I know many of you would have wanted to start your own blog and the first thing you will do after this thought is Google “HOW TO- “. And after reading many “how to’s” on Google you are still confused whether or not to write a blog. What are you confused about??? Whether or not it will be good? You are thinking your friends will make fun of yours after reading the blog? Whether or not you can write a good blog??? Guess what, no one is cutting your marks for this 🙂 . Believe me this happens with everyone. Don’t be sad 🙁 … I am here to help you write an awesome blog.
So, let’s get started…
Blogs are known for casual writing and unpredictable writing material, but some of the best blogs have proven that even “novice” writers can be entertaining enough to attract lot of audience, regardless of punctuation and spelling. So, I suggest don’t fear to write and let the writer inside you come out. All you need is an engaging style and voice with even a less interesting material.
The basic things that you need to do is:
- Choose a topic and a captivating title having the essence of your writing.
- Understand your audience
- Attractive Introduction, catching reader’s attention.
- Organised Content
- Update blog regularly.
- Invite Comments website link.
Let’s get towards debriefing these and understanding what they actually mean. Isn’t this gonna be interesting.
Choose a Topic and a captivating Title
Titles are reflection of any writing, it’s the essence of what’s present inside. Before you even start writing the blog, you need to pick a topic. For starters it may be a pretty simple and general topic. You might come up with a little different and more appealing topic later on, while working on the writing part. Always remember, title is what attracts a reader. As you start editing title, keep in mind you need to keep the title accurate and clear.
Understand your audience
Understanding your audience/reader is one of the most important thing that you need to do while writing a blog. Before even you start writing the blog you have to think about what the reader may want and like to read about. For this, you have to have some brainstorming session, may be with your friends or your mirror. You may need to set your target audience.
I am sure you don’t want to loose your reader’s attention in the very first paragraph of your blog. First grab your reader’s attention, only then they will continue reading the post. Everyone is busy in their own life, they are not going to waste certain amount of their time if they don’t find it interesting enough. You can do this by telling a joke or some interesting facts or statistics, interesting enough to bind them to the post.
Sometimes blog can have lots of information, readers may be overwhelmed by its length. Trick is to organise the content in a way that readers are not intimated by its length or the amount of content. Organisation can have many appropriate form- sections, lists, tips etc. But it must be organised!!!
Update Blog regularly
Let me tell you one thing, the blog that attracts most of the readers are the ones with frequent updates. And I am sure you don’t want to loose your audience. If you start a blog, be prepared to spend some time working on it, may be alternate or even daily. Guess what, if you want to be a blogger, you have to blog! It takes discipline to write. If you are dreading, even posting to your own blog, may be blog isn’t for you.
So, you should keep updating your blog regularly, but keeping one thing in mind. If you will be updating your blog on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis, try to be consistent about adding new posts, your readers will know when to catch up.
Comments are an important aspect of a blog beside the writings of the blogger. Comments may also help you in understanding your audience in a much better way. You may know what they want to read about. Not all bloggers choose to implement the comment feature, but if you want to develop a dialogue with your audience , comments are the best way to do so. The comment feature is an easy way to involve your audience and get valuable feedback about what you are doing with your blog. The comment feature allows anyone to add a comment on your blog, you may always not like what they say, so keep an eye on them.
you may want to Comment of other blogs. Most bloggers site will add a link to your own blog in your comment. So more the comments you post on, more people will be driven to visit your blog. Just don’t spam :-p
Tell your close friends about your blog and tell them to tell their friends. It will help you in two ways, first advertisement for your post and second it will help you to create a network with people around you.
So friends you must have get that How to write a blog. If you are still having some problem, you can always add a comment below, we will be happy to help you out. We are going to present whole range of technical topics, just don’t go anywhere.