How to Contribute Your Perspective Through Blogging
Join millions of bloggers around the world and contribute your perspective through blogging! Here are some blog ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Over the past few years, blogging has become an absolute phenomenon. You can find blogs on virtually any topic that you can dream up. Blogging has become an excellent way for people to express their thoughts and enjoy the freedom of saying what they want. Of course there is always the matter of ethics and good taste when someone is publishing anything on the internet.
Perhaps you could describe blogging as having a public diary. Most recently we have witnessed some extremely successful blogs that can have hundreds of thousands of readers. Take for example the Huffington Post which received significant exposure on CNN during the most recent elections. The Huffington Post is a political blog that has a massive readership and has a voice in the political agenda of the country.
Of course, the challenge is always how to get started. So if you have the desire to start writing a blog but do not really know what to write about, let me suggest some blog ideas as well as some practical issues such as how to monetize your money so that you can begin making money with your blog.
Before you begin into the blogging process, you may want to do some research on some already successful blogs. Find out what they are doing that is successful. But you say, I do not know how to find any such successful blogs. Fortunately, that is a fairly simple process. You can begin by going to Google and simply entering "most popular blogs" into the search bar. You will then get the first of 300,000,000+ pages of search results for this search term.
Do not just check out the 10 most popular blogs but also investigated some of the more obscure niche blogs. You will see that some of these blogs get sizable traffic and readership. Research what these blogs have done to become successful. Check out how they are organized. Where on the page do they place their ads? Start to bookmark all the sites you like so that you can use them as a reference for how you might want you own site to look and feel. You will also start to get some ideas about the kind of topic that you might want to base your blog on.
Check out the color combination on the blogs that you visit. What color combination do you like and what do you think will appeal to people that may come to your blog? After you have looked at a lot of different successful blogs, you will get an idea of ??what might work for your own blog. You may also want to visit some blogging forums and social networking communities that are geared towards blogging. These sites will be an excellent place for you to ask questions as they will certainly come.
Many successful bloggers offer some great marketing advice. These bloggers have already paid their dues and know what works and what does not. You'll find sage advice and opinion pieces on the merits of available blogging software. Currently, WordPress is one of the most preferred platforms for business bloggers. It's also possible to design your own blog templates online. Most blog advice websites offer free e-newsletters. Subscribe to a few and educate yourself. You'll also find access to downloadable e-books, with a wealth of blog ideas you can put to good use.
If you're not all that techie, you may have a challenge setting up your blog as that can be quite tricky. However, never fear, there is help. There are a number of very good sites that will offer tutorials on how to set up a blog. It is also important to make sure that you understand the setup requirements of your hosting company. If you are setting up your own blog some hosting sites are more difficult than others.
Then once you have decided on a blog idea and you have the necessary technological information, you are ready to start your blogging experience.