Have a theme. This will help attract readers. It provides a framework around which to blog. Have a list of topics that you write about handy when it comes time to blog.
Blogging takes time. Set aside time in your schedule to blog. It can only take about 15 to 20 minutes per day. At first, it takes longer, but as you grow as a blog writer, the amount of time involved will decrease.
Blogging is a two-way street. You must respond to the comments you will get. The larger the blog following, the more comments you will get.
Be legal. Be careful of giving away information that could be considered to be business confidential. Also, be mindful of photo sources that enhance your blog, make sure you pay for the rights to use those images. Do not use photos or illustrations you find on Google Images and expect to use them free of charge.
Capture your blog ideas. It could be electronic and/or a paper system. This material gives you something to say when you may not be inspired to write.
Be authentic. Readers appreciate honesty about your take on the topic.
Be patient. Readership grows over time. Don’t expect your first blog entry to be a hit and go viral. Set aside time to blog and give the blog time to grow.
Measure and review. Take a look your blog analytics at least every three months. Where are you in Google for the topics you blog about? Do you receive feedback about your posts?
This post originated from Suggestions for Those New to Blogging on Matt’s personal blog.