The Key to a Good Blog
The key to writing a good Blog is understanding that people will learn from you, listen to you, love you, buy from you, and hire you when they feel you understand them, not when they understand you. Most people who write Blogs, all they do is sell, and sell, and sell, wanting to be understood or prove they are offering a benefit, instead of seeking to understand why the person is reading their Blog in the first place.
Write Interesting Content
If you really want to understand a person and help them, give them some good content in the niche your writing about. As long as your honest, emotionally engaging and relevant, you will start building a following, of loyal readers.
Why People Start Blogs
People consider trying to start their own Blogs for any number of reasons. Perhaps you’re a Baby Boomer who has been in a job for thirty or forty years, not because you love it, but because it was something you fell into, or it was the responsible thing to do. Or perhaps what your doing has dampened your enthusiasm for life, especially when you think your capable of so much more. Does this sounds like you? .
Perhaps your a Baby Boomer that has been displaced because the job became obsolete or you were simply to expensive to keep, and your shocked, to find out that the job market has changed, and someone your age is not only not considered a good hire, but actually a liability. Does this sound like you?
Perhaps your just sick of listening to someone giving you orders, at the same mundane job you’ve had for a decade, or the job is becoming more and more insecure, and your living from day to day hoping to not hear the words, “we’re closing the store”. If your in retail this could be you.
Or maybe you’re struggling with the feeling of having untapped potential, you fear you’re living just an OK life, rather then the life of your dreams. Maybe your looking to find something that can secure your finances, because your back is against the wall, or maybe your a retired person bored out of your mind, just looking for a challenge. Maybe your just sick of living in fear, of financial insecurity and not being independent. Does this sound like you? Obviously, there are many reasons why people consider starting their own Blog.
Intellectual vs. Emotional
There are hundreds of intellectual reasons why someone would consider writing a blog, but only a few emotional ones. Maybe your just sick of reading other peoples opinions. Or your afraid technology is passing you bye. You want to be more internet savvy.
Take Your Time
If your willing to take the time and find your emotional why, you will be able to determine if your serious about Blogging and have given it some thought, as opposed to the person who is just fishing, not sure what they want to do or accomplish.
Focus on What They Want
Being successful at Blogging is about finding your niche, something you care about or know about and simply writing about it. It’s about being the best you can be and giving people the benefit of your experience or knowledge. Understanding how others think and feel, is the foundation of writing a good Blog. With good content you will be able to attract and persuade others.
Be Yourself Not A Robot
One of the challenges we have in modern life is that there are so many options to do so many great things. That’s why learning how to start a Blog Site is so rewarding. The skills you learn Blogging can be the foundation for a new career. Creating your own Website and starting to write will take you to another level. Authenticity and enthusiasm outweigh perfection and structure almost every time.
In order to get to your emotional why, you have to be honest, open and authentic. Don’t pretend to be someone your not or even exaggerate who you are, false hype is just as harmful as being inauthentic.
People who rely on hype instead of understanding their why, rarely succeed. If readers detect hype or BS, they tune out or just leave. Transparency is a better strategy every time and in every situation. What ever you write about, people can see through insincerity and falseness.
What are You Looking For
Specifically ask yourself these questions and listen to your answers.
- What is your pain?
- What is your fear?
- Why do you think that way?
- What are your stresses?
- What are your limiting beliefs and empowering beliefs?
- What are your goals and dreams?
- How can you solve your problem, and help others?
Listen To Yourself
Have this internal conversation in your head. Once you understand your own motivations, your better able to educate and even motivate others. Helping to inform, explain or solve problems is rewarding. Writing about things your passionate about and feeling like your making a difference can change your life and the way you feel about yourself..
Find your Emotional Why
Becoming a writer is a rewarding intellectual enterprise. Learning the ins and outs of how to build a professional Blog Site will give you skills that will benefit you for years to come. Additional income opportunities will present themselves. But you have to have a solid emotional reason why you want to pursue becoming a Blogger. By asking these seven questions, you can quickly find out what your emotional why is.
- Why now, what’s held you back?
- What’s your biggest fear about doing this?
- What’s your biggest hope?
- What do you want to achieve?
- Why do you want to achieve that?
- How would that make you feel?
No matter what your age or avocation, I’m convinced that everyone has a best seller in them. Don’t die with your story inside you. There is a Website that will train you, filled with a community of like minded people, to help and encourage you, in achieving your goals. Check out my custom sign up page. It’s free to try it out, what have you got to lose.
As always, thanks for visiting. Dave