Incorporating best practices strategies when blogging is something that can be done quite easily. What you want to do is find as many practices as possible, and try them all out, to see which ones actually work. You will be at a disadvantage if you’re relatively new to blogging. Although it looks pretty steep, the learning curve can be handled by taking one step at a time every day that you try.
Deciding when to post, and what to post, are things that you will have to figure out before you start to blog on a regular basis. You have to have an idea of what your blog is going to be about. Of course, you don’t have to make four or five posts a week to be legal. There are no rules in this area. One rule that some follow is posting 4 to 5 times a week, for 90 days, at the beginning. It’s your decision. You can post as much, or as little, as you like to. All you need to do is set up a game plan for blogging and stick with it. Consistency really is the key to succeeding with any blog, regardless of the guidelines followed. When you change your posting schedule, your readers might get upset, simply because they are expecting one thing, and getting another.
It is essential that blog readers understand that you have an open door and are willing to talk with them. This is not the easiest thing to setup, and you really can’t control people’s actions. Rolling out the proverbial red carpet for your audience is what you have to do.
That means having as many ways for them to have some way of making contact. Twitter and Facebook are excellent ways to do this. Standard email also works. There are many social sites out there, and if your subscribers are on many of them (as shown by the demographics), this can help you with your blogging. Since most individuals are not on LinkedIn (only professionals), you will probably not find them on this site.
Keeping It Interesting
Blogging can take a toll on many people, causing them to fall any rut, and not know how to get out. Getting burned out is actually something that could happen to you very easily. Another thing is you forget about some things like making your posts interesting and different.
This can really be a challenge for just about anybody. Great content is why your readers come to your blog, and why you need to consistently make it worth reading. Of course, all people want to read something interesting, but it can get outrageous, which is doing too much. So when you make a blog post, and humor, variety and as much of your personality as you can. Changing subjects is fine, but don’t do it in a predictable manner. Be sure to use the same writing voice, but alternate what you are doing in unexpected ways.
In conclusion, it is going to be a lot easier for you once you get your first blog established. You need to stay current with the information out there if you want to be successful with your blogging. This should be fun and interesting for you, as long as you enjoy blogging.