Blogging is fun. Blogging can be so much fun you might stay up late night typing your fingers off and enjoying it at the same time. You might decide to start blogging just for fun or cash, but either way, you must be passionate about this blogging thing to have a successful blog ranked high on search engines.
Now, you might ask, “what the hell do I talk about in my blog?” This might be a problem for some but hey, there’s always something to talk about. Now don’t get it twisted, I’m not saying blogging is an avenue to write junks for people to read, it’s rather a platform for sharing your ideas with the world, unleashing a certain passion you have bottled up inside you or a source of living. Yes, you heard me right, a source of living.
For starters, I definitely won’t tell you to quite your job, and start blogging and expect to be a millionaire in a matter of months. It’s definitely not a get-rich-quick scheme if that’s the picture you’ve painted. But consistency and hard work pays off on the long run. That’s the basic truth.
Now choosing a topic to focus on is a question only you can solve. There are many stuffs you have up in your head that many people visit search engines for. You blog topic should be limited to what you have a clear idea about. If not, you’ll end up relying solely on copied information from other sites and that’s bad, I mean real bad. Your contents must be original if you want favour with search engines. Why? Search engines are your largest traffic source once they love your site. You definitely don’t want to give your visitors wrong information too or they wont be coming back if they find out you’re a fake.
You might decide to blog about panties and bras if that’s what you know! Your blog should be limited to a number of topics or you might decide to focus on just a number of topics. But the bottom line is that your post must be somehow related. It doesn’t sound too well having politics, art, technology, living, softwares, education, news and so many stuffs stocked in a single blog. You definitely wont have keywords search engines would identify with your blog. Like I always say, it’s always good too give your blog a distinct identity.
Now Getting traffic to your blog is a separate topic I’d love to expantiate on in one of my next posts but I’ll just give you a brief idea.
1. Submitting your blog to blog directories
2. Link Exchange with other sites
3. Using social networks like facebook and twitter
4. Using google adwords.
Like I said, this is only a briefing, it’s a whole different topic I’d talk about one of my next posts.
You’re reading this post and don’t have a blog yet??? GET STARTED!