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5 Ways to Make Friends with Strangers on Your Blog

Remember in high school, when someone would throw a party when their parents were out of town? At first, you knew everyone at the party. They were all friends of the host, nervously alternating between drinking Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers, and trying not to break anything.

kip2 5 Ways to Make Friends with Strangers on Your BlogBut then, it all changed. The party got bigger. First, people from your school that you didn’t really know showed up. And ultimately, those guys arrived. You know them. Definitely NOT in high school. Mustaches (for real, not a few hairs being passed off as a mustache). Leather jackets. Jeans with either paint splashed on them, a knife sheath attached to the belt, or a distinct ring on the back pocket indicating habitual tobacco chewing.

Strangers. Here they were, arriving at your party with nary a prior personal connection, but looking for a good time just like everyone else.

Your blog works exactly the same way.

There’s a First Time for Everything

New research(pdf) by my clients at Compendium Blogware show that for more than two-thirds of corporate blogs, new visitors comprise more than 80% of total blog traffic. That’s right, in most cases, 8 out of every 10 visitors to your blog have never been there previously. (Here on Convince & Convert the first-time visitor ratio hovers consistently around 65%, meaning that for more than 6 out of 10 of you, this might be the first blog post you’ve ever read from me – nothing like a little pressure!)
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Here are the 5 things you should do to turn blog strangers into friends, and keep them coming back.

1. Orientation for Your Blog
Your first-time blog visitors are unfamiliar with your site design, navigation, structure, and other proclivities. That’s why it’s so critically important to have clear and consistent way-finding mechanisms throughout your blog.

Remember that in addition to being first-timers, many of your blog visitors don’t come in through the front door, either. In fact, just 15% of the visitors to this blog start their journey at www.convinceandconvert.com. The rest of you come in the back door or through the metaphorical window, beginning your session on a specific blog post or other page. Remember that EVERY page on your blog could be the “home” page, so it’s imperative that your branding remain consistent, that you use a tagline to explain what your blog is about, and that you use state indicators to cue visitors as to where they are in the site structure.

State Indicator – Turns orange when you’re in that section

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2. Humanize Your Blog
Remember, it’s a blog not a white paper, and a key differentiator is personality. Show your first-time visitors who you are (literally and figuratively).

Include a photo of yourself on every page, and if it’s a group written blog, include photos of each author. Make links to your bio easy to find. And infuse your writing with personality and voice. (If your writing sounds like someone could be saying it to you face-to-face, you have a strong sense of “voice” in your posts)

It also doesn’t hurt to mix in a video post now and again, or to make a video post available on every page, as I do over there on the right hand side.

3. Add Context to Your Blog
Sure, you’ll give first-time visitors an idea of what the blog is about via the title or tagline, but how else can you help them go deeper? Remember that your likelihood of a first-time visitor coming back goes up the more content they consume on that first visit. The “one and done” visitors are probably going to drink your beer and run over your mailbox on the way out, never to return again.

So, make sure first-time visitors can access other content that may be of interest, convincing them that perhaps they should make a return trip. That’s why I recommend the “Similar Posts” plug-in below, and why I suggest you list recent posts and popular posts prominently on both the right side and bottom of every page.

Also, don’t be afraid to link to other posts or resources from within your posts. Not in an obnoxious way, but if you’ve written other stuff that expands on the subject at hand, link away. (Incidentally, these internal links are also a SEO positive)

4. Add Calls to Action to Your Blog
Other than hopefully come back again, what do you want your first-time readers to do? You MUST ask and answer this question, and develop appropriate calls to action accordingly.

If your blog is consistent enough that you believe RSS subscription is realistic, make sure visitors can easily subscribe to your RSS feed. (As mentioned in my post about blog success metrics, if you cover a very wide topical area, subscriptions are less likely).

Jacob Morgan blog 5 Ways to Make Friends with Strangers on Your BlogMost blogs aren’t visually aggressive enough in the promotion of RSS, and very few do a good job at emphasizing the opportunity to subscribe via email (as 40% of C&C subscribers do).

Also, while I think it’s somewhat less likely that a first-time visitor will tweet or Digg or Stumble your work (I’d love to see a study on that), you should make that process as easy as possible as well. I’m a big fan of the “Sexy Bookmarks” plug-in you’ll see below, because it makes the sharing buttons large and interactive.

