When it comes to creating a blog there are a lot of people who have been there, done it and bought the t-shirt. As an avid blog reader I find myself moving from blog to blog like juicy grapes on the vine. I am particularly interested in the blogs that have been created to help you create or improve your own blog. Invariably, each blog will have it’s own unique pieces of advice, but there will always be some foundations that every blog creator will insist upon should you want to retain an audience.
One vital ingredient in the blog soup, and one piece of advice you will read from all blog experts, involves content. Basically, you should make sure that you have regular high value content and you deliver what you promise. So if you tell your readers that you intend to release one blog post every Saturday night then you must make sure that you deliver one quality blog post every Saturday night. This is important for a number of reasons…
- People are busy and so they need to spend their time reading something of value. If your content offers no value for the reader then there are thousands more that will.
- If a visitor likes what they find then they will be eager to return for more. So make sure you don’t disappoint them and instead inspire and entertain them. Have plenty of content hence the need for regular kick-ass posts.
- If you fail to deliver your product, when you say you are going to deliver it, then you are breaking a promise. People who break promises cannot be trusted and you need to be trusted if you wish to build a base of loyal readers.
This is my first published blog post on the Needy Helper. It is a not a story or a how to article but instead this first blog post is a promise from me to you. I promise to produce 100 consecutive blog posts from this day forward. I am not going to go as far as to promise a release time, but I am going to promise 100 quality blog posts each and every day between now and the 24th April 2012.
There are a lot of writers out there that have more experience with the writing craft, but I am sure a lot of these people will find it difficult to create 100 consecutive blog posts. Being able to produce so much work whilst promising high quality and value is a big commitment and a skill in itself. With this in mind I aim to explain where the inspiration from the piece came from. In the coming weeks I am also going to be writing a guest blog post on one of my favourite blogs and, yes you’ve guessed it, the title is going to be How to Write 100 Consecutive Blog Posts. I will make sure that the links to the post are posted on my Facebook page or sent out in the Twitterverse.
In the meantime I could do with your help. Although I am very confident of finding enough gems in my brain to write 100 articles I would love to hear from you as well. I know this is a brand new blog with zero readers but I like a challenge! Seriously, I believe I have the capability to write about anything, I have a free spirit and an opinion so if there is absolutely anything you would like me to write about then please leave me a comment and I promise you, dear reader, that I will write something about it.
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