Blogging tips for beginners – 2016

Writing a blog is perhaps the best way to share your observations, ideas, tips, experiences.

You can just gather the information you have and write it down in an easy to read format.

Though writing a blog is simple, not every blog on the internet will catch your attention.

Why?

Because grabbing someone’s attention is a SKILL! In short, you don’t need to just write for the sake of writing. You need to write what others love <3 to read. Here, you will find some useful tips on how to write a blog that your visitors love to read:

What Is A Blog?

A blog is the shortened term for Weblog. Before starting one, you should make a list of requirement that you want your blog to fulfill. Blogs are informal way of conveying your knowledge to your audience. However, you need to ensure not to provide false or unverified information in your blog. Doing so will reduce your readers and earn your blog a bad reputation.

Choose Brandable Domain

Brandable domain name is essentially a simple name that contains catchy phrases and words that corporations or business establish their online identity. Keep in mind that you can come up with a brand name of your own for your blog.

For example, names like Twitter, Orkut, and Flickr are all made up brandable names. In short, a brandable name can provide your blog its unique identity and makes it easily searchable in search engines.

Be Authentic And Informative

Your blog must be informative and legitimate. As a blogger, you are responsible for presenting the information. It should be precise, authentic and backed by sources. There are two ways that you can link the presented information in your blog:

  • Hyperlink the information
  • Provide references on the last page

Make sure your presented information is verifiable and authentic. Whether you link it to the source of information or give it as a reference, the reader must be able to verify that information.

Use Share #Tags

Integrating tags to different platforms and social media is an effective way to spread you’re the word about your blog online. Always include tags to your blog. Search the most visited tags on the internet and tag them on all on your blog page(s).

This will fetch your blog more visits and readers. Overtime, your blog will gain popularity among social media and other popular online platforms.

Choose Good Hosting

Do a little survey and make your blog on the best hosting service on the internet. You can choose any of the famous (free) webhosting platforms such as WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger, Medium, etc.

Responsive Design

Make sure your blog has a responsive design. This will allow users to access it from both conventional computers and smartphones, tablet PCs and even portable platforms such as Kindle etc.

responsibility

Responsibility! Responsivity!

Before launching your blog, just keep these tips in mind and you’ll get plenty of visitors-turned-readers’ overtime.

The Content

Content is the heart and soul of any blog. Your blog must contain only original content. Copypasting your content from another source will get it penalized.

Your (copycat) blog will get negative ratings and the host platform can even restrict your blog from publishing or take it down as a consequence.

How To Write Good Content?

Writing great quality content is a good choice. You can either take your time researching for quality material, or simply write as you think.

While the latter will bring you visitors, the latter will bring you readers that’ll stay. There is more to developing quality content than you think.

Here are a few tips that’ll help you write great content:

Choose a Pertinent Title

Every piece of writing starts with a title. As a writer, you should choose a title that fits your topic. For instance, if you want to write on sports, your title highlight it in some way.

Also, make sure you keep the topic brief and expressive. Lengthy titles don’t make for a good reading and readers find them boring 🙁 and unengaging :/.

Keep your title as brief and precise as possible. It should be able to engage your reader in minimum words, often less than one hundred characters.

Highlight Your TEXT

Internet users are often impatient. They’ve don’t like spend too much time on reading. To keep such readers read your content, you should highlight the important segments of your text with color.

This will make them read the highlighted part if they are running out of time. You can also use text highlighting for other purposes such as important points in your content.

Good Readability

Frankly, good readability should be a very high priority. No matter how well researched is your content, if it lacks readability, it is of no use to your reader.

For instance, if you are writing lengthy paragraphs and using difficult terminologies, complexing your text for no reason, your text will lose readability.

On the contrary, if your text has short sentences where one paragraph leads to another, your reader will love reading it.

A great quality content is like a string filled with pearls. Each pearl supports the other to maintain balance and harmony. Similarly, a quality content is the one where one sentence leads to another until the last part.

If your text provides such a high readability, your readers will wait to read your masterpieces. Remember, writing quality content is still a rarity on the internet.

Using Images

We live in an age where visuals matter a lot. People who don’t like to read, still love to view images. Using images in your content will make it appear more attractive to readers. Images also help increase readability and quality of your content.

Generally, every image not only increases its readability, it also helps you attract more clients. Whether you use plain pictures or interactive ones, they’ll ultimately increase readability of your content.

Therefore, using high quality, astounding(!), apposite images that are relevant to your text is highly recommended. Depending upon the requirement, you can also use more than one images per content.

By using these tips, you can develop great quality content that’ll attract more readers. Depending upon the quality of produced content, you will get more internet traffic.

In time, the traffic will turn into readers who will eventually turn into clients.


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