Eight Quick and Easy Tips to Better Blogging Now
Here’s another post, this time by Olga Ionel, from ThemeFuse. She’s sharing with us her personal experience on blogging and how we can become better at it through eight simple tips.
Blogging can be overwhelming for those who are just starting out with a blog for a business. The size of the business doesn’t matter when it comes to blogging. All blogs should have some things in common, and the approach can be similar. Once new bloggers start to understand and incorporate the following, they will find that the blog can come together quite nicely. These tips for blogging encompass many different aspects of blogging, and they should provide quite a bit of help for the lost blogger wondering what to do.
Know the Audience
Before writing the first post, it’s vital that you know your audience. What is the niche, what does the audience want to see when it comes to content? If you have a blog that promises to be about comic books, people aren’t going to want to read long posts on your political views. In fact, this could be trouble for your company! Know what the audience expects from the blog and then deliver.
Give an Opinion, Not Just the Facts
While you do not want to go off on tangents, and you never want to be insulting to your readers, it is okay to have an opinion. Try to keep those opinions relevant to the blog though. For the aforementioned site on comic books, it would therefore be okay to have an opinion on the greatness of the Avengers movie. You probably don’t need to state your opinion on immigration reform on that type of site though.
Keep it Fun
Having an element of humor in your site is always nice. People want to have a bit of entertainment, even though they might be coming to your site for information. A blog that knows when and how to use humor appropriately can gain a following quickly.
Give Value to the Reader
The information that you present for your visitors needs to have some type of value for them. You need to be able to provide them with your unique insight, tools they can use, content that they can digest and use in their life. If you have valuable content, you can be sure that those visitors are going to tell others to come to your site.
Updating regularly and sticking to a schedule is necessary. You can update once a day or once a week, but you have to keep to that schedule. Your readers are waiting for that content!
Have Ideas Ready to Go
Sometimes, you might not feel like coming up with an idea for your post. Having a list of ideas ready to go can make it much easier to start and finish a post so that you can update according to your schedule. Update your list frequently so you never run out of ideas.
Don’t Be Afraid to Hire Out
Perhaps you aren’t much of a writer and you can’t find anyone at your company who is willing to take up the mantle of blogger. You can always hire someone else on the outside to write for your business. Make sure that you choose someone who is willing to learn about your company and provide quality, relevant posts that visitors will enjoy.
Choose a Good Platform and an Attractive Theme
You also have to have a good platform, such as WordPress for your blog. People know and love WordPress because it is easy to use. It is also possible to find premium WordPress themes with just about any style that you could possibly want.
With the above tips for new bloggers, it should be easier to get a grasp of blogging so that you and your business don’t stall.