Kabenlah is at it again and as usual when I’m it, it means all that I’m doing is channel a piece like this which I will prefer to call it a masterpiece. Can you think of any better name though? Hahahaha!
5 Blogging Tips which makes me understand Blogging is not for Fools is the issue. The name Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe is a blogger with kabenlah.com and this is something you already know but what has blogging taught me all these while?
This post is being written but as usual you obviously do know Kabenlah’s posts aren’t mostly complete without the introduction of Little Johnny. For those who might not have heard of my good friend Little Johnny, he is that guy who always finds himself in one mischievous act each and everyday and today is of no exception.
1) TEACHER: Little Johnny, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
Little Johnny: A teacher!
2) TEACHER: How do we keep our school clean?
Little Johnny: By staying at home!
3) TEACHER: Draw a diagram of bacteria.
[Few minutes later]
Little Johnny: Here it is sir.
TEACHER: Where? You haven’t drawn anything
Little Johnny: Sir, can you see bacteria without microscope?
4) TEACHER: Little Johnny, your essay on “My Dog” is exactly the same as your brother’s. Did you copy his essay?
Little Johnny: No Sir, it’s the same dog.
5) Little Johnny was writing something very slowly. A friend asked “why are you writing so slowly?”
Little Johnny: I’m writing to my six year old son, he can’t read very fast.
Hahaha! these are some of the interesting collections of Little Johnny but as usual, let just move back to business as usual and I do hope because of laughter, you haven’t forgotten the fact that the issue on board has to do with 5 Blogging Tips which makes me understand Blogging is not for Fools. I will be interested in knowing yours as well.
So what are they? What are some of the blogging tips blogging has taught me?
- Contents aren’t king but instead Readable Contents are.
There seem to be this whole notion spreading across the entire blogosphere with respect to having to make it as a blogger, one need to focus more on writing more contents. That is of course not a bad idea at all but what are the sorts contents are you’re channeling? Readable contents are what matters the most as far as succeeding as a blogger is concern. Who told you content is King? It isn’t!
- Content isn’t king anymore. Content used to be king. Now it’s a servant in the king’s court. The king is the user. Content serves the king (the user) with valuable writings, videos, images, graphics, resources, or whatever else Content should be. The best content wins. Anything else rolls downhill collecting at the base of the Mountain of Mediocrity, which makes the web. The best content wins, because the web is built with mediocrity.
- Relationships are the king makers. Relationships allow us to connect with important people, companies, and organizations online. They are what the web (and the world) are built on, too. Consistent contribution makes healthy relationships possible. Consistency is key.
- Identity is a knight. Identity grants “known-ness” to those lucky enough, smart enough, talented enough, or hard working enough to wear that crown. Identities can be powerful allies on the web, in the never-resting tussle for attention.
- Images are very Important
One thing is clear when it comes to issues blogging, where words can’t be used, images have a thousand words to say so the use of images is something which can’t of course be taken lightly.
- Crafting crafty Headlines
The first call of attention when it comes to blogging has to do with headlines and if there is one thing which blogging has taught me well, it has to do with crafting good headlines. But how many bloggers take into consideration headlines when it comes to crafting a headline? Headline is the first commitment level from the reader and anything other than that leaves readers wondering and they go and come no more. Hahaha!
- Having a Business Plan
What is the plan for your blog? Or just like many you’re just blogging for blogging sake but why the complain in low in revenue? Blogging is more or less like an enterprise on its own and so the earlier that sink in, the better.
Having a plan for your blog is something obviously not for fools.
Having a better traffic is all about; Big Network + Better promotion = More traffic.
The equation is as simple as that!
What do you make of this. It is now your turn to have your say as well.