Nov 02 2011

How to Blog Successfully – Tips From Ileane Smith

Category: bloggingTom Shivers


An interview with Ileane Smith of Basic Blog Tips.

Many people get started blogging with lots of enthusiasm only to give it up a few months later because no one seems to know about it or show any interest in the discussion.

Ileane approached blogging similarly but, she did a few things most bloggers do not do that had a huge impact on building up a following through her blog (audience engagement).

Today, if you check out Ileane’s blog you’ll find lots of comments (from real people) on every post, and she has some of the most influential bloggers guest posting on her blog. If you’ve ever wondered how to get more people interacting with your blog in a positive way, you’ll enjoy this interview.

Listen in to this podcast as Ileane answers:

  • How she got started with blogging and social media.
  • The secrets to her blog’s success.
  • Tips for bloggers who are just getting started.
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13 Responses to “How to Blog Successfully – Tips From Ileane Smith”

  1. emory @ clickfire says:

    Nice interview. Ileane never ceases to inspire me.
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  2. Justin Germino says:

    It was a good interview and Ileane knows what she is talking about. I do have to make a suggestion however, there is too much background buzz on the mic or phone connection when doing the audio recording. Use something like Audacity to filter and remove the background noise and the voices will be clearer, it is free and easy way to edit and clean up the audio a bit.
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  3. Tom Shivers says:

    @Justin, thanks for the suggestion. That background noise is actually music I mixed in, but perhaps I need to reduce the volume of the music.
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  4. edmond0925 says:

    wow nice interview! Hoping for more tips from you soon!
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  5. Ileane says:

    Thanks for doing the interview Tom. I had a great time chatting with you. Thanks Emory and Justin for listening and commenting.
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  6. Sanjeev says:

    Nice Interview, I have always enjoyed going through Ileane blog. A good place to get lot of useful information.
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  7. Paul Salmon says:

    Nice interview. Ileane is definitely one that knows here stuff with regards to blogging and social media.
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  8. Nishadha says:

    That is a great interview, I have being visiting her blog for a long time now and always impressed with the engagement at her blog.
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  9. CherylB says:

    I am really hoping that these tips are very useful for me…
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  10. ormond beach real estate says:

    This was a very nice interview. To hear that she started from scratch is so amazing.She had no idea about blogging but now she is very equipped with good information on blogging.

  11. Brian D. Hawkins says:

    Fantastic interview. I have a lot of respect and admiration for Ileane, it’s always great to hear more of the story that brought her to us. 🙂
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