Blogging 101: 5 Great Tips On How To Get Started

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Writing is an art. Blogging is an extension of this art.

People who blog or bloggers are the ones that create posts that are creative, about their own feelings, carefully deciding on words that are the most ideal to explain everything, such as their sentiments,  wishes or desires.

blogBasically, blogs were first introduced as weblogs that refer to a “server’s log file.” It was created when web logging hit the virtual market. Since its inception in the mid-1990s, web logging gradually saturated the virtual community making the Internet a viable source of greater information.

However, with web logging, you still need a web site and domain names, but with blogging, you do not need anything just an account with blog providers. In most cases, these kinds of blogs are free of charge.

Generally, blogs are created for personal use. Like a journal, people can write their daily adventures, sentiments, and whatever ideas they want to express online.

With the emergence of online businesses, blogs had gradually taken the limelight in providing businesses a chance to boost their presence online.

Business blogs are created to advertise and market the services or products of a certain website or online business in order to increase sales.

Business blogs are also one way of promoting so that the audience will know that a certain company exists online. With blogs, entrepreneurs are able to establish a name or even establish themselves as an expert in the virtual market through articles that have useful information that could be beneficial to their target market.

Through RSS technology, you can make money out of blogs by simply syndicating it to your business’ web site.

So, if you are thinking about creating a blog, whether for business or for pleasure, you need to know some tips that could help make your blog one of the most interesting blogs online.

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Here’s 5 tips to consider when you first start blogging:

1. Consider your audience

Even if your blog is generally personal, still, it would be better to consider the minds of your readers. You have to think of something that would interest them.

After all, most of the reasons of people who write blogs are not at all confined to their own personal motives. Most of them would love to be “heard” (or read) and would love to be known, in some way or another, even for just a minute. Hence, it is very important to come with a write up that everybody can understand, not necessarily that these people can relate to it but they can understand it.

2. A Picture speaks a thousand words

To make your blogging worth the browsing effort of your readers, it would be extremely nice if you will put some pictures in it. It does not necessarily mean you have to place a picture of yourself. Any photographs will do as long as it does not pose danger or insult to anyone who will be reading your blog.

3. Make useful and beneficial blogs and blog posts

Even if you are free to write anything you wan to say to the world, still, it would be better to create some write-ups that would be beneficial to your readers.

After all, its information technology that you have there so better be inclined to provide information rather than sheer quirky entertainment.

4. Avoid making complicated blogs

In order to have an interesting blogs, try not to use some highly technical words. After all, it is not a science course or a debate that you are making, so better stick to simple facts and short blogs.

Bear in mind that most people who use the Internet usually do more scanning than scrutinizing each site word for word. Therefore, it would be better to come with blogs that will not bore your readers just because you have these lengthy articles.

5. Make your blog interactive

As much as possible and if your capacity will allow it, make your blog interactive. Yu can do this by placing some video or audio clips in your blog.

You can even place an area for comments or for some feedbacks. In this way, you can get some impressions or reactions of other people. Who knows, you might even gain some friends just by making them feel at home in your blog site.

Indeed, blogs are not created just for the mere fun of it. It also has its own purpose in the world of the Internet.

Therefore, for people who wish to harness their craft, as far as writing is concerned, blogging is the best way to do it.

To Your Success,

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