blog ideasBlogging is writing about something that one is very passionate or concerned about. On the other side, writing about something for which one is very dispassionate about can fuel thoughts or more ideas generated in the form of blog entries.

Creating a blog can be easily said than done.

While blogs do come naturally to most people, for others especially novice bloggers, some tips may indeed be necessary – so here we go with practical tips.

1.  Settle for a strong and argumentative topic.
Blog readers are not really keen about the exploits of the blogger or what he had for dinner last night. They seek an even context, a duel between opposing aspects of a topic, and possible a real good argument. A blogger needs to provide what readers most need so we need to provide a solid food for thought and introspection – go for the jugular, as they say – “A strong and contesting topic  like which is better  or worse and why.”

2.  Answer as to what is the aim of the blog.
It is important to know the aims and objectives of the blog since a rambling, directionless and aimless blog serves no purpose either for the blogger or his readers. A blog needs to educate, reeducate, mystify, entertain and also satisfy the readers and create and sustain lasting effects.

3.  Structure it well.
Like any piece of good writing, it should be well structured,  planned, organized and produced; even an anecdotal blog needs to follow some semblance of  mechanics, narration and style, or else it would sound flat and farcical, of no reading value.

4.  Move from general to specifics.
Nobody likes to read what he already knows; so it is necessary that we move to greener turfs where there is better fodder for the minds. Pose a specific question for the reader and keep reading his mind till the very end. The truth must be revealed only at the very end, like a thriller movie, or whodunit.

5.  Specific time frameworks are needed.
Make copious sue of keywords like current, present, presently, recent and so on. Nobody is interested in history telling, except when the blog specifically demands it,  so being current, up-to-date and well informed does earn bonus points in blog creators.

6.  Know and relate to the audience.
The audience is indeed important and cannot be ignored, and their curiosity must be kindled and answered to their full satisfaction. Only then the blog serves its purpose of informing, entertaining and reliving the blogger’s experiences.

7.  Involve readers throughout.
It is important to retain and sustain reader interests. This could be through asking questions and other involvement techniques. No blog should be without comments or remarks section in which feedbacks and opinions need to b gained. This could indeed provide the needed critique and feedbacks which are important for any blog, in terms of the vital aspect of reader response and outcomes after reading the blog.

8.  Evolve and improve.
It is important that bloggers know themselves well, in terms of their own writing or blogging skills and how best these could be placed at the disposal of readers who would need to comment, if possibly constructively, on them.

In  conclusion, blogging is indeed as much an art as it is a science and does need good and sound ideas that could stoke the curiously, imagination and involvement of readers of all genres.