I cannot quite believe that I have now been blogging for a whole two years, where exactly has that time gone? In this time I have learned so much about the different blogging platforms, SEO, the best ways to maximise audience reach and have adapted my blogging technique accordingly. I do believe that my writing style has completely changed over time too!
Unfortunately I now find I have less time to compose witty blog posts but try and ensure I post some ramblings at least once a week. When I first started in the blogosphere I actually managed a review site and incorporated a blog alongside. It was strenuous at times as keeping content fresh and engaging on two different sites required a clear mind, hard when you get writer’s block regularly!
If you are thinking of starting a blog but have no idea what to write or what your theme should be here are some ideas:
Start a Review Blog: It really isn’t as easy as you would first assume. To start you need to a blog possibly with a few of your own reviews written about products you may have around your home. This gives you a starting point in which to build up relationships with companies and showcase your writing style. There are deadlines that you need to stick to, you do need to test the products thoroughly and write honest accounts. Don’t be afraid to write about any negative points you encountered – this feedback can always help companies adapt their products accordingly.
Start an E-Commerce Blog: Do you make your own products at home? Do you wish to start your own online shop? There are many options open to you but the easiest way would be to work with start-up packages and templates that can easily be uploaded to your blog. Easy to control and with plugins that help you maximise the potential of your own shop, setting up and e-commerce shop is definitely easier than you would think!
Start a Personal Blog: A friend of mine recently setup her own Wedding blog, it helps her to keep a timeline of everything she has done and everything that is still yet to be completed. It works as a scrapbook and she is able to write personal posts about her journey so far. Publishing posts with bargain hunter tips and ways to make your own favours has seen her stats sky rocket. My advice for setting up a Personal blog would be, write about something you are passionate about and always remember that your blog is your space!
I have met some fabulous people in my time as a blogger and albeit I do find that when I suffer with writer’s block it takes up slightly more of my time than anticipated, I wouldn’t change anything! I absolutely love writing rambling posts and sharing my opinions with the public domain!
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