I have recently started a freelance writing business. I have established a website and included a link to a blog.
However, I have been have difficulty blogging. I am loss in regards to choosing a topic and what would interest an audience.
Any advice on choosing a topic and structuring the blog?
It of course, depends on what you want from your blog. A blog can be many things, including a website that is easy to update, a personal journal that you’re willing for the world to see, or a blog like this on a specific topic.
If you want to make money with your blog you’re going to have to spend considerable time not only writing but also marketing. Back in October of 2009, Can I get Info estimated there were 40,000 new blogs created every day. I have no idea how accurate that figure actually is, but the point is a whole bunch of new blogs come online daily. If your blog is to be seen at all it takes work.
In June of the same year, The New York Times published Blogs Falling in an Empty Forest. I suspect everyone blogging and considering blogging should read it, and bookmark it so it can be read again.
Which doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start a blog, just that you should be fairly clear about what you want to do and why.
There are other great resources as well. One of my favorites is PROBLOGGER.net. Darren knows what he’s doing and shares an overwhelming amount of information, so sip slowly.
Your topic and structure aren’t as important as your passion and persistence if you want a successful blog.
Of course, life can be just fine without your own blog too.
Got a question about freelance writing, or blogging? Ask it in comments or send me an email and I’ll probably answer it here.
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