Express Yourself by Blogging
Got something to say ?
Have an experience or incident burning inside that you need to talk about ?
Do you consider yourself an expert on something, anything, that’s got you so excited you want to tell the world about it ? Then you should be.
But blogging is not for the faint of heart, not if you’re serious about expressing yourself.
No, blogging is about ideas and turning those ideas into a steady stream of content. You’ve heard the real-estate mantra location, location, location ? Well, when it comes to blogging, it’s all about the content, baby.
What’s It All About
Blogging is about telling your story. It’s about your ideas and how they relate to the world around us. Think about what excites you. Are you really going to write about the latest in high-tech farming equipment when your real passion is home decorating ideas for high-rise living ? Probably not, and your readers (assuming you have any) will spot a fake a mile away and quickly move on to something better.
Ideas Are Like, Well, You Know What
Be real. Be true to yourself.
Tap into your passions.
We all have ideas (like opinions), but you’ve really got to nail them down. Once you know that, you can begin to cultivate those ideas and grow your content. Here are some simple ways to generate ideas (and content):-
• Google it. Go to your nearest search box and see what’s going on out there relevant to your topic. Who is writing about it (if anyone), and what’s their take. What is their particular slant and how can you make it your own — and better.
• Technorati Topics. Check them out to see what other bloggers are saying about a current event or a topic of your choosing. Technorati constantly trolls the web for the latest in blogging bug-a-boo.
• Blog from the front lines. Have an interesting job, hobby, or alter-ego that you’d like to tell the world about ? What better content than personal experience. Tell it like it is and you might become the next pied piper of the blogosphere.
Keep It Flowing
Don’t forget that blogging is about flow.
Certain expectations come with developing an online following.
Once you’re discovered, your fans will clamor for more. You’ve piqued us with your abilities, your life story, or your way with words, and like most of the finer things in life, we want more. How much more is up to you, but if we’re used to getting a post or two during the course of a week or so, not posting for a month is a big NO NO. Don’t disappoint by suddenly changing your blogging schedule.
Sure, the creative juices run dry every now and then, but if you follow the techniques for discovering content, you’ll soon find that there’s always room at the blogging table for a fascinating person like you.