Here are some tips to become a better blogger.
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In the previous update, we talked about the fourteen elements of a blog post. Now that you understand what a blog is, we can move on to how you can enhance your reputation as a blogger.
“The three main factors affecting productivity for most bloggers are their attitude, the technology they use, and their attitude to change” – Neil Patel, Digital Marketer & Blogger
Pick the Right Topic
“If you have a passion about the topic, then you’ll be more likely to succeed in your blogging. Don’t blog about something you don’t care about! It will only frustrate you and it will quickly die.” – Anon
Focus on What You Know
General Blogging = Less Text + Great Quality Image
- Day-to-day happenings
Technical Blogging = More Text + Solution Oriented
- Data science, Bots, AI, loT
- SMAC – Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud
- Reviews, interviews, How-tos, Dos & Don’ts, Tutorials
Other Genre Blogging = Niche + Expertise
- Music, Movie, Drama, Religion, Politics – (General)
- Medical, Environment, Manufacturing, Economy – (Serious)
- Automobile, Sports, Real Estate, Stock Market – (Expertise)
“Find a system that helps you get the work done, and then use it.” – Jeff Goins, Blogger.
Understand What Your Audience Wants
Know what’s happening now on social media and search engines
- Google, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube
What blog topics are trending?
- Buzzsumo + Other tools
What are their interests and expectations?
- Pain relief, sell dreams, hope, salvation etc.
Ask, request, poll, quiz customers and employees
- Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, other Social Media
- Quora, Forums, Reddit, Blog comment section, others
“People often ask me how am able to write several blog post in a day? My reply is simple: I stay in the zone. I eliminate all distractions and just write” – Syed Balkhi, Blogger
Things that Worked for Us
- Any time is a good time to write, however not when the brain is tired.
- Collaborate with a friend or your editor
- Start 2-3 topics simultaneously
- Take a break and go for a long walk
- Set a deadline for completing your article
“Write. Avoid distraction. Plan. Set goal and schedules. Use productivity tools. Those are five ways to stay productive while writing” – Adam Clarke, Blogger
If you are a gadget freak, try automation
- Record your thoughts. Playback. Write
- Use Google voice-to-text software.
- Dictate to a friend or colleague
- Convert handwritten notes to computerized texts
Whether you are an aspiring blogger or a veteran, this post hopefully helped light the blogging fire in your belly. The one tip we can recommend to all newbies is to write something down. Write anything. If you don’t start, you will never become a blogger. Contact Opteamize for more about our services.
Update: Here is Lesson 8