Describe what your blog will be about in the about section. Tell the readers a little about yourself, but not enough to bore them. For example: no one wants to know which university you’re studying at or where you graduated from high school. They want to know what you studied and why you chose to blog about this topic. This is because your audience will be all over the world.
Follow other people with similar blogs to your own, even if they have thousands of followers. Comment on their blogs and comment on other people’s comments on their blogs. The key is NETWORKING. Also follow hashtags of things that you are interested in.
SEO: (Search Engine Optimisation)
How to make your blog articles the first on the list of searches on Google for example, be ahead of the game. If you are blogging on books, be the first to read a book and write about it. If you blog on computer games, be the first to write a review on a new game or a new software update. If you’re blogging on products, make sure you are the first person to write a review about it. That way you blog will be at the top of the list when someone searches the topic on big search engines. This will automatically bring more traffic to your blog site.
Always always always use hashtags that relate to your blog article. On Instagram it is totally fine to use hashtags like: boyandgirl, love, followforfollow etc BUT on WordPress you should only use hashtags that are related to what you have written about, because that will make it easier for people to find what they’re looking for and potentially follow your blog. Never use more than 7 or 8 hashtags either. Too many hashtags will make your blog look desperate, and your blog won’t be published on the home page of WordPress if it’s messy with an overkill of hashtags.
Use visuals on your blogs. I prefer to use my own photographs since I blog about makeup. I have for over a year now been watermarking my own images so it can’t be used by other people without people seeing my blog name on it. It’s almost like advertising without payment. In order for other people to want to use your photographs, they have to be really good shots. So make sure you use an attractive backdrop, natural light and camera that is focused, with a clean lens.
I also like to use GIFS. There are so many hilarious ones on the net, and free to use by anyone. However if you use someone else’s photographs, you have to source them. That’s a standard unspoken rule.
When I first started blogging I had to learn how to use coding to change the colour of my font. Nowadays you can do that with the click of a button. (But coding is never a waste of time either)
When writing a blog, one must always keep in mind that your audience is a group of multiracial, multi religious, multi ethnical people. Refrain from making any derogatory statements toward race, gender, religion, diet, or political views. In short: keep your own controversial opinions to yourself, unless off course you want to start a debate or potentially an argument on the net. Even if you feel a strong bias or hate towards any group of people, don’t show it. It won’t make you look good.
If you don’t feel confident enough to write in English and post your blog without someone else proof reading it first, I would suggest get a friend or someone who is confident in English to proofread and edit your articles. Bad grammar is the first thing that will put readers off from reading your blogs.
Also don’t just google translate your Korean text into English. It will most likely not make any sense.
There you have it. I hope that you’ve enjoyed this post. Feel free to ask me any questions in the comment section.