I’m excited to finally get this post written! I often get emails asking for advice on how to start a blog, and I always like to take the time to respond with a really useful answer rather than a paragraph. now I can direct readers to this entry. Obviously there is much more you can learn about blogs, but I definitely have some ideas that I can share. One of these days I’ll make a post on the blogs beyond the basics. Until then…
- Write what AMA
What’s your blog about? Do you cook? Parenting? The development? Government? Snot? Whatever it is, make sure it is “you”. Keeping a blog is a lot of work, and if it does snot enough love to write about them several days a week – until the end of time (or exit) – will not start. If you do not have the passion for his subject, he has not much to offer to your readers … and will soon be gone.
Personally, I love to create ideas and give advice. I always have. It may sound strange to some, but it is “I”. When I get a call from a friend in need of advice or ideas, I get a run. Really. That’s what I like. People ask me all the time is always the worry that I’ll run out of things to write about, or ideas to share on the blog, and I can easily say “no.” I’m sure I can spit ideas for the rest of eternity, assuming I’m not tied up with duck tape and gagged with a smelly sock. This can be a big assumption. Clearly, a blog about ideas would be happy too. And has.
So, think about where your passion and blog about it. A word of caution I have is not to get caught in the trap Linky party or present in an effort to gain readers. I saw several great blogs quickly go down because he is obsessed with gifts and parties Linky accommodation. Its contents suffers and does not know about everyone else, but I take off in an instant. We see. It’s fun to make sweepstakes occasionally. It’s fun to Linky parties occasionally. But unless you are a blog dedicated to these things, it’s not so most of your readers are coming to you. They come to your content; enter your passion. Do not leave them hanging. What we want is that readers like to read what is written on readers, not because they have to register to enter the draw. This is not the way to build an audience. I occasionally present as a gift for my readers, to build some excitement, and well … to get some free stuff for me. I can make a Linky party a day, not yet. But I want to keep it minimal. I know that’s not why we’re all here.
Anyway, my point … write about what you love and stay true to your blog.
- BE DIFFERENT
The truth is that whatever you choose to blog about, there are probably a zillion other blogs on the same topic. So spend some time thinking about ways your blog can be different than the rest. If you are doing a craft blog, see if you can come up with some ideas that most other craft blogs not. Recently, I found myself in a craft blog dedicated to small craft boy. I thought it was so clever, because in reality … a lot of things we see cunning is more attractive to girls. Look at other blogs of the same sex and change your little one. Maybe if you’re doing a cooking blog, which could accommodate reader monthly presentations, the prescription is presented, for example, lasagna. Try choosing a winner, and give them a prize! That sounds fun … I never heard of anyone else does. You know what I mean? Perhaps the premise of your blog will be basically the same, but just see what you can do to get something different, such as the presentation contest just mentioned.
For me, I knew I had a lot of women of blogs that give their readers’ ideas. ” Nothing new. However, I decided to do some different things. First, I wanted to have a job every day, not just a few times a week. Secondly, I still wanted to find new bloggers and the opportunity to share their ideas on my blog. While only accept bloggers superstar guests. Third, I wanted to address issues in addition to cooking and crafts. If I wanted a post on infertility, bowel and bladder control, or greet people, I would. I wanted to topic later every day to be a surprise to the reader. So, that’s all. That’s what were my goals as to “establish myself in pieces,” and if I’m not delusional, I think my readers have liked.
- Write As You Speak
I like to read a blog where the author’s personality shines through his written word. You feel like you are right in front of you, sharing your thoughts. Messages are more attractive and easy to read … is that redundant? Either way, let your personality shine through. Let your readers to build a relationship with you while reading its contents.
I get emails all the time, professional writers who wish to offer their content. Now, of course, they have their place in the world of blogs, but their professional items do not fit here. A part of my vision for this blog is that people feel comfortable. For women present, and share with you, as you would a good friend. Almost all of us are women; many of us are mothers. There is much that can share to help each other. When a message is very professional, it’s hard to relate to, and not an easy read. So my advice … keep it casual. People will love it. This does not mean you need to be a lack of dirty mouth; I just stayed in a good way, casually.
If, for some reason, has very bad spelling (and not use the spell checker), I can not remember the difference between “lose” and “loose” or have trouble organizing their thoughts, maybe you should wait in the blog thing. Readers are quite tolerant with commas misplaced and the like. But not always mix “their”, “they are” and “no.” Thus, in a world of grammar police problems. There are all over the Internet. 😉
- Good Content is KEY
Write the content you want to read. Avoid obvious care. It sucks to be really excited about a post title, only to find the obvious and worthless content. Hmmm … I do not know, I think that someone, somewhere, might think of a place as I write. You will never please everyone. But actually put effort into being creative. Say you’re doing a post called “Big 5 games for children.” In my mind, I’m like, “Sweet!” I open the post, and games are suggested Ring-a-Round-the-Rosie, Mother, May I?, Simon says, hide and seek, and London Bridge. “Okay, really ??? That’s what you have to offer ??” No thank you. See what I mean? Internet (and magazines, for that matter) tend to be filled with the obvious. Make your blog stand out with good content, creative, helpful, inspiring.
