the first thing you need to know When we blog is
THE REAL MEANING OF THE WORD "BLOG"
the word BLOG is "a regularly updated webpage, typically run by an Individual or a small group that is written in a formal or conversational style, it a place to express yourself to the world, a place to share your thoughtsand your passions
also the word BLOGGER is a person who keeps a blog and BLOGGING is the action of writing a blog - but to me
i woule say blogging is a way of sharing my passion and experience with the world.
the second thing is "WHY DO WE BLOG"
1. WHAT WE WANT TO DO WITH THE BLOG :
you can agree with that it is not everybody that blog just because they love writing things they like, something is also attatched to it, like
1. Advertising their products
2. Making money online
3. buying and selling online
but we will focus more on WRITE UP .
2. WE ARE FREE TO WRITE ON WHAT EVER WE LIKE :
Many of us would want the community to know about what we think, in the sense that we want our voice to be heard and we want people to recognise and feel our pain.
when blogging your need to know where you are going and where you are coming from so that the people reading can understand what you are saying.
Feel free to write what ever you want and any topic you want to write about as i am doing now.
Many top bloggerslike LINDA BLOG , Jide BLOG, Naija loaded started with the perspective of going somewhere and now they are one of the biggest Blog in Nigeria.
some new bloggers may say "HOW AM I EVEN GOING TO MAKE IT WHEN BIG BLOGS ARE THERE" . i laugh when i hear about this,
the fact remains that you dont need to start thinking how you are going to be at the top, but you should be thinking on how to start and what to do when you start..
3. CONTENT OF WHAT WE ARE WRITING ABOUT :
When writing or when blogging, we should knw what we want to write about, dont go to the internet and start coping posts and writeups which some of them might turn to be spam, sit down think of what to write about and think of how to start your writeups.
the reason why so many upcoming bloggers fail is that they dont know the exact things to write about. they just write anything they hear and Anything the see, which is not the kind of mindset that a blogger should have, sit down think of things, reason with your inner mind and bring up something good.
here is a list of things that you should probably write about -
i : CELEBRITIES- As we all know, writing about celebrities is one of the topic blowing the nigeria media, so you can also take part in writing about the CELEBRITIES, follow them up on all social medias like facebook, twitter, instagram, and the rest. by so doing you will be getting real information about them, not writing what another person has already written.
ii : LIFESTYLE - lifestyle is also one of the hottest topic rocking the Social Media. so i think this might also be a good topic to write on, post orignal contents, dont copy another person's write up.
iii : GOSSIP - haha. some of you might start laughing about this, but believe me it a nice topic to write or blog on, depending on how you would present it to your readers, write about Gossips, you can buy a Nigeria MAGAZINE of N200 and write about all the content on it, i think this will make a good blog post.
100% MUSIC UPDATE
As we all know, i dont think many Nigerians will survive without music, music is a thing of joy, wheather good or bad, it raises the soul and mind. Music is a very good thing to blog on, write extensively about it dont just put the music link on your blog, write more about the music and present it very well to your readers.
100% VIDEO UPDATE
As we all know, i dont think many Nigerians will survive without vide, video is also is a thing of joy,but not compared to music, wheather good or bad, it raises the soul and mind. video updating is a very good thing to blog on, write extensively about it dont just put the link on your blog, write more about the music and present it very well to your readers.
wow, i said wow because we cant do without this TECHNOLOGY, it is a thing every body use, we cant deny about it, and we cant run away from it because it is a neccesity of life, tecnology comes in diverse ways,
i : HOUSE HOLD TECHS - house hold techs include our Television, Compact disk(CD) , radio, fan, etc. i think a person that want to blog should consider this as a very good topic to blog on, where we write about the use of such gadgets, the soecifications, how to use them, how to maintain them, and many more. so if you wanna start blogging you should consider this as a wonderful topic blog on.
ii : COMPUTER ACCESSORIES : We are in what we call (COMPUTER AGE) where even a child of 12 know how to operate computer, dont you think you can blog on computer related topics? post about computer problems and the solutions to each problem, post about computer software, the uses, how to install it and many more others...
iii : PHONE ACCESSORIES - the word "phone," i was surprised when i saw a kid of 10 operating an Android smart phone, and he came to me complaining about his phone, i have no other solution that to give him a solution which i did, and he was like, 'THANK YOU VERY MUCH SIR' this inspired me into blogging about phones and tech writing about mobile phones, problem and possible solutions is one of the topic that drives readers to your blog, because i believe everyone must have once problem or the other on their mobile phones, so take heed to this.
FBT ( free browsing tweaks) UPDATES
`Try one day to raise false alarm on the internet that "MTN IS GIVING OUT FREE 3GB" then drop a link for them to follow, believe me that in the next few hours, you will be having more than 1000 page views except for the time that we are, where free browsing tweaks is not as important becasuse almost everybody in the internet suscribe or uses trick to get enough megabytes, but nevertheless, you can still write about this and be suscessful, so take this very serious and make sure that wathever tweak you are posting must be tested by you or else you will loose audiences.
although not everybody are interested in this, but multitude of people in the internet are looking for stuffs to read which include reading stories, dont copy the contents from the internet, take time and come up with you own stories which may come up in EPISODES or CHAPTERS even SEASONS if such story is interested and if you keep on getting comments from your readers, like i said, BLOGGING IS NOT EASY , so if you want to blog you should know what you are doing,
After all said and done this are the lists of things and topics you should probably write or blog about.
CONTINUE READING MORE POSTS AND I BET I WILL DO MY BEST TO OFFER YOU THE BEST.
4. HOW YOU WANT YOUR BLOG TO LOOK LIKE :
If i may ask, what is blogging when you dont have a good design? i think it will fall apart i guess, so if you want to make a good blog, ypur design must be exclusive anhd must have a good and clear Navigation so that readers can access every public part of your blog. take time get good mobile friendly templates from GOOGLE and make your blog very neat.
5. REACHING OUR TARGETTED AUDIENCE :
how would you feel when you keep on writing posts and yet not even a soul is reading what you post, i guess that discouraging, so when we are talking or thinking about blog we should also think about OPTIMIZING OF SEO ( SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZAION ) , " you will get to know how to get more traffic on your blog on my next post.
6. WRITING WHAT YOR READERS LOVE READING :
let me begin with this popular quote "ONE MAN'S FOOD IS ANOTHER MAN'S POISON" ya it true that everybody can not like the same thing, i started my blogging life in early 2013 and since then i know what i passed through in patronizing my reader, that why i personally set up this blog for beginners so that you should know what you want and what others want, most especially what your reader like reading, to maintain your users you have to know what your readers like, you may askm "how will i know what my readers like" after publishing your writes up, look for the topics that has the highest view or hits, this will enable you to know what your readers really like..
WITH THIS I THINK I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO EXPLAIN IN DETAILS THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN YOU SET UP YOUR BLOG WHICH I AM GOING
TO EXPLAIN ON MY NEXT TOPIC....