How Do You Write Blog Posts?
If you’ve ever considered writing a blog or creating several blogposts, but felt intimidated by the advanced technology and the massive competition out there, you should reconsider your fears.
If this is the first time you’ve landed on my website, you might think I’ve been blogging for months, but the truth is, this website itself isn’t older than a month and a few days (as of 10th July 2015).
A lot of times I hear people admiring other peoples blogs and instagram accounts. They usually wonder how they received so many followers and quickly believe that they could never achieve the same.
Well, today I want to tell you that this isn’t true and you can easily obtain the same by following a few simple steps.
The Beauty Of Blogging
The true power of blogging is that you can virtually write about anything and have people enjoy your content. Whatever your interests might be, you can now put them into words and store them online, for other similarly minded people to read them.
Here are some of the steps you might want to take when starting out a blog:
- Find a topic to blog about and stick to it
- Think about what you want to write and plan it out
- Try making your content readable (use images, short paragraphs etc.)
- Be personal and don’t try to use complicated language
- Do a bit of research on similar topics (read articles that you could quote and research keywords)
- Share your content with friends and social media to generate a greater audience
If you follow these simple 6 steps, your blog will naturally increase in size, by viewers and by content.
Where Do I Blog My Articles?
Usually you should consider buying a hosting platform where you can purchase and host your domain. But there are other options that are completely free, which also teach you how to create websites/ blogs, in a step by step manner.
Once you obtain your domain, there’s not much more to know. Especially with WordPress you will find it very easy to simply type out your content and add images or videos. It has a very ‘Microsoft Word-like’ attitude to it.
Another important factor to point out, is that you should be consistent with your posts. Once you generate an audience, you will most likely find a lot of subscribers waiting for your newest updates or articles.
If you become lazy and start slacking in your performance, you can quickly lose followers.
If at some point you face yourself with a writers block or a burn out, try to give yourself a break. There are a few things you could do to get rid of your burden.
- Go back to old content and review it
- Try picking out ideas and go into detail from older posts
- Set up Google Alerts to notify you with relevant news
- Take notes on your phone or a notepad whenever you come up with fresh ideas
There are obviously many other ways to stay relevant in your topic and niche, so don’t panic when you hit a burnout or get stressed.
If you have any more questions about how to start a blog or what tools you need to start a blog, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’ll make sure to answer you with detailed response.
So have you ever thought about blogging or are you already a consistent blogger with huge followers?
Let me know your thoughts about this post!