Here are some basic tips to help you out with getting your blog started.
Don't be deceived into thinking that you need to be verbose in order to be a good blogger. In fact, the opposite is true. The Internet is a fast-paced medium, and people are used to spending only minutes on a web page before moving on to the next. You need to capture your visitors' attention quickly, and keep it by moving at a steady pace through everything you want to say.
It is common for bloggers to go great guns for a few weeks and then lose interest and stop posting. If you want to capture readers and keep them, you need to make a firm commitment to update your blog frequently and consistently. If your readers go months without seeing anything new on your blog, they'll stop visiting it. And even if they have subscribed to your blog, too much passing time between posts will cause readers to lose interest.
If you are trying to gain a wide readership, keep to your topic. If your blog is about bicycles, write about bicycles. If it's about politics, write about politics. Don't make the mistake of thinking that your readers want to read about something else. Especially, don't assume that readers want you to take a break from your normal topic to share stories about your kids, or your vacation, or other more personal topics. Stay on topic, and keep your readers.
Obviously, you must write well. Avoid grammar mistakes, punctuation mistakes, and spelling mistakes. Take the time to write properly, and then hire someone to proofread your posts before making them public. Read about our proofreading services for bloggers, and then contact us to get started.