Blogging is one of those activities that can help you relax and clear your mind. If you feel exhausted when working from home during this lockout period, you should try blogging. It’s simple, it’s fun, and you can follow these simple tips to get started:
1. Add curiosity
If you want your writing pieces to attract good readership, you will need to add the element of curiosity. For example, you can blog as John Doe and arouse people’s curiosity about your identity. Several platforms allow you to blog anonymously and you can find them easily. You can also blog your story in different parts, as this can also spark curiosity.
2. Create a blog component in your current website
Keep your blog in the same domain as your website, but in its own separate section if you have other main pages like Services, About, Contact, etc.
If your blog is the main reason you have a website, you will obviously present it as the main feature
3. Use a reliable blogging platform
We recommend and use the self-hosted version of WordPress. It is user friendly, ideal for search engines and very customizable.
If you’re already using WordPress for your small business website, you’re in luck because the blog functionality is already there!
4. Stay in a niche
As a blogger, you don’t just want to write about anything. You will have to find your strengths and choose a niche you know perfectly. Plus, when you stick to a niche, you become more believable, because it gives people the impression that you have a pretty good idea of what you’re talking about and takes your opinion seriously.
5. Make a list of the things you feel comfortable writing about
Ideally, the topics will focus on your niche keywords because you will be writing about your industry. Do not worry too much about the title with which you are going to publish, just note the general idea.
Start with 50 topic ideas… that’s about enough to cover a year of article content if you can publish at least one per week.
If you can divide the topics into top-level categories, it’s even better. Configure these categories as your blog navigation, so your readers can explore specific content areas if they wish.
6. Post one to two blog posts per week
It can be difficult at first, so you can relax there. Start by writing two articles per month and increase the frequency to one article per week. As you enter the groove, creating posts will become more natural and the process will be second nature.
You will see the most results if you manage to reach this ideal point twice a week
7. Respond to blog comments and questions
If your blog is designed correctly, you will have a user-friendly comments section. The thoughts of your reader should not fall on deaf ears! Take the time to recognize a response to your content. Thank them for any compliments and help them answer a question if they ask.