It sounds scary at first. What does good blogging even mean?
You’ll hear a lot of advice when you start asking the question. But the answer is the fabled, “it depends.”
A story as old as time. Let’s begin with the etymology.
Just kidding. Today, we’re going to break down what it’s like to be a good blogger as a beginner. We’re get to the etymology of the word blog later. It’s fascinating.
If you’re new to blogging, chances are, you’re doing it wrong. But whatever! Part of the whole journey is understanding where the edges are.
Well, if you’re just a little guy and you’re writing with the purpose of ranking on page one for a very popular keyword right off the bat, that’s bad blogging.
Good blogging is a bit of getting in where you fit in while learning the ropes.
When you’re first starting out, you’ll want to practice with small audiences while you learn the ins and outs. We’re strong believers that doing is seeing around here. Let’s just try it.
The best way to find a good blog to read is to use Pinterest. Pinterest is a search engine designed to get viewers off the app for more information and to come back to Pinterest next time they need something.
Just look for things you like or that your brand likes. Mountain Biking or a specific dog breed, DIY, whatever. The topmost Pins in just about any subject likely have a blog you can follow.
A good blog structure is something very helpful to have. If you want my blogging template, you can sign up for it here.
Check out our YouTube video 17 Simple Blog Fixes for more information!
We bought our branding from Blunt Crayon because this question sends us down a rabbit hole. We host this blog with ShowIt who makes it easy to upload custom fonts, so all is well in our world as far as good blog fonts go.
Steer clear of fancy fonts and just use something basic while you’re starting out. The best blogging content is content that you can read. Distracting fonts and text is an easy way to lose us.
WordPress. This is a WordPress blog. Show it is “showing” it to you, but I log into WordPress to write a blog. I have my own domain. If you don’t know any better, I suggest you do the same.
I love the ShowIt + WordPress combo.
One way to write good blog posts is to keep the sentences short. And the paragraphs, too!
When you’re first starting out, use Hemingway App to find the run-on sentences. It’s a free tool for writing good blog posts on the internet.
Locating the right subject is helpful too. Long tail keywords are going to be your best friend starting out. They’re the homies that were with you from the beginning. You’ll want to remember them when you’ve made a name for yourself.
At the very beginning, I suggest looking to rank for keywords that have around 100-200 people searching monthly. You’ll want to use the Headings correctly in order to let the GoogleBots read your page without getting confused. Browseo.net will show you how Google reads your website.
Good blogging is a series of techniques like storytelling and keyword research. When you’re first starting out, you’ll have the best luck helping answer questions for people using longtail keywords.
Look for little nooks and crannies full of questions a few people ask on their way to finding all the great information you’ll have for your readers later!
If you’re looking for a good blog to read, check back next week for something new at Dobedo!
You’ll find awesome blogs to follow in Pinterest. See how people handle good blogging for something you’re excited about. Even if it’s not what you plan to write about yourself.
For example: Check out dog training blogs on Pinterest if you’re thinking about a new pooch. You can find a lot of awesome information in a niche that you can take over to a different niche.