A popular music blog can spread the word about your band or insert your opinions on the current rock scene into the annals of pop culture. There are a few vital but easy to master steps you should take while setting up and maintaining your new music blog.
First things first, you need a domain name. While taking advantage of blog hosting sites is great for beginners, a professional blog requires its own distinct URL. Your band name or a singular catch phrase both makes memorable domain name bases.
Next, do your research. A successful blogger is one who is active in the blogging community. There’s something to be said for emulating the greats who came before you. Read other popular music blogs. Create a blog-roll, or favorite blog list, that displays on your page. Lastly, you need to comment. This will keep you relevant, knowledgeable and a mainstay in the blogging world. Also, writers who are gaining traffic based off of your site’s recommendation are more likely to send common readers your way.
The next step is becoming a master of your blogging software. A marketable and successful blog is one that is fully customized. Before worrying about boosting readership or content quality, a successful blogger in training needs to know how to customize and manage every aspect of their blog. Your page needs to grab a casual reader’s attention and stand out from your next door neighbor’s diary blog.
Post regularly- You should be updating your blog with a new post at least three to five times a week. The first step toward expanding your fan base is getting as much of your message out there as possible. Be sure to enable comments and tracking on your blog so your readers feel like a part of the experience. At the root of blogging is a deep rooted community of information seekers and feeders that function much like a virtual family.
Lastly, stay passionate about what you’re writing about. While good keyword saturation and advertisements will increase the revenue of your blog it won’t keep readers coming back. A successful music blog is one full of exciting, provocative and informative posts that educate and entertain readers.