It’s important to have a plan whenever you have it in your mind to start a blog; it’s not something to do lightly. You sit at the computer either on your WordPress account or Blogger account, and you’re dealing with possibly a never-ending stream of content that you have to keep up as much as physically possible; it’s not just a hobby.
Creative writing is involved. And for many who are passionate about that, the concept of a “hobby” is basically thrown out of the window! So, here’s what you need to do: define your goals.
Choose Your Topic
Because of the tremendous scope behind a blog, you have to absolutely know why you’re blogging. Is it for politics? God? Marriage? Children? Nickelodeon? Sexy women? What’s your blog going to be about? It has to be something you’re at least interested in, if not passionate about – because if you lack interest, you won’t get any kind of pleasure or satisfaction out of the writing.
If you’re not getting any of that, you can bet your content will suffer to the point where you’ll just quit, wasting away all those hours you’ve already spent. Be sure you know your topic.
Focus on Content
Know that it’s not about money. Put aside any myths or rumors about blogging, because the fact is blogs are only about free content. Yes, you’re a writer, and it takes up your time; know, though, that the simple act of writing your thoughts for the whole world to see – published under your name! – would be satisfaction enough. Let the money come as it comes.
Don’t worry about blog optimization either. No matter how you look at it, you’re just writing! So who cares where you stand on the search engine ranks? However, do consider some of the professional blogging advice regarding design and style. Think of your blog as your baby; you want to dress him or her well, right? Of course!
Let Your Personality Flow
Whenever you write creatively – either an aspiring-to-be-published author, poet, or whatever – you almost immediately inject with some essence of you, your personality, into what you write. Know that it’s a good thing. On your blog, make sure you be yourself. Don’t try to be someone you’re not; without a doubt, it’ll show in your writing as archaic, stilted, mechanical, and hardly authentic. Readers don’t like that.
Ignore the Nay-Sayers
Make sure you keep your ears shut to anyone saying that you’re wasting your time. They’ll be around, for sure; there’s nothing you can do about that. But who cares? Don’t let it disappoint you. Writing fuels the heart and soul, and that’s all that matters.
Don’t Give Up
As said before, a blog continues constantly based on your efforts. The moment you stop, the blog stops. So make sure you don’t stop. There’s always other options as well, such a exploring My Blog Guest to expand your talents to other sites, or even looking for news sites that allow you to contribute- you can contribute to sites like NJ.com by applying to guest blog.
Cyberspace is all yours. The blog is your craft to navigate every cyber meteor shower or black hole. Crystallize your goals inside your head, and the trip should be an adventure!