I cannot believe that I have been blogging for almost a year. The things that I have learned are bountiful. I think that I have come a long way. Here are some things that I have learned to consider when drafting a post.
Inserting images in your posts give readers a visual insight for your content. It breaks up the text, yet ties the post together. As a BAW reader, you probably know my fascination with Pinterest. Especially as of late.
I try to incorporate images in my posts that signal its content when viewed on Pinterest boards. And makes for a great thumbnail for my blog and for uploading posts to linky parties. PicMonkey is my “go-to” site for creating images that stand out. It’s great for simple banners or to give a personal photo a little something extra.
I have written sponsored posts as well as partnered with a number of affiliate and referral programs. I would do many more, but I choose programs that fall into my niche and I can relate to. I may tweet about dog and cat food ads, but I don’t write posts about it–because I don’t have pets.
I have posted previously about the Blogelina online blogging classes that I have taken. And how I transferred my blog from Blogger to WordPress with that site. I inserted referral links in my posts for readers to use if they wanted to do the same. I have had some success with sales due to this. This applies to my posts about making money too.
Even with my television review posts, I see a need being met–because the people want to know! LOL. But seriously, I enjoy sharing things that I have learned and witnessed in blogland with others. Most of the knowledge that I have acquired has been from seeing and reading and THEN doing. So I pass it on. Let’s face it. Most bloggers love reading posts about how to be better bloggers. Am I right?
In this universe of evolving technology, there are always new things sprouting. Then we have to figure out how to utilize it. How do you do that? You read a post that educates you on it. Spread some of what you know around.
Many new bloggers are unclear as to what they should write about. I was. However I always heard the phrase in my head, “Write about what you know.” And that’s what I do. But I try to keep it within my Happier, Healthier, and Wiser motto. From that stems posts about entertainment, blogging tips and tools, rigged recipes, productivity tips, and how I balance it all as a WAHM.
As I said before, I don’t have pets therefore I cannot blog about them. There’s jumping out of your comfort zone and then there’s jumping off a cliff. Consistency is also important for readers visiting your site.
But will readers feel the urge to do it as well?
Not as part of a giveaway, linky party, or other incentive. Simply because the post is something that they can’t keep to themselves.
These are the must-have qualities that I consider when writing my posts. I make sure that they possess at least 1 of them before I hit PUBLISH.
What would you add to this list?
How often do you share posts by other bloggers?
How do you share your posts?
What is your niche?
Linking to: That’s Fresh Friday, My Favorite Posts Show Off Weekend Blog Party, Show & Tell Saturday, SITS Sharefest, Welcome Party Wednesday, THE Pin It Party, The Stairwell Carollers December 2013 Link Party