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To avoid any confusion I thought it appropriate to list the names (cyber) I go by.
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Mel Kaye-(my real name), MondayMorningPower,
MMP, Killeris-(Technorati name), Powerkis-(Wordpress name), SiFiBiBi-(Original Blogger name)
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Attitude, The Ultimate Power-(Blog name)
MondayMorningPower-(Blog AKA)
It's All About Attitude-(Blog AKA)

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Why read Monday Morning Power?

You will find a consistency and a focus in all of my content that can change your attitude which can fuel a positive change in your life, if you want it to. If you are happy with your attitude and your life and see no reason for changing, then you either already have a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude), or you are a victim and want to hold onto your misery. These postings will then serve to fortify the person with PMA, or, hopefully, convince the "victim" that there is a better way. This site will contain essays, poems, stories, humor and links, all with the same goal: The pursuit, capture, care and feeding of a Positive Mental Attitude. I have had readers tell me that they have spent hours on my site and feel great about themselves both during and after. I log onto my own site frequently to help fuel my attitude; I hope you will as well.

To My Fellow Bloggers.....

Please feel free to link my blog to yours. A dose of "Monday Morning Power" would bolster any blog, except for those that profess doom, destruction and the end of the world. If you want to use any of my content in your blog, please ask first via email or by comment. I will need to review your blog for appropriate content and then give you written permission as well as being sure that you link back.

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A dose of "Monday Morning Power" and a cup of coffee and you're ready for whatever awaits you. At a minimum you should read this blog on Monday Mornings. However, there will be new posts daily. Whenever you want to feel good, tune in and help yourself to some "Monday Morning Power." Please share this site with everyone you care about. I welcome your comments and suggestions

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My goal is to help my clients navigate the “residential investment property” market; make some money and have some fun in the process. This real estate market is ripe for the investor. In addition, I would like to help the home buyer and home seller. I am part of an 80,000+ agent network that spans all of North America. Being on the “inside” I can find you the “right” agent to handle your specific needs no matter where in North America you may reside. I have been in and arround the real estate market for most of my professional life and want to be your resource for making money in this market. I have been negotiating all of my life and want to negotiate great deals for you. Following is my contact information and my philosophies: Mel Kaye (Broker Associate) Keller Williams Realty Direct: PCH.MEL.KAYE (724.635.5293) Mobile: 805.300.1769 Fax: 888.371.1190 Email: YESmelYES@gmail.com Website: http://melkaye.com Skype: Mel.Kaye Lic #: 00742678 340 N. Westlake Blvd., Suite 100 Westlake Village, CA 91362


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This Site is dedicated to the development of your ATTITUDE, which is your ULTIMATE POWER. The content includes: Essays, Articles, Poems, Links, Inspirational stories, Quotes, Research, Music, an original series called the "Process" and Laughter....all focused on the
Pursuit, Capture, Care and Feeding of a Positive Mental Attitude.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Increasing Blog Readership, 14 Rules by MondayMorningPower

I found myself first asking advise on the blog forums as to how to increase my readership, then I found myself giving advise on how to increase readership. I quickly realized that this was closely tied to having the right attitude, the focus of my blog. So I figured that I should write a piece on this subject. I hope you find it useful.

There is no short and simple answer. Like all worthwhile endeavors, this takes work. However, if you have “passion” for your blog, the “work” you will have to do will not seem like work at all. If you do not have passion for your blog, well, you can probably complete this statement yourself. These rules are designed to increase readership not increase traffic....there is a difference.

The 14 Rules

  1. Have worthwhile content in your blog; content that will interest others.
  2. Love what you do; your love for it will come through.
  3. Be sure that your blog is visually pleasing. Continuously make visual changes. Never be completely satisfied with its appearance.
  4. Submit your URL to as many search engines as you can (there are blogs that specialize in this.)
  5. Post questions on blog forums; such as “How do I get people to read my blog?
  6. Visit all blogs who respond to your question.
    1. Always leave a comment on these blogs.
    2. Thank them, on their blogs, for responding to your question.
  7. If you like the blog, visit its links.
    1. If you like the link, leave a comment and let them know how you found their blog.
    2. There is no shame in asking for a "link swap" if you truly believe that both your readers and their readers will both benefit.
  8. Visit as many blogs as you can.
  9. If you give a blog more than just a casual glance, LEAVE A COMMENT
    1. Always leave your URL at the end of the comment and invite them to visit your blog.
  10. If someone leaves a comment on your blog with their URL, always visit their blog and leave a sincere comment thanking them for visiting and include something positive about their blog.
  11. When you begin to create links on your blog to other blogs, visit them regularly and leave comments.
  12. Create and give out business cards that contain your URL and a brief description of the content. Don’t be obnoxious about it.
  13. Use your URL in your personal emails, again with a brief description.
  14. Go back to number one and start again, and again, and again……………..
This should, by no means, be considered the entire rule set. I'm sure that most bloggers could come up with creative ways to increase readership that I have not listed. This is only the basics. However, if you follow these rules your audience will grow.

By Mel Kaye
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34 comments:

mahendra palsule said...

Very useful post for new bloggers!

YHO said...

Hello, thank you for posting a comment on my blog.
glade you like it.
I'd love to change some links with you.
Your blog's great!

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sharu said...

hey..im a new blogger and it been tough to get people to read my stuff, so this is really great help..thank a ton!!!
just 1 question-how did you add the category index at the top of ur blog??


cheers
http://sharususelessreviews.blogspot.com/

Monday Morning Power said...

