As 2016 ends, it is fun to look towards 2017 as a new year for new possibilities and opportunities. Here at Blog Trackr, we are looking forward to a year when we can provide the latest content you want and achieve your blogging goals. With that in mind, here are five blogging resolutions for 2017.
The most obvious resolution is to start blogging! It will seem daunting at first to try and distinguish your blog from others out there, but there are some rules to consider before you begin blogging.
One of the first ways to start blogging is to survey the current blogs in your business field or your interest area. After that, you should start commenting on others’ blogs to offer your own insights and keep the conversation going.
When you comment on others’ blogs make sure you contribute relevant and valuable content. You can leave a link to your own website, but make sure your comments are more substantive than that.
Set Up Blogging Guidelines
If you are a small business looking to make an imprint in one blogging niche, one problem that could arise is the question of ethics.
Before you start blogging, think about composing a document of employee blogging guidelines ranging from rules governing transparency, privacy, disclosure and truthfulness.
You should set up these guidelines so that writers know what they can say and present your business in the most honest way.
Customize Your Blog
If your blog or business is already up and running, you may think about changing up the blog’s design in 2017.
You can choose to customize your blog by selecting your own domain name or linking your blog to your company page.
You can also choose to give your blog a facelift by changing its logo, design, font and colors. With the help of a graphic designer, you could even give your blog a distinctive look that will make it stand out on the web.
Don’t Write Excessively About Your Company or Products
At first glance, this may seem to be counter-intuitive. Why wouldn’t you want to blog about your company or products?
If you take time to think about it, your company and your products should already have a detailed page as part of your website.
Instead, think about your viewers first. What kind of content do they want to read? What void can your blog or business fulfill that would satisfy those desires?
Your blog should inform, educate and entertain. This blogging resolution may be the most difficult, but if you are looking to change for 2017, why not take a risk and try something new?
Make Sure People Find Your Content
If you are tracking your blog’s analytics and realize that your blog is not connecting with your audience, part of the problem could be that people are not finding it.
When you write a new post, make sure you plug it on social media channels and make sure people can find your blog easily on your website.
Once people find your content, make sure you enable comments and allow people to contact you for more information or for feedback.
When you begin 2017, make sure you take some of these blogging resolutions with you!
Blog Trackr looks forward to 2017 to help make you a thought leader in your blogging niche! See you then!