Do you know why some people start a blog and have dozens of readers in the first few days, while others start one and don’t get any visitors? If you want to get attention and have a successful blog, you need to stand out from the crowd. Everybody has a hobby whether that’s crafting, sports, oil painting and even collecting items like bags, stamps, or guns and ammo. Whatever hobby you choose to blog about can be both emotionally and financially rewarding.
If you’ve ever thought of taking your hobby and writing about it on a blog, hold on just a second— there are a few things to consider before you get started.
1. Discover your hobby
Discovering your hobbies is an important step in finding your niche. You should be passionate about your hobby, that will help you create more authentic content. Millions of people are starting blogs every day. Show your unique point-of-view for everyone to read.
Not sure which hobby to blog about? It’s easy; just look around you. Look for the most prominent items around your room. For example, if you have a gun on your wall hung over the mantel, a shotgun in the closet, and a handgun in your nightstand, you may be interested in starting a blog about guns.
2. Plan your posts
Plan your posts. Make a schedule and stick to it. Have a certain day of the week for certain types of posts. Make sure you know what kind of content will go on which days. Use this schedule when writing your posts – don’t just wing it. Continuing the gun example, you can plan the content ideas ahead of time. Choose topics that are relevant and informative to start. Example. How To Buy Your First Gun, Firearm Maintenance, Gun Laws and News Etc.
3. Set up your blog
You may think this would be the first step, but no. These days it’s easy to set up a blog. You can make use of WordPress or similar sites and even make your own site from the ground up. After you’ve got your domain, hosting, and theme setup, the last thing you want is to have to spend all of your time updating plugins or fixing broken code. At this stage, it’s important to think about the future. Whichever way you set it up, it doesn’t matter as much as your drive to make it work!
4. Share the word
Have you thought about recently how you can share your blog posts on social media? Considering the huge number of users on social media, it is no surprise that sharing your content on Facebook and other networks can be a tricky business! Posting your blogs on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ is definitely in! However, you shouldn’t do it just like everyone else does.
Social media marketing is an important aspect in today’s business world. The trick is knowing how to use social media correctly, in order to get the largest audience possible.