So you want to start a blog? Be sure to read these great tips before!

Although I feel confident in my vegetarian knowledge, I can confidently say blogging is not my area of expertise. In fact, it is completely is new to me. With that being said, I think it is important to do research and discovery what truly makes a great blog before you get started writing and that is exactly what I have done.  I stumbled across Kissmetrics blog post “The Nine Ingredients That Make Great Content” and was able to find some extremely helpful tips that helped guide me in deciding on content for this blog.

Below, you will find the nine tips that I found the most helpful and assisted me in starting my very own vegetarian blog.

1. Create Original Content
Make sure you are posting original content and not something that has been done thousands of times before. By ensuring your content is original, you will get readers coming back to your blog site.

2. Always Focus on Creating Strong Headlines
Headlines are the first thing people read and will be how your readers decide if they want to read the content or not. Make sure you put as much thought into the headline as you do into the post.

3. Make Your Content Actionable
Your content should give readers advice and a sense of how to apply the information. Give the readers tips on applying what you are offering them.

4. Be Able to Provide Answers
Most people are reading blogs to get clarification or are looking for answer to questions. Your blog should be able to do that. Use supporting content and ensure your post is short and easy to scan.

5. Be Accurate in Your Reporting and Sourcing of Information
Accuracy builds trust with your readers. When possible, include statistics and link your content to trusted sources.

6. Create Engaging ad Thought Provoking Content
By creating engaging content you will ensure your audience hangs on to every work and takes in everything you are saying. A great way to do this is to start with an important and promising introduction. Also, make sure your content leaves readers asking a question.

7. Communicate Better by Adding Images and Video
Videos and pictures will help to illustrate what you are trying to say in the blog post. However, ensure the pictures or videos you choose to include are actually helping or adding value to you blog post.

8. Write Short and Pointed Content
Make sure you blog posts are brief and to the point. Include all important information and eliminate any fluff.

9. Make Continual Updates to Your Website or Blog
If you plan on starting a blog, make sure you are committed to it. It is a lot of work, but the more frequently you post, the more readers you will gain.

There you have it, nine tips to ensure you are writing great content for your blog. I hope these tips help you as much as they have helped me!