When you’ve decided to start blogging, it’s exciting and challenging at the same time. Whether it’s to take your readers with you through your personal journey or to blog about your industry, blogging can be a powerful tool. Take a deep breath, because the simple truth is that while it can be intimidating, it’s not so difficult to begin blogging.[break][/break]
Keep It Authentic
Blogging 101 starts with this principle in mind – keep it simple. Decide which blogging platform to use. Choose from a blogger account, a WordPress.com account, or a self-hosted WordPress.org account. From there, you can begin your blogging experience. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you want to be authentic and speak in your own voice. No need to use other people’s material. You have a world of information in your own mind. Besides, plagiarism is beneath you, right?[break][/break]
Keep It Consistent
While you don’t want to write meaningless blogs just to “post frequently,” you need to continue to add fresh content. Therefore, consistency is the key to Blogging 101. Write weekly, every other week, or daily, but write consistently. Let your readers know when they can expect to see you post another blog. I’m not speaking about a visual calendar, however they should be able to see that you post every Monday or every other Thursday. Using this method, gives your readers a reason to return.
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Keep It Posted
Once you’ve written your amazing content, it’s important to let others know that it’s there. Post it on all of your social media accounts: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google Plus. Don’t forget about Pinterest. You can post your images on your Pinterest account. Let people know that you’re blogging by posting it everywhere you can.[break][/break]
Place Your Blog Posts On Your Social Media Accounts[break][/break]
Keep It Interesting
Write content that will help your readers. Remember, many will not read your every word. They will skim your post for something interesting and have landed on your website for one reason: relevant content. If they don’t find what they are looking for, they will quickly tire and move on to another website.
When you keep it interesting, they will find a reason to stay. Therefore, you will want to make a point, cover your topic, and then end your post with a call to action. Long drawn out blog posts for the sake of fresh content are not memorable and will be easily forgotten. Keep it interesting, keep it relevant, and move on.
In the end, blogging is important for any website. When it’s not for you, but you understand the importance…[break][/break] [button color=”red” newwindow=”yes”] Let’s Talk[/button]