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Keith Houchen
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I know a few of us on here have blogs and I couldn't find a thread for it, think we had one a while back but there you go. I've got on the blog bandwagon recently, I tend to write shit about football and feminism.

 

Which sites do you use for your blogs? I use Wordpress. I'm not very good with all the widgets and all that but Mrs Houchen knows all about that, she usually advises me on that score, do share yours, fuckers.

 

UKFFers blogs

Houchen's Blog

PowerButchi's Blog

franticplanet (Woy)

LariatTom's Blog

Azrall's Blog

opcws's Blog

Nexus Book Reviews

Kook Blogs.

Midnight Zeus's Blog

Ian's Blog

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Is this thread just for people to pimp their own blogs, or generally post blogs that peeps read?

 

The only blog I read at the moment is franticplanet... it'd be nice to have some others to check out so hopefully there'll be some good recommendations here.

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Is this thread just for people to pimp their own blogs, or generally post blogs that peeps read?The only blog I read at the moment is franticplanet... it'd be nice to have some others to check out so hopefully there'll be some good recommendations here.

The most recent blog post, wow. I knew people could be stupid but wow.
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I have my own blog that I update on a fairly regular basis which you can find here. I'm trying to move away from the boring shite about my life and into a different avenue of thinking since everyone I know from my course has a bloody blog about their Year Abroad.

 

I read Butch's blog last night after seeing him link it on Twitter. While it made me smile, I'd be lying if I said I didn't go to bed afterwards feeling a little bit down on the process of life. He's definitely someone I'll be reading more of though.

 

edit: Huh, turns out that if I open my blog from work, it's assigning me a .nl address. Probably not that interesting, but it amused me.

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What's the best way to generate traffic for a blog, to our more experienced bloggers?I mean, I don't just want to retweet and share it on facebook every 3 or 4 hours as I imagine people would get really fucking sick of me doing that.

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Mine. Some short stories I've done, some opinion pieces, and some posts keeping track of my quest to get my 2012 (rugby union) Premiership Final signed by everyone in it (or as many as possible). I don't update half as often as I'd ideally like to, but, y'know, life happens.

 

I'd like to echo the love for Frantic Planet, too. Never less than excellent.

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What's the best way to generate traffic for a blog, to our more experienced bloggers?I mean, I don't just want to retweet and share it on facebook every 3 or 4 hours as I imagine people would get really fucking sick of me doing that.

Just write lots of good stuff. That's it. You can go down the search engine optimisation route if you want to get easy traffic but trying to do that and actually make your blogs as good as they are now is an almost impossible balancing act.But the more you write and the more good quality pages you generate, the more presence you will get on the web and search engines and the more traffic you will get.
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What's the best way to generate traffic for a blog, to our more experienced bloggers?

Gladders has pretty much covered it. It would be difficult for you to get major coverage by the conventional ways because it's a blog rather than something with narrower scope. By that I mean that if you specialised in, I dunno, reviewing Jerry Lawler matches from the 1970s you could include a few key terms in your site's "meta content" that would reflect that and you'd automatically return better results for somebody on the look-out for Lawler reviews. Your terms (News, Sport, Media, Pop Culture, Blog) are shared by a gajillion other sites.The plethora of people using search terms that don't actually relate to their site in order to rise up the Google rankings means that Google has moved away from giving search terms so much importance. What you need is new content appearing regularly on the front page (easy with a blog). Google gives a lot of influence now to sites that are enjoyable (as indicated by readers), so having something like a Google+ button on your page is a smart move too.
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