I must admit that “blog burnout” was one of my biggest fears when I first bought MomsCashBlog and I’m sure other bloggers worry that they too could burn out some day and end up with a dead or inactive blog. All bloggers feel that pressure to perform and burn out can happen to anyone. There are many reasons for a blogger to stop posting on a blog. Sometimes it starts with writer’s block, or just plain disinterest. A blog can also go inactive for personal reasons, with life taking priority over blogging. Then some bloggers make a conscious decision to leave one blog… making a name change, and a change in blog content and/or category that is more suited to their desires and land the “big one” in doing so. Maybe we shouldn’t think of blog burnout as a bad thing because in many cases it can be the push we need to take blogging in the right direction. Burnout can actually open your mind to new ideas, and that’s a very good thing!
StandOutBlogger is one blogger who’s known for finding the positive lessons in life and he’s shown us by example that blog burnout can lead to success. At the very least, it’s nothing to be ashamed of, and at the very most, it can catapult you into a new direction that is more intuned with your real “self.” I’ve been a follower of Tom since the days he ran the now inactive blog ThomasSinfield.com, (which, btw had a PageRank of 3 when he left it.) Thru email contact, I asked him a few questions about making the switch. I knew this could help other bloggers who are feeling burnt out and may be at a crossroads in deciding which direction they should go in the blogging world.
I’m sure established bloggers have received the e-mail from Entrecard today announcing their exciting new “add a blog” feature allowing blog hosts to add multiple blogs to one account. They also have a new free Official E-book that explains this new feature and other tips for using Entrecard. I know there are new blog hosts here, so if you didn’t get the e-mail you can download the Free Official E-book and get more info at www.entrecard.com.
Not everyone knows about Entrecard. But all bloggers should participate IF they want to be searchable on the net. For newbies like myself, it can be a little difficult to understand why Entrecards are so important to bloggers, but I’ve figured out the concept and it all makes sense. Think of Entrecard as business cards sent from site to site via the internet. It’s a form of networking and getting your name out there, just as you would do with a brick and mortar business.
But Entrecard is soooo much more than just polite networking! Entrecard gets you linked to other sites, and that gets you better PageRanking which gets you noticed in searches on the internet. (If you are blogging for profit, or if you want to be high in the search engines, you must have a good PageRank!)
Here’s Why the Google PageRank and Entrecard are so important for Blogs
When anyone uses Google searches, they are not really searching the WWW as it is at that time. That would take way too long, with the billions of sites out there. So Google does a search by indexing and software called “spiders”. These spiders crawl the internet like a web, going from link to link. They search important sites first. PageRank decides who is of “importance” by how many other sites link to that site. So if you don’t have any links to your site, the spiders will not find it. In other words, your site will NOT show up in a search unless it’s linked to other sites. The more the better!
Entrecards are a great way to link your site to other blogs and get your blog into searches. The more Entrecards you drop… the more your site is linked and noticed by the spiders… the better the effect on your PageRank… the more searchable your site becomes!
Here is the link to Entrecard new free E-books http://entrecard.com/static/entrecard_official_ebook.pdf with the “add new blog” features. I’m downloading mine tonight to learn about all the new features that they have.
On that note, I’d like to say that I will be getting around to dropping my Entrecards soon… hopefully this week. We still have a few accounts that have not been changed into my name yet, and I can’t seem to replace K.s Entrecard with mine in the MCB account if anyone knows how to replace an image in Entrecard,please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have received around 20 cards and have accepted them all (well, all but one!). I can’t wait to get into the game.