A checklist by Christine Sanders, last updated April 11, 2018.
The prevalence of blogging as a platform for marketing and gathering like-minded individual is an interesting phenomenon. However, there isn't really anything surprising about this since blogging is a means of flexible communication. And, well, quite a profitable one. But then again, a blog that earns a considerable amount is reserved to those who are consistent and passionate about updating their blogs.
One of the biggest reasons why a lot of people stop blogging after a few blog posts are that they realize that they aren't fit to write. Their blog post's narrative is all over the place, and communicating abstract things like excitement and fear turns out to be difficult. But is that good enough reason to abandon a blog? Even a free blog at that? Well, not really. Anyone can learn how to write well. With enough determination and resourcefulness, writing can improve over time.
Read More To Write Better
Not many are able to make the connection about reading being an amazing tool to improve writing. They do sound like mutually exclusive activities, anyway. But not really. Reading makes it easier for a person to learn proper grammar structures and choice of words. Speaking and writing the language will become second nature in time. There are plenty of writing tips out there, but this one is probably the most entertaining since one can pick which book to read.
Over time, being more accustomed and comfortable with the blogger's choice of language will also make casual writing tone easy to come by. It's an unconventional writing tip, but it works its magic.
Take A Breather
Writing may seem like an easy enough task. Sure, it's difficult to write a smooth and flowing narrative at first, but once a person is able to tell a story through their write-ups, it becomes second nature. And that's unfortunately where the dreaded burnout sets in.
Typing doesn't only require the fingers to do the job, but it also squeezes the brain for ideas and makes it work every single second that the blog owner is typing into their word processor.
To avoid running into the wall that is writers block, take frequent breaks. And just because writing isn't as exhausting as running, doesn't mean it isn't physically draining. Avoid spending all day in front of a computer. A few hours a day, or just enough to write around 2,000 words would suffice. In fact, there are writers who consider 2,000 as a monumental task - especially if the article requires plenty of research.
Check Out Other Blogs
Before going to blogs with a similar niche and audience, keep in mind that a person who doesn't have a lot of confidence in themselves will probably feel inadequate after reading an established blog. With that said, the point is not to feel incompetent, but to find an inspiration from other blogs. Heck, take note of their ideas and executions.
In addition to this, there are also blogs like https://howtostartablog.com/ wherein helpful resources are available for anyone who wants to know more about the technicalities of creating a profitable blog. Keep in mind that it's a rather competitive venture, so tread carefully and hold your head high when visiting another blog.
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