Easton Ellsworth blogs at Know More Media, a blog network with a focus on business. He currently blogs for Business Blog Wire, an excellent blog, covering daily blogging tips and advice. He’s also a Know More Media editor, and in the past helped to to run the Know More Media Author Certification program, which was created to help bloggers improve their blogging skills.
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Q: Did you ever expect to be considered an expert on blogging topics, or is this a surprise role in your life?
Q: At Business Blog Wire you focus often on how bloggers can improve their blogs. Do you think that most bloggers can improve their blogs?
Q: How is blogging a constant learning experience?
Q: What are three easy blog improvements that will pack a large punch?
Easton: First, make a friendly About/Contact page, or have it be two separate pages, that makes it super easy for visitors to get to know you, and talk to you.
Second, post on a consistent schedule – for example, every weekday morning, or every Monday and Thursday. Visitors like knowing when to expect new content.
Third, leave your blog each day for a few minutes and go improve someone else’s by leaving a thoughtful comment or blogging tip with them. A little goes such a long way. I know some bloggers who have said they will never forget that I was the first person who commented at their new blog, or that something I said changed their vision of blogging. And that can happen to anybody, so get out there and help people. As you sow, so shall you reap.
Q: Can you tell us a little about your new e-book? (note: at the time I asked this, he had one book coming out).
Q: One item that your blog has that many blogs don’t is a disclosure policy. Your disclosure policy at Business Blog Wire is simple, in fact it’s only six words – “I will be honest with you.” Can you explain why you have this policy at your blog and also the significance of your statement?
Q: What does the future hold for you as a blogger and for your blog Business Blog Wire?
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If you’re interested in Easton’s tips and tricks or his blogging books check out Visionary Blogging – a site chock full of good stuff already like a Blog Scorecard that allows you to rate and improve your own blog, and free blog help. You should also visit Business Blog Wire. Easton is not only a great blogger, but a nice down to earth guy offering friendly, realistic advice you can use today to improve your blog. You won’t regret visiting any of these links.