Blogging can be an extremely interesting hobby to have. A blog, which has been defined as an online journal, is a place where someone can post exactly what’s on their mind. While some bloggers could care less if their posts are read, others actively try to gain more readers. Some advertisers are offering money for blogs that get high traffic amounts, so learning to blog better can be an important task. If you are interesting in learning more about better blogging, check out these six helpful tips.
Use a Casual Tone
The most interesting blogs are not written using formal grammar rules. Frankly, the formal tone can be a little boring and web surfers don’t want to read through a bunch of text. If you want your blog to be popular and a success overall, consider writing in a more casual tone. Think of the writing as being a conversation you are having with a friend. Write exactly the way you would talk, not the way you are supposed to talk. Using slang and other words that may not be considered “proper” is a great way for your blog to reach a wide variety of viewers. Using humour and other personality characteristics in your writing will make people want to keep coming back to read your newest entries.
Don’t Overdo It
Keeping your blog short will help you retain any interested viewers. People don’t want to spend massive amounts of time reading text on the web. If they wanted to read a novel, they would do just that. Try to stick to your point and keep it nice and short. A blog that is more than 500 or 700 words is just too much. If you need to carry on with the topic, consider creating another post that finishes your point. Although this is basically creating one long blog, the break in the text will be welcoming and readers will be less likely to get bored.
Never Advertise Improperly
Too often people use blogs as a space to advertise their services or their products. This can be a cheap way to get your work out there. It is noted however that blog readers can get annoyed quickly at advertisements on blogs. If you must advertise on your blog, consider doing so in a more subtle manner. Write a short post about your product and put a link to your website. Don’t take up your entire blog space with the advertisement. Although it may seem like a great idea, you will essentially be scaring people away from your blog altogether.
Check Your Spelling
Although the tone of your blog should be kept casual, you should still edit your work. There is a way to be casual, without being sloppy. You should always check your spelling before you submit your post. If your posts are full of misspelt words, people will think that you are not educated and probably won’t take anything you say seriously. I use Grammarly to spell check my posts, then cut and paste your edited work into the blogging text area. This will allow you to post without spelling errors, which is highly recommended.
If you want to reach the largest amount of people, you do not need to advertise endlessly. You simply must be versatile with your post topics. Those blogs that cover only one type of thing may be popular with one specific targeted group of people. That is fine if it is what you want. If you want to reach everyone, however, you need to post on everything, this will draw people in.
People who become fans of your blog will likely be looking for a new post every few days. Some will only look once a week. If you want to keep your blog fresh and interesting, you should post often. Posting often is something that takes time, your entries should stay short and sweet. It is a way, however, to keep things new and exciting for your biggest fans. They will be waiting for your new posts and will continue logging on as long as you provide them with new information.
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SIA FOCHJuly 31, 2016 at 9:55 am
Great tips, love this post!
Caliope CoutureJuly 31, 2016 at 9:56 am
These are great tips! I fully agree, it's important to post continuously and not make posts too long. Something I find hard sometimes 🙂
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Emma Loves FashionJuly 31, 2016 at 12:38 pm
What a great post!
Have a nice day dear,
Tessy OnyiaJuly 31, 2016 at 3:09 pm
Tessy OnyiaJuly 31, 2016 at 3:10 pm
Lol..same here..Caliope thanks for stopping by!
Tessy OnyiaJuly 31, 2016 at 3:11 pm
Thanks Emma Love!
ToksJuly 31, 2016 at 9:38 pm
Good tips. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. xoxoxo
Tessy OnyiaJuly 31, 2016 at 9:39 pm
As always Tok….Thanks for stopping by!
Edye NicoleJuly 31, 2016 at 9:42 pm
Wonderful tips, Tessy! So glad I found your blog <3
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Tessy OnyiaJuly 31, 2016 at 9:44 pm
Aww!Edye, that's so sweet of you.Thank you for stopping by!
