When starting a blog, think long and hard about what you want the subject to be. Visitors who like your blog will be more likely to revisit when new content is posted. A popular, interesting blog can be built by anyone, focusing on topics that range from telling jokes to showing photographs.
Comment on related blogs as a means of attracting new interest in yours. If you’re using Google Reader, you can have a separate folder to use for keeping track of the blogs that you should be following. Comment on those blogs whenever you have something interesting to say about the topic.
If you plan to blog for the long haul, then invest in a domain name. It only costs a few dollars, but gives you the ability to brand your website and increase your search engine rank. It is often a good idea to purchase a domain name suitable to your blog. There are free sites out there, but they’ll likely have a URL that doesn’t communicate what your blog is all about.
Blog about interesting, relevant topics. Everyday chores like dusting and doing the laundry really aren’t so interesting. Most readers aren’t going to be interested in reading about these chores. Of course, if you can present a unique spin on doing chores, go for it. Pick a topic that you know will interest people. Keep in mind that your overall goal is to gain regular readers for your site.
Differentiate your blog from the mass of “me-too” blogs out there. Readership will be higher for a blog with unique content. Information which is tough to find has the same effect. Make blog posts about unique experiences and hobbies. Provide minute details about the way a widget is created. Give the readers a good reason to visit your blog to find the information they want.
As mentioned, everyone can have an interesting blot if they change up their content every now and then and provide insight into a subject. Posting videos, pictures, or quotes from experts will make your posts more interesting. Remember the tips in this article, and you’ll be well on your way to running a blog!