This guest post is by Lori Meyer of www.soulcomfortofficialsite.com.
Ask any top blogger why they blog and they’ll tell you it’s because they’re passionate about what they do. It shows in their work. It shows through the number of blog followers they have. It shows through the multitude of comments they receive on their posts.
Blogging is not work. If you feel it is, perhaps blogging is not for you. Blogging is an opportunity to share your knowledge and experiences with your readers.
My blog is a retreat where I can post my thoughts, ideas and strategies with whomever visits, and then send them on their way. The quality and value of my posts is the open door for them to return.
Blogging is about sharing your knowledge, reaching out and helping others along on their journey, through your passion for writing. It is not about money although money is an eventual by-product of blogging. Your love for writing and sharing should be your motivation for blogging.
Your goal is to unveil new and fresh ideas that will empower your audience.
“Your blog is the vehicle through which you connect with your readers. To motivate and inspire them to take the next step in their own journey.”
With your writings, you have the opportunity to make a difference. That’s one of the reasons why blogging is so rewarding.
Quality over quantity
Write when you’re inspired to write. Write when you have something significant to share with your audience. Your content must flow through you naturally or your message will suffer for it. Write when the spirit moves you to express, that’s when the good stuff starts to flow!
Writing for one
The written word can motivate, inspire, encourage and empower.
“Regardless of how many readers you have, when you write, you have only one.”
Write as though you’re speaking to a close friend. Make your readers feel as though you wrote the post for them, and them alone. Be yourself and don’t think too much. Just allow the words to flow and keep the momentum going when inspiration hits. That the secret to composing quality content.
What a powerful way to connect with your audience on an emotional level!.
Encourage your audience through motivation and interaction. Ask them their thoughts regarding your post, ask them to share it if they feel it will make a difference for others. Inspire your readers to take action, but in any case, do inspire them.
“Writing for one” allows your readers to see that there is a real person behind the blog and not just someone who pumps out content to increase readership.
Comments—the great motivator
When you provide exceptional content for your readers, they’ll let you know about it by commenting on your posts. One of the most rewarding aspects of blogging is the wonderful feedback from visitors who appreciate your content.
And that’s where those comments come in handy.
There will be times when you find yourself at a loss for the inspiration to write. When that occurs, click on over to review the things your readers had to say. I guarantee you’ll get that warm and fuzzy feeling, and a jolt of writing mojo to keep on going!
“The key to successful blogging is to be yourself and write from the heart. Your readers will follow your every word.”
Visit the blogs of those who have inspired you. They are incredible resources for new ideas and renewed inspiration.
One of the most valuable ways to enhance your blog posts is to use images. You heard the saying: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Allow colorful, relevant images to tell your story. Use them to bring your post to life and to blend in with your message.
Don’t use any old picture but choose photos that resonate with you. People connect visually with images and this is where you can make a great impact.
If you can’t decide what to write or which images to use, my advice is, if it feeds your soul, go with it. Blogging is about being proud of your work product and walking away with a sense of accomplishment.
Blogging is an unfolding. It’s a beautiful journey with no destination.
Lori Meyer is a spiritual teacher, motivational speaker, blogger and Reiki Master. Her purpose is to inspire and motivate others and help them along on their journey through her writings and teachings.
Visit her website at www.soulcomfortofficialsite.com, a realm for personal development and spiritual growth, and become a part of a growing online family of like-minded individuals who are looking for daily inspiration and motivation.