Wednesday, 2 December 2015

How To Succeed In Blogging As New Blogger.

How To Succeed In Blogging As New Blogger.


The latest question of the day is "Should i start blogging?" People all over the world are blogging ,Nigerians are not left out.
Celebs, CEOs, lawyers,
journalists, stewardesses. Even nannies ate in too. Why? Because they all feel they can do it. It's that simple?. Blogging requires little or no learning curve. If you can type, speak into a phone as in voice chart, record a birthday or wedding event that means you can do blogging.

Blogs have taken publishing out of the domain of those who know HTML and designing, to make this powerful tool available to the rest of
us. That holiday in the Far East, your grandma's birthday, your company's latest product offering, your new recipe for cake, your daughter's
Day in the church ,what ever it is you can blog all this even more.
A blog is an online journal ,newspaper or magazine . Which makes it ideal for voicing your opinion, recording your new dancing step or your recipe for egusi soap or announcing your company's latest product or services. People are
using them to communicate with family, for education, for business, and almost anything else you can think of.

But one big important thing all blogs may not get is readership!
Unless your blog is only for your family or your business colleagues, you're probably writing with the hope that someone will read about
what you think. So many blogs started with little or no purpose. But If you want to blog and survive, first start by answering your WHY.

If you're writing only for the search engine spiders, then be prepared for no one but them to read. Blogs demand a readership for it to survive. And for that you have to write about something worth reading.

Here are some tips to follow if you want human beings to read your blogs.

1. FOCUS ON A TOPIC.
Opinions are fine, but unless you're the CEO of DANGOTE group, very few people will want to know what you ate for breakfast. If you started your
blog to air your raves and rants about the latest music you listened to, better mention musics in at
least every post you write.

2. WRITE IN A CONVERSATIONAL TONE.
Forget what your English teacher taught you. Write the way you speak, or you'll end up sounding uptight and unnatural. And no one enjoys reading boring copy,so you have to be natural. Your blog is not a company brochure or a press
release, but a way for people, your target audience, to get to know the real you. The worst sin you can commit is to bore your readers. And if you get a few rude or nasty comments in response to your posts, just accept the fact that
you can't please everyone

3. BE FUNNY.
Infuse your posts with your natural wit for a better response from your target audience. And if not everyone appreciates your particular brand of humor, create your own style and stick to it.

4. BE CURRENT & INFORMED.
If you're writing about your profession, you'd better know what you are talking about. Word
spreads at the speed of thought in the blogospere and if you're trying to become an authority on something you know very little of, prepare yourself for it. Write about the latest developments in your field. No one wants to read stuff that has been
around for a long time, or that hundreds of other bloggers have chronicled. Update frequently, but don't burnout Most blogs die because of blogger burnout -
bloggers trying to update too frequently. Stick to a publishing schedule that is humanly
possible for you. If you've just updated your blog and find a story you want to share, save it
for later. On the other hand, don't post just because you think you have to stick to a schedule.

You can go for few days or even weeks without posting if you really have nothing worth sharing,unless you blog about entertainment news.
So are you still wondering if you should blog? If you think you can meet the requirements above,
and know your WHY, then get out of your comfort zone and do it. Think positive.

Hope Uchemadu

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