One of the hardest things for any blogger is creating content for their blog. This is difficult in the beginning because it is not always clear what your niche is or what they should be focusing on. I wanted to share a few ideas that will hopefully be more positive and less likely to have you give up before you even get started.
You don’t need to be a guru.
Many new bloggers think they need to know their subject matter in great detail before they can start to write content for their blog. I am here to say that this is not so. It is important to Remember that we all have something unique to offer and what is important; especially if you want to grow and nurture your blogging abilities, is to share what you know, how ever little and put you own spin on it.
The more you write the more you will become comfortable in your own writing style. It is also important to remember that you don’t need to write lots and lots. If you want to hold your readers attention, it’s a good idea to keep it short anyway or think about using other mediums like video, pictures, info-graphics and audio.
Whilst some bloggers may have a blog post in mind with a clear beginning, middle and end, it is OK to experiment. Start with a topic and just write, keeping it flowing until it comes to a logical end then create some attention grabbing title.
Listen, Read , Watch
The thing about great content is that it usually comes from some knowledge lodged somewhere in our minds, mixed with experience and a little bit of a personal spin on the topic. The reason great content doesn’t always flow, is because you aren’t keeping your mind and inspiration fresh. It is therefore really important to keep your eyes, ears and mind open to new ideas.
You can do this by spending a small percentage of your time reading new material, books, other blogs, listening to inspirational or personal development type audio or watching videos. There isn’t a magic formula but find the learning method that works best for you and start to absorb some new information and you will be able to create more and more great content.
This might seem like a really strange thing to say, but actually committing yourself to a blogging schedule will actually get you in to the habits of being a successful blogger. It will also help you develop your imagination and really build you leverage in terms of creating more traffic to your site.
Keep a look out for blogging challenges. They normally last for 30 days and are a great way to get you off to a good start. You will be surprised at how much you already know and the knowledge you have that you can blog about.
Where you can get more ideas
As well as reading other blog posts, videos on You Tube or a book or too, I also like to use some really cool sites that have all kinds of information, that you can browse. I especially like Alltop, Mashable and Problogger. But depending on your niche, do a search for some quality sites that are of interest and start creating some new content from what you find,
Let me know how you get on,
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