5 tips for better blogging

The Daily Telegraph’s Shane Richmond does a very good job of sifting through a thread about blogging to come up with 5 tips on building a blog audience. Here’s number one,

1. Get prominent bloggers to link to you – Chris Garrett says: “That involves (for best chances) being known to them, creating killer content and making them aware of your stuff.” To that I would add that simply linking out is a great way to increase awareness of your work among other bloggers. Most bloggers keep an eye on sites that are linking to them and will usually link back if you have something interesting to say. Read more

I completely agree, it’s all in the linking. And there is nothing worse than getting an email begging you to look at a blog and to link to it. OK, there are quite a lot of things worse than that, but it grates after a while.