Are you recommitting yourself to blogging and getting that going?
So, here are 10 Super useful tips for starting a blog,
#1 Write About What You Know
Something that you are passionate about. Maybe you read other blogs or article and you get passionate about something. You have an opinion on something, write about it. Quickly write it down and get that blog post written.
#2 Write Frankly
Don’t try to write so high level academic that it hards for your readers to follow. What people love is, when they feel, like a writer is writing just to them. Like, you are answering to their questions. So, when you go to write, picture someone sitting across the desk and you are writing the answers to the burning questions that they have.
Make sure you have call-to-action to the end of every blog post. You can have some in throughout the blog as well. But make sure at the end of every blog post, you have the next step for your reader. It can be
- Subscribe to our blog.
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter etc.
- Another blog post.
- Downloadable cheat sheet and many more.
- Something that gives your reader the next step to engage with you. You don’t want it to be the end of the line for your reader, once they have finished that blog post.
#4 Be Consistent
Make sure you don’t start a blog and then blog for a couple of weeks and then you trail off. So, make a commitment to get up early if you have to or stay up late if you have to and get that writing done.
Be Consistent with your blog.
#5 Aim For 1000 Words
Really the range can be anywhere from 500 to 2000 words. When you get too long and lengthy. It’s too much time that people have to invest in reading your blog post. But if it’s too short, it may not be indexed by Google.
#6 Be Patient
As soon as you start writing, your blog may not attract thousands of readers and viewers. So, be patient, be consistent and give it time. As you blog, you will get better at blogging and your voice will become fine-tuned and you will get your niche that you are really passionate about and you will attract more readers. Don’t quit blogging too soon because some people feel like not getting comments on your blog post or they are not reading your blog post or they are not subscribing. Keep in mind, People don’t always go to the blog to comment. They go to read and consume your content.
#7 Build Your Email List
When someone is at your blog and they are reading, they may want to subscribe. Make sure, you have a subscribe RSS button, but also do have an email list that you want to build up and have people join your email list, so you can stay in touch with them in other ways. You could share other content with them. The biggest regret people have that they would have built email list sooner. So go to MailChimp or Aweber, whatever you like but don’t wait any longer. Start compiling the email list for the readers that come by your blog.
#8 Great Title
Make sure you have a great title for your blog post. There are actually some websites out there that you can grade your blog post title. They will give you suggestions for blog titles. Blog titles that have numbers in them like 10 step, 7 tips, etc. actually have two times the share value. People love list. But use a catchy title.
#9 Use Targetted Keywords
Use your targetted keyword in the first 100 words of your blog post. Google and other search engines are crawling your blog to make sure that you are providing relevant content to the readers who are searching Google and other search engines for questions that they have. And to prove that your blog have the answer to those questions, you need to have those keywords somewhere in there.
#10 Referable Blog Post
Ask yourself, “Is it quality content?” Sometimes, we catch ourself just wanting to get a blog post up when it is not really a quality content referable. So ask yourself, “Is it the post that people want to send up to their friends?”, “Would they want to share it with their social community because it’s a great content here in and it’s helpful?” It could be seasonal content but is it so good that people want to share it?
Let the Search Engines Know Your Website Exists – Learn How Now
Google, Yahoo & Bing Want to Know About Your Website
When you first see that you actually have a website, it is a great feeling, but it is only the beginning. Your next job is to start sharing your expertise or passion in the form of content that will be of value to the people who comprise your target market.
There are literally millions of websites out there for people to visit, and there are certain things
you will have to do to start letting people know that you exist. One of the first things you should do after you have your website started is let Google and the other search engines know about it. Once they know about your site, they will crawl your site when you add new content. The more frequently you add content, the more often the search engines will stop by and see what’s new. They will look closely at the keywords and key phrases you have used in your new content so they can send targeted traffic to that new page.
It is reallly easy to submit your site to the search engines.. Here are the links for the major search engines, and all you have to do is click on the links and submit your url.
submit your url to Google.
Once you have submitted your url, then you need to start concentrating on creating good content and posting it frequently. I know that sounds like a lot of work, but you can and should use multi media to make your site more interesting and less time consuming. I will write more about that next time. Does anyone have any questions or comments, please post them so we can have a discussion.