If you have complementary resources like an Ebook, email newsletter, events or otherwise, make sure those are easy for first-time visitors to find as well. Jacob Morgan does a nice job with this, promoting his book, events, and other resources on the right side of his excellent blog.

Pay attention to your statistics with regard to calls to actions. You should know if first-time visitors are disproportionately likely to visit your Ebook page, for example. One of the data points I track closely is the number of people who visit my speaking page, where they entered the site, and if they were first-time visitors or long-time readers of the blog.

5. Focus Your Blog
Ultimately, first-time visitors come to your blog because someone or something pointed them there. The notion of Web “surfing” is a fallacy for the most part. They arrive on your blog because they have a question in mind, and are hoping that you can answer it.

If you can successfully answer their question, perhaps something like “how do I maximize my blog’s effectiveness?” then you have a much better chance that they’ll return or sign up for your RSS feed, email newsletter or other call to action.

Consequently, I have two recommendations.

First, never blow off a post. Sure, some posts will be better than others. Not every Van Gogh kicks ass, either, and some episodes of Lost suck outright. But considering that every post you write could be your sole calling card for many new visitors, it’s important to keep quality high.

Second, try to make each post about one thing. Remember that first-time visitors are there to get a specific question answered, and if your post meanders hither and yon like a fried food addict at the State Fair, the chances that you’ll answer their question neatly and succinctly plummet.

If you think your blog could improve in any of these five areas, would you give it a shot and let us know how it worked out in the comments? That would be a fun discussion, right?

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    Jay, the stats on first time visitors are interesting. I'll have to check my Google numbers, all that good stuff. I follow many of these other tips in my own ways, and it all centers around one idea: write for the readers.

    May seem simplistic, but your blog audience has come to you for a reason: they have a question, an interest, a need and was directed to your blog. To gain readers and keep them interested, write the blog in a way that answers those questions and helps fill those needs. FWIW.

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    Since I still have quite a way to go on my blog, I have paid close attention to other, more popular sites and noticed many of these features. The thing I struggle with is figuring out how to balance some of these things, yet, keep the site from being too cluttered. Which features do I implement and why? I think you helped to answer that question by providing some solid rationale for each of your suggestions. Thank you very much!

    I enjoyed the strangers at the party analogy (and the fried food addict at the state fair, and the Lost reference, and etc, and etc., and etc.)! You've got a colorful writing style!! Nice to see that you practice what you preach.

    – Christy

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  • http://www.opinionatlarge.com Opinion@Large

    Jay, love this post. Great approach to how to construct a community around a blog. One thing I would add in your #2 “humanize your content” is utilizing your about page to effectively tell your story. You are your own marketer and great marketing is built on stories, so don't pass up the opportunity to tell yours.

    Thanks!

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    RT @jaybaer: Are u putting out the welcome mat? Most of your blog readers have no idea who you are. 5 ways to fix it. http://bit.ly/dtloEu

  • http://twitter.com/104kdrive/status/10949292634 Tim Burrows

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  • http://twitter.com/debbieweil/status/10949399488 Debbie Weil

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  • http://twitter.com/debbieweil/status/10949399488 Debbie Weil

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  • http://twitter.com/debbieweil/status/10949399488 Debbie Weil

    Good pointers fr @jaybaer on how to make "friends" w/ the "strangers" [> 80% of visitors] to yr blog http://bit.ly/dvanPZ @CBlogware

  • http://twitter.com/donnapapacosta/status/10949508194 Donna Papacosta

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  • http://twitter.com/donnapapacosta/status/10949508194 Donna Papacosta

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  • http://twitter.com/joshuaj7/status/10949570299 joshua jacobs

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  • http://twitter.com/joshuaj7/status/10949570299 joshua jacobs

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  • http://twitter.com/joshuaj7/status/10949570299 joshua jacobs

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  • http://twitter.com/prestomiked/status/10949624953 Mike Donlin

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  • http://twitter.com/prestomiked/status/10949624953 Mike Donlin

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  • http://twitter.com/prestomiked/status/10949624953 Mike Donlin

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  • http://twitter.com/businessfit/status/10949634267 Dawn Lennon

