Hey guyss, so like I promised, I’ll be dropping some blogging goodness from time to time.
So as average as blogging sounds to a non-blogger, it is quite difficult and with the way it has been transformed, everyone wants to go into it.
You might be wondering why anyone takes online blogging courses, or not. The thing is, no one can ever get enough knowledge in a field. The art of learning never ends.
So, without wasting more time, let’s get to the gist. Also, I would be dropping exercises that I hope you would take part in.
The only true way to get over the fear of publishing is taking a deep breath and clicking publish, same as comments.
Every blogger wants to have meaningful and knowledgeable comments on the posts, this gives them the sense of the presence of an interactive audience, which is every bloggers dream.
We should adapt the attitude of commenting, we should express emotions after a post. I assure you, it is highly appreciated.
Exercise :- Comment on 3 different blogs (target posts that genuinely impact you).
SET THREE GOALS.
Think about what you want for your blog. To help set these three blog goals,
*figure out why you blog,
*if your blog exceeded your wildest dreams, what would that look like?
Exercise :- Write down three concrete goals for your blog.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR THEME & POSTING VALUED CONTENTS.
Feel free to fully experiment your blog theme. Figure out the theme that best represents you.
As a blogger, it is not just about posting valued content, you should publish posts that gives readers a sense of who you are ✏ (for new bloggers, publish a post that introduces yourself and your blog to make your audience aware of what to expect).
Exercise :- Go through the features of your theme and figure out what works best for you.
DEVELOPING YOUR EYE: HOME & WARMTH.
Translate that which you see as home into your blog to make your readers feel a connection with you, gotten from you sharing a bit of yourself with them ✏ its the beginning of a trustworthy journey.
This mostly comes from the pictures we share with our readers. A lot of bloggers go through great lengths to get pictures that gives off warmth and speaks louder than our posts.
In a post here I talked about photo apps that have helped me blog better.
Exercise :- Put up posts that represents home and share photos that gives your posts a good vibe.
I WRITE BECAUSE…
Why do you write? This is a question you can answer again and again, as your response will evolve over time. You may have already addressed it in a previous blog post. Some bloggers also use this question, and variations of it to shape their bios and about pages. Why am I here? Who am I? Why do I blog?
Exercise :- Tell your readers why you write. Set a timer and free write for 15 or 30 minutes without stopping.
Thanks a lot for hanging on till the end, I’ll see you tomorrow.
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