As you can see, I have been blogging for some time now about everything from shopping to baking, as well as my a few secrets about my love life. In doing so, I’ve learnt a thing or two about blogging, and earn’t a few blogging awards along the way. With this in mind, here are a few top tips which you might want to bear in mind if you are thinking about starting a blog yourself.
Firstly, you will want to come up with an image or stance which you want to take as a blogger. In business terms, this is your unique selling point. Are you a full-time mum, blogging about bringing up your kids? Or are you a keen Partypoker player, sharing all the latest poker news and reviewing online poker sites? Whatever your angle is, make sure you stick to it, in order to attract an audience with an interest in that particular area. It is far better to become an expert in a particular field, as a more generic blog will find it more difficult to attract a dedicated readership.
You should also make sure that you are prepared to update your blog regularly. The most successful blogs are those which are updates at least for times a week. However, if you can’t manage this many posts, then aim for perhaps a weekly blog entry which is fairly substantial. Updating your blog as frequently as possible is a good way to make sure you are able to hold your readers’ interest.
You will also want to ensure that your blog posts are well-written and nicely presented. If your blog posts are full of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes then they may not be as popular. Including photographs or even videos can also be a great way of making sure that your blog is an enjoyable as possible. This, in turn, will mean you are more likely to have a greater number of regular visitors.