Learn to blog – a few tips
If you do not have a blog, you may be wondering what to blog about. The best advice I can give is to first browse the Internet and have a look at existing Blogs.
You will realize there is no end to all the possibilities for blogging. Once you have an idea what you would like to Blog about and have set up a blog the worst is over.
One of the principles of blogging is to realize that a blog is like a muscle. A blog can only grow if it is used. This is one of the most important concepts when you begin to learn to blog.
An important strategy for blogging is to have consistency and ensure that you achieve growth.
The first lesson when you start to blog is to have a time table to publish posts. Ensure that you balance your blog with fresh content on a regular basis.
This is kind of like an exercise plan for your body. As you grow and gain experience, you will realize that content is not enough.
You also need to promote your blog by getting involved in various activities revolving around your blog.
Add to your schedule days to visit other blogs in your niche and create interactivity with them by leaving comments. All these require strategic organising.
Professional bloggers also teach that as you learn to blog, schedule community building for your blog. You might say that on Fridays I will email some of my readers and ask if they need specific help.
This includes also undertaking optimization strategies to get indexed and ranked by search engines like Google.
As you learn to blog, you will realize that you need incentives and the initiative to stick to your schedule. While some find it easy to do it by themselves, for the majority, this is a great challenge.
So how do you overcome this challenge? Just like working out with someone can give you the boost or encouragement to stick to a plan, you may want to do it with other bloggers.
When we are social when doing activities we are more likely to put into practice what we learn. It is more fun and the sense of accountability and cooperation can be helpful.
When you learn to blog, you will realize that blogging is not an activity to be left to chance. Any successful endeavour requires effort and commitment and blogging is no different.