Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the skill or knowledge to boost your website into a good position in Search Engine Results Page (SERP).

SEO is a huge topic, it’s not something that we will be able to master in a day or two. We will start with understanding some of the basis of SEO skills.

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A unique and professional blog design will give your readers a good first impression and some sense of assurance that your blog are serious stuffs.

If you are a good web designer, cool.. go ahead and give your blog a nice makeover. Else if you have some money to spare, get a designer for around USD400-USD800 for a unique and great looking blog design.

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There will be numerous definitions for Ping if you check a dictionary, but what we are discussing here is obviously limited to the pinging your blog.

In general, we want to let search engines and people to know that we have updated our blog, and that can be done by pinging ping servers which would in turn ping other web services like feed aggregators and blog search engines.

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What is a feed?

A web feed is a data format used for serving users’ frequently updated content. Content distributors syndicate a web feed, thereby allowing users to subscribe to it. Making a collection of web feeds accessible in one spot is known as aggregation.

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Ok, if you have started writing your first post as scheduled, it’s time for you to fine tuning your blog.

It will take continuous improvement to get your blog working to the exact way you wanted, and let’s start to fine tune a few of the basic but important settings for your blog.

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You need to start writing asap. Forget about the site design and other settings, write your first post as soon as you discover how to do it with your blogging script.

There are a few reasons for started writing ASAP. You need at least a few posts to start submitting your blog to directories, getting link exchanges, ask for reviews and apply for advertising networks.

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You need a script, or Content Management System (CMS), or blogging software to make blog postings.

I am using Wordpress for most of my blogs, working great for me and thus, recommended for you as well.

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If you purchased the domain and web hosting service as suggested, you will probably need to wait a day or two before you can work on your blog.. so it’s a good day to sit down and write about your goals.

Write it down on paper, what do you want to achieve from your blog? What do you want to get from blogging in long term? 5 years, or 3 years from now? Short term goal in 12 months? What is your goal?

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