5 Things To Write About On A Blog For Beginners
You’ve started a blog!! Yay! This is a very exciting time, and you are ready to jump start your new business!
You’ve got all engines firing, you grab your coffee and sit down in front of the computer and……
You can’t think of anything to blog about!
There are many things to write about on a blog, no matter what your niche is. But sometimes you are tired. Sometimes you have kids that sap your brain power. Sometimes you can’t even speak until you are fully caffeinated (anybody tracking with me here?!)…and sometimes you have written about everything you can think to write about.
If you just began your blogging journey, you might be wondering where to even start. It can all seem slightly overwhelming.
So I’m here to help!
Here are a few topics that should definitely be of interest to your audience:
Reviews of ANYTHING are very popular.
People do not want to have to do a ton of research and read a bunch of information before buying a product or service.
Lucky for us, it’s just the way the public has become. We want it now!
When someone types into their search engine, “Mac lipstick review”, they want to be able to read an honest review or two, see some pictures and video, and make a purchase or move on, based on what the reviews state.
Also in our favor is the fact that, with all the people online these days, pretty much any product that you review will have an audience.
Someone out there will be searching for a user’s experience, so that they don’t waste their money.
Which leads me to my next point. BE HONEST.
For Pete’s sake be honest. DO NOT simply try to sell an item because you will make a commission on it.
Not only will this NOT work, but you will almost certainly turn-off the reader because of cheesy sales pitches and they will look elsewhere.
If I love the lipstick color, but don’t love the way it feels when I apply it, I’m going to say so very plainly. I won’t jazz it up and make it sound like something that it’s not.
As soon as the customer purchases the item and finds out it isn’t that great, they are likely never coming back to my website. Not good. Let’s just avoid that altogether.
When you are writing a review, you want to answer all possible questions that the reader could have, leaving nothing for them to have to wander off of your page to research.
If you are doing a review of a product, the questions could resemble this:
- What is the name of the product and who is it for?
- What is the products description (what does it do)?
- What is the price range? (be careful because there are affiliate programs that don’t want you to give the exact price of a product on your post, as the price may change). Just give an estimated range.
- What colors and styles does it come in?
- What do you love about it?
- What would you change about it?
- How would the reader benefit if they purchased this item?
- Have you personally used it and know the ins and outs? Explain in detail.
**You can do a review on products that you do not own, but you need to do some really thorough research first.
If, for example, you are reviewing a digital product or service, such as an affiliate marketing company, answer these questions:
- What is the product or company’s name? The URL?
- Who owns the company?
- Is there training available?
- What is the customer support like? Are there opportunities to speak with others who are customers or members?
- How user-friendly is it?
- What are the prices, and how do they compare with other companies?
- Are there any perks with signing up?
Once you’ve established a pretty good overall explanation of the product or company, you need to give you final opinion on it.
People will be looking to you as a professional or expert in whatever field it is, so they want to know what you really think about it in the end.
And, like I said above. If you aren’t thrilled with the product overall, don’t try to sell it. It isn’t a good look.
2. Spark Some Controversy
I know it sounds a little scary.
I hate controversy to be honest. I just want to sit over here and write content that people agree with and can use to guide them in the right direction to make money online and be successful with their blogging business.
But….it doesn’t work like that all the time.
If you write about something that not everyone will agree with, you will get comments. And comments lead to a higher ranking in search engines because they like to see activity going on in your blog.
It shows that what you are writing is interesting.
On my writing platform, I can approve or disapprove comments. This helps a lot for controversial posts, because if the comments get iffy, I can just disapprove them before they hit the blog.
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Think about something that you are very passionate about.
Something that you would be willing to take a stand for.
For me, that is Christianity.
See? I bet that didn’t even sit well with some of you?
But…I don’t care. ?If you don’t like it you can leave a comment! haha.
It works. It doesn’t have to be religion or politics.
If you like a certain basketball team, write a piece of content on them. Same goes for any sport, team, or organization.
Or, what do you think about the school system? How about poverty or injustice?
All of these topics, and thousands more, will light a spark in some people.
They may comment in favor of what you’re saying as well. Either way, you are going to get some traffic from these types of posts, and the odds are favorable that the reader will read through the post, which also leads to better conversions.
Think about the fact that when people are scrolling along on the internet, if they see a headline that looks a little scandalous or questionable, they often want to know more.
We are a children’s book society.
We want to see it, not read a sea of text! In fact, some people will not stick around on your site at all if they see no images.
A great blog post could simply be lots of images that you have taken that are relevant to your niche.
If you are writing a blog on crafts and DIY, fill a post with some projects that you have done, and link them to other posts in your website so that people will read more of your content.
if you are writing about being a stay-at-home mom, post baby pictures. Because, baby pictures. Everyone loves babies.
People are a lot more likely to relate to you and trust in you if they can see you and feel like they know you in some way.
And that works too.
If you visit a blog page that has no image at all the author, admit it, you are a little deterred. You’d rather know what the person looks like and know where they came from. It’s human nature.
By the way, I’m a real person. You can find my pictures and story here.
4. Personal Experience
You have no idea how many people are affected if you share your testimony or story.
How did you get to where you are?
What challenges did you face?
How did you get back up after a challenge?
Is it paying off now or are you still in a tough spot?
Do you have a back story that is relevant to your niche?
People are very intrigued and inspired if you can share something with them that is REAL.
It’s comforting to know that there is a real person on the other side of the computer, and that the author has had to overcome something to get where they are.
If you can relate to other people, you can get them to read your content. And if you can get them to read your content, you can make sales.
You can read something personal about me here. It’s deep though. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
5. A Guide or Tutorial
If you are an expert ( even if it is self declared) in your field or niche, then use that!!
People search the internet looking for all kinds of stuff to do, and for guides on how to do it!??
Though you may find it unnecessary to go through the steps of something slowly and in length, other people need help!!
It really doesn’t matter what it is, big or small. There is someone out there that will be searching for help with something that you could help them with.
To show you how diverse it can get…check out this guide I created. Bet you thought you’d never need to know about this, haha.
And use images. Lots. People want to be shown what to do, not necessarily told. They need to visualize it sometimes.
Just be thorough and relatable, and you can’t lose!
Get To Blogging!
Well, now that you have a few ideas, go get to blogging! The more content that you pump out, the more visitors to your site you will get, and the more sales you will make.
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I hope you have a wonderful day!