GabrielleJuly 31, 2016 at 10:36 pm
Some really great tips, particularly posting regularly or else interaction can drop dramatically! Have a lovely week ahead 🙂
Tessy OnyiaJuly 31, 2016 at 10:39 pm
Thanks a lot Gabriella.
Precious NkeihJuly 31, 2016 at 10:45 pm
Interesting tips, Tessy!
Write as though you are talking to a friend. So true!
Tessy OnyiaJuly 31, 2016 at 10:48 pm
Thanks Precious dear.
Lhurve DaviesAugust 1, 2016 at 2:23 pm
I swear it feels like there's just so much you learn everyday as a blogger.
Thanks for adding to my reservoir of knowledge.
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The Fashion FolksAugust 1, 2016 at 2:23 pm
Posting often is a golden rule! I hate the thought of a read coming to the website and see old content! Xx
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Tessy OnyiaAugust 1, 2016 at 2:30 pm
Aww! Thanks Davies. Exactly, there is so much to learn everyday as a blogger.
Tessy OnyiaAugust 1, 2016 at 2:32 pm
Thanks Fashion, exactly same here Lol
Tessy OnyiaAugust 1, 2016 at 2:33 pm
Ela BellaWorldAugust 1, 2016 at 2:35 pm
These are great tips and agree with all of them! Posting regularly and not having too long posts are important. As you said around 500-700 words is a perfect length for a blogpost.
Raina ElegadoAugust 1, 2016 at 2:38 pm
Such great tips, Tessy!! Love them all and totally agree! Thanks for sharing <3
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Marjorie SmithAugust 1, 2016 at 2:39 pm
So amazing ideas, thank you for share this!
My Vogue StyleAugust 1, 2016 at 2:39 pm
I love all of these tips, I use them all and posting often is one of the most important point. It lets people know you care about the blog and the audience!
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LBGAugust 1, 2016 at 2:40 pm
Fantastic tips! Posting often is so important. Thanks for writing this for us!
Tessy OnyiaAugust 1, 2016 at 5:25 pm
Thanks you Lbg.
DanielleAugust 1, 2016 at 5:27 pm
really good tips, i definitely need to work on posting more often but it can be hard to find inspiration sometimes!
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Tessy OnyiaAugust 1, 2016 at 5:28 pm
Thank you Vogue, exactly.
Tessy OnyiaAugust 1, 2016 at 5:30 pm
Thanks Marjorie. You are welcome.
Tessy OnyiaAugust 1, 2016 at 5:31 pm
Thanks Adrika. Ok
Tessy OnyiaAugust 1, 2016 at 5:32 pm
Tessy OnyiaAugust 1, 2016 at 5:34 pm
Thanks a lot Ela. Totally agree with you.
Tessy OnyiaAugust 1, 2016 at 5:53 pm
Thanks Daniella, sure you should.
Paula LoretiAugust 1, 2016 at 7:41 pm
This was so helpful! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Tessy OnyiaAugust 1, 2016 at 7:55 pm
StephylatelyAugust 1, 2016 at 9:30 pm
These are great tips hun. I find it hard to read extremely long posts so I try to make mine as short and to the point as possible.x
Tessy OnyiaAugust 1, 2016 at 9:33 pm
Thanks Steph!Exactly same here o..Lol
Frankly Flawless -August 2, 2016 at 7:26 pm
Great tips to take on board here x
Tessy OnyiaAugust 2, 2016 at 7:31 pm
Musingsofjudgejudyjudy.....August 5, 2016 at 9:54 pm
Great tips! I agree with every point raised!
Tessy OnyiaAugust 5, 2016 at 9:55 pm
Bubu GreenAugust 6, 2016 at 2:12 pm
Great post, Tessy. I totally agree.
Kachee TeeSeptember 1, 2016 at 11:45 am
Well said Tessy! These are good tips.
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Paola LauretanoSeptember 21, 2016 at 10:36 am
Great tips Tessy, interesting post!