Blogging

Some tips for starting a blog

Despite the countless blogs already out there, there?s still room for more. Providing they?re up to standard of course. If you want yours to succeed where others have failed you have to make sure yours is. Otherwise it really will get lost amongst all those excellent and popular ones already there.

Here are a few tips to think about to make sure your own blog becomes part of that success;

It might sound obvious but think carefully about what it will be about. Going off in all directions with no obvious cohesion will only confuse people. That?s not to say it has to stick rigidly to one idea. You have to make it clear what your theme is. If you do add other things they should be categorised into relevant sections.
People?s patience online is notoriously fickle.

Try and stay positive. Even if you?re having the day from hell other people don?t want you droning on about. Unless you can relate it humorously, and then only to invite others to share in the amusement. Everyone has bad days, but they don?t want to have to wallow in yours as well. Bad moods are bad news.

Don?t over complicate things. If it?s a blog showing readers how to do something keep it simple. Use step by step photos or illustrations. They?re far easier to follow than lumps of text. If it?s business inspired don?t make it too technical for the same reasons.

Be patient. As with most things a successful blog won?t happen overnight. It takes time to build up a following so don?t give up before they even realise you?re there. Patience is not only a virtue it?s a good way to gain experience while you?re waiting.

Keep it interesting. If you?re passionate about your subject share it with others. Let them respond and add their own comments and ideas. Building a relationship with followers will keep them coming back. As long as you keep posting of course. Don?t panic and think you have to come up with something new every day. As long as you do it regularly and keep the content fresh you can?t go wrong.

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