Simply stating that you are having a bad day or writing one or two sentences doesn’t mean you’re writing a good blog. As a writer, you need to offer your writing skills in any manner you can and a blog must be somewhat informative in order to keep the reader interested. For someone who wants to work from home or writes a lot of articles, a blog can be a way for that individual to get some of their personal information out there to the reader. For some reason, some individuals are extremely interested in the personal life of some individuals and keeping a blog will keep them coming back to read about the writer personally, but also keep them reading their work. I personally am not one of those individuals who enjoys reading the personal information about people, but I recognize the importance of blogging when it comes to writing. As with any business, networking is important and blogging is a method of networking.
Write about personal experiences when blogging. That means writing about experiences that other people can relate to. Take a look at your readers to determine what subjects will be most interesting to those readers. For example, if posting on a stay-at-home-mom blogging-type of website, the readers are typically going to be stay-at-home moms. Write about your children and family life, so that the readers find something that they have in common with you. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to write about article writing on a parenting blogging site, but writing about working from home as a parent may be useful information and may be information that readers can identify with.
Incorporate useful facts, trivia and newsworthy information into your regular blog. Using a parenting blogging site as an example again, useful information may be a headline about moms going back to school or getting their degree at home. Use the information in your blog and identify with it personally. This type of information not only pertains to your blog and your readers, but adds additional information that other bloggers may not be including in their blogs. Keep it interesting and be honest. If you’re having a bad day with your kids, talk about it. If you’re writing a blog about writing, talk about having writer’s block or working on a difficult project. Use personal information and incorporate it into your blog, but talk about subjects that pertain to your readers and the blog in general. If including information about outside subjects, make it brief and try to relate it to the rest of the subject matter.