Blogs or web diaries are one of the fastest-growing media outlets. Initially, in the 2000s, a considerable amount of attention was given to blogs. Entire column headings in magazines and newspapers have been devoted to this. Internet blogs have begun to create serious competition for more traditional media. The so-called “blogosphere” had an impact on corporate politics, as some blogs were read by several million people a day. In addition to the pleasure of reading blogs, you can also get a sea of emotions from writing them.
Decide what type of blog you would like to create
When choosing a topic, come up with a concise but catchy title for your blog. The name should reflect its essence as accurately as possible. Remember that your blog is similar to your clothes – it reflects who you are, it is a part of you. For many people, your blog can become something necessary. Therefore, before you start writing, think about how this can affect readers on the other side of the screen. Be responsible for your words.
The hardest place in a personal blog is to decide on a style. Even if you are a talented writer and you can come up with jokes and come up with something exciting, remember that people who know you in real life can also have access to your blog. Some bloggers say that after certain information about them or their loved ones were published on the blog, frequent quarrels began with relatives or friends. The reason for such quarrels may be:
a) indicating real names. If you received permission from a person to mention them on your blog, it will protect you from possible conflicts in the future. Never use surnames – this is useless;
b) you should not upload information that could hurt or offend someone else’s feelings. Do not forget that the blog should be about you and not about the gossip and rumors that you heard. If you feel like you have something to say about red flags in dating– do that, not something that is trending but you have no interest in.
Decide how often you would like to post articles on your blog
Some people think that the best option is once a day, while others think that it is much more efficient to post three short messages every day than one long post every three days. You are free to write as often as you wish. The main thing is what you write, not how often. As soon as you start writing, and you will have regular readers, you can coordinate your actions in such a way as to retain your existing audience and attract new people.
Everything has its time
Do not expect that fame and popularity in the Internet space will come to you immediately after the first written message. Sometimes you need to wait a month, and sometimes – a lot more. Just write and don’t think about anything. Enjoy the process itself. If you don’t like something, feel free to edit whatever you see fit. Writing a popular blog does not happen overnight. If you like to write diaries, then creating a blog is just for you.
Tell your friends about your blog
Ask them to notify everyone they can about it. The more people know about it, the better. Often, social networks are used as platforms for ads. In this case, do not be too intrusive and put pressure on people. It may pre-configure them against you. Do not forget, if you write a blog about yourself, put in it as much personal information as possible, your emotions and feelings. This will interest the reader and draw more attention to your blog.
Browse the most popular blogs on the Internet
You can write a comment on the blog that you liked. But do not expect anything in return. Commenting on someone’s blog, you can get the necessary connections, get the advice of experienced bloggers, etc. If you often comment on the blog on the same site, a link to your page will appear there. Thus, the number of potential readers will increase significantly. If you leave comments on different sites, it is advisable to attach a link to the site with your blog at the end of each comment.
Comment on other people’s blogs thoughtfully
Your post may also interest readers and motivate them to visit your page. On most blogger sites, a link to your blog is automatically included in your comment. Thus, the more comments you post, the more people will be forced to visit your blog. Of course, you should not leave spam ads instead of a normal comment. This will only reduce your chances of a positive rating among readers and bloggers.
Carefully read the terms of the platform on which you intend to post your blog
When starting to use this or that website, you automatically accept the terms of the site. If, for some reason, you do not agree with them, find another site.