I want to visit as many blogs as I can, because I love reading new posts and meeting new bloggers, I also get inspiration from other talented bloggers.
Writing for me is a passion and not just how I earn my living so when I visit other blogs I get great pleasure from reading posts that are completely different from mine, I love the different styles, and the way the post is structured and presented. You can learn a lot from others, and your never to good to learn.
Blogging is a very powerful tool in business and on a personal level, so learning new ways of portraying your blog posts is worth it’s weight in gold.
People blog for many different reasons, but they all have one thing in common, they all love to write, and the great thing about writing is you don’t have to justify it to anyone, i have a message I tell myself often and that is “write what you feel and feel what you write”.
If you are starting a blog for the first time don’t be afraid of it, instead embrace it for what it is, and what it is for you is a blank canvas, there to do what you want with, and in the blogging world you are never alone, if you need help with your blog someone is just a click away.
All the above was about the passion you should have for blogging, but if you want people to read your posts and come back for more, there are some basic rules you have to follow, and they are a must for you to have a successful blog.
YOUR POST TITLE
Your post title is something you must really think about, your title has to match the subject matter so people can relate to what they are about to read, if you make your title to obscure they won’t know what you are on about and they won’t read the post.
The ideal length for your title should not exceed 5/6 words,even though I have said your title must compliment the subject of the post, you must try to make the title as interesting as possible so it catches the attention of the reader and makes them want to read the post.
YOUR NICHE TOPIC
When picking a topic to write about, make sure you are knowledgeable on that topic, there is nothing worse than reading a post that has no factual truth about it, the reader will not return to your site. There is an audience for what ever topic you choose so you must target the right audience, for example there is no point sharing a post about construction with a gardening group, they just won’t be interested and they won’t read your posts. Do your research on your social media followers, find out what they are interested in and write about that, or join groups and forums with the same interests as yourself and share your posts on them.
Your seo on your post is really important, not only will it make it easier for people to find your post when doing a search, it also ranks your blog site higher in google and other search engines, this increases the reputation of your site and will help direct more traffic to your blog. so the use of key words and the density of the key words, tags and meta tags, H1… etc….etc is essential and the time spent on it is worth it.
If you have read this far thank you and I hope it really does help in some way. Blogging can be very lonely , but it doesn’t have to be, there are tens of thousands of bloggers out there and it really is a community.
The important message here is that blogging can be fun, so above everything else please enjoy what you write, and if you need any help then just shout, there will always be someone who hears you.