If you are just getting started in blogging there is a lot to learn. Let these few short tips serve as a stepping stone in the right direction.
Pick a Theme
Blogs amount an endless series of topics are not often successful. Find your niche and write solely about those topics. This will make it easier to be build a concrete following. Popular themes include making money online, writing, small business, frugal living, health and shopping. Pick a niche that you are both knowledgeable and passionate about.
Use short but interesting content. Making monster size posts will do you no good. Readers get bored quickly and will move on to the next blog. Don’t be afraid to use bullets or to do a series of short posts.
If you are going to have a blog either for your business or for fun, you may as well monetize it. Use Google Adsense and affiliate programs from Amazon and Ebay to earn money. Adsense will earn you money based on clicks. Using Amazon or Ebay you can advertise listings for others and if the product is clicked on through your blog and sold, you will get a commission.
You need to give some attention to your design. Even if you can’t afford a professional design at first, you at least need to use a template that goes along with the theme and mood of your blog. Use a color scheme that is easy to read. Crazy designs that are rough on the eyes can driver readers away.