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  • http://twitter.com/edsocialmedia/status/10950712594 edSocialMedia

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  • http://twitter.com/commammo/status/10951543294 Sean Williams

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  • http://twitter.com/tmcdonough1973/status/10951935219 Tim McDonough

    RT @edSocialMedia: RT @jaybaer Are you putting out the welcome mat? Most of your blog readers have no idea who you are. 5 ways to fix it. http://bit.ly/dtloEu

  • http://twitter.com/socialmouths/status/10951991550 Francisco Rosales

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  • http://twitter.com/famousbloggers/status/10952038542 Famous Bloggers

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  • http://twitter.com/artsylindamoran/status/10952258488 Linda Moran

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  • http://twitter.com/artsylindamoran/status/10952258488 Linda Moran

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  • http://twitter.com/caseymugar/status/10952329973 Casey Mugar

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  • http://twitter.com/evelyn_parham/status/10955948686 Evelyn Parham

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  • http://twitter.com/evelyn_parham/status/10955948686 Evelyn Parham

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  • http://twitter.com/jdebberly/status/10956371414 J D Ebberly

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  • http://twitter.com/jdebberly/status/10956371414 J D Ebberly

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  • http://twitter.com/jdebberly/status/10956371414 J D Ebberly

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  • http://twitter.com/jdebberly/status/10956371414 J D Ebberly

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  • http://twitter.com/benyschonfeld/status/10956596648 Beny Schonfeld

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  • http://twitter.com/benyschonfeld/status/10956596648 Beny Schonfeld

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  • http://twitter.com/benyschonfeld/status/10956596648 Beny Schonfeld

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  • http://twitter.com/benyschonfeld/status/10956596648 Beny Schonfeld

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  • http://twitter.com/saundra_mcbride/status/10957215483 Saundra McBride

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  • http://twitter.com/jrsleo/status/10957539933 Jose Robles

    RT @BenySchonfeld: Had to share this one, great tips from @jaybaer: 5 Ways to Make Friends with Strangers on Your Blog http://bit.ly/d3IkiV

  • http://twitter.com/rickwhittington/status/10958434995 Rick Whittington

    RT @jaybaer: Are you putting out the welcome mat? Most of your blog readers have no idea who you are. 5 ways to fix it. http://bit.ly/dtloEu

  • http://twitter.com/rickwhittington/status/10958434995 Rick Whittington

    RT @jaybaer: Are you putting out the welcome mat? Most of your blog readers have no idea who you are. 5 ways to fix it. http://bit.ly/dtloEu

  • http://twitter.com/rickwhittington/status/10958434995 Rick Whittington

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  • http://twitter.com/paddyshaughn/status/10958448727 Paddy Shaughnessy

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  • http://twitter.com/rtg07/status/10961561599 Reuven Fridmar

    RT @BenySchonfeld: Had to share this one, great tips from @jaybaer: 5 Ways to Make Friends with Strangers on Your Blog http://bit.ly/d3IkiV

  • http://twitter.com/txgrandpa/status/10961821234 TXGrandpa

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  • http://twitter.com/kriscolvin/status/10963593109 KrisColvin

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  • http://twitter.com/waqaskazmi/status/10964003163 Waqas Kazmi

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  • http://twitter.com/wimaalbers/status/10969438179 wim aalbers

    beetje lange, maar wel goede blog met nuttige tips over het schrijven van een blog: http://bit.ly/cgJlv8

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  • oligardner

    I'd love to have more people return to my blog.

    We're at around the 60-65% returning visitor mark too, which means a load of them don't come back.

    To me this brings in the need for secondary CTA's known as safety nets.

    Most blog readers are there for the headline that tickled their whistle and little else. If you're running a corporate blog you want them to convert on a higher level than just returning (although that's decent to).

    So what can you do to bring them back? I'd suggest minimizing the sharing features at the bottom of the post to a few core staples, then SMACKING them in the head with a very clear CTA illustrating the reasons why they should come back again.

    A safety net CTA gives visitors a way to remain engaged even if they're not ready to convert (whatever that may be). And given that it takes 6-7 instances of contact to turn a prospect into a customer you might want to place more attention on turning them into a repeat visitor rather than asking them to share.

