Tips for Starting a Successful WordPress Blog: How to Make Kingly Content
You’ve likely encountered endless tips and tricks on beginning a successful WordPress blog, but none as indispensable as pumping out superior content.
As a neophyte of the blogging world, the best way to start is to concentrate on a certain niche. This will make it easier for you to be tracked by Google, and to establish web traffic as well as a solid reader base.
Another essential goal of successful blogging is releasing new blog posts regularly. Pick certain days within the week when you intend to publish your posts, and be consistent. Regardless if it’s Mondays and Wednesdays or Wednesdays and Saturdays or once a week or once a weekend, what’s important is that your readers will get what they think they will get at a certain time.
However, before you begin creating content, spend time brainstorming a list of potential subjects for your posts. Since it’s crucial to release content on schedule, having a list of topics to write about will help you stick to your schedule.
In any case, there are three key steps you have to take to write successful and professional posts:
1. Organize your thoughts and create an outline.
This is always the first and often most important step when creating any written piece, such as a blog post. Think of all the points you want to include, and write them down in a logical order. It’s always important to write an introduction so the reader will know early on what direction your post is taking. After the introduction, you can refer to your outline and start writing the body, and make sure to end with a conclusion.
2. Establish a voice that is uniquely yours.
“Voice” is that organizational pattern that is consistent across your writing. Depending on your niche, your voice should be unique. If you’re blogging about medical technology, for example, your voice should probably be formal. If your subject is motherhood, they you can be more relaxed, casual and warm.
Whether you want to use humor, write in the first or third person, or use a lot of authority site jargon and all – it’s up to you as long as your voice fits your niche. And this is that other part of blogging that demands consistency. If you’re not consistent with your “voice,” then you don’t really have a voice at all, which is suicide for a blog.
This is necessary for any type of blog out there. Nothing tears your blog apart faster than typos and grammatical errors. Don’t take anything for granted. Before publishing any post, you need to spend time reading and rereading it a few times for the sheer sake of it. And certainly, it helps to have a read go through it too. Nothing beats a fresh new pair of eyes.