mention few, you can generate online income with Google AdSense Ads, Buy and Sell Ads, Text Link Ads, Chitika, etc. Apart from this, you can also make money by promoting affiliate sites or selling your own product.

2. Support A Cause


By posting images, writing articles and posts you can ask people to participate to Support a Cause and make the world a better place to live. If you are associated with any kind of Non-Government Organization that participates in helping the people in need or any other such programs working for the goodwill of the people, province, environment, etc then you can set up a blog to let everyone know about your project and ask them to support a cause. Example, Shanker Foundation Make 

3. Contact With Clients Customers


Different Companies and organizations use feedback and contact forms to make a contact with their clients. You too can build a blog to let your customers know about your product and directly keep in touch with them enabling contact forms and feedback forms on your blog. I have also noted that various companies use this method as progressive steps in building their relationship with their clients.

4. To Stay Connected with Friends Family Relatives


A blog is a platform that helps friends, families, relatives to stay connected from different corners of the world by sharing stories, photos, videos and much more. Blogs are a great way to let your friends and family know how you are doing. You may write something about yourself or your activities and wait for your friends to comment. Let’s say the blog has turned into a better option for friends, family, and relatives to get into group interaction.

5. Share Knowledge Worldwide


Blogging allows you to share your knowledge and experience with your readers on various topics of your choice. You can write and share articles on the topic of your interest. I have started mine with a view that beginners can take enough benefit from my blog ProblogTuts.com and make use of all blog tricks and tips.

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Monday

Website Vs Blog Difference between Website and Blog

Website Vs Blog Difference between Website and Blog
Website Vs Blog
Difference between a Website and a Blog.

Hi! I am Yogen Basnet and today I am going to discuss the differences between a website vs blog.

You might have noticed that there are plenty of websites and blogs administered by an individual and an organization. But have you ever wondered, why people build a blog rather than a website and vice versa? The problem is that not every people truly understand the difference between a site and a blog. They undoubtedly are not a similar thing.

Creating a website is not as easy as creating a blog. One way to build a website is by using a computer code called Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheet (CSS). The other way to create a website is by using a software called as web editors. There are plentiful web editors available for download on the internet. However, if you want to learn HTML and CSS there is no need to use any software.

Anyone can easily start a blog by signing up for the services like Blogger and WordPress. Both blogging platforms are free and you may use it as per your will. Awesome! Isn't it? You can easily go to blogger.com or wordpress.com sign up, log in and begin writing a post, adding photos, videos and publish. Your blog goes live in just two to three minutes.

Read: An Overview of Term Blog, Blogger & Blogging

Blogs Vs Websites


Blog vs Website, Weblog vs Website is the most widely used search term on the Internet. I believe this is because every day more and more people are acquiring digital knowledge. People are craving for different platforms like blogs, forums, websites to share their voice, opinions. Having said that let's get started.

Definition of Website & Blog


A website is a collection of the web document(s) or a web page(s) created by a person or an organization and therefore accessible for suitable viewing in a web browser across World Wide Web ( WWW ).

A blog is an abbreviated verse of a weblog an online journal or a personal diary which is frequently updated with posts, comments, discussion on various topics.

Main differences between website & blog


People add information to a web to share information, advertise, sell products and services. For doing so people create a website or a blog.

Let us try to find out the major differences why some people choose to build a website and some choose to create a blog.


Features of website that makes it different from blog.

  1. A website has a static homepage.
  2. A website may have a blog.
  3. Contents may not necessarily be updated on a regular basis.
  4. The content of a website is linked from the homepage.
  5. Contents are not placed chronologically.
  6. A website may have a feedback form but no comment form.
  7. A website has a Frequently Asked Page (FAQ).
  8. A person who maintains a website is called as blog master.
  9. A website generally sells products and services.
  10. It is necessary for a webmaster to possess a knowledge of programming language such as HTML, CSS, PHP, etc.

Examples of an established website are Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Wikipedia, Dictionary.Com, Youtube, Baidu, Reddit, Amazon, etc.


Features of blog that makes it different from website.


  1. Contents are updated regularly.
  2. Posts are published chronologically where new posts show first.
  3. A blog generally has a comment form and may also have a feedback form.
  4. Blog authors can interact with trackbacks and pingbacks.
  5. Blog archives are organized by date posted, authors, categories, and tags.
  6. E-mail notification is sent to the users who've subscribed to your blog.
  7. A person who maintains a website is called as webmaster.
  8. A blog generally helps in promoting a website or products.
  9. You may click to subscribe to blog posts Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds for comments and posts.
  10. No programming knowledge required. A simple computer knowledge is more than enough to begin a blog.

Examples of established blogs are Mashable, Problogger, WPBeginner, ShoutMeLoud, CNN, BBC, Natural Weight Loss Diet, The Healthy Body, Box Office Collection, etc.

Blog or website, which is better?


