Does Your Blog Add Value?

January 30, 2007 – 12:09 pm

by Darren

Now, there’s a loaded question. Almost anyone will answer that there blog is adding value to the internet, but it’s not an easy thing to prove. If you’re wildly successful, you can point to your soaring stats and your huge income stream to answer the question. But if you’re like millions of common bloggers, you can’t rely on such measures.

Does your blog even need to add value?

Technically speaking, no. If your blog puts coin in your pocket, then you’re accomplishing your task, whether you receive any type of accolades or not. But, if you do add value, it might help your ideas spread much more quickly and even further than if you don’t. People can tell when an enterprise is soul-less. That’s why you always have to strive to put more of yourself into your blog. As your blog grows in size (with a bigger archive, at least), you can rest assured that you’ve created some kind of value. People using the search feature of your blog will probably be able to find a ton of information.

What steps can you take to ensure you add value? Here’s a list of some ideas I would suggest:

1) Stay on topic. Your blog is about a subject. Be faithful to that subject.
2) Create compelling content as often as you can.
3) Give your readers something to comment on and a reason to visit everyday
4) Entertain the readers. Failing that, inform!

What are some ways you can think of that prove a blog is adding value?

  1. 3 Responses to “Does Your Blog Add Value?”

  2. I think you need to add value, and offering original content is the start. “Value” may not be new insights, but value even in terms of entertainment too. Great post.

    By Kian Ann on Jan 31, 2007

  3. Almost anyone will answer that there blog is adding value to the internet,

    By sohbet on Feb 17, 2007

  4. Your blog is good. It’s easy to read information about blogging. I hope that you could add what topic is best for aspiring blog writers like me.
    Have a nice day

    By sponkit on Feb 21, 2007

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