Someone who’s just about to launch his blog asked me what the difference was between using Blogger and WordPress. As an Exponential Growth Strategist and a believer in the 1 percent improvement doctrine, I always suggest to ‘do stuff’ and then re-adjust and re-align.
Then, once you have 5 or 10 posts, you want to move them to YOUR OWN blog URL.
The reason I say this is that most people don’t know how to get their own blog hosted (I use WordPress) and consequently WAIT to launch their blog = they lose valuable time and SEO ranking in the meantime.
Trust me – when you start to get people coming to your blog, posting comments and contributing content, you’ll get hooked.
But you have to start somewhere – the key is to start blogging!
Once you have your 5 to 10 posts, you’ll want to MOVE them to YOUR BLOG URL. That means you’ll literally cut and paste them into your ‘new’ blog and DELETE them in your old one. If you don’t delete them, the search engines won’t see your NEW blog and NEW content and you won’t get the indexing and subsequent traffic.
Of course BEFORE you close down your OLD blog – you want to tell people you’ve move and re-direct them to the NEW BLOG URL…
It will take some time for the search engines to index your NEW BLOG CONTENT even if it was on the OLD BLOG… Once it kicks in, you’re set!
Just to be clear – I am not advocating that the traffic you created on www.Blogger.com will automatically ‘transfer’ to your NEW BLOG – I am saying by STARTING your blog NOW rather than later, you GAIN the experience and discipline of blogging AND the content you created during that time will get indexed to your benefit. Just don’t make the mistake of leaving the old content on the old blog – search engines don’t like DUPLICATE CONTENT!
As the saying goes – don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today – especially when you know about the 1 percent improvement doctrine!
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