Friday, February 10, 2017

Blogging Tips for Bloggers

BLOGGING TIPS FOR BLOGGERS
Five Blogging Tips
By
VIKRAM KARVE

If you really want to benefit from blogging here are five tips for you to follow: 


1. Blog under your Real Identity 

If you are really serious about blogging  you must not hesitate to mention your actual name  make a genuine profile – and upload your proper picture on your blog. 

Yes – you must create a proper profile  and  it is desirable to give your complete contact details too.

Be transparent and truthful about identity.

Is there any point in trying to blog “anonymously” – or by using a “fake” identity...? 

Who are you trying to fool...?

It is best to avoid using fancy “handles” and exotic nom de plumes  

Also – it does not make any sense to blog “anonymously”...? 

For reasons best known to them  many Bloggers hide behind masks of anonymity.

They blog under fictitious identities using fancy nom de plumes or “handles”.  

These anonymous bloggers give chic and swanky titles to their blogs which bear no correlation to the content of their blogs. 

Some use names of great literary persons and works from history as pseudonyms (handles) and others use catchy monikers which bear no resemblance whatsoever to their actual personalities.

Why are some bloggers reluctant to put their own face on their blogs and give their own “personality” to their blogs...?

What was the need to blog “anonymously”...? 

Why hide behind a fake handle”...?

Why are some bloggers are shy of giving their full details on their blogs...? 

Why do they shy away from asserting ownership of their blogs...?

Are they ashamed of what they are writing on their blogs...? 

Or  is there some other reason...?

All this lack of transparency results in a sort of trust deficit about the blogger and is certainly not beneficial to the blogger in the long run.


2. The Title of your Blog must reflect the Content of the Blog

Before you name your blog  think about the theme or topics you are going to blog about. 

This must be reflected in the title of your blog (and url).

Do not confuse the reader and search engines with vague or fancy titles that have no bearing on the content of your blog. 

If it is your personal blog  it is a good idea to include your name in the title of your blog.


3. Blog Regularly

You must blog regularly  the more frequent the better.

You must aim to write one post daily  yes  a blog post a day. 

If you cannot blog every day – then  be consistent – and  have a regular schedule and stick to your schedule.

Blogging must become a habit.


4. Avoid lengthy Blog Posts

Typically  it is best to keep your blog posts under 500 words due to the limited span of attention of a reader when reading on a digital screen vis-à-vis reading on paper. 

Nowadays – many people read blogs on their smartphones – so avoid long paragraphs – and – write short sentences – this will make your blog easily readable on a digital screen.


5. Ensure Good Quality of Content

Yes  content is the supreme factor that will attract readers to your Blog.

As they say  CONTENT IS KING  good content will attract and retain readers. 

So – whatever you write – be original – be unique – and – be interesting. 

And NEVER PLAGIARISE – yes  never never never plagiarise from other blogs/websites – because – you will be easily caught – and – once that happens – you will lose credibility forever in the blogosphere.


PS: 

It is easy to preach – but difficult to practice – and – I too struggle daily to adhere to my own suggestions. 

You may ask me – why am I giving unsolicited advice to other bloggers...?

Well – I have been blogging for around 18 years now – and this blog which I started around 9 years ago will soon reach 2.3 Million (23 Lakh) page-views – my blog gets around 1500 to 2000 hits every day – and – I am quite active in the Social Media too.

HAPPY BLOGGING

VIKRAM KARVE
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