Warning:Writing Good Content Is Important!

From StarbuckGuy

Is your content good? Do you know how to write good content?

What is good content? These are all questions you need to ask yourself, like I did over the past 10 days.

I have been reading a lot of popular blogs, and I have found something that is very common in all of them. Most of them, if not all of them, have unique content. And trust me, coming up with a unique blog post about how to write good content was not an easy task.

After doing some research and listening to some experts about this subject I have found out some of the basics of good content; and then I applied them myself over the past few days on my posts.

Now these are just a few of the many good tips on good content that you can use. I have not applied all of them, obviously, because it takes time to really put them all in place at once; and I don’t want you to be too overwhelmed.

The first tip is making my content useful. Why? Well think for a second: why are you here? Too learn something, right? If you are learning something here it’s also going to keep you coming back for more useful information.

Another useful tip about good content that I have been trying to master is unique content. This could be hard for some people, especially if you are just starting out with blogging. Something I have used lately is the Mind Mapping Technique from Darren Rowse; this can really help you come up with some ideas.

“If you are looking to become a successful blogger make your content unique and useful”

One way that I have used my door-to-door salesman skills in blogging is finding out what my customers want. In this case what do my readers want?

Finding out what your visitors want is simple. You ask them. When I wanted my odds of selling my customers to go up, I asked them their needs. When I knew what they wanted, I gave it to them if I had it.

Figuring out why your readers come to your blog is a BIG one. Are they here for entertainment? Or education? Do you know the answer? And it could be that maybe they just want information, news. Or maybe they just want to socialize. Find out why they visit your blog.

I have much more on how to write good content, but I want to break it down into small blog post that way you are not too overwhelmed with information. If you can remember unique and useful as two of the basics to writing good content, then your blog post should make a big impact on your readers.

Go pump out some good content, now that you know some of the basics to making your blog better.

13 Reasons Why Many Blogs Fail

After so many hours of research yesterday and today on this subject, I have realized that there are 100 reasons why blogs fail, but I am not going to tell you all those reasons.

Failed blogs have one thing in common: lack of passion. If you can look at all the most successful blogs, you will find that they all have one thing in common: passion. If you have passion for something, you can talk to a person about that subject for hours. I know in my case I can talk to anyone about blogging, or about vacations, or my dreams for long hours. Yes, not everyone is going to listen to me and I might annoy a lot of people, but there’s always an audience willing to hear you if what you have to say has some value and interest.

After putting a lot of time into thinking why so many blogs have failed, I’ll share the thirteen reasons I learned why most blogs fail.

  1. Lack of a business plan of attack Like in any business, you need to have a plan of attack. Your blog is your business; you need a plan of attack for that too. Plans are wrong, but nonetheless vital.
  2. No goals-Goals give you a sense of direction and purpose. They help keep you focused on what you are trying to achieve.
  3. Hard work is not there-This is really a no-brainer; is there anyone you know that is successful at anything without putting their sweat and time into what they are trying to accomplish? No, right?
  4. Giving up too early-I use to work in the door-to-door and I used to always hear a quote from Vince Lombardi: “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” That has always stuck in my brain.
  5. Reiteration of what others are saying-Being original is just the right thing to do; we people are all different and we always have our own opinion about things. Be You!
  6. They have no value to the reader-If you don’t have what “I” need, I don’t need you. That’s what your audiences are always thinking.
  7. Not Having a Destination-Where do you want your blog to be 5, 10, 50, 200 days from now. If you believe in the law of attraction, you know you have to visualize where you want to be first, before you get there. Know where you want to be.
  8. Expecting traffic to come piling to your blog-My mom always told me if I want anything I have to go and get it myself. Find out where your readers are hanging out and hang out with them too.
  9. No traffic-If you don’t bring in people, your grandma isĀ  the only person reading your blog.
  10. Shortage of doors-Are your people coming from different places such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Tumblr, Digg, Stumbleupon? Make sure you open all your doors.
  11. The measurement of success-Take it one step at a time. I started planning to make a dollar online my first month, then ten dollars, so on and so on.
  12. Clutter-Too many ads or buttons can turn off your visitors.
  13. The Big One: “Passion”-Do I have to say it?

I was just recently reading a book by Alan M. Weber called Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Your Self. There was one great point that I have really applied to my life and business; he says Don’t implement solutions, prevent problems.

If you know why so many blogs fail why do you want to keep doing the same thing that they did? Good luck.

P.S: If you are looking to to do better in your blogging career and want to have a guide so you don’t have a mentor I tried the 31DBBB ebook from Darren Rowse to get my blog started.