Do you know these 5 key Blogging Tips for new bloggers?
If you haven’t already become involved with the phenomenon that is blogging, then you have to ask yourself, “why not?” For most people, the answer to this question is that they don’t know where to start? For other people, the answer is that they don’t see any purpose in having a blog. However, how do they know unless they give it a try? If you’ve never tried blogging, I’d urge you to consider it.
In fact, I believe so strongly that you should consider it that the following are blogging tips for how to start a blog and what to do with it once you have started.
#1: Choosing a Blog
Whether you decide to start a blog for money or just for fun, you should probably do so without spending any money. Web Sites such as Blogger and MySpace offer free blogs. By doing this, you can get practice at blogging and decide if it is something you like doing.
#2: Consider and Research Your Topics
If you want to develop a readership for your blog then the topics you write about have to be ones which people will find interesting. You should also provide a different take on topics other than what the majority of other bloggers offer. Also, before you start writing about a topic, make sure you understand it and that what you’re writing is fact. The quickest way to lose readership, or never gain one at all, is to write blogs that are false or misleading.
#3: Leave Your Personal Life Out of It
Most people don’t care how you spent your day yesterday. Most people are searching blogs in order to find helpful information. A blog is not a diary. If you’re looking to keep a diary, do so offline. For your own privacy and pride, don’t air your dirty laundry where millions of people have access to it.
#4: Keep Your Writing Simple
Don’t think of yourself as the next Pulitzer Prize winner. What this means is avoid using large words or any words that will send readers looking for a dictionary. Most newspapers in the United States write at a middle school reading level. You should too so that you don’t run the risk of alienating potential readers.
It doesn’t matter how unique and intuitive you blog topic is. If it’s full of misspellings and grammatical errors people won’t read it and they will never visit it again. Make sure and take the time to proofread your writing. You may even consider enrolling in a local writing class in order to polish your skills.
If you find that blogging is something for you, then you will eventually find ways to build upon the blogging tips mentioned above. In fact, you may even find yourself making money from your blog. But to keep it simple at first, just follow the tips above and work on getting people to read what you’ve written, then consider expanding upon your talents.