Blogging for the Everyday Person
When I first started blogging I didn't know much. I just figured I'd sit down, write about some fashion trends and beauty products. Little to my surprise, I found out blogging was not for the everyday person. Now I'm not telling you to not start a blog. If you want to start one just make sure you know what you want to talk about and where you want your blog to go in the future. If you are starting a blog just to get your frustrations out about everyday life, then great. If you are starting a blog about food and beer, just make sure you keep it on just those things.
I thought I'd leave you al with some tips I wished I'd known before I started blogging.
Write about what interest you. People want to read and continue to read things coming from someone they trust and believe. To establish this make sure you are writing about what you want, and what truely you have a passion for. You will one be happier with your content, and two you will start to grow a loyal readership.
A schedule actually matters. When I first started blogging I was so excited about getting my voice heard, and getting readers. I would post almost everyday. I quickly found out that life gets in the way and 7 post a week can be a lot for someone in school, or working a full time job. My 7 post a week quickly went to 5, then 3, then 2, and on some weeks 0. Still to this day I struggle with getting post up on a regular schedule, so my advice is to stick to 1 or 2 post a week. Make time in your week to just write and plan your post. It will get easier with time.
Keep a notebook around. Either keep a notebook, your phone, or anything you can write down your sudden ideas. Before I bought a notebook for my blog post ideas, I would forget about all the great post ideas I had thought about throughout the day. Having a list of ideas really helps you when you are stuck and don't know what to write about.
Keep your eyes and ears open. Everything around you will feed you inspiration. Since I love watching Youtube videos I see what new products are out, but also since I coach a ton of high school girls I hear about problems they are having. I try to combine both of what I hear and see to further gain ideas for my blog post.