Writing in general and finding your voice is one thing but to actually make content that people will like is another. Someone could have a great writing style but if they can’t write something people are interested in, it becomes a bit difficult. For me writing and learning to find a niche is all part my blog. I write on topics I like and things I have learned. A variety blog! Here is a list of things I have learned thus far about blogging.
- Be consistent- write every day. You don’t have to post it right away, maybe give it a day and come back to it. Read it, edit it, post it, and move on. The blogs don’t have to be very long, they can be short too. Just write!
- Pencil it in- it’s easy to get caught up in the day to day grind. Schedule your writing time in. A half hour to an hour in the morning is normally when I write. My creative juices are flowing and the words just come out on a paper/ keyboard. Blog posts don’t have to post the same day you write them so schedule them for a week or two ahead. It gives you enough time to edit, add links and pictures to really make your blog pop!
- Share, like and comment on other peoples work- if writer’s block occurs, read someone else’s work. Sometimes its all the inspiration you need to jump start your own thoughts on the topic and/or feature their work. “Sharing is caring!”
- Back it up- There was a few times when I first began my blog, I didn’t keep the original blog anyone except on the website. I regret it because I really wanted to keep it for progress sake and to look back on what I first wrote about. So save your work to a separate document or file. You can always look back and bring it back revised.
- Post Pictures- everyone likes pictures if you have an interesting picture as the first thing people see when they see your blog, readers are more likely to read it. This is something I’m still working on and that’s okay. I’ll get there!
Happy blogging! Keep kicking and smiling! – TJ Banski