Tuesday, April 19, 2011
My Top 3 Bits of Advice for Blogging
Here they are:
1) Know Your Goal
Are you blogging to attract clients, to attract distant cousins or to share your knowledge about a geographic region or a particular topic? If you are a professional genealogist, make sure your blog posts talk about types of projects that would attract your ideal type of client. When attracting distant cousins make sure you write about those ancestors that you might share in common.
2) Write from Your Heart
Your blog will become a labor if you don't write from your heart. Write about what truly interests you and inspires you. If you have to force yourself to write you will soon tire of blogging or at the very least will not enjoy the process and it will feel like work.
3) Stick to Guns
Don't let yourself be influenced by other people when it comes to how you present your blog and what you write about. The one person determining your content should be you. Write about what feels comfortable. That goes for your writing style too. Don't feel that you need to write in a certain way or show a certain personality to attract readers. Just be true to yourself and review your goal every once in a while and hopefully it will all flow naturally.
Photo Credit: Photo by jkavo under the creative commons attribution license
Posted by Marian Pierre-Louis at 11:07 PM