Posted on 20 October 2010.
Okay…honestly, there’s more than 7 resources I use on a daily basis here at the MLM Blog. I used the 7 in the title because I was reading about the power of 7 in list posts over at Copyblogger this morning. Copyblogger is a great resource!
Here’s 7 resources for highly effective MLM bloggers I use on a daily basis here at MLM Blog - for inspiration, research and promotion.
Sure, Google is great for search and allows you to find anything you want in an instant. This morning I was looking for a laugh and found this: We Dare You Not to Laugh at 31 Foods With Misspelled Names. I laughed. LMAO. But Google’s not just a search engine.
Google and the various tools they provide are invaluable for bloggers. Google Alerts is one tool I use everday. Google Alerts allows you to monitor the Web for content based on keywords and emails you the results. I have Google Alerts set up to notify me when 100s of different MLM companies are mentioned. But be careful – Google alerts can fill up an inbox pretty quick. I use a separate email account like firstname.lastname@example.org and go through them once every day or two.
Another great Google tool is Google Reader. Google Reader allows you an aggregated view of all the RSS feeds you subscribe to in one location. Great time saver.
Still another great Google tool is Google Insights. With Google Insights you can compare search volume patterns across specific regions, categories, time frames and properties. Great for research!
2. Compete & Quantcast
Another great tool for research is Quantcast. Also an essential tool if you are doing any paid advertising to promote your blog. Another great research tool along the same lines is Compete.
3. TweetDeck (or HootSuite)
You definitely need a tool like TweetDeck or HootSuite if you’re going to leverage Twitter to promote your blog. We use Twitter to promote the MLM Blog everyday. You can also use a service like TwitterFeed to set up automatic tweets when you update your blog. TwitterFeed will even update your Facebook page as well.
4. Coffee (or Tea)
I just find blogging is more fun with a nice warm beverage.
Get a Facebook Fan Page set up to promote your blog. Do it now. Let us know if you need some help.
Books are a great inspiration for posts and especially Blog post Titles. I’m a book lover – over 10,000 books in and around my home office – and just gazing around now I can see multiple book titles that I could spin into colorful blog posts: The Way Things Work, Let Sleeping Vets Lie, Misadventures of a Fly Fisherman, The Human Factor. Reading anything and everything I can get my hands on is a constant inspiration for blog posts.
OPB stands for Other People’s Blogs. The best way to improve as a blogger is read other people’s blogs. For example, this post was inspired by John Paul Aguiar’s Money Dummy blog and his post entitled Blogging Tools That Successful Bloggers Use Daily.
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– Dan Mitchell, MLM Blog Correspondent –