I'm often asked what I regard to being the best approach to take when starting a blog, so here are what I regard to be the most important 3 blogging tips for beginners to consider before writing a blog.
Blogging Tips For Beginners: Blog Daily.
The old saying goes "practice makes perfect" and this is certainly the case when you start to write a blog. One thing you need to be aware when you first start out is that, chances are, (if you're not an already established writer) your first few blogs will not be that great. However the more blogs you write, the better you will become.
So the first blogging tip for beginners to follow is to blog daily as this will not just improve the overall quality of your blogs, but will also help your them to rank quicker within the search engines.
Blogging Tips for Beginners: Be Yourself
The second blogging tip for beginners to remember it to blog in your own individual style. There is always the temptation to copy the style of other bloggers that you may enjoy reading, but doing this will result in you failing to make that all important connection with your reader. After all, one of the true keys to successful blogging is to write in your own individual style, using your own unique content. Readers tend to follow blogs because they prefer the more personal style and content that they contain.
If you're struggling about what to write about, why not write a review about a YouTube video that you enjoyed, or write about a news item that interests you or you could even write about a hobby or interest such as cooking or football, as chances are, there are hundreds of other people who will also share your love of that too. You could even create a blogging tips site to provide an opportunity for others to interact with you on a given topic.
Blogging Tips For Beginners: What Are The Best Blogging Sites To Use?
It's all very well deciding to start a blog but often the trickiest bit can be deciding how and where to publish your blog especially if you're a complete "newbie" to blogging.
So what are the best blogging sites for you to use to get started?
The temptation is to use the free blogging sites … after all you can then publish your blogs for free and to be honest there are some great free blogging sites out there that you can use.
However, it is important to remember that free blogging sites make their money from advertisers who pay to promote their products or services on their sites. With this in mind, there is therefore a strong chance that your blog won't even get read if the reader's eye is distracted to the advertiser's promotion instead … resulting in the readers clicking on the advertiser's website instead of reading your blog.
So maybe not a great move for anyone wanting to actually get their blog read, especially if you're writing blogs to make money.
Another downside to using free blogging sites is that you will be restricted with the overall layout of your blog and will not be able to customise it as your own.
So what other alternatives are there?
The best blogging tip that I could offer beginners is to choose a blogging platform that is easy to use and is affordable. Some sites like WordPress offer a cheap and easy way to publish a blog and are extremely popular, but even these sites can sometimes be a little complicated for beginners, especially when it comes to using additional plug ins etc.
My advice would be to shop around as there are other low cost blogging platforms that offer businesses and individuals alike, the opportunity to use a high ranking blog that can be customized to your own requirements.
Some of these blogs, even offer 100% affiliate commissions for any new members that you also sign up for blogging, so it is well worth looking into these types of blogging opportunities.
So there is what I personally regard as being the 3 most important blogging tips for beginners to follow when starting a blog.