Blogging is merely an activity of writing good contents that appeal to your targeted audience. It’s easy to get started if you know how and can be a good revenue source to pay some of your bills and possibly make a living out of it if you have the golden touch. Here are a few personal tips that I’ve found useful throughout my blogging experience.
Select a niche
Start something with a purpose, and try to be the best. If you can’t be the best or at least serious about it, don’t even start. I have started numerous blogs which started all right but ended no where near the top and kept banging my head wondering why. In order to be the best, you have to focus. It gave a lot of senses when I finished reading “The Dip” by Seth Godin. In order to be the best, you have to know when to quit and stop doing those things which can’t make you the best.
Write at least a post a day that is targeted to your niche. Aim for quality and not quantity. Period.
Tell your friends that you are starting a blog. Just shoot an email to all of your friends and state why you started it and would like them to pay your site a visit. The worst thing that can happen is that they delete your email without reading or laugh at you on the next meetup/gathering. But then , so what? You do have friends, don’t you?
Monetizing comes later
Don’t try to monetize your new blog heavily when it’s still new. You need some time to write good content and just to get things up and running. The user experience always comes first. Monetizing comes later if you can provide something useful.
Write in someone’s else blog who is regarded as an expert in your niche. This is a good way of getting connected with other like minded individuals/bloggers, getting backlinks and targeted audience which are already interested in the topics that you are writing about.
Enjoy what you do
This is highly related to the first point and is here as the last point just to be a reminder that the experience need not be a smooth one, but it should be satisfying and enjoyable at the end of the say when you look back it.