Hello class, we will have a very brief discussion on the internet and blogging today.
We will begin by looking at what the internet is. Interconnected network aka internet, is a system of computer networks that interact with each other from anywhere in the world, through text, audio or videos. To access the internet, you will require a computer, a modem, phone line or data, an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and a browser to access the internet.
You need the internet to blog. Here are a few things to bear in mind about blogging:
Blogging is a modern day thought journal or diary. An open canvas to freely paint pictures with your own words.
Starting might be scary but do it anyway, eventually you will have a following that can relate to what you write or just enjoy reading your posts.
The more you write, the better you will become. Also read other blogs, join a community of bloggers if it helps, get a blogger buddy to keep you accountable.
Carve a niche for yourself. This will potentially open doors for partnerships with businesses. You may want to focus on lifestyle, fashion, entertainment or a mix of everything like. Know what works for you and stick to it.
If you decide to get personal with your blog, be sure that you’re extremely comfortable with the information you share. Also be mindful that your life may not become exactly private as readers can easily pry into your private space/life without permission.
Use images. It drives a lot of people to your blog and be sure to credit anyone whose image or information you use. There are also tons of royalty free image resources online.
Patience: It is an important trait when it comes to growing your audience and improving on yourself.
Be open to criticism and comments. It is one of the best ways to become a better writer.
Be confident, make mistakes, learn on the go and just be you. Do You!!