I may not look like it - a diva always has to look good no matter what! - but i'm exausted! That's why i haven't been around so much lately.
Did you miss me?... Of course you did!
I had a great chat last night with two friends on Twitter, one about training a rottie and the other about blogging. One thing leading to another, i thought that it would be a good idea if i wrote about these specific topics.
I won't cover the subject of blogging in just one post because there is a lot to say about it. Am i experienced enough to talk about it? I may not be a pro blogger but, for your information, i've been doing it for 2 years now. I started on my pawrents's blog before having my own blog. I wrote my posts in french, which is my mother tongue.
What is blogging anyway? In my modest opinion, blogging is simply writing about you or about a subject that matters to you. You try to build a community of followers that will come back often and interact with you.
What makes a blog a great blog worth reading? It has to be different. You have to find your niche and stick with it. You're funny? Be funny in your posts. You are curious and want to share your discoveries with your readers? Be informative. You want to share your life? Do it like if you were talking nose to nose with a friend. Because your readers become your friends.
There are many many blogs out there in the blogosphere so you really have to find a way to stand out. And remember this... It will take time. You won't become a star overnight. You might blog for 2 months before having any comments on your posts!
Another tip. Be consistent. Write regularly. Have a schedule for your posts or at least, try to write 2-3 posts per week. Why? First of all, to build your community. If they like what you write, they will come back often to see what's new on your blog. Don't keep them waiting for too long or they will leave. Second, it will help your blog to be found by the search engines. That may sound like chinese to you, but search engines are, to make it simple, the lil robots working for Google. If you post regularly, your blog will be recognize and it will be easier to find it on the web. Also, it will help you get better ratings, which can be important if you want to monetize your work. I'll talk about it later.
So, first thing first.
You want to blog?
- Find your niche
- Find a title that readers will remember
- Get on social medias to start building a community
- Set up your blog, using Blogger or Word Press
Enough for tonight!