Recently, the Big Sexy was asked by by the blogger I’m a Man! I’m 41! to give advice to lowly, newbie conservative bloggers. In essence, he wanted AWD to share the recipe to my secret sauce for sexy, successful blogging. Being the benevolent AWD that I am, I was more than happy…especially if new conservative bloggers can help put a dagger into the cold heart of libtardism. Noblesse oblige. Here’s the email AWD received:
We are getting feedback on this from bloggers like Pam Geller, John Hawkins, BigFurHat @ IOTW, Dave Blount, John, im41 (BC), Weasel Zippers (Zip), Moe Lane, Karen (The Lonley Conservative), Jimmy Z, Milton Wolf), The Other,Robert Stacy McCain, Waznmentobe (Buffoon), and a host of lesser known but brilliant conservative bloggers – we would love it if you could throw in your two cents…
I am asking 50 of the brightest minds in the conservative blogosphere their views, so that I can compile a set a blogging best practices to help act as a guide for the thousands of grassroots conservative bloggers — so that as a
group we can be more effective at both attacking liberals and spreading the conservative message.
What the!? AWD being put into the same league as Big Fur Hat (may many furry hats be upon him) and Pamela Geller (may peace and death to jihad be upon her!)….count me in! If this guy is including AWD in with the 50 brightest minds in the conservative blogosphere….he’s in severely deep Dukakis!
Here’s the deal. I believe everyone should blog. Except libtards. Oh sure, your blog will suck el grande uno compared to AWD’s. But you still should blog. At least your mom will read it. Remember, AWD was once a lowly newbie himself before becoming one of the top 50 minds and the number one love man in the conservative blogosphere. Once. Only for a few minutes. At first, you may not have much traffic on your blog but just think of all the libtards you can piss off when they come across your right-wing extremist rantings! That alone is worth the price of a Go-Daddy URL registration!
So if any of y’all are thinking about starting a blog, here’s AWD’s pearls of sexiness to help you cut years off of figuring what the hell to do to have a moderately successful, supa-sexy blog like the AWD’s:
If you’re going to be a blogger, be bold. Say what you believe and don’t apologize for non-PC beliefs. Don’t allow your ideological enemies to define the rules of the game.
Write quality stuff and make it interesting. AWD tries to infuse humor (tries, anyway) to make his stuff more fun to read while getting across the message.
Write daily. Seek blogs you like and ask them to post your stuff or at least link to you. Most large bloggers will help small blogs get started and push traffic their way.
Decide if you’re going to have an opinion blog (like AWD) or post news stories written by others (like Drudge, Instapundit, Weasel Zippers, etc). Find your niche and decide who you want for your audience and focus on building traffic from readers who share those opinions.
Do not censor trolls unless they violate your rules. AWD has two rules…no N or F words. Oh, and no vulgarity. I prefer opinions and ideas (even leftist) if they are thought out and not name calling.
Get a good webmaster and learn SEO. Use Key Words to be more easily found in search engines. Use Facebook and Twitter.
Make your blog look professional for buying a ready-made theme. Most are under $100 and make your page look professional and serious.
Use photos and graphics in every post that relates to the topic. Learn to embed videos. Be creative and come up with things you would like to read. AWD has Libtard of the Week, Music That Doesn’t Suck, Dude of the Week as topics each week.
Off the top of my head, those are some of the things that has made AWD the 126th largest conservative page (according to Doug Powers) in four years. I try to make it fun, irreverent, funny, and sarcastic. My page critiques the world from the eyes of a middle class white guy. Hope that helps!
Remember, when you’re a big blog star, it was AWD who sent you on your way! However, you must still continue to worship me like a French cathedral and get dates for my friends. Oh, and the number one rule of successful blogging is….don’t suck. That would make you a libtard blog.