Blogging can immediately connect you with a global audience, right from the comfort of your home. Today, people from various age-groups and backgrounds have become active in blogging. What’s more, blogging is the best social media tool that you can use to expand the reach of your business, engage new audiences, establish your expertise or build an online community around a specific cause. However, it may take several years to turn yourself into a better blogger. Better blogging is all about creating an emotional attachment with readers. So, how do you become a better blogger?
Well, you might have read plenty of tips on better blogging. Below, I recommend three simple steps that you can follow to prove yourself better than others in your niche industry.
#1. Write Passionately
Blogging without passion is no blogging at all! In fact, passion is the building block of successful blogging. If you intend to start a blog, only you should decide what you are going to write about. Truth be told, nobody wants to read a dumb article. If you want to grab people’s attention immediately, you must give them a good reason to listen.
Dull articles are floating all over. Passionate writing, however, can help you create blog posts that people will be glued to. Passion comes from truth. Passion comes from an eagerness to solve people’s problems.
Remember – If you are passionate about writing and love to write, everything else will fall into place!
#2. Write Consistently
Much of your blogging success depends on how regular you can be in the long run. Definitely, publishing posts on a blog consistently is one of the biggest challenges that bloggers face. Consistency will keep people coming to your blog over and over again. You'll keep readers interested. Consistency doesn’t, however, mean you need to publish a new article every day. Being consistent is sticking to your publishing schedule (even if it’s 2 posts a week).
If you want to blog consistently, use these key tips –
- Become an expert in your niche
- Create an editorial calendar (know your blog topics in advance)
- Create back-up articles (when you are free)
- Read more blogs and follow podcasts in your niche
- Don’t forget the research part of writing
And that certainly makes you a better blogger.
#3. Write Correctly
For a painter, paint is the medium to convey their message. For you (a blogger), it’s language. Unless you know how to use language appropriately, you can easily dilute the impact that you aspire to make. Whether, it’s the choice of words, essentials of English grammar, spellings, sentence construction or the overall tone of writing, you should know your medium (language) really well.