Be True To Yourself
There are some blogging experts who believe that in order for your blog to be attractive to others, you have to choose a niche that the majority of people would be interested in — something in the lines of celebrity gossip, entertainment news, fashion, sports and your everyday run of the mill news; while these categories do attract lots of attention, it isn’t mandatory that you jump on that bandwagon.
What is really important is: find a niche or a topic that you genuinely LOVE. Although some of the experts have claimed that most people don’t really care about what you think, you can prove them wrong.
Now, if you are a highly skilled artist (or a mediocre one), you can create a blog that features your artwork. Don’t force yourself to write an article on insects if your heart is telling you to go into the direction of art.
We all have an area that we are good at. Some of us are good cooks, bakers, writers, musicians, dancers, information and technology experts, psychologists and financial experts, to name a few.
What are you good at? You can base your blog on those strong points of yours.
Learn To Play By Your Own Rules
Although there are countless guidelines available on the topic of blogging, you still need to bend a few of those so-called rules. For example: if they say that you shouldn’t exceed 250 words per article, push the limit. Write one that has 305 words.
For the record, I came across a few long articles and was daunted by the fact that if I went through the entire thing, I might miss out on reading other short stories.
Then there were other instances where I enjoyed some long articles from, Wes Annac.
Now, some people can get away with writing long articles while others cannot; I would advise that you use your discretion where this is concerned.
We human beings are known to redecorate our homes and our offices where we work. So, it wouldn’t be a far-fetched idea if we decided to redecorate our blogs; we can do this by experimenting with various themes (other people in the blogosphere would know them as, Templates).
You can even customise your header; the title of your blog could be in some type of cool stylish letters or you could upload a breathtaking background picture for your blog; do anything that would make it pleasing to the eye.
Make Things Easier For Your Readers
A few months ago, I had a black theme; it’s background was a dark one and the print was in white.
Then one day, my friend Sindy told me she had trouble reading the white print in the dark background and she joked about it being a little hard on her “Old Eyes.”
Without delay, I made a few changes; I found a new theme; one with black print on a white background.
I remembered her giving thanks in the comment section for showing such consideration.
Always Be Polite To All Those Who Commented On You Blog
Now, there would be times when a reader might be flustered about something you wrote and they may want to blow off some figurative steam in your comment section.
Now, if you are like me and you didn’t program your comment feature to await moderation, chances are, you are going to encounter some unpleasant surprises.
Be diplomatic and tactful when it comes to responding to all comments; including those comments that you are not in agreement with.
Radiate LOVE to the person who made the hateful comment; it’s the best way to handle the situation.
Never Be Too Anxious To Press Publish
The most educated blogger on the planet is capable of making mistakes; for this reason, they should proofread their own work.
There are times when a person may read over their article and the errors elude them; from experience, I recommend taking a short break from blogging. You can spend about approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour doing something else; that gives the mind some time to rest and revitalize itself.
When you go back to your proofreading, you might be surprised of all the errors that eluded your consciousness.
Since the creation of weblogs (that is what they were actually called when they first appeared on the internet), people have been experimenting with various methods to make them more palatable to the public.
I genuinely believe that the implementation of these 6 pointers (without a doubt), will enhance your blogging experience.