This post serves as an example for a blog about basketball coaching.
1. Search for related blogs
Using search engines is an excellent place to look for relevant blogs to read. Get more specific results by including “blog” in your search. Make sure to search both the singular and plural forms of the terms.
Blogs on basketball, basketball coaching, the NBA, sports coaching, high school basketball, and so on are all examples of popular niches in the blogosphere.
You will find more results if you search on various search engines (Bing, Google, Ask.com, etc.) rather than just one.
After locating relevant, high-quality weblogs, you should save them in a bookmark list, spreadsheet, etc. Keeping a record of your activities can prevent stress in the long run.
After compiling a list of probable candidates, you can “follow” their blog by subscribing to their RSS feed. Typically, this entails providing your name, email address, and a website URL. When you subscribe to a blog, you’ll receive email notifications whenever there are new posts or responses to comments you’ve left on other blogs.
A separate email address used solely for following other people’s blogs is an excellent idea. In this approach, you can maintain two distinct inboxes for blog-related and personal correspondence.
2. Comment on the blogs you’ve found that are relevant to your topic
Most bloggers update their sites anywhere from once to many times a week. This can be a lot of material to remark on or add to, mainly if you’ve found a lot of related blogs. Therefore, you should only comment on blog entries on subjects you are familiar with or about which you have strong feelings. To convince other readers that you are an expert, what you have to say needs to be meaningful or instructive. The more you comment on comparable blogs, the more regular readers will begin to recognize your expertise and hopefully follow your site.
*Remember that you might have strong feelings about a blog post even if you agree with the author. It’s good to elaborate on why you liked or decided on an article and what you found helpful if it is written well and instructively. If the blog owner is pleased, they may ask you to contribute content in the future.
Alternating the tone and subject matter of your remarks keeps things interesting. It’s possible to get into an argument about some of them. Consensus with a post can be expressed in some. Someone else may provide further information or commentary. You must mix things up to avoid appearing unfavorable or a yes man. Your posts should be thought-provoking.
Commenting on other sites will help you earn backlinks and position yourself as an authority in your niche. Your name is a backlink to your website whenever you leave a remark on someone else’s page. To paraphrase Mauro Panaggio: “The link should link to your blog (mauropanaggio.blogspot.com) and look something like this.”
Remark on recent basketball-related media coverage
Articles and news on basketball may be found everywhere on the web. To begin, search the various article categories you would like to contribute to.
Try searching for things like “basketball articles,” “basketball coaching articles,” “basketball defense articles,” “basketball offense articles,” “free-throw articles,” etc.
By appending the phrase “articles” or “article” to any keyword related to your blog’s topic, you’ll uncover thousands of potential comment sections where you may leave a link to your site. Don’t settle with generic web searches. It’s up to you how narrow or broad to be. Different search terms will return different results, such as “Orlando Magic articles” versus “Orlando Magic strategy articles.” Prioritize commenting on the most popular articles to increase the number of people who see your thoughts. There are, however, exceptions, such as when searching for “basketball articles” in a more general sense. The first five to ten pages may acquire sufficient views to warrant a remark.
The second phase of this process is to maintain familiarity with recent basketball-related events. These posts receive the most views but also attract the most comments. This can increase the likelihood of yours being overlooked. The regulars who comment on these articles should be given special consideration. Links to other blogs and opportunities for communication and collaboration can be found there. It’s best to keep your remarks on news articles brief and to the point. Add a link to your website.
4. Posting to appropriate blog aggregators
Submitting your blog to various blog directories can increase its visibility and traffic. Multiple searches will need to be conducted for this. Incorporate search terms after “blog(s)” and then add “directory” or “directories.”
Good places to begin include “Basketball Blog Directory,” “Coaching Blog Directory,” and “Sports Blog Directory.” However, you shouldn’t expect many beneficial outcomes from these.
Next, look for generic blog directories online and submit them.
Start with terms like “blog directory,” “blog directories,” and “free blog directory.”
*Please don’t get bogged down in this process. This step is optional and can be carried out after the others have been completed for the day because of its low priority. This is often a tedious and lengthy process.
5. Be on the lookout for guest writing gigs
Many resources exist online for bloggers and those seeking guest blogging opportunities. Conduct basic Internet searches first, then expand your efforts as necessary.
Tags like “basketball guest blogging” and “guest blogging opportunities.”
You must join these sites as a member (it’s typically free, though). Doing this action can increase your blog’s traffic and obtain useful inbound links.
Six, Publish Articles Based on Your Blogs
Articles based on useful blog postings can be “spun” and submitted to various article sites. If executed properly, this can boost visibility and acquire valuable inbound links. EzineArticles, ArticlesBase, GoArticles, and ArticleDashboard, are some of the best article websites.
It takes skill to transform your weblog entries into articles. The secret is to write about topics people are actively looking for and use keywords with a high search volume.
Seven Tips for writing successful blog articles
You should give tons of foundational and skill-related information for your blog, but you should also intersperse this with humorous blog pieces. You could write a post titled “Motivating your team when they are losing,” another titled “5 coaches who should be fired,” and yet another titled “Why ____ could have helped the Magic beat the Jazz,” all in a single week.
There should be purely informative posts, posts that are purely opinions, posts that are a commentary on recent games or events, and posts that combine all three.
Blog postings should be kept to a decent length, as people’s attention spans are relatively short. Look for anyone who could leave comments on your postings and reply to them if necessary. More people may start to believe what you say if you interact with them positively. It’s essential to listen to people while keeping an open mind. There will always be jerks and idiots who speak nonsense and contribute nothing to the conversation.
Don’t forget to add any helpful media that may interest your readers, such as images, links, audio, or video. The quality of a post can hinge on this factor alone.
Always keep in mind your target audience and write to their interests.
Make use of preexisting connections and resources.
You can’t possibly disagree with this. Reach out to anyone you know who might be interested after you’ve created a few entries and your site is looking well. Former players, coaches, and fans might help spread the message. Spread the word about your blog by getting the word out via social media, phone calls, and emails.
This is an excellent first step in building a solid fan base. Gaining new followers when you already have a small or nonexistent fan base is challenging. Blogs with many readers from the outset are more accessible to promote than those without.
C. Wise is a Florida resident and a father of two. This manual is dedicated to my grandfather. The Greatest Coach Ever (and not just in basketball)
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