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Starting a Blog: How & Why

Starting a Blog: How & Why

Everyone is blogging these days…but why should you do it too? There are so many reasons! First of all, it can attract your target audience to your website through the use of popular keywords. Additionally, it helps to position you as an expert in your field. It also increases your credibility, engagement with your target audience, and can help establish your brand and personality more powerfully in the market. So how do you create a successful blog? Here are a few tips.


Have a Great Website: Make sure you have a beautiful website that you are using to showcase your brand. If you’re promoting a business, you’ll want viewers of your blog to be able to explore the rest of your website and, hopefully, gain some customers!


Know Your Audience: In order to pick your blog topic, it is critical to know your target audience. Whatever you do, do not let your audience become generalized. You’ll want to get very clear on who you’re writing to so that you can create content that they will want to read…and come back for.


Pick Your Topic: Come up with a specified topic for your blog. Is it personal wellness? Restaurant marketing tips? Travel life? Be specific so that you can become known for that topic. Do some preliminary research first and find out what topics are popular or need to be explored further. 


Define Your Voice: Readers want to feel a personal connection to you. Determine what your particular style and voice will be, and use that consistently throughout each blog. Are you humorous? Serious and intellectual? Outgoing? Personable? Pick one, stick with it, and capitalize on it!


Write Important Content: Google is getting smarter by the day and is able to boost search rankings for blogs that have more relevant, helpful information. Make sure you are creating content that is very helpful to your audience rather than to simply boost your keyword ranking.


Be Creative: There is so much blog content out there… so how are you going to define yourself? What is going to make you stand out from the rest? Do some digging and read through blogs that are in the same business category. Take note of what they are doing the same as or differently than other writers. From there, do something new.


Use a Call to Action:You’re likely using your blog to promote a brand. If that’s the case, then remember to include a call to action either at the end of or throughout your blog. You can also use links to redirect readers to other sections on your website. This way…the blog is not the end game, but rather a pathway to the rest of your site. 


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If you need assistance with identifying your specific audience and creating a captivating blog that will convert them into customers, contact Kudzu Brands. It’s our mission to help businesses grow and get seen in the market. Call (828) 357-8350 or email katlyn@kudzubrands.com