Did you catch our Hangout on Air this week? Thanks to +David Hobby +Patrick Smith
and everyone who sent in questions, we had a great discussion about blogging, photography, and how to build a following for your blog (photo or otherwise). For those of you who couldn’t join us, here are just a few quick highlights from the Hangout:
1. Blog about a niche topic.
If there’s one very specific topic you’re passionate about, that should be the focus of your blog. Having a narrow focus will help to distinguish you from other bloggers and to attract viewers who are interested in that specific topic.
2. Consistency is key.
If possible, avoid publishing a bunch of posts at once and then disappearing for a few weeks. That might leave readers wondering if blog is still active. David suggests keeping an ideas list (http://goo.gl/o25dt
) so you always have some topics to fall back on when inspiration is low.
3. Preload your blog with content before publicizing.
If you’re creating a new blog, have a nice chunk of content published before you start publicizing it. You only get one chance at a first impression.
If you get a chance to watch the video and found something else inspiring or interesting from David and Patrick’s discussion, please post it via comments.