    Example: Subscribe to our RSS Feed cos next weeks post will be just like this one – but TWICE as awesome.

    You see where I'm going here.

    Spend some time tractor beaming your current visitors and watch that recurring visits stat rise.

  • http://twitter.com/allanbarr/status/10971480124 Allan Barr

    Brilliant post from @jaybaer on 5 ways to make friends with strangers on your blog http://bit.ly/cmCvAx

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  • http://twitter.com/mmaciasr/status/10972409149 Miguel Macías

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  • http://jennifervalerie.com Fruitfulvine2

    Very helpful post. I took note of 3 changes I am making on my blog starting today. Thank you very much.

  • http://jennifervalerie.com Fruitfulvine2

    Very helpful post. I took note of 3 changes I am making on my blog starting today. Thank you very much.

  • http://twitter.com/yahyasalamtea/status/10974115326 Yahya Salam

    RT @unbounce: RT @juntajoe 5 Ways to Make Friends with Strangers on Your Blog via @jaybaer http://bit.ly/dvanPZ

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  • http://twitter.com/garyr0binson/status/10974663984 Gary Robinson

    '5 ways to make friends with strangers on your blog' http://bit.ly/cQJPqF – some good tips (cc – @FelixWetzel)

  • http://twitter.com/michaelgwhite/status/10975712814 Michael White

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  • Anna Talerico

    Great post. We have a lot of 'one and done' traffic to our blog and we are always looking for tips to convert first time visitors to repeat visitors, and to get visitors to stick around and check out multiple pages. The “similar posts” tip is a good one that I will start using tomorrow!

  • Anna Talerico

    Great post. We have a lot of 'one and done' traffic to our blog and we are always looking for tips to convert first time visitors to repeat visitors, and to get visitors to stick around and check out multiple pages. The “similar posts” tip is a good one that I will start using tomorrow!

  • Anna Talerico

    Great post. We have a lot of 'one and done' traffic to our blog and we are always looking for tips to convert first time visitors to repeat visitors, and to get visitors to stick around and check out multiple pages. The “similar posts” tip is a good one that I will start using tomorrow!

  • Anna Talerico

    Great post. We have a lot of 'one and done' traffic to our blog and we are always looking for tips to convert first time visitors to repeat visitors, and to get visitors to stick around and check out multiple pages. The “similar posts” tip is a good one that I will start using tomorrow!

  • http://twitter.com/annatalerico/status/11014272126 Anna Talerico

    5 Ways to Make Friends with Strangers on Your Blog http://bit.ly/dtloEu from @jaybaer (my new favorite blog)

  • http://twitter.com/annatalerico/status/11014272126 Anna Talerico

    5 Ways to Make Friends with Strangers on Your Blog http://bit.ly/dtloEu from @jaybaer (my new favorite blog)

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  • http://twitter.com/garyware/status/11014724850 Gary Ware

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  • http://lahs99.com/ rososusilo

    My blog visitors are still very few. I rarely communicate with the end. they were like strangers. reading this article makes me feel the need to change my blog service, be better.

    thanks

  • meganzuniga

    While it's true the reason first time visitors go to your blog is because they wanted some information. My theory is to making them stay is to build relationship with your visitors. I think it works everywhere, in real life or in the internet. Using your analogy of a party, eventually you would meet someone (a stranger or probably someone you barely knew). You get to talking and find out you have common interests. And thus, a relationship starts to grow. And like all relationships it has to be nurtured and such. In the case of today's internet. Even though we're all just the text of our name or a simple avatar/pic to each other, we're all real people inside. So yeah, adding a humanity to your posts works. Another ex I can think of is online gaming. Eventually you will tire of the game but you will never tire of the friends you've met there. Because you have built a relationship with them.
    Hope all of that made sense.

  • http://twitter.com/mistygirlph/status/11034234529 Misty Belardo

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  • http://twitter.com/earl52/status/11034525306 Earl Gray

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  • http://www.keithburtis.com Keith Burtis

    Jay, I hope you don't mind me throwing in another tidbit under “Add Context to Your Blog”. One thing I always remind myself and clients is to never assume that someone knows who you are, who your writing about, or what you wrote last week. Nothing turns a new reader off more than name dropping and 'Inside Baseball” speak especially when they have no clue who or what you are referring too.