Blogs and websites work in completely different manner. It serves completely different purposes. So it is you who has to decide the need. Well! In my opinion, blogs are getting popular day by day and yes, Google too loves a blog because of frequent updates.

But if you really work hard you can be successful with either one.
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Thursday

What is Website? Definition & Types With Examples

What is Website? Definition, Meaning Types of Websites with Examples
What is a website? Definition & types of websites with examples based on purpose.

Every day more and more people are updating digital information using various platforms like a website - also called as site or web pages - blog, forum, etc. However, this is the most important part of an Internet.

Let us see how Wikipedia, Freeservers, and Dictionary.com defines a website.

Website Definition by Wikipedia

A website is a collection of related web pages, including multimedia content, typically identified with a common domain name, and published on at least one web server. Source


Website Definition by Freeservers

A website is a collection of web pages (documents that are accessed through the Internet), such as the one you're looking at now. A web page is what you see on the screen when you type in a web address, click on a link, or put a query in a search engine. A web page can contain any type of information and sound. Source


Website Definition by Dictionary.com

A connected group of pages on the World Wide Web regarded as a single entity, usually maintained by one person or organization and devoted to a single topic or several closely related topics. Source

From the above definitions, it is very much clear that a web-site is a collection of the web document(s) or a web page(s) created by a person or an organization and therefore accessible for suitable viewing in a web browser across World Wide Web ( WWW ).

The information on the web pages contains on all kinds of topics including text, pictures, animations, sounds, videos, graphics, color, etc. Every web site has a unique web address known as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) pointing towards an individual web page. A URL specifics exactly where a web document is stored.

The pages on a web-site are interlinked by a link called a hyperlink, you can click on the link to reach other sections of a site or jump from one page to another. A website may consist of a single page or thousands of pages depending on what information webmaster has to add on a web page.

Why do people visit websites?


The rightful answer to this question would be, ‘ask yourself’. Ask yourself why are you reading this piece of information. If I am not wrong you might have visited this web page to find information on the website or something similar.

Generally, people visit websites to search an information on a particular topic, download online files, make contact with other web users, watch online videos, have fun, buy and sell goods or share knowledge by adding a piece of information on the World Wide Web (www).

Reasons why people create a website?


Every second people add information to the web or the world wide web by setting up their own websites, blogs, and forums. They tend to do so in order to share useful pieces of information with millions of other web surfers, be popular worldwide, have fun, to make contact with friends and families, advertise products, sell things, etc.

If you are interested in learning about how to create own personal or business website then you may refer to this article “Building a Website” which explains exactly how to create a website using two different, easy methods.

Different types of website?


There are numerous types of websites, each focusing on a particular type of content or use, plus they may be arbitrarily grouped in any amount of ways.

Some such classifications of websites based on purpose include:



  1. Wiki: Site to collaboratively edit contents by online users. Wikipedia, Wikihow
  2. Blog: An online diary with regular updates by an individual or a company. A blog is also called as a weblog. Wordpress, Blogger
  3. News: A website designed specifically to publish news across the world. CNN, BBC, Fox News
  4. Dating: Website created to look for a partner or go out for a date. Match, Eharmony.
  5. Archive: A website used to preserve useful web content. Internet Archive.
  6. Forum: Niche site where people makes conversation by posting messages. WarriorForum, DigitalPoint.
  7. Gallary: Website to show images of arts, nature, portfolios, etc. Imgsrc, Pixabay.
  8. Review: web-site to review products or services by the users. Rotten Tomatoes, Yelp.
  9. Political: A site where politicians voice political views & campaign for elections.
  10. Phishing: A website intended to fraudulently acquire sensitive data. Unable to locate such websites.
  11. Gaming: Site created for the users to play online games. IGN, GameSpot.
  12. Personal: Web site created by an individual or a small group. Kista Gray, Devon Stank.
  13. Religious: Websit created to show religious, ideologies, preachings, etc. Biblegateway, Astrology.
  14. Showcase: Web site to showcase things of interest or value. OnePageMania, SiteInspire.
  15. Classifieds: A website where users can create and post advertisements. Craiglist, Avito.
  16. Discussion: Web site where users can create a discussion on a particular topic. Mylot, WebhostingTalk.
  17. Networking: A site where users could establish a network with like-minded. Linkedin, ClassMates.
  18. Community: Website to build a community and interact. Facebook, MySpace.
  19. Government: web-site of a provincial government or a central government of any country. Nasa, Uidai.
  20. Bookmarking: A site to bookmark important content on the web. Digg, Dribble.
  21. Crowdfunding: A site to ask donations from the people for funding projects. KickStarter, RocketHub.
  22. Question & Answer: website to ask a question and get an answer from the members of the community. Question2Answer, Quora


Difference between a blog and a website.


Whenever it comes to choosing between blog and website every noob gets confused. It becomes impossible for a newbie to choose the right platform. So, for newbies, I have written a post describing every little detail about the differences between blog and website. I hope it helps.
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