So you’ve decided to become a Conservative Blogger? Congratulations, as long as you do it right it’s rather a lot of fun and very rewarding. I myself decided to start blogging when I realized that hearing or reading the news headlines was making me mad. I realized I was getting mad because I felt helpless. Given that I have a blog, I’m at the very least getting out in the wild how I feel about the issues that are important if you ask me. I am even having some success with people reading my posts. So, in the hopes of helping others follow in my footsteps I’ve composed this list of things to remember when you turn into a conservative blogger. They are things that I think about before every post I make, and I think they will be as ideal for you as they have already been for me.
Always make sure you provide your sources. If you look at blogs I write they are filled with links. This is due to I make an effort to back up everything I write with some type of source. It adds credibility to my article, as well as giving my readers a lot of other places they can go to get even more information regarding whatever issue I’m writing about.
Monitor your comments: No I don’t mean to delete people that disagree with you. However, you should have the occasional flamer which will start cursing out of nowhere or otherwise making comments you do not want on your site. Another thing you would run into are individuals who will post a generic touch upon one of your posts with a web link to their own website. conservative sites are spamming and just attempting to create backlinks with their own websites. This is very unethical to accomplish without permission. Delete them as you find them and if you really desire to be mean ban their IP.
Don’t be a parrot: You really shouldn’t spend one hour writing a blog to only repeat what Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity were saying on the air. There is no point in this. If people desire to hear what Rush Limbaugh thinks they’ll listen to Rush Limbaugh. Your purpose with a blog is to develop a niche that separates you from the others. It could be the way you spin things, the way you tie certain stories together that others might not have noticed, or how you scour the web to get obscure stories to touch upon that didn’t quite gain national attention. Who knows, in the event that you get good enough you may one day make the famous “Stack of Stuff.”
Don’t call radio shows merely to try to advertise your site. I hear people make an effort to do that on different programs also it makes me mad. Usually you won’t see through the screener and unless the host is in an especially good mood you won’t see through the ten second delay. These shows are on the market to make money. They sell advertising as a way of earning that money. With the rare exception of giving free air time to a good cause, their advertisers aren’t likely to be happy if you sneak your way into getting free of charge what they paid thousands for. Its also actually just tacky, rude, and you will see it from the mile away.
Don’t get upset by dissent: People are going to disagree with you, probably a lot. Honestly, it wouldn’t be much fun if everyone agreed with your point all the time. Browse the comments when people disagree with you and see if they have a point. If they do, respond to their comment and tell them. The best blogs will be the ones that foster discussion since they get people to keep coming back.
Quality always beats quantity: You must provide regular content on your own site. However, that content also needs to be worth reading. If it ever comes down to getting something through to the website today or waiting each day and having an improved article take the time you must create the better article. That way your readers will say “well it took some time but it was worth the wait” instead of “boy this site is going downhill. I’m going somewhere else from now on.”
I learned that one the hard way. Back up your files!!!! I would highly suggest utilizing an online word processing package such as Google Docs which is free. Type all of your blog articles there and then paste them into your WordPress blog or whatever you are using. This will prevent you from losing your content should something eventually your files. Also, your hosting provider should offer you options through cPanel or whatever management system they use to make backups of one’s site and associated databases. Do this regularly!
Read as much as you can. Browse the Federalist Papers, the Anti-Federalist papers, another works of the founding fathers, and all of the other great works on politics and philosophy. You may get a lot of them free of charge if you download the Amazon Kindle program for PC or for your iPhone.