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by Alastair Cameron

Some handy beginners tips on how you can start blogging, and blogging successfully....

I knew people ‘blogged’, but I did not realise the power that blog sites like Wordpress have in spreading the word of the....word.  To illustrate just how much blogging is going on, at last count (May 2014) there were 14,512,740,573 blog posts on Word press alone (think of it as two for every single person on earth) wow!   Now don't get me wrong, not everyone who 'blogs' cares too much about who reads their posts, blogging to some is just an online place to express their thoughts and creativity.

However for those of us who blog and want to make sure our audience is reached, standing out in this blogging enormity can be tough. Twelve months into blogging, I am still finding my feet, and while the words now flow pretty easily, the success of some of my posts, can still be rather hit or miss. With this in mind, check out below some handy beginners tips on how you can start blogging, and blogging successfully....

Write about Something you know
It is not to say you have to be an expert in a subject, but the theme of your blog should be related to you as a person. TheEmployable our other platform, was born from bloggingboth Co-Writers having a combined 15 years experience in commercial recruitment. That is not to say that we were experts in every aspect of HR, but we knew the ins and outs of the subject we aimed to write about. If you know little about your chosen subject, at least, admit in your blog title that this is the; “A beginner's journey to blogging” (or something perhaps a little more catchy!)

Write about Something you Love or Hate
Blogging needs to bring out the passion! No not ‘50 shades’, or anything like that, but you need to get passionate about the subject you blog about, to stand out! Without researching this, I can imagine there are thousands of bloggers writing about fashion, clothes, saving money, etc etc, but the ones that work, will be the ones that make a real point, get you thinking, or get you feeling.

Write all the Time!
I personally hate going onto a blog and finding out that the person has written 4 blog posts in the last 5 months. To me, it means that the person is not that bothered about what they are writing about. Perhaps, this is unfair, but to me, you need to demonstrate that you like writing, and often, to attract an audience. Also, if you intend for your blog to be more than just a personal diary, you need to write all the time, to get people to follow you and to want to read what you have to say.

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Published on: 4th September 2012

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