We have put together some blogging tips to help you with having an effective blog that people are interested in viewing.
There are blogs and there are blogs. The difference is quite remarkable, in the same sense that there are cars (fiestas) and there are cars (DB9’s).
Some blogs are boring, lifeless and rarely updated. Some blogs are exciting, changing daily and vibrant.
Pictures speak 1000 words, they engage the mind and add colour and contrast to a web page. There is nothing more boring that a page full of text.
Some blogs are updated like crazy when they are first set up, but then run out of steam and are either left, or updated once every few months.
What is the point of having an area for adding comments if there are none or the blogger does not interact with the visitors?
The reason for the blog is to inspire and engage. Some blogs cover boring topics and are, well, boring. The key blogging tips we can offer is make your blog interesting.
If you are passionate about a topic, this should come across in your posts. Choose posts that are around interesting topics.
Choose interesting and amusing pictures. Keep them unique and on topic and where possible, go for quality.
There is no point in having a great blog without visitors. Blogs that are lively and busy are interesting to be a part of.
If possible, update your blog each day. Choose topics that are current (in the media spotlight) and of topical debate.
If you can, modify the design of the blog every few months. Not in a big way, but keeping things changing keeps people intrigued.
I am sure everyone has heard of writers block? This is where a writer draws a blank and cannot think of what to write next. The same sort of thing happens to bloggers, they reach a wall and struggle to think of new content, new topics and new subjects. This is quite common and every blogger has come to the point where they know they need to blog, but cannot think of what to blog about.
There are a few things that can be done if this point is reached (and it will be reached at some point or another):
Hitting the proverbial brick wall is a natural part of blogging and often the best advice is to go outside and kick the leaves. By taking a break, or just sitting still inspiration can come and ideas can just pop in. A passionate blogger can find new inspiration in the most unlikely of places and through following the above points – you should be able to ensure that your blog stays fresh, on topic and vibrant.
Another option is to forge relationships with other bloggers. They always say that 2 heads are better than one; so if there are a few bloggers that cover similar topics, they can feed off of each other. Networking is a big part of blogging, it is not all about search engine optimisation but also about how you interact with others and build the blogging community.
For a blogger, you can rely on search engines picking up on the blog, which will happen; but the other option is using marketing. By marketing the blog it should gaim more value as far as search engines are concerned and as such generate more traffic.
The goal of every blog is to be a high traffic resource. Internet traffic equals money and as such many bloggers spend their days talking about what they are passionate about. Google spiders blogs as it is new content. The core of the blogging tips we can offer is carry on blogging.