I personally understand the difficulty of starting a blog. It requires patience, dedication, creativity, and a ton of effort. Making a good blog, however, is a different story. Hence, I decided to dedicate this post to share with you a recipe I call “ZENangag” 🙂 This dish is specially made for those who need tips on making a good blog.
- 1 1/2 cups enthusiasm
- 3 cups of creativity
- ¾ cup of curiosity
- 1 bowl of knowledge and experience
- 3 (8-ounce) packages of proofreading
- 1 cup of originality
- 1 (21-ounce) can of love
- 1 (21-ounce) can of inspiration
- 1 – 3 tablespoons of your day (depending on how strong you want the flavor to be)
It is very important for a blogger to know who he/she is talking to. Make an effort to understand the needs of your audience. Create content that they will appreciate. You can’t serve Lechon to a group of vegetarians or Tempura to someone with shrimp allergies, even if those are your favorite dishes. You can cook them all you want but you’ll be sure to eat alone. With the intense competition in the blogging world, you have to prove that your content is worth a bite. At the end of the day, achieving your audience needs will lead you to the achievement of yours.
2. Shop for ingredients (Pick only the freshest ideas, be unique.)
Now that you know your audience more, it’s time to decide what to write about. Explore the wonders of internet and you just might find the inspiration you’re looking for. Be careful though. Ensure that you pick only the freshest ideas and base it on reliable information. You don’t want to create content out of spoiled materials.
3. Choose the right tools (Know when and where to blog)
This actually depends on what mood or “feel” you want your blog to have. Say, you want to serve food fit for a romantic date. Do it on a venue which allows a candlelight ambience. Use the right china, utensils, cooking wares and other tools that would contribute to the over-all “feel” of your date. The same goes for blogging. If you’re aiming for a more formal feel, you may opt for a paid website. If you like a chill and easy to use platform, you can try tumblr or other microblogging sites. There’s so much to choose from, just ensure that you are where your audience is. Once you’re done with the “where”, start determining the “when”. Choose when to release posts. As the saying goes “timing is everything”.
4. Cooking proper (Don’t be afraid to get dirty)
Don’t be afraid to get dirty. By that I meant to not be afraid of sharing your thoughts on sensitive subjects. It’s ok to be careful, but remember that those who play safe never get attention. Go out there and express your sentiments. Who knows you might enlighten some people or get enlightened yourself. At the end of the day, it’s still a win-win situation.
5. Garnish (Keep your audience interested)
Don’t stop with the blog posts. Keep your audience by engaging them through comments and other fun activities like contests and giveaway promos. These will make them feel that you are really concerned with them, and are interested to hear their thoughts.
Now there you have it.