Today I had the privilege of guest speaking at a Blogging Workshop we had at Prairie Lakes Church. Blogging is one of the major ways that we want to communicate with our church community here at Prairie Lakes Church. Here are the 3 simple things that I hit on today, to become a better blogger:
Determine what you are going to write about and be confident in it. Find out who your audience is, and write to them, tell them a story, and be yourself. Your readers will appreciate you being you.
Whether you post everyday, once a week, or once a month, do it consistently. If you don’t think you can post every day, maybe pick one day a week that you can post. The more consistent you are with your posts, the more likely it is that people will follow your blog and read it. People will anticipate seeing a new post from you.
One of the best ways to grow your blog readership is to interact with the people who stop by and comment. If someone leaves a comment on your blog, respond back to them. It’s a simple way to start a conversation. Also, if you are reading other blogs, comment on those as well. It’s amazing how something as simple as that, can grow into something large.
Thanks to Patti Dykstra for inviting me to be a part of this workshop. Patti did a great job leading and facilitating us today!