So you’ve decided to turn into a Conservative Blogger? Congratulations, so long as you do it right it can be a lot of fun and very rewarding. I myself decided to start blogging when I realized that hearing or reading the news headlines was making me mad. I realized I was getting mad because I felt helpless. Now that I’ve a blog, I’m at the very least getting out on view how I feel concerning the issues that are important to me. I am even having some success with people reading my posts. So, in the hopes of helping others follow in my own footsteps I have composed this list of things to remember when you become a conservative blogger. They are items that I think about before each post I make, and I think they will be as useful for you as they have been for me.
Constantly be sure you provide your sources. In the event that you look at blogs I write they are full of links. This is due to I make an effort to back up everything I write with some sort of source. It adds credibility to my article, in addition to giving my readers a lot of other places they can go to get even more information about whatever issue I’m writing about.
Monitor your comments: No I don’t mean to delete individuals who disagree with you. However, you will have the occasional flamer that may start cursing out of nowhere or otherwise making comments you don’t want on your site. The other thing you would run into are individuals who will post a generic comment on among your posts with a link to their own website. They’re spamming and just attempting to create backlinks to their own websites. This is unethical to do without permission. Delete them as you find them and if you truly desire to be mean ban their IP.
Don’t be a parrot: You really shouldn’t spend an hour writing a blog to only repeat what Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity were saying on the air. There is absolutely no point in this. If people desire to hear what Rush Limbaugh thinks they’ll pay attention to Rush Limbaugh. Your purpose with a blog is to develop a niche that separates you from others. It could be the way you spin things, how you tie certain stories together that others might possibly not have noticed, or how you scour the web to get obscure stories to comment on that didn’t quite gain national attention. Who knows, if you get good enough you may one day make the famous “Stack of Stuff.”
Don’t call radio shows merely to try to advertise your site. I hear people try to do this on different programs and it makes me mad. Usually you will not get past the screener and unless the host is in an especially good mood you won’t get past the ten second delay. These shows are out there to create money. They sell advertising as a way of making that money. With the rare exception of giving free air time to a good cause, their advertisers aren’t likely to be happy in the event that you sneak your way into getting for free what they paid thousands for. Its also actually just tacky, rude, and you may see it coming from a mile away.
Do not get upset by dissent: Folks are likely to disagree with you, probably a whole lot. Honestly, it wouldn’t be much fun if everyone agreed together with your point all the time. Browse the comments when people disagree with you and see if they have a point. If they do, react to their comment and tell them. The best blogs will be the ones that foster discussion since they get people to keep returning.
Quality always beats quantity: You need to provide regular content on your site. However, that content also needs to be worth reading. If it ever comes down to getting something through to the website today or waiting each day and having an improved article take the time you should create the better article. This way your readers will say “well it took some time nonetheless it was worth the wait” instead of “boy this site is certainly going downhill. I’m going somewhere else from now on.”
I learned this one the hard way. Back up your files!!!! I would highly suggest using an online word processing package such as Google Docs which is free. Type all of your blog articles there and paste them into your WordPress blog or whatever you are using. This can prevent you from losing your content should something eventually your files. Also, your hosting provider should give you options through cPanel or whatever management system they use to create backups of one’s site and associated databases. Do this regularly!
Read as much as it is possible to. Browse conservatives , the Anti-Federalist papers, the other works of the founding fathers, and every one of the other great works on politics and philosophy. You may get a lot of them free of charge in the event that you download the Amazon Kindle program for PC or for the iPhone.