Creating A Successful New Law Firm Blog: Part 1

The following are some useful tips and strategies for creating a new business blog:

Write for yourself first. Writing takes a lot of time, effort and commitment, which is why it’s important that you are writing for yourself first & foremost. Focus on what you want to say, and how you want to say it. Expressing your thoughts and ideas is what will make your blog unique and interesting to visitors. You will also notice that you write more and publish more content when you yourself first before your readers. Allow your readers to react and comment, and create a dialogue.

Consistency is key. Publishing content consistently is probably one of the most important aspects of creating a successful blog. Many bloggers tend to overlook this. It’s essential to maintain your readership, because it’s far easier to lose visitors than to generate traffic. It is statistically proven that blogging consistently leads to a greater amount of site subscribers, so make sure to make an effort on a regular basis to update your blog posts.

Success takes time. When starting a blog, or any new venture for that matter, investing time and effort are necessary before reaching any level of success. The blogosphere is a competitive place, with many blogs and bloggers out there looking to capitalize on their efforts, whatever their objectives may be. It’s crucial you keep in mind that creating a successful blog requires an investment in effort over a period of time. Not only will you learn more about your audience, but you will also improve you own blogging skills and the site itself.

Keep it concise. One of the most important things to keep in mind about the content of each blog post is to keep it short and sweet. Try keeping it somewhere between one and two minutes in reading length. The attention span of most site visitors doesn’t stretch too far. Most visitors are looking for relatively short articles by which they can gain information quickly and move on, readers are also likely to share shorter posts than longer ones. Naturally, some articles will be longer than others, which is completely understandable and fine. It is up to you to determine the kind of attention certain content may require. Generally, for search engines to index content, there is usually a 300 word minimum, so keep this in mind. Statistically, most visitors to any blog don’t even bother scrolling to see the entire content of your site, and most read less than half of what is written and/or posted. Remember, blog posts should be short enough to engage the reader, but long enough to cover the subject matter.

Be Yourself. Establishing an identity for your blog begins with you. Whether it’s regarding style, function, or content, the most important thing is that you stay true to yourself. Simply being yourself over time will allow you to create a cohesive, well thought out blogging platform that your visitors can identify with and know what to expect. This is especially crucial in developing and maintaining an audience.
There is also a greater likelihood you will enjoy the entire process and writing articles even more when operating within your own comfort level. There isn’t a single formula for success. You should execute your blog and blogging strategy in a way that you are most comfortable with. This includes all aspects of communicating with your readership, no matter how simple or complex the content or subject matter.

To speak with an expert regarding all of your blogging needs and any additional questions you may have, call us toll free (800) 877-2776 to get started today with your new law firm business blog!

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