  • http://www.convinceandconvert.com jaybaer

    So very true. Excellent point. And many of us in the social media
    space are guilty of that particular sin.

  • http://blog.exari.com/ Adine

    Jay, This was timely and a great help for me. We've been talking about what “our community” looks to our blog for, and a quick peek at the blog analytics showed me that over 60% of visitors are first timers and not long time readers. That will likely change the focus of the editorial calendar. Thanks for the help.

  • http://blog.exari.com/ Adine

    Jay, This was timely and a great help for me. We've been talking about what “our community” looks to our blog for, and a quick peek at the blog analytics showed me that over 60% of visitors are first timers and not long time readers. That will likely change the focus of the editorial calendar. Thanks for the help.

  • http://www.DailyBeerReview.com/ Rob

    Thanks, Jay. I think I am one of those first time readers. I clicked over at @AmberCadabra's suggestion.

    I am going to look into your specific suggestions of using “popular posts”, “similar posts” and “sexy bookmarks” as tools to get visitors to return more frequently than they do now.

    If I had to pick one area from the five above that I need to work on, it's focus, #5. Thanks for reminding me!

    Finally, I thought this part was great, mainly because my blog encourages my readers to drink my beer. Hopefully they wont hit the mailbox. LOL.

    “Remember that your likelihood of a first-time visitor coming back goes up the more content they consume on that first visit. The “one and done” visitors are probably going to drink your beer and run over your mailbox on the way out, never to return again.”

  • http://www.DailyBeerReview.com/ Rob

    Thanks, Jay. I think I am one of those first time readers. I clicked over at @AmberCadabra's suggestion.

    I am going to look into your specific suggestions of using “popular posts”, “similar posts” and “sexy bookmarks” as tools to get visitors to return more frequently than they do now.

    If I had to pick one area from the five above that I need to work on, it's focus, #5. Thanks for reminding me!

    Finally, I thought this part was great, mainly because my blog encourages my readers to drink my beer. Hopefully they wont hit the mailbox. LOL.

    “Remember that your likelihood of a first-time visitor coming back goes up the more content they consume on that first visit. The “one and done” visitors are probably going to drink your beer and run over your mailbox on the way out, never to return again.”

  • http://www.convinceandconvert.com jaybaer

    Just based on your URL, you've got a new reader – ME!
    See how easy that was? ;)

  • http://www.DailyBeerReview.com/ Rob

    Thanks, Jay. Let me know what you think. Yes, it was easy.

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  • websitetraffic

    Call to Action is a great way of practicable business blogging, but it must be conducted in a very subtle manner. Otherwise, it would be feel like an advertising content, not a blog post anymore.

  • websitetraffic

    Call to Action is a great way of practicable business blogging, but it must be conducted in a very subtle manner. Otherwise, it would be feel like an advertising content, not a blog post anymore.

  • websitetraffic

    Call to Action is a great way of practicable business blogging, but it must be conducted in a very subtle manner. Otherwise, it would be feel like an advertising content, not a blog post anymore.

  • websitetraffic

    Call to Action is a great way of practicable business blogging, but it must be conducted in a very subtle manner. Otherwise, it would be feel like an advertising content, not a blog post anymore.

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  • ryanmichael

    This information is very refreshing! I have never considered adding calls to action on a blog – but the concept makes complete sense. So much more can come to a blog when it is more than just giving information. The DO part is key. I will give it a try – and not abuse the RSS feeds. Great post!

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    Hi Jay!

    This is really really helpful, especially for an aspiring blogger like me. It is definitely nice to meet new friends on a blog site. It's good to know that different people from different parts of the globe can exchange opinions on certain topics like this one. It's also one way for people to share common interests and start a really good friendship. It's simply amazing how technologies nowadays connect people.

    PS: Check out Helpful Blogging Tips and find out how else blogging can make you be friends with strangers from all over the world.

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  • Ckinner

    Great article! I’m just about to launch my blog and I hope I can stay on track. I’ll keep this page bookmarked so that I can check up.

    Chad

  • http://www.free-wow-account.com/ WoW_Account

    Thanks alot for this. Im going to rework mine in a minute! Thanks for the tips!

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