Blogging Tips for Beginners
Gone are the days when one had to work exceptionally hard to get his or her thoughts across to the world. Today, it is merely a blog post away! Here is a list of a few tips that aspiring bloggers should find helpful before they start blogging.
Stay on track and don’t stray from the topic. This irritates the reader and gives a bad impression. Also, nobody really cares about info without a source, be responsible, people might be depending on the information you give. Also, abstain from adding random pieces of information that might not interest the readers. Snippets from your personal life, unless really interesting or hilarious shouldn’t be added. You should only blog on relatable topics. Remember, it is a blog, not a memoir.
If your blog’s based on sharing information pertaining to a certain field, stay up to date on it. Your opinions ought to be backed up by concrete arguments. This is how you’ll gain readers.
People follow bloggers to stay in touch with the latest happenings around the world; nobody is interested in old news and run of the mill topics. Writing an article/ blogging about something that happened 6 months ago, will obviously not be of much interest to many.
Set a blogging schedule, stick to it. New blogs are popping up on a daily basis. If you have worked hard to earn an audience, you will certainly not want to lose them due to lack of communication.
Keep your posts and blog entries simple and easy to follow.Take time to explain terminologies in lay man terms, a little explanation goes a long way. Use relevant keywords to increase your blog’s visibility so people can find you on the web.
There should be an emphasis on quality. Update your blog frequently. Use correct grammar, use spell-checkers and proof read what you have written.
If you have a twitter account or even a Facebook account, an effective strategy to reach out to people would be to post your blog links on your twitter feed. This will ensure that people who follow you see that you have updated and visit your blog.
Blogging takes patience, initially, the audience can be disappointingly small, but if you have an interesting blog and original thoughts, you are bound to attract a bigger audience. After all, who doesn’t like to read an original though! Keep trying. Happy blogging!