Take a look at some of my top tips that will help drive your blogging success.
Stick to a topic or theme – You should specialize in one area of interest. Not only will you convey your passion for the topic in your writing, it is likely that by focusing on one area in particular you will really be able to get stuck into the topic in great detail. This will allow you to present yourself as an expert within your industry. However if you are one of those people that would prefer a little bit of variety in your blog entries why not designate a topic to each day of the week and repeat this week in week out.
Mix up the style/ format of your blogs – it is important that you mix up the format of your blogs every now and then. For example on one day you might want to break your content up using headings for paragraphs, another time you might want to break your content up using bullet points, other times you might want to just create an infographic. Don’t get stuck in a rut, remember we live in a fast paced environment whereby people are often rushed off their feet and will not have the time or patience to sit down and read pages of long copy. So keep this in mind when you are producing your content, make it’s format as attractive and as interesting as possible.
Create a list of useful resources / news feeds – When you are struggling for inspiration you can use this as your go to place to look for topic ideas, events or news that might be relative to your blogging topic.
Create an image bank – as the old saying goes an image can speak a thousand words. Spend some time taking photos of images that you will be able to use in your blog entries. Take the opportunity to input a striking image that will attract and maintain the interest of those reading your posts.
Schedule posts in advance – this takes the pressure off writing to tight deadlines. Having blogs scheduled in advance can also be particularly useful in terms of sickness, holiday or even unexpected meetings or deadlines.
Post your blog entries on social media – social media is a great way of getting your content noticed and read. Be sure to post your blog across all of your social channels for maximum exposure. Just remember you will have to adapt your status depending on what channel you are posting on. For example twitter will only allow you to post a tweet that is less than 140 characters.