Blogging has become increasingly popular in the 21st century. It can be an excellent way to wrestle with your own thoughts while simultaneously sharing insights with others. Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to begin if you’re just starting out. The following tips can help you get started or overcome writer’s block along the way.
Write about a Personal Journey
Everyone loves a good story, especially if it involves some type of journey. This journey can be literal, such as a road trip, or metaphorical. Think about something that has previously stumped you, how overcame your roadblock, and how your life has changed for the better as a result.
Document Your Day in Photographs
Photographs can be a great way to share your experiences with others. You don’t need a fancy camera to get good pictures. Things that may seem mundane to you are often interesting to others, because they haven’t walked in your shoes. You can photograph simple things like your neighborhood, your pet or a new coffee shop you found.
Have a Theme
It can be helpful if your blog follows some sort of loose theme. Maybe you want to write about your experiences as a first generation college student or as a mother who loves to paint. Your theme will draw in readers and help give you focus about what types of daily events you want to write about.
There is a fine line in the blogging world between being too reserved and too intimate. Remember that whatever you share is public, but also remember that people are often drawn to something that feels personal. Instead of just writing a recipe, write your experiences making the dish. Add meaningful details without feeling like you’re exposing yourself, especially if you would be doing so just for page clicks.
Create Your Own Favorites Lists
Lists are a perfect way to share your thoughts in a way that is relatively easy and unintimidating. Pick a topic that follows your theme, and document your list with pictures. For instance, if you write about feminism, you can share a list of your favorite feminist books.
The most important thing to keep in mind when blogging is that the practice should be fun. Use your blog to write about what interests you, and likely others will find it interesting as well.
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