Before Launching Your First Blog
Before Launching Your First Blog
Thousands of new blogs are created every day, and all but a few find a massive audience. I suspect part of the problem is that many new bloggers don't do due diligence on themselves and the topics they want to write about. Most people can be frank about a topic that interests them, but translating that passion into words that people want to read is the tricky part. If you want to create a blog that people enjoy reading, you will need to do some important evaluations. You will need to be completely honest with yourself about your writing skills, your topic, and the investment of time required to maintain your blog for the long term. From my own experiences, here are 10 things to consider before deciding to launch your own blog, in no particular order. 1. Is there a topic that you know well enough to write about? For example, don't start a baseball blog unless you care deeply about it. The same goes for astronomy, basket weaving, or anything under the sun. 2. Do you have adequate writing skills? Most successful bloggers possess at least a modicum of talent for writing. There are exceptions, but they are rare. Visit:- https://www.yankeejournal.com/ 3. Have you researched other blogs related to your topic of interest? Whether you want to write about the New York Yankees, the Canadian Constitution, or World War II, make sure there aren't many bloggers already covering those topics. 4. Will your blog be personal, political or business in nature? Some people blog to express themselves or for personal glory. Some want to generate income. Others write to give themselves (and their companies) credibility in the marketplace. Be clear about the type of blog you want to create. 5. Be specific in what you write, don't be a generalist. Opinions are a dime a dozen, but articles that are thoughtful, specific, and well-written are more likely to find an audience. 6. Are you ready to write three to five original blog posts per week? If you're not committed to posting articles regularly, you're not going to generate much interest. Most of the top-ranked blogs in the world are updated daily (even hourly). 7. Do you have a strong desire to communicate with others? If you just want to rant or vent, write a letter to the editor or keep a journal. Don't waste your time launching a blog and then letting it fail. 8. Have you sought the advice of bloggers? Even if you don't know of anyone who writes a blog, the internet is full of wise advice from successful bloggers who have written on how to blog. 9. Have you thought about the legal, ethical, and moral considerations of writing about your chosen topic? You should have a good understanding of what you can and cannot say online. 10. Everything you write on a blog has a long shelf life. In the recent Canadian federal elections, several candidates had to withdraw from the race due to embarrassing blog posts they had posted years earlier. Everything you blog will be online for a long, long time.

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