I've been thinking a lot lately about what helped me to grow my blogging part-time career quickly and get so many good leads.
I wanted to share it with you today.
The fastest way to start a new blog is by just starting to write.
In blogging, there is an endless stream of new challenges to overcome. The platforms you know today will change in the future. The tools with which you are so familiar will evolve. Technologies will come and go.
Technical writing requires you to constantly learn new things in order to keep your skills current.
Learning to write as a developer is not like learning in school. There will be some reading, research, books, mentoring, feedback, and courses. However, the majority of my time will be spent writing.
But how can you do this?
Escape Writing Hell
A good enough blog is more attainable and less stressful to create.
Focusing on creating the best blog can be overwhelming and daunting and may even prevent you from starting a blog.
By creating a good enough blog, you can take the pressure off and simply focus on creating valuable and informative content for your readers.
1- A good enough blog is more authentic and relatable.
2- A good enough blog allows you to be yourself and share your experiences.
Here are a few ways you can always be writing.
A good enough blog is more sustainable in the long run. Creating the best blog requires a lot of time and effort, and it may need to be more sustainable in the long term. A good enough blog, on the other hand, allows you to focus on creating useful and valuable content for your readers without sacrificing your well-being or burning out.
Focus on providing value to your readers. This should be the primary goal of your blog, and everything you write should be designed to provide helpful information or entertainment to your audience.
Be consistent. Consistency is key to building a successful blog, so post regularly and on a predictable schedule. This will help you to build a loyal following and keep your readers engaged.
Engage with your audience. A good enough blog is about more than just publishing content. It's also about building a community. Engage with your readers by responding to comments and questions, and encourage them to share their experiences and insights.
Be yourself. A good enough blog should reflect your personality and interests. Don't try to imitate other bloggers or write about topics that don't interest you. Being authentic and genuine will attract readers who share your passions and interests.
Don't be afraid to take risks. A good enough blog should not be afraid to experiment and try new things. This could mean trying a new writing style, covering a controversial topic, or incorporating multimedia elements into your posts. Taking risks can stand out from the crowd and offer your readers something unique and exciting.
Be humble. A good enough blog should not be arrogant or self-righteous. Instead, approach your blog with a sense of humility and a willingness to learn from others. This will make your blog more relatable and approachable and help you build a stronger connection with your readers.
Be authentic. A good enough blog should be bold and show its personality and individuality. Try to avoid fitting into a specific niche at the start or following the latest trends. Instead, be yourself and share your own experiences and insights.
This will make your blog more genuine and engaging and help you attract readers who share your interests and values.
Check out a couple of my old blog posts to see how far I've come. If I can do it, you certainly can.
Overall, a good enough blog is better than the best one because it allows you to create useful and valuable content for your readers without getting caught up in the pressure of trying to be the best.
By focusing on providing value to your readers, you can build a loyal following and create a successful and sustainable blog.
P.S. This is an excerpt from my new book. It's available for pre-order now
Great tips, Ankur. Thanks for sharing!