Just about anyone can create a blog nowadays. It’s an easy and fun way to share your interests with an audience, and convey your thoughts and opinions on anything from specific topics to life in general. That being said, it may be easy to create a blog, but it’s a lot harder to create a successful blog. In spite of the multiple business blogs in the US, only about 35% were updated on a monthly basis in 2012 - and that’s only once per month! Here are some helpful blogging tips to not only help you create a blog, but to keep it up and running (click on the thumbnails to enlarge).
1. Pick Your Platform
There’s a lot of different places to host your blog, and all of them have their benefits and drawbacks. For example, two of the most common ones are WordPress and Blogger:
2. Make Sure Your Content is Compelling
3. Time and Effort Are Key
Even if you do have great ideas for blog posts, let’s be honest... the urge to procrastinate can be pretty strong. Make sure you’re updating on a regular basis and focus on getting your ideas into a well thought-out post.
4. Time Your Posts
5. Be Mindful of Your Audience
Do you have any tips on how to keep a successful blog going? Let me know in the comments below!