Blogging is one of the most popular hobbies out there. It is just simply a joy to share your knowledge and experiences with other people who have the same interests as yours. In fact, some people even make money out of their blogs. Here are top 10 tips on starting your own blog.
(10) Choose a topic
Find your niche! Your blog should not be your online diary because unless you are Barrack Obama or Angelina Jolie, no one will be interested. Think of what your passion is and let that be the main subject of your blog.
(9) Be original
Though you might pattern your blog from the other blogs you follow, you must maintain your originality most especially when it comes to content. Do not copy other people’s blogs and articles.
Designing your blog will be a task especially if you don’t have a background on HTML or IT related topics. But not to worry! Most blog sites these days have free templates that you can choose from. Eventually, you will learn how to personalize it. It is just a breeze!
(7) Communicate with followers
Once you gain followers, take time to read their comments whether they are positive or negative. This will help you improve. Thank them for taking the time to review your blog and review theirs as well – that is an unwritten blogger to blogger agreement.
Never stop researching on how you can improve your blog. Keep on reading about your niche and joining activities regarding it. This will enable you to expand your blog more and you will be able to gain more followers.
(5) Be consistent
No matter how busy you are, make sure you update your blog from time to time. Make it a point to post at least once a week. If you are busy with a big project, then inform your followers of a hold on your posts. This will let them know that they can still look forward to more. Never be idle for a longer time.
(4) Use Social Media
Social media websites such as Twitter and FaceBook is strongly recommended. From here, you can easily look for followers or people you can follow as well based on your common interests and likes. It will be easy to advertise your blog from here as well.
(3) Know your target audience
It is important to know the kind of people you want to engage with in your blog. This way, you can edit the look of your blog and the content to attract people who you want as your followers.
(2) Be interesting
Don’t just write anything. Make sure your topics and entries are really engaging so that a lot of people will read it. If your followers find your posts boring, there is a big chance that they will unfollow you. So be careful. Keep your readers glued.
(1) Be kind to other bloggers
If you receive bad comments, take is as constructive criticism. Don’t block anyone unless it really gets bad. Take the time to follow others as well and really read their posts and comment on them as well. Blogging is considered a community and you must practice ethics.