Setting up a blog is fairly easy but the hardest part is keeping it updated and lively. It is important to have a number of posts written and edited then saved in the drafts folder before launching the blog. It is advisable to have 2-3 live posts and 5-10 saved in the drafts. This will ensure that you have some free time to concentrate on other important issues once the blog is fully functioning. Content for your blog will depend upon the type of blog you are running but the first few posts may include:
Introduction to the blog
This will indicate to your readers what your blog is all about. In the introduction you should tell your story. This will create a relationship with your readers as it explains more about you and what you are all about.
Most subjects have sub-topics that could act as a base type article for your new blog. Base type articles are articles that contain concrete advice that you will create links to several times. Creating these posts before launching the blog is important as they show that what you are tackling is important in your area of expertise, they also give you something that you can refer your readers to.
This kind of content is hard to define but they can be humorous or controversial. They are the kind of content that is forwarded from one person to another in social networking websites such as Face book or twitter. They are primarily written to attract attention. This content can be very hard to put up especially when you don’t have enough experience.
Short series of posts
Having a series of posted content at the beginning of the blog is important as it makes the reader eager to see what you will post later that relates to one of the topics he read in one of the short series of posts.
Reading, writing and practice makes perfect
It is important to set up a posting rhythm. The frequency of publishing posts in one week will vary from blog to blog but it is recommended to publish at least 3-4 post. If a post doesn’t get any decent traffic then publish another one in order to keep the momentum rolling. Limit what you post to ensure that you have something saved up for the future. Having a successful blog doesn’t just happen overnight it takes a lot of reading of other blogs and a lot of writing until you find your style.