It’s true – there has never been a better time to be a blogger. But with so many blogs on the internet today, what are you doing to make sure yours stands out from the crowd?
Take a look at this helpful infographic on the insider’s guide to blogging, and then let’s chat some more below.
There’s a lot of great information to be had here, and just a few things I want to stress. If you really want to differentiate your blog from the others in your niche, why not try these tips:
- Create a blogging schedule. Even if you post only once or twice a month, having a schedule makes it easier for you to stay on target. Regular, consistent content will also keep your loyal readers coming back.
- Use amazing photos to tell your story. Nothing turns me off quicker than a blog post that’s nothing but words, words, words. That old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”? It’s so true, and great photographs will only enhance your story. In my opinion, every blog post must have at least one photo. The more, the better… as long as they help tell the story.
- Build a community/tribe. When I first started blogging, I spent close to a year writing to a non-existent audience. But as I started to read other blogs and befriend other bloggers, my own site began to see more traffic. And by making friends with others who share my passion for blogging, I gained great resources and a wealth of knowledge about things that I might otherwise never have learned. We all have something to share, and we can learn so much from one another. Go build your community.
- No matter what you blog about, be passionate! This should go without saying, but the fact that there are so many dull, passion-less blogs on the internet tells me that it bears repeating. Make your blog unforgettable by writing with a love and passion that captures attention; otherwise, why bother?
Can you think of other ways to really make your blog stand out? Share your tips in a comment below! Your experience might be helpful for someone else!