How do I start blogging? This is the most likely question that new bloggers probably asked themselves. For those who plan to start a blog this year, you probably are at a loss as to what kinds of entries you should post. There’s no need to fear, as these seven tips for blog beginners can help out. Read on and learn on how you can make your blog click in no time.
1. Create the brand of your blog
First of all, you need to get straight-on with yourself on the reasons for blogging. Why are you starting up a blog? What brand are you going to go for when it comes to your blog? By branding, this means your niche and specialty. Are you going to blog about food, fashion, literature, movies, or a personal blog about yourself? Are you going to write about the life of a college student or a 9 to 5 employee? Make your brand stand out in your blog. This can attract like-minded bloggers and Internet fellows who will definitely benefit from what you have to offer. Choose the blog name, web design, website platform, and widget selection carefully considering all aspect of usability, UX, and SEO.
2. Be your own idea of public interest
How do I make my blog interesting? Pretty sure you’ve asked yourself this question as a blogger. Take inspiration from the ideas of other bloggers and study the facts on what makes their blogs interesting to you. But this doesn’t mean you should be their copycat! Create your own interesting ways of blogging. There are so many ways to write interesting content and to add a personal touch to your blog entries. Find ones that’s your style and stick to it.
3. Always update your blog
This means having a regular blogging schedule. It doesn’t have to be every day, as your followers and readers will feel pretty bombarded with too much information seen on your blog entries. Make it like 2-3 times a week, but not so occasionally that you’ll get easily forgotten. Be seen through your blog, and still leave a lasting impression through your updates.
4. Use social media to your advantage
Make sure you are using social media channels as a surefire way to get people to read your posts. Touch niche based social media platforms beyond Facebook or Twitter. Instagram has proved to be a massive platform for Fashion Bloggers than Facebook. Roposo is such one! Diversifying your social media communication mediums result to gain more views for your posts. Serious bloggers know how to use the power of people, and they try to get the like-minded following at the right place.
5. Socialize with your followers and other bloggers
It’s not enough that you share your blog entries on social media. Digital interaction among your fellow bloggers and readers is also a must! Even the simple act of leaving a nice comment on someone else’s blog entry counts. Don’t forget to reply also to comments on your own blog. Be respectful, keep things fun and clean, and this can give the impression that your blog is alive through you and your followers.
6. Write in the voice of your audience
Writing your blog entries in an understandable way means that yours is reader-friendly. Anything written that tries to appear intelligent and high-fallutin’ will scare potential followers. In the blogosphere, it’s important that you get understood easily through what you write. Make it a point to write in a way that helps gain understanding.
Post formatting is also essential. Try to use bullet lists, numbered lists, paragraph breaks, and a clean writing format for your coming blog posts, along with eye-catching conversational style. You are not required to be so formal in your writing format.
7. Take responsibility for your blog
Everything you put in there will remain on the Internet for posterity. Being responsible for your blogging means that you take account of anything you publish in there. Avoid circumstances that can get you into trouble, like using copyright images, using offensive language or having a quarrel with fellow bloggers. Take the authorship and run things smoothly. You can manage to make your blog a real success and stand out without indulging in controversies that can lead to a negative reputation.
Considering the above-discussed points, don’t miss to experience fun out of this entire phase. Blogging has been a productive habit for most of the successful CEOs, and you’ll be amazed to see the coming opportunities for you once you set-up and start blogging seriously. Enjoy and keep blogging!