My name is David and I need some advice on how to make an awesome blog post. If any of you knows how to create good contains; how to plan and how to research on a particular subject, it would help me so much.
Long story short, I'm only 20 years old but i had the idea of doing a blog since I was 17. I remember looking at some men's magazine and find the contain unsatisfying and lacking of what's suppose to makes a man, a man (I hadn't yet discover the art of manliness).
I want to blog about what is manliness, my journey to become one and what is to be man in different cultures (I love travelling).
I know that it's going to take a lot of time and efforts but this is were I am today, I don't want to back off my dream. Why do I want to write about stuffs that are already cover in this website? Because I know it's going to be different.
Thinks in advance for your advice.
I'm French. Don't judge my writing, I'm trying my best!
Thinks for the answer. I sometimes forget this simple advice: to write from my heart. I just want to be good from the start but life doesn't work like that haha.
Are you talking about posting blog posts here? Or starting your own blog like on Wordpress? Do you want it to be popular? Or just making a journal for yourself with others getting something from it, even if it's 2 or 3 people? It helps if you narrow it down.
I study journalism, some in my class have very successful blogs (1000+ views a day) and for a few months I had a shot at it myself. I'd like to pass on a bit of general advice I've learned so far.
- The number one rule, do it for the love of it! If you perhaps only want to become a famous blogger, you are going to fail!
- Keep writing! There will probably more than one occasion, where you run out of ideas and willpower to write. But your blog and more than that - your readers want to be fed with constant updates and information! Many fail, because they don't want to or maybe can't keep up with the demand or the pressure that comes with it.
- Have a plan! Looks like you can tick that box but I will mention it anyway. You have to have an idea of what you want to write about. If it's only a flimsy concept somewhere at the back of your head you're gonna be in trouble. Be precise in what you want before you start.
- Don't care about other people! Believe in your idea. There won't be a lot of readers in the beginning. Don't let that fact discourage you. Do not care about nasty comments below you posts either. Stick to what you believe in and eventually you will succeed.
Thinks for all of your advice.
For now, I'm just doing a blog for myself --to learn. That's the first goal of my blog. I had also discover that I love writing (mostly in English because I became in love with English literature). My second good would be that what I'm writing inspires people to become better dads, better men. I'm only 20 but it became a goal for me to become the best I can be in this area of my life and If i can help or inspire other with what I write, even if it's only 2-3 people, that would be great!
If one day I could write for Artofmanliness, that would be awesome but I have a long way to go before I guess. For now I'm learning and learning, step by step, and I don't wanna stop this process! That's what I like to do.
Oh and you're right , I need to have a plan. Sometime I forget about this part and rapidly lose my focus.
You should research and find great blogs online that feature well-written articles. Read the articles and find out what makes them stand out. Take note on how they're structured, too.
I like your blog idea and think it could be successful if you regularly post interesting articles.
Good advice, this.
I'll do it. Thinks for the advice!
talk about a subject that takes up the most amount of space in your brain, expand, research and keep up to date including your opinions
You know, I find it interestingly funny how even something I like to do or that I'm good at it takes its share of suffering --I'd say good suffering, to become great.
For example: If your love your body --and I think everyone wants to be in shape, you will exercised it (good suffering) and restrained yourself from eating unhealthy food. But, for some reason, most of us are unwilling to suffer for what would be good for themselves.
Even if he loves what he's doing, a man still got to be disciplined to developed what he loves and make it work.
I guess that life only rewards those who are willing to fight for what they love.
First try to figure out what exactly you want the blog to be. Do you want it to be more an autobiographical type blog like your journey becomming a man, talking about your life experiences, etc? Of would you rather have it be informational and less personal like the manliness in society today or how to posts with manly skills?
Also are you going to try to monetize the blog and make money or just do it for fun?
If you have any questions about actually starting the blog such as using a free blog platform like blogger vs buying your own domain or hosting and how to set stuff up feel free to pm me or post on here and I'll answer. I'm also always looking for guest bloggers on MY SITEand guest blogging is a good way to start getting some readers to follow you.
I am a 16 year old girl, and i have been tired of all the mmagazines for teenage girls, and the blogs today. All they have is beautiful blonde girls and talk about guys...the LORD laid it on my heart to start a blog for Christian girls. My best friend an I started one called daughters of the King. We made it on Webnode, so far we are just getting started, but its my passion and desire to encourage likeminded girls!
God bless you!