I’m not going to lie to you, the blogosphere, is a scary place.
It’s a place of subjectivity and out of the box thinking, where you bare it all and open yourself up to a world of judgement, questions and comments from people with their own personal beliefs and thoughts on the matters you are discussing.
But, it is also a place of learning, creativity, openness, excitement, peace and it is just plain out of your comfort zone.
When I started this blog, about a week ago, I was terrified. I didn’t know how people would react to the idea that I am exploring something new. I was afraid of what they would think… but then I decided to stop caring. I decided that Be. is the place for me to risk it all. To open my heart and write about things that genuinely interest me. And if someone wasn’t happy with it, who cares. This site is made by me, for me and for others like me.
When I created Be. I followed a set of guidelines that helped me to properly form an effective blog site. These 3 tips were the ones that stood out to me the most and are the top three I would recommend to anyone who is interested in writing their own blog.
The goal of a blog post is to gain readers attention and have them generate interest in what you are talking about. However, often times, a blog post will go unnoticed, even if the content inside is fantastic! Luckily, there is one simple fix to regain that attention of your desired crowd, an eye-catching title! Titles should be relevant to the topic inside but also fun and quirky so that an audience can relate to it. A better title can solve a lot of your problems, just give it a try.
Tip #2: Make it digestible.
If I was to write this blog post in one, long, boring, paragraph, I don’t think my readers would keep reading. Instead, I use elements such as lists, bullets, short paragraphs, colour and bolding of lettering throughout my posts. By doing this, it allows my readers to scan my post, see briefly what is going to be talked about and click on the section of text they are most interested in. This allows them to not be intimidated by my writing, but rather, want to keep reading more!
Tip #3: End with a discussion question or thought.
By posing a question or final thought at the end of each post, this generates curiosity in the minds of your readers. They are left with a feeling or new perspective that may even encourage them to comment on your posts. It is a great way to remain memorable in the eyes of your readers.
So there you have it, my thoughts about starting this new journey and some tips on how to start your own.
Creation is always in a developing mind, so express it!