So, you have your nice new blog ready to go and you need to sit and compose a post.
Firstly, it does not have to be a long post – perhaps 500-800 words, though you could go up to 1000 words.
A good topic for a first post is probably a welcome to my blog. Here share who you are and remember, never share more than you are comfortable with. Also, never share more than you would be happy to tell a stranger you met at a bus stop or on a train!
Also write about what you are planning to share on your blog – it might be about your surname study, or it might be a blog that encompasses all your genealogical research or even a blog that encompasses a variety of things, including your genealogical material and that of your studies.
You might decide to create a timetable of material, so you might focus on your attention on Monday’s with your explorations of National Trust or heritage venues over the weekend, You might decide that on Thursday you write about genealogy. I don’t have a set schedule, but having typed the idea I might try it! You might decide to write organically, if you fancy writing then do and if you do not, then don’t! I do recommend though a loose structure of writing so you keep “feeding” your blog readers.
If you do create a blog do leave a comment with your URL so I can stop by!
This is part of my Blog Writing Series. Next we are going to look at Engaging with others
I’ve tried writing to a schedule. I can see the benefit but i found it hard – sometimes I didn’t feel like writing that particular type of post.
That is how I feel Karen. I might have a schedule of when I will post, but not necessarily what I will post.