Blogging is not for everyone. Consider blogging as a passion as well that will only appeal to the person who has the calling to blog. If someone persists in blogging without putting his mind and heart into it, this can only result to disaster that will ultimately frustrate the person and help stain the art of blogging. But if you are ready to put time and effort into it, then go ahead blog and tell the world about your experiences.
Now there are many approaches to blogging, with some people using a list first while others start to tap on their keywords and straight into the text editor. All these approaches do work, but if you are aiming for success make sure you keep in mind some important steps and some tips in between.
1. Find your inspiration. Of course.
You need to have a reason to write. So what’s the purpose of writing, of blogging? Is it to spread the word about your passion in cars or in love? A good strategy that you can use is to follow the latest news and trends. Use google.com/news to find the latest in your preferred niche. Is there something that tickles your fancy or troubles you to no end? You can always write about anything, as long as you are passionate about it. Try to read other blogs as well to find your inspiration.
2. Research, Research, Research!
Research on the topic that you have selected for your blog post. Sure, you are passionate and you have something to say on the said topic. A few minutes of research will give you the idea that the blog that you are writing will be unique or if there are already entries related to your topic, then you can make a new spin to it. Also by doing some research, you can come up with a compelling material or argument that can be helpful to your readers.
3. Write with passion, but to the point.
When you write, write to express and not to impress. Write with your audience in mind. What would your readers say if you use these kinds of words? There are some tools that can help you write the blog post, but these are just extras. Just use the Word or the text editor of your blog, and you are ready to go. Keep in mind some important rules when it comes to writing the blog entries- keep it short and simple, don’t sell and make it grammatically correct. Imagine yourself as the reader. Are you willing to read a material that is peppered with errors? Not cool, no?
4. Add Images or Videos.
Appeal to the senses by adding images or videos, if needed. As they say, pictures can tell a thousand words and you can do the same here. Get their attention on the get-go by using images. Just make sure that these aren’t copyrighted.
5. Spread the love online.
Now that you have the blog post, then you are ready to let the world know that you have posted something online. You can use your social media (Twitter or Facebook.com) to advertise your post. And make sure that when someone comments on your post, respond to it to sustain the conversation.
Blogging takes time and there are some major steps that should be taken. If you put your heart and mind to it, and you follow these basic and recommended steps then you can be the next blogging superstar.