“Blogging isn’t about publishing as much as you can. It’s about publishing as smart as you can.” – Jon Morrow
From a written form to a visual form, blogging has changed amazingly over the last couple of decades. Used originally as a diary of sorts, it grew and matured into a globally shared experience of human interaction. Whether the blog be about politics, science, or even art, blogs let people share their own experiences with people willing to read it, which could be anyone considering the vastness of the web.
Some of the most popular bloggers “trending“ at the moment (textual or visual) seem to be those that have some sort of entertainment factor, whether it be that they add a bit of humor or write/vlog in a way that seems very… human. There are informative blogs and journals that focus on details and facts, produced in a way that leaves little room for personalisation.
This blog in particular will be factual, but like all other blogs of it’s kind, it will have a bit of the writers personality (so it feels more like a conversation rather than a news piece). And above all, blog with confidence!
Another aspect of a successful blog is its linkability. Is it something that will inspire others to join the conversation or even add to your opinions in their own blog? Does it have any enjoyable aspects that people will want to share with their friends?
Choose some fonts and a colour scheme that will compliment the main topics of your blog. Add a picture or two to each entry, have an eye-catching header, perhaps even have some content in the sidebar; basically, have something for the readers to look at. You have to be appealing with your visuals as you might lose personability of human interaction.
So, how will I blog?
As a goal, I plan to use the quote by Jon Morrow as a guide to keeping this blog as interesting as possible. As someone who has experienced a specific blogging scene, it will be a challenge, but not something I will back down from so easily.
Some blogging strategies include:
- Write thought provoking articles but at the same time, be relatable to your audience.
- Be confident with what you say and try to get your point across in the first 200 words.
- Have a visually stunning blog in order to compliment the main topics.
As much as I’d like to draw in an audience from all walks of life, I feel that people in their mid to late twenties (the people I relate to most) will be the target audience for this blog. I’ll be the blogger they deserve, but not the one they need right now. I’m a quiet observer, a vigilant writer. A night blogger.
Until next time, thanks for reading.
Would you kindly mention (in the comments below) what blogs inspire you?