On the surface, it may seem odd that we’re asking this question, considering that the majority of our time online is spent on social media.
But we’re actually asking it because blogging is the best way to stay connected and connected to other people and organizations.
In fact, the internet is a network of social networks that have made blogging the single most important tool for getting to know and connect with people, businesses and organizations, according to a recent Pew Research Center report.
But the best part about blogging is that it’s also a place where you can make connections with other people, business owners and organizations and share your experiences, even if you aren’t a member of their network.
“Bridging the gap between social media and the real world, the ability to be more direct, to be able to connect and to get feedback from people who are not necessarily connected with you or your work, is critical to your success,” says Michael Raskin, a marketing manager at Square, which operates a blog and a video streaming service called Squarespace.
But even if it’s just the occasional social media post, Raskins advice will pay off for those who are passionate about sharing and learning about the world around them.
He adds, “If you want to make an impact in the world, it’s not enough to be a good reader or a good writer or a social media person.
You need to be the spark that ignites the spark.
And that’s what this site is all about.”
Here are 10 tips for getting started with your own blog and how you can start getting some real world traction: 1.
Get your foot in the door.
It’s easy to think that all of your efforts are going to go to waste if you don’t have a solid online presence.
But you can’t always be a front-page celebrity and everyone is going to be watching your every move.
That’s why getting started can be important, especially when you’re new to the industry.
Raskines advice: Create a blog with a specific purpose and be clear about your audience.
Start by asking for feedback from other writers, like friends and family.
Rasks advice: Start small.
You can start with a blog or a YouTube channel, and then get bigger with more social media accounts and social media channels.
You might want to build your own website, and you can do that too.
If you can, create a video channel, too.
And if you want, get a Facebook page and start a Google+ page.
You could even start a website where you post your daily news.
In general, if you can create something you can see that people enjoy, then you’re going to have a huge online presence, says Raskinos dad, Steve Raskino, who has a law degree from Harvard and has been a business owner since 1999.
Find a niche.
Finding a niche is one of the best ways to start off on your own.
“The more you can write about something, the more you have a chance of creating value in your community,” says Rasks dad.
“If it’s a good topic, then people will be interested in reading more.
If it’s niche, then they’ll want to find out more about it.”
And that can lead to an audience of a different size and a different demographic.
Risks aside, the main reason people gravitate to niche websites and social platforms is that they’re the first place they can actually connect with other writers and other readers.
“They are the first to know that there’s something out there that they can relate to,” says Jeff Anderson, president and chief operating officer of The Boston Globe.
Rakes advice: “We want people to be engaged, to connect with our writers, to come and say, ‘I want to write for you,'” he says.
“It’s the next step to really connecting with your readers.”
Use social media to get more attention.
It might not seem like it at first, but blogging can have an impact beyond just getting a few likes on Facebook or a few shares on Instagram.
“I think the biggest challenge for young people who don’t know how to write is the fact that they are in the dark,” says Anderson.
“And they don’t really know how the world works.”
That’s where social media can help.
It can give you an outlet for your writing, which in turn can help you build a larger audience, says Anderson, who says it’s easier to create a bigger audience on social platforms than on traditional media.
If that’s the case, then use it to create new audiences that will keep you engaged, says J. Michael Lesh, a co-founder of The Atlantic and author of the popular blog The Post.
“We have the power to change how people view us and see us and hear us, and we don’t want to waste that power,” he says, adding that a well-designed blog will have a lot of engagement