Updated: Jan 22
So you want to start a blog, but don’t know where to being? Here are five helpful tips to get you started and on your blogging journey.
1) Find a topic that interests you
There is so much information out there, finding something original to talk about in your blog could seem like an impossible idea. Instead of thinking about what others are blogging about, focus on writing about something you are passionate about. Do you love cooking?
Crafting? Reading? Video games? Whatever it is, there will be an audience for it, you just have to be passionate and enjoy it.
2) Start with one topic
If you want to blog about multiple topics, that is great. But to start, stick to one topic. This will help you to grow your audience and your confidence. You will find your own narrative and writing style, which will pave the way for you to blog about any topic.
3) Keep it short
When talking about a topic you are passionate about, it can be difficult not to put everything you want to say, into one blog post. But take a step back and try to keep it short. Give readers just enough information to answer their initial question, but also leave them wanting to know more. By doing this, your audience will continue reading through a series of blog posts, rather than just one.
4) Answer a question
As we have touched on in tip three, your blog post should aim to answer a question or solve a problem. This question or problem could be anything relating to your chosen topic, for example, this current blog post is addressing ‘how can I start writing a blog?’. Well, we are giving you five tips to help.
Determine the question you are trying to answer first, and then answer it.
5) Use subheadings
Not all blog posts require sections, but most will. They should feature a clear subheading that summarises the point you are making. The paragraphs following this should explain your point in more detail, but you should be able to understand just from reading the subheading.
Have fun. Blogging should be something you enjoy. There are several aspects to making a blog successful, but the most important part is to enjoy what you are writing about. Focus on the enjoyment of blogging, and the rest will fall into line.
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