This is a guest post by Per Schmitz.
As a blogger you've got an ultimate goal: stand out of the crowd of fellow bloggers and -writers and get your words read by a large ammount of enthusiastic, engaged readers.
Even if your content is top-notch and you're following each and every state of the art blogging tip Google is able to offer to the world, attracting new readers is a hard task. When it comes to promoting your blog you might have one ace in the hole that you didn't even think about: you!
Setting yourself apart through effective personal branding might be far more important than you think. Here are some hints on how a personal landing page can help you achieve your very own blogging goals.
A personal landing page is a simple website that includes everything "you" - links, networks, a short bio, contact details and maybe some extras you want to add, like a map, photos or even a short video about yourself. Content and appearance should be reduced to the max: you want to give some brief information about yourself, not start another blog!
There's no need to code and host everything on your own as there's services like dooid.com that allow to create such a profile in minutes, without any required webdesigning skills.
So why should you get your hands on such a personal website? Let's see some of the most important advantages for bloggers of having a personal landing page.