A blog makes a writer out of everyone! But to maintain and sustain a blog through a considerable period of time is a challenge stiffer than most best-selling authors have to go through! To an anonymous reader, your writing is your introduction and fame. If the writing fails to interest the reader, your blog fails too. In due course, you abandon it and it lies dormant for years to come. How do you know if you have it in you to start and sustain a blog that is worth any value? Check out these pointers.
First, pick an area of interest that you want to write about. It sounds simple but is not! For example, if you are interested about F1 racing, can you write down possible titles for 50 blog posts related to this domain? If not, you are simply going to add to blogosphere without making any impact at all! This does not mean, however, that you can only write what you know about. It is usually easier to talk about topics you are most comfortable in. But, it is the easiest to write about topics that genuinely interests you.
That brings us to Point Two. What are you passionate about other than writing? If there is a domain that you root for, even if you don’t know much about it, your blog will soar. That is because you will eagerly learn as you move along. You will not take it like a burden that you want to shake off at the earliest opportunity. You will read more, you will watch videos and you will inject your own insights. In other words, with research and your own brand of thinking, your blog content will certainly be unique.
Third, you have to be patient. Bloggers looking to earn some money as you write: be warned! It may be months, even a couple of years, before you actually hit any spike in internet traffic. Do you have the tenacity to pull through? Research suggests that blogging for most topics are saturated with bloggers and online writers. To stand out, choose a very niche topic and then branch out into mainstream content that broadens your blogging domain.
If you hit ticks in most of these check boxes, blogging is your game. Good luck!