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How do I Become a Blogger?

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  • Written By: Felicia Dye
  • Edited By: Heather Bailey
  • Last Modified Date: 17 May 2018
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Bloggers can be divided into two categories. There are people who blog leisurely and there are people who blog professionally. If you want to become a blogger, you should first determine your goal. Then, you need to determine what you want to blog about and develop a style.

Blogging is a popular type of online writing and it is easy to become a blogger. You simply need to find a platform that will allow you to upload content to the Internet. There are many websites that do this. Many even allow you to create your own channel. These, however, are not great options for a person aiming to become a blogger with professional standards.

If you want to become a professional blogger, you need to familiarize yourself with the genre. Many people think that professional blogging is much simpler than it is. This is a mistake that commonly prevents people from achieving the degree of success they expect. Just as travel writing or technical writing requires certain skills, so does blogging require certain skills. When a person lacks those skills, it is not likely that a successful career can develop.

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Once you have identified the differences between blogging and other styles of writing and familiarized yourself with the genre, you need to determine what type of blogger you want to be. Bloggers are usually advised to concentrate on a niche. This does not mean that you cannot have more than one niche. This simply means that you should not try to do too much in one space.

You should also realize that having a niche does not mean you have to write about one specific thing. Some professional bloggers have built successful careers from broad subject areas, such as political and social commentary. You can do the same thing. Many bloggers also write for several different blogs.

Once you have your blogging opportunities, you need to develop a style. To do this, consider your audience. Some blogs serve a more generalized audience than others. When this is the case, you will have more liberty to develop your style. The more defined your audience is, the more you will have to concentrate on writing in a language that appeals to them. For example, if you blog for a senior citizens' health publication, you know that you will have to tailor your style to appeal to people of a certain age.

Once you decide to become a blogger, you must remember the job will require commitment. Blogging is something that needs to be done regularly. You may not be required to post daily, but if you are required to post twice per week, for example, you need to make sure you respect that schedule as to not disappoint your readers.

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