Sharu,

There are many ways to accomplish an index other than using "Labels" or "Archives." What I did was to: 1) add a separate post for each index that I wanted to create, 2) Add a "Page Element" below my heading, 3) Title it "Category Index", 4) Add the words I wanted to use to identify categories and separate them with a slash, 5) Link each of those words to the index post, 6) Each time I add a new post I would "Customize" that Index post by adding the new post title and linking it to the actual post I just created. It seems to work very well. I tested it it out by having my wife tray to navigate my site and she picked it up very fast.

buzz staff said...

Thanks MMP. Just watched 'What the Bleep Do We Know' last night. Must have picked up on a frequency.

Monday Morning Power said...

Buzz Staff,

Thanks for visiting. I just wish I knew what you are talking about.

Max said...

Hello! Wow...I think I should thank you for your advice: pretty useful!
So, accordingly your 14 steps, I should now invite you over to my blog:
http://maxcouti.blogspot.com
Cheers!

Monday Morning Power said...

Max,

You are getting the hang of it. This is the best way to establish readers, not just traffic. This is also the best was to make "Friends" and establish mutual links.

gallardo said...

Hi
Thx for the advice, i'm shure it will help me on!


All the best for you.

Dont forget to visit my
http://3dthought.blogspot.com

Monday Morning Power said...

Your welcome. And I will visit your site, after all that is one of my rules.

Codename A said...

Thanks for the link and the tips I really appreciate it.
Feel free to visit me anytime at:
http://americanreality.blogspot.com

Adrienne said...

Thank you for the comment, and the link to this blog post on advice. I appreciate it!
Thanks for stopping by and giving the time of day to give my advice and gentle criticisms.
Adrienne
http://www.fordsofa.blogspot.com

MandyPoo said...

Such great advice - thanks!!!

http://www.mrs-mandypoo.blogspot.com

Karen said...

I see your blog isn't just about revving up attitude !

Have slowly figured out what you've been writing. Am personally glad that blogsphere is still run by real people and not by search engines as I was first led to believe when I read all the internet marketing stuff.

Am also pleased that ezines also prefer that we write stuff that makes sense rather than throwing in "keywords" all over to get found by google.

Blogging's more fun now that I've taken the money component out ! Plus, google has found me anyway !!

Oh, and you may want to consider submitting some of your articles to ezines cos apparently that increases linkbacks and helps google find you. www.ezinearticles.com free, www.searchwarp.com also free. Paid for www.articlemarketer.com, but there's a free version too.

Monday Morning Power said...

I have purposely used the word "readership" not "traffic." What good is traffic; it's reade4rs we want.

Thanks for the information, I will look into these sites.

meg said...

Thanks for the great advice!

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Michael Lowstetter said...

Perfect! This is exactly what I needed as I develop my new blog. I really like your idea for this blog. The power that is held in attitude is really surprising.

Thanks for helping us use that power in a positive direction!

My blog is dedicated to giving leaders the tools they need to face their giants, whatever form they take! www.smoothstoneresources.blogspot.com

Monday Morning Power said...

Michael,
I am pleased that you found me and are using my rules. I am a prime example of the success it can bring. Just remember to stick to it.

account_manager said...

Hi, thanks for the comment and advice! ive only had the blog for about a week so it is a work in progress, especially as im a novice! I plan to put many more vids and inspiring pics up when I write about them! Your blog has some good advice, I may use it in the future!

Thanks again!

Juliana RW said...

Hi Mel,

I just read your 14 rules. Wow..i will try to remember all of them :)
Thanks to share in here.

Monday Morning Power said...

Juliana,
For the most part these rules are common sense mixed with a little etiquette.

Misty Dawn said...

This is a great list. Thanks for sharing.

Monday Morning Power said...

Misty,
You are very welcome.

nyumix said...

Thank for posting this information. This is very useful, especially for a beginner like me.

Monday Morning Power said...

nyumix,
I am glad that you find it useful. I have really gotten into helping new bloggers find their way.

Twinkie said...

This is very helpful because the language is easy for new bloggers. I am still trying to figure out what some of the terms mean. It is also kind of 'blogging etiquette'. I need to figure out how to get more visitors. Seems to be something wrong with bloggingfusion.com. Know any other good directories?
www.cupcakelife.com

Monday Morning Power said...

Hi Twinkel,
My 14 rules is a beginner set for the new blogger. I just posted a 75 rule set form another site, with all appropriate link-backs" that gets down & dirty. Honestly, I do not know of any good directories in the same realm as BlogFusion. They all, together, may rise traffic by a few percentage points. I personally like the concept of my "traveling Directory." the link is on my sidebar.

Abhinav Agrawal said...

Thanks for sharing this... it is definitely some good stuff

Abhinav Agrawal said...

I like the 14 rules thing... its is always advisable to make your blog as your signature u get more readers :)

Monday Morning Power said...

abhinav,
These rules will work for you if followed.

For me, I started blogging May of this year. As of today my Technorati Authority is 523. depending on the day, I have 50-200 hits a day. I am pleased but not satisfied.

Scathontiphat said...

I know this post pretty old now, but I just stumbled upon it. As a new blogger myself, this was a pretty useful list. Thanks for sharing.

Following your rules, here a link to my blog ;)
Velvetron Blog

Munchkin said...

Thanks for the tips. The Wine Dogs are looking forward to trying it.

vawinedogs.blogspot.com

Monday Morning Power said...

Munchkin,
It works, you just have to stick with it.

Jeanine Giuffrida said...

Fantastic post. I see that I am a couple years later in reading it but will take the time to drop you a quick note anyway. I love your blog! There is a lot of useful information and it keeps my interest! Love it!

GodBless!
Jeanine
http://jeaninegiuffrida.blogspot.com/