This is a recap of the fab #CraftBlogClub Twitter chat from January 23rd
Bloggers on Blogging
Some of these are repeated throughout but for ease of reading, here are the points given:
- Have a blog that looks good in all formats; both desktop and mobile especially!
- Blogging should be a pleasure not a chore – write what is really interesting to you.
- Blogging takes times, do not expect immediate results.
- Write about what you love, love what you are blogging about – it shows.
- Plan Ahead
- Write about what interests you, it will be easier to think of what to write about and people will engage more with your writing
- Be consistent!
Prepping and Regular Posting:
- Keep things consistent so people know when you post.
- Write regularly – if you type things up when you think of them, you’ll always have posts!
- If possible plan ahead, if you have post ideas already – you have a jumping off point!
- Plan your titles and work towards them.
- Regular features can be good, though can stand out less than individual posts.
- Behind the scenes sharing interests people
- Share your process, it makes you more human and approachable
- Photos help break up walls of text.
- Lighting for photos – Light boxes, and daylight bulbs are handy alternatives for dingy days.
- Photography – outside or by large windows usually works best.
- It can be hard if you write about a niche topic, to be individual and stand out.
- Post regularly, at the same sort of times, people will be able to find your content more easily.
- Share your posts on social media, and via email – but too often can be annoying
- There are free stock photos available online to use – do not steal images from others not in the open domain.
- Start small
- If looking for ideas, check out daily prompts on WordPress, or social media
- Follow your stats, to see when people are most engaged with you and your content.
- Post regularly and consistently
- Share across social media.