So You Want to Blog: Content


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Welcome back to “So You Want to Blog!” If you are following along, then you have already set up your blog and are looking for creating content for your blog. If you haven’t been following along, then you are probably very lost and need to click here to get caught up. Don’t worry, there’s only one post into it. It’s not like you are going through weeks and weeks of content. I really don’t think that this will be that long. So let’s get into the content you will be creating for your blog.

Here’s the golden rule that I use for my blog’s content: If you can’t write more than 250 words on it, then it’s not a topic that you really want to cover. You’re blog should be something that you enjoy and cover stuff that you like to cover and find interesting to cover. You really shouldn’t just write stuff just to post. Sure, the more you post, the more popular your site will be. But you really shouldn’t be shooting for that. It’s really about quality not quantity. I post everyday, sometimes two times a day, but all of the content isn’t just small post. I put just amount of effort into all the post. While some are better than others, they all are post that I feel comfortable posting.

If you are looking to get into this full-time, then you need to be prepared to write about 500-1000 words on topics. While that seems a lot, it’s not really. Like I said above, if you can do more than 250 words then you want to cover that topic. You also need to have a decent spelling and grammar. Sure, you can make mistakes here and there. But, you can’t have just be bunch of errors. No one wants to read that shit. Sure, there are some errors you can make when you find your voice and help tell your story, but your article needs to read professionally….well, just don’t have any errors. Also,the trolls of the internet will harass you. They all think they are police and call people out for spelling and grammar errors when they make a lot of them as well.

A little cheat that you can do if you want to cover but you have something short on it. Say you are desperate to post something and you need create a post. Well, make multimedia post. It’s not a great post but it will work. If your post is all one paragraph and no pictures, then it’s not going to be as successful as one with more content. A wise man once told me that “content is king.” That was for radio but it holds true for your blog. The better and more diverse your content is while staying true to your topic, will make people want to come back and stay loyal to your blog. #Brandloyality

Pretty much, you want to create post that you would read and have represent you. Don’t just put out stuff just to put out stuff. Make it mean something because if the stuff you are posting have some sort of meaning, then it bring you more follower in the long run. It will take longer but it will be well worth it in the long run.

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