Things You Need To Know Before Starting A Blog

 It may seem a waste of time for you to consider setting up a blog and then pontificating day after day.

Perhaps it even sounds rather presumptuous, the belief that there might be people out there who are ready to read your thoughts every day, especially if you’re not really much of an expert on anything. But you’d be surprised what might happen once you set build your first your blog.

If you tailor-make it to your own interests, you might be astounded, first, to discover how much you actually do know about your subjects.But even more than that, you possibly could be very surprised indeed to see how much you can ascertain. All of this comes from the reality that blogs are remarkable community builders. Lets use this as a scenario, you like cats so we will be writing about cats on your blog.

As a cat lover, you will make interesting contributions, perhaps spice them with your own cats’ photos, or to locate other sites that provide notable facts to share. If you want other people’s cat blogs to visit you then you simply need to comment there and they should visit, hopefully they will look at you and comment back. Now you are going to see where this can get very fascinating. You will find ideas that is posted on other people’s blogs that they post about their experiences with their pets.

You may learn things like what a cat’s body language relates to with your cat, or find out about the easiest ways of clipping their claws or giving them a pill. You can talk to the vet when you visit and get some useful ideas, you then merely have to post this to your blog so you can also show your readers something new You might find that you have vistors to your blog that don/t know how to handle certain issues with their cat, making your article invaluable to them, as you just had that exact same circumstances a month earlier. The process works the same no matter what your topic is. If you do some reading on other sites, reply to those who comment on your blog, and comment on their blogs as well, you’ll find that you’re getting to know each other.

You probably want become dear friends, even though that has happened before, but what you will discover is that you start to get followers who will start to read you on a regular basis. What is more, as your friends post day after day on their topic, you’ll learn who really has a handle on the facts and can be relied on if you need to ask questions. The people you share with might also send you to other sites that they acknowledge will interest you or supply answers to questions. You’ll discover things you likely never would have found by yourself. By interacting on other peoples blogs, you have not only built new relationships, you have also increased your own knowledge and expertise in your niche.

It truly does not make a difference what you are going to blog about, there are many like-minded individuals online that are waiting to meet you. If you think about it, blogging is a perfect manner to meet people, after all how many times in a day do you meet people with the exact same interests as you. So is blogging a time-waster and just an exercise in blabbing your head off with nobody paying attention?

It genuinely is not that way at all. Blogging can be a way of becoming part of a genuine community.

Creating Your Social Media Personality

How do I create my personality on Social Media? What do I talk about so people will listen? Do I talk about my personal life or keep it strictly professional? Is it okay to talk about stuff I don’t like?

If you related to any of the questions above or have asked yourself any of those questions, then trust me you are not alone. During 1:1 consults and Q/A calls that I host for my clients, these are by far the most common questions I receive. I think that after creating the profiles this is the next biggest hurdle that people have to overcome in order to successfully start building their identity.

So, I am here to make it easier for you :) Here is how I answer this commonly asked question! First of all, be yourself. Talk about your interests, things you like to do and not do. I also recommend talking about your family. This doesn’t mean that you have to dish out personal information but it can be as simple as your kids making a sports team in school or boy/girl scouts meetings, trips you are planning to take, etc. You can also talk about your pets.

Controversy is great in creating conversations. So please do talk about what you like and don’t like. As always, this is information you are putting onto the web so just be careful in how you say it. Be professional and I do not recommend using foul language. Good rule of thumb is, “would my grandmother be okay with me saying this.”  :)

Don’t be afraid to show your good along with your bad. People are scared to put up pictures where they feel they may not look their best…I say put it all out there! I used to be extremely self-conscious about putting up pictures that were doing to go out on the web. I never used to show my teeth in pictures and deleted anything that showed my teeth and had my looking crazy. Not anymore!  :)

Social media is about building relationships and it is difficult to build a relationship without knowing what the other personal looks like or is all about. So I urge you to put up current pictures and start letting people know more about you.

I would love to hear your thoughts on how you are creating your social media personality. Please leave any comments and/or questions below.

Let’s Get Social:)
Urvi on Facebook: http://facebook.com/urvimehta
Urvi on Twitter: http://twitter.com/urvimehta
Urvi on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/urvimehta