Personal Blog Tutorial -6 Personal Blogging Tips

Personal Blog have evolved as a great medium for sharing information or even expressing thoughts online.

A Personal Blog is that sort of blog that has grown gradually over the span of years. A blog simply is a sort of website that mainly focuses on written content.

Personal blogs have gained a lot of popularity with time and have become a great source of sharing experiences, feelings, thoughts or even knowledge about anything and everything

6 Personal Blogging Tips

Personal Blog, like professional and business blogs, require some thought before you jump in and start throwing words on the screen if you don’t want your blog to be a flash-in-the-pan. While many bloggers are itching to start creating content (Hey isn’t that why you want to blog?), there are factors to consider first to ensure you don’t get blindsided once your information’s publically available. Here are twelve such factors.

1.Host your own blog.

While there’s a cost to this approach, it can help you in the event that your blog grows into something bigger. Understand that no matter how stable a blog hosting platform is now, it can disappear. A self-hosted blog (on your own URL) enables you to broaden your audience and gives you greater control. You own the content you create and have greater freedom to publish what you want.

2.Anticipate and budget for technical support.

Regardless of what you think when you start, there’ll be something you want to do requiring more technical experience than you have. Therefore, create a small budget for this purpose.

3.Brand your blog.

 Before you tell me you’re not a company or organization, understand that if you don’t brand your blog that will be your brand. Determine blog formatting, color use, typefaces, media, voice and other elements to ensure they’re consistent.

4.Plan for your blog’s future.

Where do you see the content on your blog leading? Think 1 year, 2 years, 3 years out, while this may seem like the distant future, time passes quickly. This influences what you’re writing. Even if it’s only for one short term event such as your wedding, training for a marathon or dealing with a disease.

5.Determine terms of use.

How are you going to allow others to use your blog content? Many people assume anything that appears on the Internet can be freely reused. (In reality, this isn’t the case.) So it’s best to protect yourself and make your terms of use public.

6.Watch your language.

This isn’t restricted to four letter words but also encompasses your grammar and usage. It’s important because it reflects on your blog and brand.

Read also:How to Start Blog Writing: A Step-by-Step Guide

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