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What bloggers should know

When writing a blog, you want it to be as relevant to your audience as possible. If you are a novice in blogging, simple tips…

When writing a blog, you want it to be as relevant to your audience as possible. If you are a novice in blogging, simple tips can help you get started and work towards having a blog that has a wide reader base. The first tip to have a successful blog is to structure it in such a way that it catches the attention of the reader and make him want to read the entire content instead of leave the page. You can do this by giving the blog post a title that catches the reader’s eye. The main point of the blog should be placed in the first paragraph. Remember that this is what your readers will see first.
The last part of your post may include the background information and your name if you want to. When it comes to the writing style, it should be in an informal, friendly tone. Use first person and try including references to the context. Describe and explain important details. When writing a blog, try to be polite and respectful to the opinions and cultures of others. Your blog should be generally informative. When deciding on the topic, it is always best to write about something that you really know or you are enthusiastic about. Perhaps you have an idea already on what you want to blog about.
You can share some useful tips to your readers, especially those you have tried. You can write on any topic of your choice. You can easily increase your reader base if your stories are interesting. Keep your content fresh always. Don’t blog about what other people have written. You can respond to buzz topics with your fresh perspective. Give your readers something to think about that they won’t be able to find somewhere else. Writing longer posts in serial fashion is also a great way to entice readers and to keep them coming back to your blog posts to check out new content.
Make sure you check your spellings and grammar content. It is so embarrassing to post a blog that has a couple or more spelling and grammatical errors. Remember that it is published on the web and that everyone will see it. If your readers notice that there are spelling errors and wrong grammar in your content, they will be hesitant about reading your blogs again. Most online users today are very smart and can spot what is wrong with a blog.
Bloggers should not forget to keep an archive of their posts. This is also a good way to keep track of articles on a site. A lot of blogs feature an archive based on dates (like a monthly or yearly archive). The front page of a blog may feature a calendar of dates linked to daily archives. Archives can also be based on categories featuring all the articles related to a specific category.
It does not stop there; you can also archive your posts by author or alphabetically. The possibilities are endless. This ability to organise and present articles in a composed fashion is much of what makes blogging a popular personal publishing tool.
Finally, your blogs should also be written in a way that will make readers to return for more and not go somewhere else to look for a post that is better for them.
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