Blogging for Beginners

 Blogging for beginners tips to get you all wanting to blog today!

You’ve heard that blogging is essential for success on the internet. But how do you start? Blogging may seem like a daunting task, but it is easy to begin and fun to do. Here are some simple steps that will get you started.

Blogging Topic

First, you need to decide what your blog will be about. As with any writing project, outline your blog and subtopics. Pick a subject that interests you. This will make it easier to write about. Your subtopics will be the categories of your blog. Then for each post, write about one of your categories. While some people are successful writing about their lives, they usually have a focus, such as motherhood, home life, cooking, or gardening. Try to keep your blog centered on one subject. This will make it easier to brand and promote your blog, and attract readers with similar interests.

Blogging Posts

After you write your first post, write new posts regularly. When people stumble across your blog, they are more likely to return if they see that you have a lot of valuable information. Once they start following your blog, it is important that you keep them coming back with new information. Remember, they are following you to know more about the subject of your blog. Set a post schedule and stick to it. But don’t set too strict a schedule that the quality of your articles suffer because you are constantly cranking out new material.

Also, proofread your articles.  If your posts are filled with spelling and grammatical errors, your readers will think you are too careless to really know your subject. You will lose readers because of it. Make full use of spelling and grammar check on your word processor before you publish your post. It is okay to have an informal writing style. Just don’t appear to be sloppy and haphazard.

Blogging Comments

As you continue to post articles, readers will write comments on your posts. Be sure to read all the comments your readers make, and comment back. This is the perfect way to keep them engaged. Readers like to be involved, and they especially like to know their comments have been heard.  Your readers will provide many good ideas for future posts or improvements to your blog. You can even ask directly for advice.

Blogging Analysis

Through your readers’ comments and your traffic numbers, you will be able tell which subjects people liked the most. Reread those posts and figure out what made those posts stand out. This can help you focus on subjects that interest your readers most in future posts. Also, read popular blogs that follow the same topic as yours and try to discover why that blog is so successful. Some things to look for are writing style, photos, layout of the blog, frequency of the updates, and services offered.

Blogging doesn’t have to be difficult or overwhelming. Just start with your first post and take it from there. Be open to improvement as you go along. Over time you will become an experienced and first class blogger.

For more articles by Alan Holden, visit his blog at http://www.dralanholden.com 

 

 

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