If you are thinking of setting up a blog, or working on a blog for someone else, there are a few tips that you might want to take on board that will help you become better at what you do, and at a quicker pace. This article seeks to outline those tips, and should point you in the right direction as regards making your blog stand out from the crowd.
First of all, make sure that your blog endeavours to help people. Dont forget that people surf the Internet looking for advice and support on a massive range of issues. Your blog might well fit in to that range of issues, but if it is not helpful, they will ultimately not find what they are looking for, so make sure what you write offers help. This could be simple tips that people could use in their hobbies or pursuits, or it could be your unique insight into a problem. Everyone is different, and if you can be helpful in your own unique way you are most definitely on track to succeeding.
The current trend in blogging is very much towards concise writing. This kind of writing does not beat around the bush, and it makes sure that the reader pretty much gets what they want from the visit to your site within a few minutes. Take a look around at some of the better known blogs out there. You will very rarely find one of these spending four or five pages explaining a detailed concept. These days readers want short and snappy stuff. Attention spans are shorter than they have ever been, and you need to be able to cater for this if you are going to survive.
Never give in to the temptation to criticise other people or their beliefs. Unless you are hyper famous and everyone respects or at least listens to your opinions, there is no more definite way to turn off your readers than to complain or criticise someone or a group. Think about it. If you have a real anger towards someone in the media, you probably are not the only one who is feeling this. But the rest of the people are not getting online to spout hatred and abuse, why should you? No one really cares what you think unless you are famous or a very well established blogger. And even then they would be very brave to get nasty.
The last piece of advice is very simple. Make sure that you blog on a regular basis. This means daily posting if possible. And if not, every other day at the very least. Otherwise people will not feel as if they are able to build a relationship with you. Take the time and effort to create a blogging schedule and stick to it, so that you are able to produce content regularly. It is only by doing this that people will think you are worth listening to, because you will seem serious about your blog and the things you are trying to say.
The author Dave Matthews writes about blogging on behalf of the Cheap Web Design Company.
I Patricia Jones am the author of this article and owner of the site. I live in West Yorkshire in England and work part time in a largish store.
In my spare time I go swimming regularly, draw, make jewellery, socialise and write. Not much time left over but whatever is left is for building this blog.