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9 Tips on How to Start a Blog

October 11, 2018 • By

Starting a blog can be exciting to new bloggers. However, knowing the do’s and don’ts before opening your blog will help keep your blog at the top. Starting a blog can be a way of reaching out to people with similar interest as you. Some open blogs to make a positive impact and so many other reasons. But whatever the reason may be, here are few things to know, which would help your blog be more of a success.

Research your Market

The foremost thing to be done before creating your own blog is to make research. Research on the dos and don’ts, the how and why. Read other blogs, both those that are related to what interests you and doesn’t. Also, go through their comments. You get to have an idea of what the readers like and don’t like, what topics are being read and likes the most etc. Thus, you have an idea of what the market responds to. With this idea taken into consideration, improve on your ideas for the blog.

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Find Your Strength or Focus Area

Before starting a blog, you need to think about what your blogs going to be about. What story you want to share to people that is beneficial to them and that can capture their attention. It’s just about having a topic in mind. It’s about how you present their topic. What the topic entails. What useful fact in that blog, which can help people.

Before starting a blog, you need to think about what your blogs going to be about. What story you want to share to people that is beneficial to them and that can capture their attention. It’s just about having a topic in mind. It’s about how you present their topic. What the topic entails. What useful fact in that blog, which can help people.

Before starting a blog, you need to think about what your blogs going to be about. What story you want to share to people that is beneficial to them and that can capture their attention. It’s just about having a topic in mind. It’s about how you present their topic. What the topic entails. What useful fact in that blog, which can help people.

Before starting a blog, you need to think about what your blogs going to be about. What story you want to share to people that’s beneficial to them and that can capture their attention. It’s just about having a topic in mind. It’s about how you present their topic. What the topic entails. What useful fact in that blog, which can help people.

Set Measurable and Achievable Goals

Set goals like building communities, generating revenue, increasing your social media followers etc. Set goals that would propagate your blog, achievable goals at that. Not that something that could take a year, you rush to achieve it within 3 months. Not that there’s anything wrong with achieving it early, but take your time, and you’ll notice that you’ll achieve much more.

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Network

Connect with other bloggers of the same interest as you. Doing this can help you stay informed about the blogosphere. Also if you comment occasionally on one of these blogs and share topics of interest, you get creditable in the views of readers. Thus, making it easy for you to start your own blog.

Create engaging Content

Quality content is vital to the life of a blog. People want to know new things. For example, if your blog is about dogs, readers want to know new things about them that they don’t know. They want to know what better means of taking care of the dogs are. This applies to whatever area of interest you’re blog is about.

Build Community

Once your blog is up and running, participate in communities like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. This lets you build a blog community and generate traffic to your blog.

Be Consistent

Consistent publishing of posts per day, the lengths of posts, content quality and theme design builds trust, dependability of readers. Decide on how many posts you are going to publish per day and stick to it.

Maintenance

Updating contents and publishing new posts encourages readers to read and keep you current in the search engine. We would recommend using quality Content Management Systems like WordPress and Cloudwards. Inviting others to comment and thanking them for their thoughts helps also. By doing this, readers know you care about them and what they think. And you never can tell, how positively your readers can influence your blog.

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Introduce Yourself

One of the foremost things to do before publishing your first post on your blog is to introduce yourself. Let your readers get to know a little about you. Mention your credentials and most importantly, your interest in the subject matter. Also be polite. Being polite about asking your readers to comment and be participative helps build readership.

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Originally posted 2017-08-24 20:05:04.

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