Now, it’s Sunday and this really need lots of prayers to God. What on earth should I blog about! Yeah ask God that. You’ll think he’ll answer you? When you’re busy mixing things up on your blog and scaring your beloved visitors.
Well, am no God but I think I can help you find a solution to that question. All you gotta do is follow along.
What is blogging? Initially, blogging involved a personal web log, in which a person would journal about their day. From “web log” came the term “blog.”
So, what do I write on my blog? Well, that depends on you. For me I’ll sub blogging into different categories
That will do. Now, the point is which are you most current on?
I have a blog and I don’t know what to write about
Let’s start off with people who already have a blog and are experiencing a bit of writer’s block or are perhaps regularly running out of ideas.
- Remember your strategy
The first thing you really want to do is remember your strategy. Every blog post that you do should be something that helps to fulfil one of your strategic goals. Never post just for the sake of adding a new article or driving a little bit of traffic.
- Make a strategy
If you don’t have a strategy then you really need to make one! It’s something that I talk about a lot but I really can’t stress enough how important it is to know why you are blogging.
- Spy on the competition
Everyone has a blog in their niche that they are a bit envious of. It’s important to regularly look at the content that they are producing and see how you can either do it better or re-do it in a significantly more distinctive way. At the same time, try not to copycat.
- Remember your problems
One of the most powerful writing strategies that I’d found is to think back to the problems that you’ve had in the past and write about how you solved them. If you haven’t quite solved them then talk about your mistakes and how they affected you. These 52 Headline Ideas can help you phrase those issues nicely.
- Miniaturise your topics
Imagine you have an idea for a blog article called How to Become an Expert at Karate. Well, think about the contents of that article: punching, kicking, blocking, etc. Now think about just the punching topic: making a fist, twisting your hips, target areas, etc. The more you can break down your topics the more you have to write about and the more likely they are to be long term evergreen successes.
- Stay focused or switch
At the start of the my blogging career, I was jumping around not knowing where to focus my blog on. I ended up writing both politics, entertainment, personal, religion and story blog. Trust me it didn’t work out.
OK? For the novice, the above works well. But this might also be if use.
- Figure out what you want to achieve
I’m always really surprised when people start new blogs without some long term goal in mind. Do you want to make $100k a year? Do you want to get your business some new clients? Do you want to just practice your writing? Figure out your goals first.
- Start with your passions
I think the best thing for beginners is to start with a topic that you are passionate about, even if you aren’t a complete Phd expert. The reason I say this is because it is really hard to maintain motivation to do “the boring stuff” when you don’t care about the topic. Find something you love and explore that topic with your readers. This is why fashion blogs do so well – you don’t need to be an expert to succeed, just share your style. You could even use this Fashion Blog Name Generator.
- Pick a topic you know about
I get a lot of chats from people who say that they’ve just started a “make money online” blog but can’t figure out how to make any money. That honestly scares me a bit. Think about what you know well and perhaps start there.
- Research your competition
As above, you want to take a look at your competition and see if you can do anything better than them. Remember, you don’t really need to be original but you do need to find a way to be different and distinctive. In a world of many billions of blogs you need to stand out. You could even be super clever and ask your competitors to participate on your blog!
- Just jump!
There is so much business-wisdom to be learned from just doing it. Don’t think too much. Just jump. If you sign up for a hosting package with someone like BlueHost you can add as many WordPress blogs and domain names as you like. That means new ideas, new experiments and not needing to worry too much about whether you get it right the first time around.
The most important thing to remember
I don’t want to get all mushy here but I’ve found that the most important thing to remember when you run a blog is to try and help people.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the thousands of hits that your website gets is made up of real life human beings.
Each of them is looking for a solution to a problem.
If you really try to pour your heart and soul into helping them discover a solution you will find that your content becomes better quality and your readers become more interested in hearing from you.
And, at the end of the day, even if you don’t become rich and famous you can still say that you helped a few people get through the day.