Starting a Blog
August 15, 2016
There are many reasons for starting a blog. If you have an expertise in a certain area or technology, you may want to write about that and keep up with changing technologies and reviews. Perhaps you have a medical condition, or a life experience you would like to write about and share information and treatments to help and connect with others.
Whatever the reason, starting a blog is a great way to get your thoughts and ideas out to the world. Plus you may also use your blog to bolster your business or service you provide, or to increase your ranking and views for your main website. A blog works to connect others and affiliates to your brand, whatever that may be.
So how do you get started? If you already have a website, your web platform (WordPress, Wix, etc) will already have templates available to add to your site. Just go in and add a blog page where you want it, and start typing!
You will need to decide what your plan will be with your blogs, will you link to your products? Are you promoting a service? Or are you providing an informational platform for others to read?
When you write your blogs, keep it real. Those that are reading are going to want to see the real you, get good information or a laugh, and want to share your blog with others. So you want to make sure you engage with any commentators, provide answers to questions your readers ask, and be available to them. Also cross-post your blog entries to your social media sites and make sure you engage there. If your titles and descriptions are interesting, you will drive traffic back to your website. Blogs are a great way to connect, provide information, link people to your website, and drive traffic to affiliate links.