We love bloggers. We admire their unaltered opinions and their courage to express their views and ideas. Of course, blogging became really trendy over the past few years and, let’s face it, along with the great quantity of information, the overall quality was diminished.
‘But there are so many blogs on the internet, is there really a place for me too?’, you might ask yourself. Of course there is. There is a place for everyone. The right questions would be ‘Can I add value to this community?’.
With the services provided by WordPress, Blogger and Tumblr, expressing yourself in public is literally at your fingertips.
A blogger must have a set of assets:
Must be coherent. Writing for the sake of it it’s not going to get you very far in the blogosphere.
Must know grammar. No matter how valuable your content is, if your spelling and grammar is faulty, your articles won’t be taken seriously.
Must be well informed. A blogger is just like a journalist. So triple check your sources before posting anything.
Must be original. Perhaps this should have been the first and most important asset. Copying materials from other sources is not only unethical, but it will be just a matter of time until you will be discredited.
Tips for writing a great blog:
Editorial plan. Think ahead and plan your articles.
Define your style. Write so that without seeing the author a reader will know it’s your content.
Write a lot when inspired. If you are in a very inspired mood, write as many articles as you can. The white page syndrome (where you are staring at the ‘new post’ page and nothing comes into mind) could get you one day, so you could use some saved drafts.
What are you waiting for? Get to work!