Hello everyone and welcome to the Big Blog Blowout or, as the front page of this blog reads, Harnessing the Full Potential of Blogs. Before we begin I believe I need to share a little about myself. My name is Brian Knight and my debut novel “Born of Blood” will be released in March of 2012. I created my first blog – The New Author – about 4 years ago (I believe) and recently I created the blog – The Blood Chronicles. Over the years I have had the opportunity to help people build blogs and websites. I have also redesigned a number of websites to enhance their visual appeal, ease of use and productivity.
In the ever growing world of the Internet it is becoming almost a necessity to have a blog and/or website. Companies, individuals, political bodies and branches of government have sites and blogs at their disposal. Why? What is so important about websites and blogs? How do you even set one up? These are questions that many have before they take that first step. Without answers to those questions many don't take that first step. I’m not saying that first step is easy because it can be downright overwhelming but fortunately there are many out there who can help. That is exactly why we are here. Today we will be looking at blogs and how to harness their full potential.
I will be using my blogs as examples throughout the day today so you may want to keep them open on your browser for reference (or keep their address handy). The New Author can be found at http://the-new-author.blogspot.com/ and The Blood Chronicles can be found at www.bloodchronicle.blogspot.com.
Alright, there you have it, next up is Part I of this day long blogging extravaganza!!