Official blog of Clark's Blogging for Journalists class, Mass Communication department
An idea that I saw was to create a niche. My blog is mostly about my life, but I have been interested in creating a niche blog for a while. I will definitely start to incorporate this into Total Janelle Move!
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My idea is to have clear goals for my blog, and to make sure I think about my audience! I want to write about things that people will want to read.
My idea is to have better and more creative headlines. I want to grab readers' attention through quirky and interesting headlines so that they will continue to read. Also, it said it helps to write your post first, then come up with a headline. I am going to try that next time.
One idea for me is to be able to write where my readers will have a clear idea of what they're reading. Also not only write creatively but also have images that will catch their attention.
This post didn't really give me any new ideas. Although I do have another blog post planned that is in no way related to this assignment.
One idea I obtained from Sue Ann would how to drive more traffic to my blog. I think it would help a lot of people reading it who have someone in their life who are dealing with the same thing, or a voice for someone who doesn't want to talk about it.
I liked the idea about writing your post first then coming up with a title, because I do that sometimes with my blog now. But the idea I like the most is being able to come up with catchy titles.
An idea I kinda liked was the "Why every business should have a blog?" I knew that I wanted to use my blog or make another blog to use for my own career goals but I never knew having a blog could be beneficial for big businesses.
A smart move for a new blogger as myself is to give my audience a clear focus. Be creative. Not only that but when posting a blog, write it and than give it the title, a catchy one if possible.
One thing that I saw was to work with other bloggers to help get your content shared and noticed. I think the natural inclination is that you're in competition for views but by working together you can actually grow your own blog's presence.
An idea I got from the page was to try and learn how to get more people to share my content on social media sites, like Facebook and Pinterest. The more they share the content, the more people are exposed to it.
I really liked the post "7 Tips to Come Up with Unique and Creative Content." It gave some really good insight and techniques to apply, and suggested some apps that seem like they would be really helpful. One I found the most helpful is the "Rule of 24." This rule suggests you wait 24 hours between writing a draft and editing it. I often try to edit as I write so I think this will be a good rule to apply.
I liked the tips about search engine optimization. I think what I'll do is look at my keywords and see if I can tweak those to get more views in the future.
The idea of "practicing storytelling" is really cool to me. I've been trying to incorporate that more with each blog post. I love writing and storytelling so I feel like this is an idea that I can apply to my blog.
I like the idea of presented in "Who Else Wants To Make Money With Your Blog?"...I didn't create my blog with intent of making money but I sure wouldn't be against the thought of profiting from my thoughts. One of the main points in this post was to relate to the readers as a valuable source and I think with my knowledge of sports (what my blog is about), I can do that.