So you want to be a blogger…

There are important things you will need to do to become a blogger. First good bloggers have certain traits that set them apart from others. I will discuss these traits and how to either gain them or use them to become your best blogging self. Also, good blogs have certain traits. I will address both the important traits of the blogger and the blog throughout this article.

You can learn now how to become a great blogger…

Perhaps you want to share your message, cause or passion with others. Maybe you want to make a little extra cash on the side. There even might be a few of you wanting to completely quit working 9 to 5 and start blogging professionally. I will tell you how to do this through my websites easy to use blog tips and this blog series: How to Start…

Blogger Traits: This means you!

Goals – Know what you want out of your blogging experience. Ask yourself why you are thinking about blogging and what your end goal is. Think about these things:

  • Is money something I want through blogging?
  • How big of an audience do I want to reach?
  • How much money do I want to make?
  • How much time do I have to spend blogging?
  • How many resources do I have to devote to web hosting, advertising, etc.?
  • Who will be my audience?

Dedication – Now this includes many things, time, discipline and passion. Having already answered the questions about goals you are more aware of what you want. If you want to have a blog just to write for yourself then you will look at these questions very differently from those looking to earn an income or reach lots of people with their message. Now think about what is realistic for you to actually do…

  • Will I post regularly? (If not your blog will get little traffic)
  • Am I willing to work at making great content?
  • Will I edit my work and spend adequate time networking and reasearching
  • Will I cite my sources to eliminate copyright infringement and produce high quality work?
  • Remember, you don’t have to be perfect and you learn as you go… But are you willing to learn?

Blog Traits

Topic – How much do you know about what you want to write about. You don’t have to be an expert, but a little expertise goes a long way. Is the topic something you are willing to learn about too? Answering these questions will help you know what to choose for a topic and domain name.

  • Is the topic big enough? (After two months will I still have more to say?)
  • Is the topic already well covered by hundreds of others?
  • What unique content or perspective do I have to offer the topic?
  • Do I love this topic enough to really put my energy and time into it?

These traits for both the blogger and the blog are important and you should ask yourself these questions. Honest answers will also help you to be more realistic about your goals and expectations for your blogging.

If your answers to these questions are encouraging you to start blogging then here are a few suggestions:

Read – Become a Blogger, Web hosting, Blogger Templates and The Key Element to Writing an “Amazing” Post!

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