What advice would an experienced blogger give a young blogger just starting to write?
I've been told 'Just go with it' and start writing; that in the beginning quantity is more important than quality. I'm wondering if this is true. Should I spend a lot of time making my work perfect or focus more on getting my name out there on multiple resources?
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Hi Michellyn...Blogging is a serious business. First, you have a topic or agenda for a blog i.e. Target audience , Your strength to write on this etc. I am a blogger for last 8 years and there is enough traffic to my blogs. Blogging needs patience, persistence and hardwork. Good Luck
Make sure it's easy to read i.e. clear fonts, good letter size, good background contrast(never make people work to enjoy your blog) , understandable (good grammar is important), relatable to the audience you're writing to (no big words if your audience likes plain talk) and consistent...no matter what, if it's weekly, make it weekly.
Get it on as many social media channels as possible and interact with your audience every chance you get. Track your progress with statistics. And write from the heart; what you love will naturally shine through.
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Always put a personal view into it. And focus on quality. Write an article and wait till the next day to review it. Before posting, read it over and over.
I am not a blogger but I feel the tenets of the business should be communicated. authenticity of write ups, copy write laws, written communication skills etc
My recommendation is to decide what your goal and purpose is for writing the blog. What do you hope to accomplish with it? Once you have a clear goal, you will better know what direction to take it.
Whatever you write in your blog, Make sure that should be in precise and valued for audience.
I have also been told to just write. Then comes the question "About what?" I live on a farm and want to write about how I can do both the farm work and write. I will also combine the two to show how this can become a win/win situation with a lot of interesting topics as so much will and can happen on a farm.
Write about wha what you are passionate about. It is all about journeys that each of us go through each day of our lives. Write about learning a new skill and how you overcame the challenges of that learning journey. Write about how your dog is with you each day in your office. They fit into a work schedule as well. Taking that dog for a walk and how that time lifts your spirits and clears the fog that sitting behind a computer screen has created.
These are just a few examples of the every day things that anyone can write about. Now comes the part about developing your own unique style of writing and then you just write. It is very easy to write a 500 word blog. Done!!!