3 Things to Know Before You Start Blogging

  Yes, it's the typical day that you heard the wonders that blogging can do to your life and you want to give it a try. But before you start plunging into the blogosphere, let me give you some so-called 'guidelines' to tell you the do's and don'ts of blogging.

1) Blogging is not a GET-RICH-QUICK method.
     Remember, blogging is like any other career: it takes time to develop and slowly forms a stable income. So, don't start getting the idea that spamming or posting your links (almost) everywhere is going to get you jumping to that top blog earner's list. In fact, spamming just increases the number of people who dislike or even hate your blog. And when that happens, you are in serious trouble. Who knows what they can do to spoil your blog's name? Remember, a first impression is the deepest one in our minds.

2) Niche blogging is better than random topic blogging
      Now this I speak from experience. I have tried randomly blogging about any topic I want to talk about and have failed (terribly). So, I decided to do a niche blog about blog tips and tutorials, which is going quite well so far. Check out my niche blogging posts here and here.

3) The sky ISN'T the limit.
      Even if you're blogging to earn money, you still want to take some matters into consideration, for example your interest in a certain topic. You should not blog about something that is very popular on Google but something that you don't know or don't like! It's more important to write from the heart, and interest gives you more passion in writing. Even if you think the topic you like isn't popular now, either you think again, or you make it popular! Who knows? You might be the next person to start a new trend on Google! And believe me, if you have interest in something, there are bound to be some people out there interested in the same things as you. So let your imagination go wild and take the keyboard before you with a 'BANG'.

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xing said...

i think there's more things you should know before start blogging haha. but most of it you will discover after blogging. good write up sherman!

Wong Zhiwei said...

:D Thanks for your comment! Sorry, could not list done all of it. Maybe I'll do a longer one by investing more time into it next time.

k0k s3n w4i said...

i think the first thing anyone need to do before starting a blog is learn how to write. half of the malaysian bloggers out there are barely literate.

Wong Zhiwei said...

:P That's so mean... I'm sure they're just lazy to write nice that's all!

Pou Leen said...

This is very true. I completely agree!

Zool Blogger said...

Agree with you.. Niche blog more preferable .. And blog is not quick scheme.. It also hard to earn money

Ronaldmohoni said...

i agree :)