The world of blogging continues to grow as more and more people discover the value of writing a good blog. Blogs often cover almost every subject from D.I.Y. to health issues, a Tim Sykes review to ‘What we did on our vacation’ posts.
However, if you’re new to the world of blogging, it can be hard to know how to get started. There are a lot of great blog posts and sites out there, so how can a beginner even think about creating a blog that’s just as good?
We’re going to take a look expert tips that will help beginners get one step ahead:
Understand Who Your Audience Is
Understanding who your audience is will help you to create content that means something to them. For example, if you’re targeting 30 year old stay at home mom’s it’s not a good idea to create a blog post about workouts for men in their 50’s.
Understanding who your audience is, means that you can fill your blog with content that they’re more likely to relate to. If you get a good response to your blog posts, chances are you’re doing something right.
Another trick involves looking at the posts that have the most comments A post that has generated a lot of interest should give you a clue as to what your audience likes to read. So stick with similar topics and your blog is likely to be even more popular.
Use A Call-To-Action
A call-to-action (CTA) is a great way for you to get your readers to act. If for example you would like your readers to follow you on Facebook, add a call-to-action to the bottom of your blog post.
The CTA should read something like: ‘Like my page on Facebook so you get daily updates’ or ‘Follow me on Twitter now!’. Adding a CTA or two will encourage people to follow you, visit your website, or even buy your products.
Find Your Voice
We all have a particular style of writing, and it’s this style of writing or ‘Voice’ that you need to find. Your voice will naturally develop after a while, and it helps your readers to get a sense of who you are, and how sincere you are too.
Try not to copy another persons voice, no matter how much you like them, or how popular they are. It simply won’t work, and it won’t feel natural either. Use your own voice, and your readers are more likely to stick around.
Write A Headline That Stands Out
‘I had a good time on vacation’ is not as eye-catching as ‘5 reasons why I had the best vacation ever!’. Writing a headline that stands out can make a huge difference to the number of people who read your blog.
If you’re not sure what headline to use, search for posts on similar sites, and see what they have done. You need your headline to attract attention, without it being over the top. Work on it, and you’ll soon be able to do it naturally.
Use the above tips to help you gain a wider audience so that your blog has a better chance of being read, and enjoyed, time and time again.