When I talk to anyone about blogging, they keep telling they wish they have there own blog but unable to do so because of lack of time… Then there is another set of people who have a blog but don’t have any topic or time to write something… Then there is another set of people who write blogs because of compulsion example employees forced by their employers or their reporting boss to write personal or official blogs…
What ever the case may be my answer for people who fall under the above mentioned segment is writing a blog is simple… You need not think out of the box to write something, it is as simple as writing a daily dairy… Most of my blogs are my own experience and even I run short of topic’s, when I fall short of good topic I just write my experience of the day…
Here are some tips
Be consistent: There is nothing great in having a blog, consistency matters. Your readers expect some news from you on regular intervals and for that you need to be consistent not only to gain traffic but also to hold the traffic…
Never worry about grammar: Believe me blogs are meant to improve our communication, reading and writing skills… I’ve followed and following many bloggers for long time… Most of the bloggers communication and grammar was poor, but only because of their consistency they were able to improve… So, never stop/hold blogging because of your language command…
Never stop for lack of topic: Blogs are place to share experience… In a day we all come across many things… It is more than enough if you share your days experience… After all humans are eager to know what others do and for sure someone from some part of the world would have benefitted by your experience…
Never think you are silly: Never think your thoughts are silly… Most of the blogs which I thought were silly has got me huge appreciations and blogs which gave me self contention and satisfaction never inspired readers… What is silly for you will be of great interest to someone…
Evolve with reader comments: Readers are best people to help you evolve… Pay attention to their feedback in terms of your mistakes, take their suggestion… For example my friend who happens to be a great reader of my blog Swaminathan, posts comments on my blog suggesting to improve my site design, he asked me to remove the ads inside content, which was disturbing and many times he gives me topics and asks me to write on that… That was great motivation and I evolve my site and writing based on those comments…
Never bow down to negative comments: There are people who keep giving negative comments and at times there might be genuine criticism or comments… Most of the times we fall prey to those criticism… Never get demotivated by it those comments… First learn to handle criticism… I got a suggestion from Mr.Gopal Ramanan to do proof reading before making a post… I’d have been happy if he had posted it in pubic, thought he didn’t want to criticize and hurt me… I’m a person who welcomes open criticism so that others can all take a cue from it… From today I’ve taken a resolution to proof read at least twice before posting a blog…
This is what I can think to the max and I request readers to post their points as comments… I must thank Mr.Gopal Ramanan to consider my request in twitter to share their points and for sparing his valuable time… Here are his point of views…
My thoughts on good blog:
- Precise & Brief about the person writing the blog
- Need to be neatly arranged
- Ease of viewing (fonts – colour & size)
- Goodies (not ads…hmm…like i have added timezones, NSE live prices, thesaurus etc.,) which will be of use to those who read a blog.
- Before posting, do a spell check & preview it.
- Blogger should clearly state what can be expected out of his blog
- Contents should be of use to others
- Regular writing
- Before starting to blog, visit some good blogs and understand the layouts, know about the features available (archiving, gadgets etc.,)…
5 thoughts on “Tips to write a blog…”
I am amazed by your words. You are really a gentleman. I believe in receiving constructive feedback/ criticism. Only thing is – it should not be taken personally. I really appreciate your openness. Coming to your blog, it has come out very nicely.
This will really encourage people to blog. With chats & twitter, now our English is going for a toss. Over a period, it will get pruned and we should be good.
Thanks for publishing my views. I was just writing the points, which crossed my mind.
Keep blogging. I have become a regular visitor to your blog now.
Being an Chartered Accountant, who always look for mistakes, I found one (in your first line)…”they have there own blog”…it should be “they have their own blog”.
Thank you very much gopal for your words of praise… Like you said i believe a lot in openness… Yes i know my English has gone for a toss by using chat and twitter… Let me be careful in doing a proof read carefully next time… Keep finding mistake and help me improve :)…
Good one, Anand. I have to agree with your tips especially Be consistent, Never worry about grammar & Evolve with reader comments. Well said
And thanks for mentioning me and taking my feedback seriously into action.. I am honoured..Its give motivation to value add more to my comments so that it will be helpful for you.
Just to add on to your one, let me extract part of my blog post and put it below. Hope you won’t mind 🙂
As a upcoming blogger
You have to continuously post some sensible, useful, interesting content. Don’t ask me how 😦 as I am a beginner and too early to suggest about that…
Send invitations (in a sensible, non pestering way) to nears and dears first and let them be your initial audience. Ask them to openly give feedback to your posts.
Build a decent network through some popular social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.
Start sending invitation/tweet/message (again..stressing in an sensible, non pestering way) to your network on your new posts and await feedback. Don’t pester them for comments/feedback
Note your mistakes in the past and current posts, correct it and improve your content in your next blog post
Slowly over a period of time, if you have interesting content, you can see your blog traffic going up/steady in an progressive way..
Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
Your, Raiul Baztepo
Thank you and keep reading my post…