I have been writing blogs on a daily basis for a year now and this is blog no. 365!
Do you know what it means?
Today, I complete One Year of Blogging, having never missed a day!
Whilst writing, I’ve come across some really interesting ideas/ thoughts which I’m sure, if not for blogging, couldn’t have been penned down the way it happened now.
Which brings me to the highlight of today’s blog post, because providing value on a daily basis is the base of why I do what I do.
If, after one year of every day blogging, I had to sum up my learning from it, it’d be the following –
Daily blogging has widened my thought process in a way, that I’m able to concentrate on my thoughts better than before and write more freely on a topic that I think is important to talk about.
Talking about writing freely, one of the most important learning was my writing process. To be honest, I wasn’t good at the writing stuff, the grammar, the vocabulary, the punctuation, the sentence formation – there’s a lot to think about when it comes to writing. However, writing on a daily basis has opened it up for me and now, I’m more confident about it than ever before.
All of this has also allowed my creative channels to open up – try to think more creatively while writing, how can a certain topic be said in a different manner so it brings more value than, if said directly.
Also, having kept a scheduled time to post before, and without failing to post on a daily basis, it has also allowed me to develop a creative discipline within me which doesn’t have the space for “creative blocks” or “mental blocks”, because at the end of the day, I know what I have to share and I cannot back out of it.
Lastly, it brings so much value to the people, the way they respond after reading something – it’s extremely joyful to know that your writing has made a difference to someone’s life.
Blogging is fun and no matter how many trends or platforms change and evolve, text as a medium of communication will never change and something like blogging is here to stay!
Thank you to everyone who take the time out to read these blogs, either on a regular basis, or even a particular one, once in a blue moon, when it seems imteresting to them. I’m ever grateful to all of you.
After writing blog posts for almost a year now, on a daily basis, I have realised that there is no definitive length to writing a blog post.
A blog post isn’t always defined by writing 1000 words or more about a certain topic.
It is more about explaining the topic in the best way possible, no matter how lesser or more words you write to do so.
You could explain something in a line or you could take 10 pages to write, they are still blog posts. You don’t have to unnecessarily use words and verbs and adjectives to extend the length of your blog just so it seems more readable.
I’d consider this to be a short blog post, but the funny part is I’ve written much smaller ones too, over time.
Whatever makes you content with your writing on that particular topic.
Whether it’s creating images for Instagram, or creating bite-sized informational tweets, or creating TikTok videos, the wave revolves from one platform to another, but the trend of blogging has been there forever.
Whether you’re an influencer, or a reviewer, or a content writer, a thought contributor or a thought leader, blogging has been the base for everyone. It gives you the platform to express yourself, your perspective – in detail.
When it comes to blogging, there are a lot of things to take care of, before sharing your content with your audience, however, here are top 5 tips for blogging aspirants that you can begin with –
Pick a niche topic, what you feel comfortable about writing, where your passion lies, where your strength is.
It allows you to write freely; otherwise, you’d end up spending your time researching your content.
It gives you the freedom to write more, because since it’s your strength, it’s always on your mind, and thus, the topics keep coming to you.
Often, when starting a blog, too many people worry about which site to use for their blog, the type of plug-ins to use, the font, the colours, the appearance.
Initially, let the focus be on the content – try to make it as definite and appealing as possible. As the audience, one should make it a point to read the entire thing.
Once this is figured out and you think you have that settled, then you can bring in the technicalities one-by-one and start focusing on those.
There are two most important points when it comes to creating content and writing a blog, one is being authentic, and the other one is discussed in the next point.
You must be genuine with your content – it’s your voice – your words – your perspective.
Don’t do it just because you have to. Make it a point to invest time, make it better, improve yourself, and ensure that it’s you who is writing the blog.
The one point which people don’t pay attention to when it comes to writing a blog. Maintain a Routine.
Set a deadline for your blogs – how many will you write in a month – which days – what time will it be published and promote it accordingly. Let the audience know that you’ll, at any cost, post the blog by that time.
It shows discipline that you’re serious about your blog and you want to spread this content with the people out there, and you’re aren’t doing it whenever you feel like doing it.
Be a little shameless when it comes to publishing your blog and increasing its views – initially.
Share it with your friends, promote it on social media, share every blog that you write.
Network with other bloggers, help them out, share their posts, drop a valuable comment and hopefully, they’ll do the same with yours too.
The process of blog writing is a beautiful one; but also an intensive one – you’ve to spend time on it, take care of it, and when people read it and appreciate it, you’ll surely feel good about that you made a difference with your opinion.
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