Do you have a passion for wordplay? Have you nursed a lifelong dream of seeing your words published and read widely? Starting a blog is a logical first step for aspiring writers in this day and age. But blogging is not for the faint-hearted. It calls for consistency and requires a lot of time and effort. So, if you are considering starting a blog, here are some things you can keep in mind before you take the plunge.
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To ensure consistency, stick to writing about topics that interest you. While you narrow down on a niche, these are a few questions you should ask yourself:
The options are many. You can choose to write about a certain industry or on political topics. You could also start a personal blog or journal a hobby or DIY activity you are good at. If your theme is too common, look for niches that are relatively unexplored.
The next step is to choose a platform to host your blog. While choosing a platform, take care of the following:
If you intend to earn money through your blog, building relations with people in the industry and being part of a social circle is important. The success of your blog largely depends on such relationships. Look up similar bloggers in your circle, connect with them and share possible collaboration plans. Additionally, go robust on your socials, connect with influencers on Twitter, and share and retweet their content. Mention your connections on your blog and ensure they know of it.
This might seem like a disingenuous way to sell, at first. But it isn’t. Personal branding is a necessary evil today, as people seem to relate more to an actual living person than to an abstract product or entity. You can choose to be a person of honest integrity and actually invite genuine followers and engage in conversations with them.
We hope these tips will be of help to you on your blogging journey . Do share your suggestions in the comments section below.