I am no inspirational blogger, neither a fashion/style blogger, nor a food blogger.
I am a newbie, learning to write from my experiences and encounters with friendly strangers on the blogosphere 🙂
Just two months of blogging has exposed me to a variety of aspects of blogging.
A new blogger is always fancied by the growing number of followers, intrigued by the likes his writings get and overwhelmed by his growing blog stats every-day.
Consequently he/she needs to stick to the following, more or less.
Take a look, and feel free to correct me !!
1. Read, Read, Read.
“Reading is the first step to blogging “. Luckily, I came across this quote the very first day I made an account with WordPress; and since then, I’ve stuck to it.
Out of my five days for WordPress (not counting the weekends, coz I don’t log in then), two days I write, and three I have dedicated to reading others.
Reading gives us the pulse of the time, our mind becomes open to new ideas and trends. Consequently, something interesting may spark us, and we may pen down.
2. If you like it, comment on it.
Just as we love being appreciated, so do others. If a writer has taken out time to write down something, leave a comment of appreciation.
Of course, you can ‘like’ the post, but then, a comment makes you interact one-to-one with the writer. And the person feels good too !!
As a matter of fact, he would return the favour by surely visiting your blog. More traffic that is 🙂
3. Do not forget to reply.
This is one of the most important aspects of blogging, I feel. I have visited several blogs, but not all of them reply to my comments. Eventually, I end up not visiting them any more; It is a human nature.
If you show the – I don’t care attitude, the reader wont bother to come back and read you again. So think twice, before you skip those replies.
Take time to thank your followers and the commenters, they feel connected and appreciated.
Also, if someone chooses to follow you, return the favour by following back 🙂
4. Blog your mind. Do not beg, borrow or steal.
Of course we can always steal the ideas, but not the text. Copy and paste is a bad idea……its plagiarism.
Be original; if you are a
thief stealer, some one might notice it, and you lose respect instantly.
Remember, the readers are smart, and they are not only reading you, they are judging you too 🙂
5. Be true. Do not fake or camouflage.
Nobody is perfect, and life is not a cakewalk. So don’t try to portray only the good things in life.
Too many sugar-coated things and your readers are bound to puke.
Occasionally, take a dig at the other side of your life, and your readers would enjoy the plunge !!
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Disclaimer– All the views expressed here are my own. I don’t intend to offend any one, so please don’t be !!
Please add to my list, if I missed out some 🙂