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Improving My Blog and Blogging In General.

It happened again. I was tagged to participate in “Blog Improvement Zone Meme” started by Dane Morgan. Evidently Dane has never participated in a meme in the past, and to be honest I do not blame him. There is only so many times you can write 5 things about you before it gets boring.

As other bloggers I would love to improve on some technical/geeky aspects of my blog, however I will write about some things I would like to improve on that are not necessarily related to my programing skills. Besides there is always Blog Stokes, where you can find tons of info and tips on how to modify your WordPress.

So here is my dirt. I will list the things I would like to improve on as they come to mind not as a prioritized list.

  1. Cutting Down On “Drafts”- this one is becoming quiet a problem for me. At the moment 14 draft posts that I started to write some time in the past but never got around to finish them. Main reason I end up not finishing my posts is that as an affiliate marketer there are always more urgent things to do than blogging- one of them is to “baby sit” my PPC campaigns and trying to keep on top of ever changing guidelines in AdWords.
  2. In need to “step up” a notch. This one is based on the fact that I have received some good and juicy links from blogs that are much younger than mine but supersede my blog in quality. For me getting a incoming link brings with it not only satisfaction from being “noticed” but also the responsibility to the blogger giving me a link as well as to the visitors he is sending along the way.
  3. Staying focused. As you can see from the title of my blog, I am writing suppose to be writing about my experience in affiliate marketing. However I often write about things unrelated to affiliate marketing.

I know that improving on these three things, I can bring my blog and blogging in general to another level, and I am glad Dane tagged me for this meme. How about you, do you think your blogging can be improved?

I am tagging for this meme following bloggers. I subscribe to these blogs but and I think they produce much better content than I do. However as blog owners they have probably thought about improving their blogs so I am interested to find out what exactly would they improve on:

If you have already participated in such a meme feel free to send a trackback to this post.

Update: Chris from Search Anyway Blog has just responded with a video to this meme, but since he cannot ping my blog I decided to give him a link from this post. Take a look what he said.

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  • Dane Morgan September 24, 2007, 7:15 pm

    Hey Vlad,

    Thanks for participating in this. I'd agree that focus is an important thing and keeping to my proposed topic is, to me, a sort of contract with my readers, not to mention strengthening the over all theme of the blog.

    One thing I'm really going to do with this meme is try to use it as a device to help me with my desire to increase my post frequency, I hope most of those that participate will see it in the same light, as I think that really adds value over just a “five things you didn't know about me” type meme. Not that I think those are bad, but I'd like to see more memes that address something we can all use to improve ourselves.

    BTW. This meme makes me open season now. I'll try very hard to participate in any meme which doesn't seem like it could derail my blog or violate my personal sense of what's proper.

  • Vlad September 24, 2007, 7:50 pm

    Dane,

    I think this kind of meme has a potential of a mini e-book or some sort of guidelines you can offer on your blog.

    Neither do i think that “5 things about me” type of meme is bad, after all it keeps the link juice flowing. But those get old.

    Again thanks for tagging me.

  • Dane Morgan September 24, 2007, 8:15 pm

    Hey Vlad,

    Thanks for participating in this. I’d agree that focus is an important thing and keeping to my proposed topic is, to me, a sort of contract with my readers, not to mention strengthening the over all theme of the blog.

    One thing I’m really going to do with this meme is try to use it as a device to help me with my desire to increase my post frequency, I hope most of those that participate will see it in the same light, as I think that really adds value over just a “five things you didn’t know about me” type meme. Not that I think those are bad, but I’d like to see more memes that address something we can all use to improve ourselves.

    BTW. This meme makes me open season now. I’ll try very hard to participate in any meme which doesn’t seem like it could derail my blog or violate my personal sense of what’s proper.

  • Vlad September 24, 2007, 8:50 pm

    Dane,

    I think this kind of meme has a potential of a mini e-book or some sort of guidelines you can offer on your blog.

    Neither do i think that “5 things about me” type of meme is bad, after all it keeps the link juice flowing. But those get old.

    Again thanks for tagging me.

  • Josh Spaulding September 24, 2007, 10:35 pm

    Hey Vlad, looks like a great meme going on. I'll take you up on it, but unfortunately it will have to be later tomorrow (today actually). I have a long drive in about 5 hours (I should be in bed) and won't be back until the evening.

    I disagree that I produce better quality than you. We all have our good posts and our bad. I visit your blog on a daily basis and I don't visit bad blogs ;) In many ways you're more ahead of the game than I and you do produce good stuff.

    Thanks for the plug and I'll be making my mem post soon.

  • Josh Spaulding September 24, 2007, 11:35 pm

    Hey Vlad, looks like a great meme going on. I’ll take you up on it, but unfortunately it will have to be later tomorrow (today actually). I have a long drive in about 5 hours (I should be in bed) and won’t be back until the evening.

    I disagree that I produce better quality than you. We all have our good posts and our bad. I visit your blog on a daily basis and I don’t visit bad blogs ;) In many ways you’re more ahead of the game than I and you do produce good stuff.

    Thanks for the plug and I’ll be making my mem post soon.

  • Maurice (TheCaymanHost) September 27, 2007, 2:58 pm

    Hi Vlad,

    Sorry, I was really slow to pick up on this meme, but, I promise to deliver my thoughts in the next day or so. I've never participated in one of these before either, but I will be giving this one some hard thought.

    It could take a while simply because there is so much I consider wrong with my blogging ability :0)

  • Vlad September 27, 2007, 3:23 pm

    Take you time Maurice,

    I should have e-mailed you but I got distracted by a few things.

  • Maurice (TheCaymanHost) September 27, 2007, 3:58 pm

    Hi Vlad,

    Sorry, I was really slow to pick up on this meme, but, I promise to deliver my thoughts in the next day or so. I’ve never participated in one of these before either, but I will be giving this one some hard thought.

    It could take a while simply because there is so much I consider wrong with my blogging ability :0)

  • Vlad September 27, 2007, 4:23 pm

    Take you time Maurice,

    I should have e-mailed you but I got distracted by a few things.

  • Maurice (TheCaymanHost) September 27, 2007, 5:08 pm

    OK Vlad, I'm all done and thanks for the tag :-) For what it's worth I think your blog is very well written and always keeps me coming back, and I love the design too, so I usually pop out of bloglines to read your posts!

  • Maurice (TheCaymanHost) September 27, 2007, 6:08 pm

    OK Vlad, I’m all done and thanks for the tag :-) For what it’s worth I think your blog is very well written and always keeps me coming back, and I love the design too, so I usually pop out of bloglines to read your posts!

  • Dave Olsen October 3, 2007, 12:42 pm

    Hey Vlad,

    Thanks for thinking of me, finally got the post up now!

    Dave

  • Vlad October 3, 2007, 12:48 pm

    No problem Dave. I know that sometimes memes can get boring so I did not e-mail you, just thought you will eventually notice this post. Thanks for participating!

  • Dave Olsen October 3, 2007, 1:42 pm

    Hey Vlad,

    Thanks for thinking of me, finally got the post up now!

    Dave

  • Vlad October 3, 2007, 1:48 pm

    No problem Dave. I know that sometimes memes can get boring so I did not e-mail you, just thought you will eventually notice this post. Thanks for participating!