What are your favorite blogging tips? There is so much advice about the do’s and don’ts of blogging out there it’s hard to decipher what is relevant and what is not. My bet is that most of the information that you come across is relevant in some way shape or form. My best blogging tips might differ from some but they have helped me reach a place I wanted to be!
There are no right and wrong answers about blogging and content creation for the most part, and most of it you will figure out on your own once you get started but we wanted to share with you our favorite blogging tips ever.
5 Tips To Get You Started
1. Write For Your Audience, Not Search Engines
Keywords are important, and we’ll talk about that in a second, but if your whole purpose when you sit down and write is driven by a search engine, then your content will probably not be very pleasing to read. Let’s face it, search engines are not people, and they read content in a much different way.
It’s okay to keep them in mind, but know that getting people to your blog is only half the battle, the harder part is actually getting them engaged and coming back because they actually like what you have to say.
2. Do Use Keywords
One of my favorite blogging tips is this one, Use Keyword research when you are blogging. The better you get at identifying keywords for your content, the more targeted traffic you are going to get and thus the more people coming to your blog you are actually interested in buying what you are selling. It’s tricky, finding the balance between well optimized content and content that is engaging but the best writers have this skill down to almost a science. If you are writing for your own blog then you need to familiarize yourself with keywords, know how to do the research, and know how to use them in your content. How to choose keywords for my blog can easily be answered with a little research.
No, you don’t want to write just for the search engines, BUT you do want people to find you right?
3. Blog Only What You Know
What you know is enough. So often I run into bloggers or people who have businesses who have to blog and they think that they don’t know enough to teach someone else. Truth is, every one of us knows something that someone else doesn’t . And if you don’t know something, then learn it, and then write about it. You don’t have to be an “expert” to write about something. Just write down what you do know. And if you feel like that is not enough – learn more.
4. Be A Real Person, Use Your Own Voice
It should be no surprise to you that people like to interact with other people. This is even true when people read. Part of engaging your audience comes from making your audience feel like they can relate to you, like you are somehow just like them, with just a little bit more knowledge on a particular topic. Use your own voice. If you are funny, it’s okay to let that out in your writing. If you are strictly professional and have an even keel, straightforward personality, then use that. There are no right or wrong answers, just be you.
5. Get Involved In The Blogosphere
Okay this one has less to do with actual content creation and everything to do with networking. Aside from the professional benefits that I have seen from getting involved in the blogosphere, I have actually made friends and business associates that I’ve grown to love and trust through blogging. Twitter and Facebook are both great vehicles for doing this. Writing guests posts for other blogs is a great way to build your network and also grow your following.
Best Blogging Tips Summary
Not quite sure where to start? Just start asking people to guest blog for you. Many times this opens the door to a great relationship and it also gives your readers a different perspective and like I said before, everyone knows something that someone else doesn’t know. You will be amazed at the doors that open from this. Know who your ideal clients are and the keywords to reach them. Be Yourself and talk about what you know. Become involved and get to know key bloggers in your industry. You can start by contacting me here at this blog. If you are interested in guest posting on my blog shoot an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do you think of these blogging tips? Are there others that you swear by? Please share with us below in the comments!