“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” – 10 points to anyone who can guess which novel that quote is from.
Blogs are often started with the purest intentions, usually during a bout of enthusiastic creativity. Other blogs are started out of perceived necessity, because everyone knows that in today’s world, if you ain’t got a blog, you ain’t got shit.
Here are a few tips before you get started.
1) Only write about what you love. If you don’t love it, you’ll get bored with writing it quicker than you can say “blog blog blog, blog blogity blog”.
2) When you’ve brainstored your list of potential blog subjects, try and outline your first 10 posts. If you can’t think of at least 10 substantial posts, choose a new subject. I, for one, would love to blog about the beauty of NIS 10 pasta at King george, but that would top out at about 1.5 posts.
3) Engage. Let people leave comments. Even the spammy comments. Just kidding. Link your blog to Facebook so people will read and share your content. Publicize it. Put your name out there.
4) Stick with it. Nothing is worse than a blog that starts off strong and slowwwwwly fades away. If you start writing, stick with it! Or, at the very least, take the blog off your site. No one likes a quitter.