Providing Good Content (Musing)
That is the challenge of any newbie blogger, and I say that because naturally everyone wants to eventually become a blogger with authority and become someone that is an expert. That is however, easier said than done. Providing quality content means you need to do your research and you basically need to know what it is that people out there needs to know and would want to know.
But first, if you’re contemplating of going into the business of blogging, you would really need to consider how to ensure that the information that you put out will eventually find its way into the eyeballs of those that you’re intending to target. It might be a little bit easier these days with social media. All you really need to do is to write a blog and then share it with your Facebook friends for example, and then hope that they will read and find some semblance of meaning in your ramblings.
Or they may read and then have no basic inkling as to what you’re on about and subsequently dismisses your every sharing on your Facebook timeline. That would be tragic especially if you have something of value to share with them. So what key strategies would newbie bloggers need to know when they post material online or write a blog.
I think it is important to go back to first principles. Detail what it is that you’re hoping to achieve in your blog and state the reason why you started this blog and brought it into existence. That is important to both yourself as well as your readers because it sets the compass for the journey that you’re about to embark upon. Knowing why you started this blog will somewhat ensure that you will always have something to blog about and that you won’t run dry of content.
That said, content is king. Providing good content and content that is of value to your readers will go the furthest distance and will eventually set your site to become an authority site. You want to eventually become the subject expert of your niche and I can’t emphasise this point enough. You the blogger, need to rethink your mission and objective. For me, my purpose is clearly because I need a proper place to store all my recipes that I have tried and tested. For me, posting the recipes on Facebook just makes it difficult for me to track or refer. So having all my content published and located in one place helps me call out the recipes that I need to use really fast.
Of course besides being a storage place for my home cooked recipes, I would also want to provide content that is somewhat meaningful for my readers. Maybe some fun facts or little known facts or just generally on topics that interests me. So this blog is basically all abut what I want to do and what I would like to say.
It is like my own personal journal, and a chronicle of my thoughts and expression. One of the things that I really hope to do is also find out some ways where I can make an income online. That has always been a mystery to me, but I think it might not be that impossible coming to think of it. I mean I have seen friends who successfully earn an income online, and at the same time, passively. I think that is a powerful model to emulate and to think about since I am taking this step forward.
I used to write a blog way back in 1995 back at university. Back then the term blog wasn’t all that popular as it is now. It was more like a bunch of people writing content and then placing them up on the Internet. So much has changed since those early days of blogging, but essentially, the genre of blogging and the intent remains the same.
It is about the sharing of good content. I hope that I can also share good content, and become my own authority through my thoughts and writings.