- Be yourself. Trying to be someone else is one of the most common roadblocks to good blogging. You are not another person. You’ll never be another person. You are who you are! You are a one-of-a-kind individual. Many folks don’t have the abilities and talents that you possess. Because no one else is you, you have a unique viewpoint on life that no one else in the world has. While you should learn from other blogs, you should also figure out who you are and be yourself.
- Have self-assurance. When you see other bloggers that appear to have more creativity, a nicer blog, a more-frequently-updated site, more traffic, more comments, more Facebook followers, and so on, it’s easy to become disheartened and feel absolutely inadequate. You might lose sight of what you have to offer as a blogger if you spend too much time worrying about not measuring up.
- Engage your audience. Interact with your readers as much as possible by responding to their comments and emails. Inquire of your readers for their opinions and suggestions, and pay attention to what they have to say. Your audience wants to know that you care about them. And you should, since you wouldn’t be able to write if you didn’t have them! Don’t be afraid to take risks and attempt new things, even if they don’t work out. Don’t publish the same things in the same way every time. Every now and again, throw in some off-topic posts, images, or videos. Surprising posts and surprises will help keep things interesting.
- Be honest with yourself. Perfectionism isn’t what readers want; they want authenticity. We all make errors and have areas in which we struggle. Try not to act as though you had all your ducks in an alphabetical order. Be upfront, honest, and vulnerable (when appropriate). Authenticity will attract people, while hypocrisy will repel them.
- Strive towards perfection. This may appear to contradict the concept of authenticity, but I’m not talking about being flawless as a person; rather, I’m talking about being comprehensive and meticulous as a blogger. It irritates me when I see frequent typos and glaring grammar problems. You’ll never get far if you’re sloppy. Proofread your articles at least twice before releasing them. Always strive to develop as a writer. Good writers’ books and blogs should be read. Ask others to give you feedback on your writing. Please, this is one of the most straightforward methods to discourage visitors from reading your site. To make it easier to read on a computer screen, blog paragraphs should be no more than a few lines long. There are three additional things you shouldn’t do: The text should not be centered. Exclamation points, full capitals, and ellipses should be used sparingly. Don’t mix and match typefaces. Subheadings should be used in articles that are more than a few paragraphs long. Most postings should include graphics and/or images. Did I mention that proofreading your content before clicking publish is crucial?
Bonus Point: Take Caution! You can never entirely take something back after you post it in a public venue like your blog. Always write as though everyone on the planet would read what you’ve written. Don’t utilize names, photographs, or other personally identifiable information without first considering the consequences. It’s preferable to be safe than sorry.