- Photography Skills
If you want your blog to grow your photography skills need to improve … unless you are already a professional. Looking back, the messages of the first year I wrote my aspirate photo (to say the least). I had no idea how awful it was until I got better. And yet … sigh … I have a long way to go. But I can not tell you the wonders that good photography will do to your blog. You want your readers to share your content. If it is super big fucking pictures, even if they have to share. But they will share a hundred times if you have attractive photos to go along with it. Think of recipes. The best recipes could have the worst images and some of the worst revenue may have some of the best images. But I think you are more likely to make and share people? It’s ok. There are a lot of great photography books out there online tutorials and classes you can take. Here’s a link to some free online photography classes, two peas in a bucket. Also, you could do a search and find some great options that other people have loved. The more professional your photos look more professional your blog looks.
The more time I spent blogs, but I have turned obstinate about the format. So maybe some of you do not care at all. But for me, I love a job to be left-aligned with the focused images. (I loved the focus all my messages, but then realized that he looked like he was writing poetry, I was clearly NO.) Messages that are aligned to the left are easier to read. In addition, the use of titles (Large print, bold or underline) can help readers follow your position, and jump back around key points. For example, he is explaining how to make bacon bacon filling. Sounds good, right? So do a little game for all the necessary ingredients.
Another example …
Bacon Bacon Fried
Instructions: frying bacon. Wrap it more bacon. Fry the bacon.
Headings help separate key information or explain what is about to be read. blog posts will also break down and make them look much easier to read. They are great. Love them. It seems like common sense, but I still think that the items are used under. Something that makes me absolutely giddy blog is a source of colors that change quickly. I would like to avoid that. Trying to convey his beautiful personality through your writing.
One of the best things you can do to help grow your blog is the study of the largest blogs. What are they doing that you like? That you do not like? Look for lots and lots of them and take notes. Maybe they have some great components that could be helpful to you. Maybe they are running a contest that is really exciting your readers. Maybe they are using an advertising agency you never heard of and want to study. There are so many things you can learn! Obviously you do not want to copy everything else is doing, but choose your favorite things from several different blogs, come up with your own ideas, and even learn things you never want to do.
But … sometimes only when you feel excited about your blog, you decide to check some others, and then start thinking, “Wow Mine sucks I should not do that…” It was then that blogs are down and focus on your own. Blogging is not a competition. It’s a fun way to express and share our passion with the world. There is room for everyone. Maybe your blog will never be huge, but can still make a big impact on your readers. So focus on that. By the time they start trying to imitate someone else, it is time to suck. You will always have the best answer when you are being yourself.
- Fake It Until You Make
It is understood? I think in some situations. But what I mean is: Put your best foot forward and be overconfident. It can go very far. Your blog can be as small as a pea, but make it look as great as the best. Obviously, the money can be a problem. However, just do everything possible to have a good design and an attractive header. When this blog started for the first time, I designed all by myself. I read lots and lots of online tutorials and learned to make a header and make a custom design. It was very good for my blog look first, but over time I realized that I needed to accelerate. I started shopping for blog designers and found one that suited my taste. I think it ended up being $ 600.
A year later, the time has come back when things had to change. I had learned a few things and decided to blog it would be more efficient and professional if they have been designed differently. I hired Dan father just laughed to design the blog that is seen today. I’m still loving it. But every time, I always felt like the blog seemed better than it was! I kind of forced to rise and improve everything else. In addition to motivating continually improve your blog, a blog professional looking attracts more people. It makes them think, “there must be some good things here.”
When this blog was young, I had no advertisers. But advertisers do not want to believe that my blog was not worth advertising. Boo. So I pretended. I put an ad for my mother, my brother, and every small company of my friend. Free. I made it look like a potential place to advertise for a time small businesses such as small shops Etsy. And it worked. There were some small shops advertise on my blog, and the blog has grown as I am now able to get some bigger fish. And there is more growth to do!
When morning girls show good things Utah noticed my blog, send me email. They asked me if I liked to cook. The truth was a little yes. A little. The blog was not long ago, and I had not done a lot of revenue. I never considered a “cook” enough to go on a TV show, that’s for sure. But I took a deep breath and pretended. I was scared out of my mind, but it worked. It not only helps my blog, but increased my confidence. I started cooking like crazy, and now … as noted, the blog has a lot of recipes! And I made several other television appearances and had many other opportunities, which were all fun. I noticed that a lot of stories about the times I had to remove me from my sweatpants and fancy pants to look impressive. Inside, I am sure of myself, but I was suck, rely on my face, and things are better because of it. I learned a lot, new opportunities, and things improve. Try it.
- Do Good
There are so many great blogs on the Internet. There are also a lot of nasty. And by bad, I do not mean the new and undeveloped. I’m talking about depressing, bitter, foul, blogs do-you-want to die. And sometimes I can not believe how many blogs will those followers, until I remember that “misery loves company.” Of course, everyone has a bad day or a bad streak, and it’s good to let out a good speech. I do sometimes. It’s so discouraging to stumble upon these blogs that are dedicated to their bitter attitude. Sometimes it is very evident; other times it is a matter of constant background. There was a great quote that can be extended in options that perfectly said … “promote what you like instead of hitting what I hate.” Blogging is a fantastic platform; use it for good. And if you believe in fate, karma, or blessings, remember that kindness brings kindness, not only to others but to himself.
- Friends Do
Remember, never be too cold to answer questions and comments from readers. Your readers like to hear from you, and impressed that specifically addressed them. Interacting with them on their social media networks like Twitter or Facebook. Visit their blogs, if possible, and leave a comment. Complementary and humble, and all that good stuff. Not only do they make you a better person, which makes people more prone to want to read your blog and tell others about it.
Finally, have fun!