How to Plan Your Blog
This article covers the basic essentials of blogging, including your writing style, blog category and the content of your blog. Planning your blog can be hard, especially if you do not know what you want to talk about. It could be extra hard if you do not have the necessary experience in blogging. However, knowing what you want to talk about can easily come to you once you start browsing and reading other blogs. You can take ideas from those blogs, expound on them and make them the basis of your own blog.
Blogging Categories: generally, there are a few types of blog. Nevertheless, there are three popular types of blogs: the organizational, business and personal blogs.
The first category, the organizational blog, uses the power of blogs to communicate either externally with the public or internally within their organizations. This kind of blog has the purpose of facilitating internal communication among employees, colleagues and other organizational personnel. In addition, organizational blogs normally publish information that is of interest to the public. In certain instances, there are organizational blogs that publish details about seminar schedules, meetings, and announcements for their clients, customers or members.
Business blogs, on the other hand, are for promoting services or products offered by businesses in order to help increase profits, revenue and interest in potential consumers. These kinds of blogs look for ways to increase their reputation and authority with salesmen, customers and partner vendors. They do this by publishing content that expresses their expertise and knowledge within a specific market section, niche or industry.
Personal blogs are those blogs that have contents that are more a reflection of that blogger’s opinions and thoughts. Normally, they are used to publish articles that voice their points of view on several kinds of events and topics. Bloggers who publish personal content usually find pleasure in documenting their everyday lives, stream of consciousness and even their hatred of specific events through articles that reflect their mood.
The Target Audience. Your target audience and blogging style ought to be hand in glove. The moment you think of creating your own blog, you should first realize what your target audience is. You need to understand what they want, need and desire to read about. The blog you create and the contents you write needs to provide quality and value to the readers in order to be effective in establishing communication and an expanding readership.
More so, the sort of blog you want to create essentially creates its own target audience. For instance, an organizational blog is meant for those who are members or clients of a certain organization. Although the target audience may be limited, there is a good chance for consistency with regards to the dialogue you create with your readers and eventually more people will be interested in your blog.
The afore-mentioned personal blogs are not normally designed for social dialogue with a definite target readership of any category and is rather meant to serve as a collection of your musings. These kinds of blogs are best reserved for your close friends and family whether or not they can be called your target audience is another question.
However, if you identify your target audience properly, the messages that you want everyone to know about will be targeted effectively automatically. Some of the greatest joys of blogging derive from your enthusiasm in publishing significant information for a community where there is an opportunity for the free exchange of opinions between the readers and yourself.