Are you new to blogging community? Blogging is a great pleasure. It can be a personal blog or a professional blog written for a company, a brand. A blog has no boundaries. It can be anything, it can be ‘you’, it can be your secret desires, and it can be your diary. A blog is typically updated regularly, and that’s how it’s also different from a website, with frequent new posts. You need not know any programming language. You can put blog title, write content, attach image and just click on ‘publish’ and show it to the world. How many of us know what makes good blog writing? Here are some tips for your help.
A nice title
Always remember, it is the title of a blog post that attracts readers to read the same. Even a regular follower of your blog may simply overlook your latest post, if it doesn’t have a catchy title. Title has to be creative, catchy and very interesting. Some really interesting blog titles I have come across are – ‘Is Politics a masturbation for own pleasure?’, ‘What is so big about Big Brother?’, ‘Drinking and driving – a deadly combo for suicide’, ‘Celebrities and their uncelebrated agony’ etc. Aren’t these titles really catchy and persuading? Yes, that’s the sole purpose. Take your time, think and think till you crack a lovely blog post title.
Find a niche
Often we want to do everything. Don’t do it. Don’t make a blog for all, every topic under the sun. If you want to write on multiple subjects, you can create separate blogs for each of them. As for example, if you are a social thinker and wish to have a blog on societal and political topics, you may simply dedicate a blog towards socio-political-cultural topics. If you wish to narrow it down further and wish to write only on social crimes and role of law, you may stick to that. But don’t make the mistake of putting all in one blog – like social issues, a poem of yours, your last vacation experience, and your opinion on the current educational trend in Europe etc. Make sure you find a niche for your blog. You may choose ‘travel’ as your blog niche. Write travel related topics only. If you put everything in one, search engine may not locate your blog. Finding a niche for your blog will help you to get a higher search engine rank.
Keep it short and simple
A blog is for regular followers, readers, not for one time or not so regular viewers who visit a website just for some information or buying purpose. Blog is read to know others’ views, experiences. Thus, make it as simple and conversational as possible. Language should be simple and free flowing. And remember, no one wants to read long paragraphs running pages after pages, keep blog posts short. You may continue a post in your next write up. On Internet people browse and can’t hold attention for very long. Thus keeping it short wins the game.
So what are you waiting for? Get started with you blog. Practice will make it perfect.