Naturally, people want their thoughts to be heard by others. A common way to spread one’s ideas is through a blog. Not only can a blog serve as a larger platform to be noticed, but it can be therapeutic as well. A blog can serve as a personal journal or a public forum. This website can be whatever you’d like it to be, but a focused vision can help develop your blog into your best writing possible. Before starting your own blog, there are two questions you must answer:
Who is my audience?
If you are choosing to start a blog solely for individual purposes, then this question is irrelevant. But, most people who begin writing, do it to be read. A following will usually start off slowly. Do not expect to have thousands of readers in the first week, or even first month of existence. The key is to attract a few consistent readers. No matter how small your audience is, as long as you have readers that come back for more, the better it is for your site. Within a few weeks, try to reach out to some of your readers. This can be easily done via social media. Poll your readers or request questions from them. Interaction is absolutely crucial in helping to promote your blog.
Why are other blogs successful?
This is a key for any new business, including start-up blogs. As the old saying goes, some of the best ideas are borrowed. Do not fear borrowing or building off others’ ideas to implement into your blog. Specifically, check out blogs with similar topics to yours. For instance, if you are starting a blog about football, do your research by reading several different football blogs. You can scroll through successful blogs to see what works for them and what doesn’t. You can even mimic how they interact with their readers on social media.
Once you’ve answered these two questions, you have laid the foundation of your future blog. Now, get busy and start blogging!