So, if you are reading this post, I am assuming that you either own a tech blog or looking to start one. Either way, this is post is going to help you get a clear understand how to make the best of it.
Why should you take advice from me? Well, because I have been blogging since 2007 and have created several blogs since then. In fact, I’ve created one blog every year and then sold it off for a decent profit, (but that’s a topic for some other day).
In this post, I am going to share the things I’ve learned by creating several blogs. So let’s get started.
#1. Spend time to get a unique Brand Name for the blog.
I know it’s tough to grab a Domain name that’s easy to spell and sounds good too, but it’s not impossible. Don’t just go and Register any other domain name that’s available. Spend some time to come up with a nice name.
Mix up two words, take help of Dictionary, and look for synonyms. Add The or Daily or Tips.
#2. Don’t Compete, Make it unique
Now, if you are creating a tech blog, yours would be the 10000th blog that was created just today. There are thousands of tech blogs writing almost the same things, writing about the next mobile launch, talking about the next update. If you are going to do the same, do yourself a favor and stop blogging. Go do some other work.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s totally fine if you still want to do that, but you would be wasting your time. You will be competing with big names who have got a team of people to write the content and budget to market their content. You can’t win if you are starting up alone.
Instead, make your blog unique, cover tech from a different point of view. Don’t just rush into publishing it first. Take a deep breath and think about what you can add or how well you can present it.
#3. Add A Personal Touch to Your Posts
I have been reading a lot of tech blogs owned the members of a Facebook Group I am a member of.
Most of the stuff that I read looks pretty generic. It’s almost same on every blog.
While it’s true that you cannot change the content, like key features of a device or what specs it has, but you can present it differently by adding a personal story or your opinion at the end of the post.
Tell the readers what you think of the new product or service launched. How it affects you or people like you etc. Use I instead of We.
#4. Aim for Evergreen Content
To keep getting traffic from Search engines, you need content on your blog that has a longer shelf life.
Even if your tech blog covers product launches, you can come up with lists of products launched in a particular year or posts where you do a roundup of the best tech to buy.
You can always brainstorm this to get better content ideas. In most of your posts, you can avoid putting exact dates and use phrases like ‘last week’, ‘a few weeks ago’ ‘few month’s ago etc. This makes the reader will he is reading not so outdated post.
#5. Consider Creating Videos to Supplement the Content
If you are the only one writing posts on your blog, you must keep this as a priority. It’s very tough for single author blogs to create a buzz. But Videos can help you read a wider audience.
Also read : How to make your blog popular ?
Plus, videos are the future, so start investing time in learning how to create nice videos. This will be very helpful in coming years.
#6. Don’t forget the power of Local Language.
When I created my first tech blog in 2007, it took me just a few days to reach 5000 visitors per month. Nowadays it quite a task to achieve that number even in months.
I recently created a blog in local Language (Hindi) and it got a very positive response. So, starting a tech blog in the local language can be helpful to get visitors faster as there is very less competition in the search engines.
This point compliments the above point of Creating videos. I’ve seen many YouTube Channels being created in last one year and getting 100,000 subscribers in a matter of few months, which is quite impressive.
#7 Blog Consistently
Finally, this point is the most important point of all, if you are not following this, none of the 6 things mentioned in this post are going to help your blog.
Posting content on a regular basis requires proper planning and a discipline, which many bloggers lack and end up quitting. But it’s the most rewarding this of all.
I hope you find these points useful and they will help you. I wish you best of luck for your tech blog.