How to be a Blogger – Aside from Facebook, Twitter or any other social media, one of the most constant sources of information and communication networks on the net is the BLOG. A shortcut version of the “Web Log”, a blog was initially commonly authored by individuals who treat the blog as their online journal where they talk about their activities and share pictures for everyone who cared to read about it. Over time and because authoring tools have made it easy for non-techies to publish their own blogs, it has evolved into an advertising portal, and educational tool and a social network too. If you want to be part of the “blogosphere” on the Internet, here are a few tips on how to be a blogger?
How to start a blog
Before you can even begin, you need to evaluate the kind of blog that you want to start. Do you want it to be your online personal diary? Do you want to make money out of your blog (as some are wont to do)? Do you have a specific theme in mind, like if you want to concentrate on book reviews, movie reviews, places and events, or basically anything that you have a passion for?
If you want a lot of traffic on your blog, you need to pick a topic that’s of most interest to a lot of people. High traffic counts on your blog often leads to a high interest in potential advertisers to tap your blog for their advertising needs. Your blog will also end up at the top of the Google search pages if you’re lucky. Once you find out what you want to regularly write about, your next step will be choosing a blog platform.
Where to start a blog
With all this talk about how to start a blog, you many not fully realize just where you’re going to be writing your blog. Considering that it’s the Internet, your blog will be hosted by a number of blog providers like Blogger and WordPress. These two are the most popular web blogging tools because they’re easy to manipulate, don’t necessarily have to have technical know-how of HTML to create your blog and the come with complete templates, like backgrounds, fonts and all the necessary tools to help you create and personalize your own blog. Blogger is actually more user-friendly than WordPress because all you have to do is just a click away from making it a reality on the Internet. There are plenty of HTML tags that you can also use (easily searched from Google) to enhance your blog’s performance with either of the two platforms.
How to write a blog
Now that you’ve created your own personal blog and have defined a certain niche for yourself, it’s time to start writing. The most important thing about writing is correct grammar and readable sentence structure. You can make it funny or serious depending on your topic and the over-all theme of the blog but you have to put correct grammar above all things. People appreciate reading highly cohesive, informative and well-thought of “posts” and will come back to our blog if they like what they read.
If your blog is aimed at promoting a product, then you can make use of special keywords, a trick to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) which places your blog on the top of search engine results. Keywords are mostly made of a couple of phrases referring to what your post or topic is all about. These are what people normally type in search engines when they’re looking for a particular topic so you need to tailor your blog posts to make use of and take advantage of this trick.
Starting a blog is rather easy and even kids can do it. Maintaining it is the difficult part since you regularly have to write, you regularly have to post topics that are relevant to most people and you need to constantly update your page to make it appealing when people are reading it. Blogging is a fun exercise and can help earn additional income for you but you also have to put in the hard work.
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