The internet of things has floated new opportunities for people around the globe, beside the much hyped issue of revolutionizing the way people communicate. Blogging has emerged as one of the key beneficiaries of this trend, but blogging is not food for all and only the talent can make a fortune from this practice. Setting up and maintaining a blog is a pretty simple issue, but churning out creative. Informative and highly infectious blogs that can keep users salivating for the next post is not obvious to the faint hearted, web browsers surfing the web are not looking for the publicly, available and boring information to waste time, they need something experts. So then, if you are planning to set up a blog, or you are a blogger looking for ways to inject life into your loved hobby, then here are the important blogging tips that would help you turn your fortunes around.
- Curve out a niche – It’s just pretty simple, we have our best interests and sectors in which we excel, not everything sells! Is it soccer that you love, fashion, politics or travel? It boils down to you, for whatever you love and practice is what you can do best, so curve out a niche for yourself and sell yourself as an expert in that. You could also be a professional in some field or a consultant for that matter, let your experience be your blog. Hitting the keyboard with random topics is dead bad, so specialize!
- Let content define your style – Readers are not looking for the publicly available knowledge that is obvious, neither are they looking out to read rumors in the place of facts. Go down and research, be creative and radical – give opinions and facts that will make people stand and listen and re-read your blog again. Be creative in your style, because no one wants to read long and boring pieces, they could just have turned to text books, or a journal for that matter. Blogs have to be creative, informative and above all elucidate some kind of expertise wit that will define your style.
- Bad English is not good for you – is you are publishing posts laced with incomprehensible grammar mistakes, poor sentence structure and countless typos then I better say you committing suicide. Tailor your blogs to the level that every reader can understand, use simple language and include some fun, because readers want you to tickle their emotions from time to time. Know where to place those punctuation marks; a question mark cannot substitute a comma for that matter.
- Regular updates will keep your users waiting – Do not write one charming blog and go underground for a year, the internet will forget about you. Instead get in the habit of making regular updates, whether weekly, monthly or so. Once you have established a regular plan your readers will keep checking in, aware that they expect something after every few days. And if possible allows them to comment through a discussion forum, allowing you to engage them more proactively and understand their need better.