Blogging is more than just writing about the first thing that comes to mind. Blogging requires careful planning and execution in order for it to be considered as one of the best reads there is on the internet.
Unfortunately, not a lot of bloggers pay attention to these details. But the situation can be remedied and before you know it, your site has attracted a lot of good traffic that you could find your posts circulating in social media circles.
Know Your Audience
Some blogs do not attract a steady stream of new readers because they do not have a target niche. It is important that you focus on one specific demographic profile so you will know who you are writing for.
Doing so will enable you to find the right topics to write about, using the tone and style appropriate for the age group within your market’s demographic data. This will also help you create posts that are interesting and relevant to your audience.
Now that you know who you will be writing for, the next thing to do is to research on trending topics that your audience finds interesting. You can look at the trends in social networking sites or Google Trends to get great ideas for posts.
Join discussions or forums to get inputs on issues that your audience is most passionate about.
Create a New Angle
Since you will be writing about the hottest topics in social networking circles, it can be assumed that the topics have already been written about countless of times.
Read as many articles as possible on the topic to determine what other angle has not yet been written about and then expound on this in your post.
It is important that you do your own research first about the article that you are planning to write so you can back this up with accurate information.
Readers can relate more to your post if they can see a picture that will help them get an image of what you are writing about. The image will serve as a suggestive tool to help your audience understand better the point that you are trying to drive at with the piece that you wrote.
When using other people’s images, it is important to give proper attribution so as to avoid any copyright issues with the owner of the photos.
Start a Poll
One way to really capture your readers’ interest is to encourage them to take part in a poll. Start a poll about the topic that you just wrote on. You might be surprised at just how many readers will be willing to participate if only to share their inputs on the topic.
Make sure that you make the results of the poll visible to everyone. Set a time frame for polling participation.
Once you’ve gathered your data, you can once again write about the post but this time, focusing on your audience’s inputs. This will give a fresh perspective on the topic.
Ask the Reader
Lastly, ask your readers what they want to read about. Is there a certain topic that they want to know more about? Are there certain issues that they want to be discussed with more depth?
By engaging your readers to participate in selection of blog posts, you will not only be given a chance to write something that you know your readers will look forward to; you will also make them feel that their inputs are important to you.
There’s nothing more rewarding than for a reader to know that you are truly paying attention to them and listening to what they want. In a matter of time, your blog will be a sure hit in cyberspace.
Author Bio:- Bob is a free lancer writer of many technology sites and he loves to write for his own blog.