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5 Essential Ingredients every Blog Needs

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You like writing and expressing your opinion? Giving advice on topics you are familiar with? Why don’t you use your knowledge to maybe help and inform others? Become a blogger! Don’t worry about your writing, if it will be that good, since it is all about the passion and the effort you put into your words. The web is an infinite place, you will always find people who will like your writing, who will have similar opinions and enjoy reading your blog. Blogging can become your hobby, a time just for you and your thoughts. If we got you interested in blogging, here are some useful tips that can help you start up your blog.

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1. Choosing a Topic

First of all, you have to decide what kind of blog you want to write. It is best to choose a topic you are familiar with, or to write about something that is important to you. There are many types of blogs - fashion blogs, cooking blogs, lifestyle blogs and many more. Try not to choose something that is very popular at this moment, because that can change quickly and it can result in losing your readers. Write on your blog with passion and commitment, love what you write - the readers will feel it. Don’t be discouraged if your blog has a very few readers at first, since every beginning is hard. Keep your head up, and keep them words coming!

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2. Writing Style

When you have chosen the topic of your blog, the next thing to do is to hone your writing skills. No one expects your writing to be perfect at first, but do have in mind not to make any grammatical errors, structure your sentences right and try to express yourself in the best way you can. In time, you will become an expert in writing. As they say, practice makes perfect! When writing about a certain topic, it is best to first research it, provide details and facts that support your opinion. Don’t get lost in the grammar - relax and try to be funny, witty, or maybe sarcastic, or formal, depending on the type of blog you want to write. Make your readers want more!

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3. Audience and Sharing

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You’ve been writing your blog for a while and got yourself a couple of readers. They clearly like your stuff so keep it going! Your goal is to keep the readers on your blog and attract some more. That means that you have to commit to you blog, keep it updated regularly so that your readers are always present. If you only write a couple of posts, your readers will lose interest in your blog and we don’t want that to happen. That’s why sharing exists! Share your blog on big social networks, ask your friends to share it - it will certainly help in boosting up your readers count.

4. Setting up your Blog

The first thing you need to do is choose a name for your blog. When you have decided on that, it is time to learn how to set up, update, and maintain your blog. Make sure that you pick the blogging platform that will work for you. WordPress is the most commonly used platform, especially for blogging, since there are many free services that will enable you to have a simple blog, but you might want to consider a professional website where you’ll need to worry about things like web design, finding the right hosting provider and so on, but that kind of solution won’t limit you in any way.

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5. Earn a buck!

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If you want to make your hobby a little bit serious, there are ways to make money out of your blog. You can make arrangements with companies and websites and put their ads on your blog. The money you make will depend on the traffic on your blog - the more the readers, the more the money! Be careful how many ads you put on your blog - if you put them too much, they can overwhelm the readers. Less is more! Get your fingers ready and start blogging!

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