Blogging can be a fun and creative way to express your thoughts, opinions, and ideas. But many bloggers choose to take this hobby to the next level, delving into the professional blog world. This requires a bit more than the decision to blog professionally. You need an audience and an angle, so here are a few tips to making your newly professional blog more popular.
Switch Up Your Topics
Go with topics that are popular at the moment. You know, things that the general public is sure to have an opinion on. Sure, politics is always a safe bet, but you might want to gear your blog towards something more fun and positive. Write about something you have a fondness for, like interior design or cupcake décor.
Focus on Several Interests and Hobbies at Once
When blogging on a regular, professional basis, you should focus on what you love and have knowledge of. For instance, if you spend your nights playing the violin, maybe music should be your focus. Or, if you have a passion for home décor, write DIY guides on design must-dos for other homemakers and interior decorators-to-be.
Encourage Your Audience to Interact
You might design your own website, or have someone else design it for you, but whatever the case, you need to have a comments section where your audience can respond and interact. Encourage them to interact with your blogs by asking questions at the end of your posts. Ask their opinions, feelings, thoughts, and experiences. The more engaged your audience is, the more lucrative your blog will be. You could even use digital dictation equipment to allow users to hear and interact with your voice in real time.
Throw in Wit and Humor
Humor and wit are two absolute must-haves in a professional blog. No one wants to be serious 100-percent of the time, so it’s important to have a bit of funny jargon going on somewhere in your blog post. Make jokes, do a few hilarious one-liners, and keep your audience entertained with funny personal stories.
Take Lots of Pictures
Some of the best bloggers are popular because of their use of visual aids, like memes and personal photographs. So, take lots of pictures. Or, incorporate stock photos into your blog posts. Not only will these pictures engage your audiences’ minds, they break up the monotonous paragraph walls.
Making the move to professional blogging can be rewarding and fun. Just remember to be knowledgeable, reliable, and passionate about whatever you write. Readers trust someone with confidence in and intelligence on a topic.