It’s been barely 9 months since I started blogging and I have learned a lot about blogging. It does not mean I am an authority. I have just begun the gorgeous journey which I hope will be a pleasant one.
Whether it be so or not, there’s no looking back. OK. Let me not beat about the bush. Coming to the point…
Most bloggers want to share their personal achievements and setbacks in blogging as they march through (blogging) life. In this article, I would like to share with you the things I have learnt as a blogger.
OK. What have I learnt?
Well, now, I understand that blogging is not all about writing and publishing a post in my blog. Many things go into it.
I have heard many bloggers say ‘Content is King‘. Yes, they are right! But what type of content is considered worthy? Let’s discuss that phrase ‘Content is King‘; that’s the first thing I wanted to discuss with you all.
Quality Content is King:
(Please don’t ask me about ‘Queen’!)
What is quality content? When it comes to writing quality content, you need to think of unique and interesting content produced with your unique writing style. You may wonder how you can do such thing. Here is how…
To write something like that, you need to research into the topic you have chosen, spend time on analyzing the information you have gathered and present to your audience after adding the touch of your own style.
In a way, there is a need for you to entertain your audience with your presentation skills. It’s because they visit your blog expecting some guidance or information. But if you can do that with spiced up content, your blog will be a hit! And you can become An Influential Blogger!
I know you have a question now.
How can I acquire such skill?
Though such skill is referred to as an innate ability that only a few people possess, I personally believe that it has nothing to do with that. One can develop such skill with a little effort combined with dedication.
If you had the habit of reading books in your childhood, you might have already acquired such skill of presenting your thoughts in a unique and fun way. As Sir Francis Bacon, the essayist said, ‘Reading maketh a full man‘, it’s important that you read a lot.
Moreover, as a blogger, you should read the writings of other bloggers in your niche. I don’t ask you to copy their way of writing.
What I mean to say is, by doing that, you will realize what you need to have to entertain your audience besides presenting the information they seek. Thus, you develop your own style of writing which makes you stand out!
Coming to the second point…
The Japanese believe in ‘CANEI’. It’s very powerful! The moment I recall this simple word, it reminds me that everything I do helps in my improvement. By the way, what is this CANEI? Let me tell you that.
C – Constant
A - And
N – Never
E – Ending
I – Improvement
Isn’t that a powerful acronym? I know you agree. What you need to understand is that the constant and little improvement you achieve every day adds up. One day, it will be a huge improvement.
Feel it is off the topic? Let me clarify. “CANEI is to ‘make progress’ in general whereas the same CANEI is to ‘have consistency’ with your blog posting.” You need to maintain consistency. (This is one of the big lessons I have learnt.)
You need not publish something every day. It can be once a week, twice a week or anything. But make sure you stick to whatever you follow. That way, you don’t force yourself to publish an article in a hurry, which is of no use to your audience. Let your readers leave your blog with a smile on their face, of course after bookmarking, if they are new to your blog.
Hence, it goes to prove that Quality Content coupled with Consistency will pay dividends to you in the long run. Happy Blogging! Share your insightful thoughts.
MNB Achari is a founder of My New Blogbook where he writes about blogging. He is a teacher by profession but his interest in technology and blogging made him a blogger. He writes about technology, blogging, SEO, Learning and Self-Improvement @ Ready Info Here .