Starting a blog and having it become successful is not as easy to do as some might think. When you get into the business of creating a blog, there are some things that must come first. You need to create your blog based off of something that you have a passion in. Something that you are either good at doing or something that you know a lot about. People want to read blogs that give them a lot of insight on topics that they are interested in. Most people want to be able to take something from your blog and share it with close friends and family.
Keeping Your Reader’s Attention
When you are in the process of building your blog, you need to be mindful of what will catch your audience’s’ attention. Ask yourself this? What is it that you can do to set yourself apart from the hundreds of other blogs that are available online for people to read? You don’t want to share basic thoughts and information with people that they can easily find somewhere else. Although you can set your blog up based on similar topics that are discussed online, you have to find a way to set yourself apart from everyone else. This is what will draw the attention of others to your blog website.
Do you have a sense of humor or a corky personality? Well this is something that you should think about using for your writing style for your blog. Add character to your blog; things about yourself that you know people will like.
Also, whatever information you are giving to your readers, make it informative and interesting so you don’t bore them. Remember that you want to keep them coming back for more.
Choosing the Right Platform
Once you have an idea of what you would like to share with your readers, you need to choose a platform for your blog. The most popular platform that features millions of blog sites all over the world is WordPress. Of course, you can check out some of the other platform websites known for hosting blogs. Keep in mind that there is a difference between the .org and the .com versions of WordPress.
A Name for Your Blog Page
Naming the web page and your blog plays a huge role in the ability that it has to draw in the type of audience that is interested in what you have to offer. For instance, if you are trying to give advice for easy recipe ideas for stay-at-home-moms, you need to name your blog something that has to do with being a mom and cooking. If you have a company for your blog then you will need to make sure you give the blog your company name that is associated with the information that you will be giving to the readers that visit.
If you don’t already have a name for your blog you should think of a unique name that stands out. The more unique the name is for your blog, the more likely your chances are of being listed at the top of the search engine pages.
Trial and Error
Don’t let trial and error keep you from staying motivated to enhance your blog. Keep this in mind, especially if this is your first time ever creating a blog. You will face trial and error in some of the decisions that you make for your blog, but it’s quite alright because you will learn from these mistakes and errors and you will grow from them. There are many people who start off by purchasing pre-existing blogs because they feel like it will give the head start in maintaining the high volume traffic that they already have. However, if you don’t have the experience and strategies known to keep the traffic coming to the blog, then you will see a decrease in visitors to your page. This is just one of many perfect examples of trial and error that you may experience. However, the good news is that most people learn from trial and error and this is how they improve their blogs over time and with experience.
Choosing a Unique Theme
Just like the name chosen for your blog page should be unique, so should the theme of your blog. Without a blog theme, your page would look quite boring and basic. This really is something that will also make or break your blog page. Themes attract visitors to your blog site. With that being said, you can choose from many free themes that are available. Keep in mind that just because some themes are free doesn’t mean they are of low quality.
If you want to step it up a notch you can hire a web page designer to fix your blog up with a unique and one-of-a-kind theme that will really enhance your blog page to stand out from the rest. I once had a web designer friend help me with creating a theme that went very well for my Spring time fashion blog. It was a beautiful, feminine floral theme that went perfectly well with the information that I was giving my viewers. I truly believe that the theme that was created helped draw in more viewers to my blog page.
Search Engine Optimize
Search Engine Optimization for your blog is another one of the main aspects that will allow your page to be noticed by hundreds and thousands of people. With the use of the correct keywords that are related to your blog, you are making it easier for people who are interested in what you have to offer to find your blog.
It’s a way to set them apart from others who may have no interest in the information or ideas that you share within your blog website. While adding keywords to the content of your page is good, you must also be aware of keyword stuffing and make sure that you don’t overload your blog website with too many keywords. Keyword stuffing could lead to lower rankings or removal from the search engine.