You want a blog that people will enjoy and come back to again and again. The amazing thing now is you can create a free blog that you can do very well with. You can create a blog that’s a part of your website or you can create a stand alone blog on a topic that you love or are passionate about.
If you want to be know as a blogger I would create a free blog that stands alone by itself. In other words it’s not attached to a website. Say you love working in your garden. You can start a blog where you write daily posts about your garden, what you like to grow in the garden and numerous other topics about your garden.
BLOG EVERY DAY FOR THE FIRST 30 DAYS
If you are just starting your blog I would make a blog post everyday for the first 30 days at least. That doesn’t mean you have to write a post everyday. Some days you could post videos of your garden. You might want to make some audios where you talk about different aspects of your garden. Mix it up. You can use YouTube videos if you are worried about making your own. Just write a few sentences about your take on the video you are showing.
PICK A FREE WORDPRESS THEME
WordPress has hundreds of free and paid themes. You can always start with a free theme and move your blog to a paid theme later if you choose to. Just do a search on Google for free wordpress themes. I bet there a quite a few themes out there that use pictures of garden out there.
FIND SOME GUEST BLOGGERS IN YOUR NICHE
Find some other bloggers in your niche and ask them to make guest posts on your blog. That’s a great way for you to get content on your blog without having to do much work. Check out their blogs and make sure they do good work. Then just send them an email and tell them how much you enjoy their blog and ask them if they would be willing to do a post on your blog. Not all will, but some will.
LEARN FROM OTHER BLOGGERS
Visit as many blogs in your niche and other niches as you can. Learn what makes their blogs so popular. How do they interact with their readers? What are they doing on their blog that you could possibly start doing on your blog? Look at other blogs in your niche and see what they are selling? Is it a good fit for you blog.
RESPOND TO COMMENTS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE
Always respond promptly to readers that leave comments. One of the best ways to ensure you have a popular blog is to have a lot of comments on your blog. Be sure to let your readers know that comments are always welcome on your blog posts. You can learn a lot about your readers from their comments.
Don’t take negative comments personally. Thank them for their comment and tell why you disagree with them if you feel the need to. People want to see you take a stand. But never make insulting remarks about others on your blog. That will come back to bite you in the butt every time. It’s not worth it.With social media now people can spread the word about something you said and it will spread like wildfire.
BECOME AN EXPERT IN YOUR NICHE
School yourself on your niche if you are not an expert. Read, watch videos, or whatever it takes to be well informed about your subject. In a week or two of study and learning you can become an expert. You want to be seen as expert in whatever niche you pick to blog about.
If people know you as an expert your readership will grow from word of mouth. Spend sometime answering questions in forums about your niche. That’s a great way to become known. These ideas will help you create a free blog that you can be proud off. Watch your readership grow and as it does your income should also.