But I just have to share some insights from some of the successful bloggers who were at the masterclass that I went to a couple of weeks ago.
It was put on by Kidspot and I did blog about it here.
The session Blogging 101 was led by the wonderful blog-queen Pip Lincolne. Her partners in
These are some little pearls of wisdom I gathered from their chats.
What attracts readers to a blog?
Beautiful-looking blog. Clean design.
Fonts? Not too many different ones.
An eye-catching header.
If you can't or don't want to design your own blog you may need to pay for a website developer.
How to find one?
See a blog that you like the look of? Ask them if they used a professional developer?
Quality content - research.
- get away from the computer!
What to blog about?
Post original content.
Be true to yourself.
Do your own thing (don't be a copycat)
Blog with passion and enthusiasm.
How do you attract followers?
Reach out to people.
Comment on other blogs.
Have a conversation with people.
Build up networks.
Use social media to increase your blog traffic.
What about SEO?
Do you choose "killer headlines" or opt for more descriptive titles?
Make it easy for people to find your posts by not be too clever-clever with your titles.
What blogs do you admire?
The Design Files
Potty Mouth Mama
I'm sure there was lots more - but that is all I can glean from my notes!
Have a great week.