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Where or how do I start as a blogger?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by ContentWriter, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. ContentWriter

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    I was asked, "Where or how do I start as a blogger?"

    The answer is your question itself. Let me help you figure it out.

    First off, why do people search on search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing? We search online because we have questions that need answers.

    Why don't you start off the bat by writing the answer or answers to frequently asked questions in your chosen niche?

    Identify an ultra-specific niche.

    Being a "blogger" is not an ultra-specific niche. Break it down. Are you a blogger in the fashion niche? If your answer is affirmative, break it down further. Are you a blogger about clothing styles in New York? If you said yes, then, that's your ultra-specific niche. You've identified a specific branch of the fashion space and your geographic target.

    Now that you've identified your ultra-specific niche, it's time to identify the frequently asked questions of the people within that circle. What are their hows, whens, wheres, and whys?

    Write how-to articles that revolve around your ultra-specific niche. Get inside the minds of your target readers by writing your title in an interrogative format. Then, answer that question in the body of your article. Break the ideas down by using bullet points or numbered lists. Don't try to rebuild the Great Wall of China in your writing by writing thick walls of paragraphs. Then, end your article with a question or two to engage your readers in the conversation.

    What other ideas would you like to add in this post? Please comment below
     
  2. blogzandstuff

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    How about WTF is this?
     
  3. ContentWriter

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    Is that a question addressed to your own post? :)
     
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    Nope, you got me on that one
     
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    You should've written a blog post about that.
     
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    Yeah boy, tell em!
     
  7. ContentWriter

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    We can consider this thread as a "blog post". :)

    Haha. @Saluana
     
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    I clicked because I saw the irony in content writer asking how to blog. But good advice
     
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    Hi, @Jason Bradbury. Feel free to add your thoughts or ask questions if you'd like to.

    Hi, @Ding Dong. Conversation is needed in order to cover those subjects that you are expecting to be tackled. Even if I'll write a 500-page e-book that covers every possible angle I know about blogging, surely, there'll be things that will be missed because of the wide scope of this topic. Why don't we start the conversation with a question or anything that you'd like to add based on your blogging experience? :)
     
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    Right here is a really good example! engage the reader! On my blog, I place a bit of code that displays at the end of each article "What do you think about this article? Share your comments below" This makes me think about how I am going to sum things up in my posts because I know that question is going to asked.

    I have been out of the loop for a few years, and because of my many years of experience in more than one field of study, I have many things to talk about. So for me, I start out with a general blog such as the one listed in my profile. I then study the page views and start to form the best guess at what would make a good niche based on the data.
     
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    Hi, @datawinds. Thank you for participating in this conversation. I like what you said here: "because of my many years of experience in more than one field of study, I have many things to talk about". Some people think that you got to know a lot of niches in order to become a helpful influencer. It''s not a bad idea to be a superstar in one niche.

    Hi, @LuckyCharm007. May I ask what review copy you're referring to? You must have mistaken this thread with someone else's BST on BHW. If you're referring to my content writing services, you may click my signature, however.