If you have a love for the great unknown and need an outlet for your passion, consider the wonderful world of blogging. Anybody with extensive knowledge on a given topic can create a successful blog; it just takes hard work, a growing audience, and a little Google manipulation. Throughout this article, we’ll discuss five blogging tips for space enthusiasts.
1. Niching Down
Even though you’ve chosen space as the topic of your blog, you have to narrow this down further because “space” is too broad. So, pick a particular area of interest to start with and focus on creating as many pieces of content as you can. Perhaps you’ve got an interest in recent telescope developments including the James Webb Space Telescope and beyond.
2. Know Your Audience
No matter what direction you choose to take your blog, you need to know who to target. After all, a piece for students will have a different voice from a piece targeted at retirees searching for their next passion. By targeting your content at one audience profile, you’ll build stronger connections with them, which will increase your blog’s audience.
3. Choosing a Blogging Platform
There are many different blogging options ranging from free hosting to paid, but the choice really depends on the type of blog you’re trying to launch. Are you looking to have a bit of fun? Is this a serious venture? Are you just testing the waters?
If all you’re doing is a non-serious blog, then consider choosing free platforms like Medium, which is also extremely easy to use. Additionally, the platform already attracts over 60 million monthly viewers, which means you won’t need to put effort into driving traffic.
Another popular platform for blogging is WordPress, which does have a free plan. However, the features available on the free plan are extremely limited. Therefore, if you’re going to use WordPress, be willing to spend a little money.
4. Build a Mailing List
If you want to build a lasting connection with your audience, then start building a mailing list, which will allow you to draw their attention to future content. You can easily do this by having a regular newsletter for anyone on the mailing list, which will allow your audience to get their hands on exclusive content. Eventually, you could consider launching a space magazine membership, which will benefit your audience and allow you to monetize your blog.
5. Valuable Content Wins
To get your blog on the first page of Google, you’re going to have to learn a little bit about SEO. However, at the end of the day, the best website content focuses on value to readers. Therefore, whenever you’re creating a piece, ask yourself who it’s benefiting. For example, will you be telling university students how to start a career in the space industry? Will you be discussing the best space museums in America?
These tips offer an introduction to creating a winning space blog. Now, you have to get stuck in, carry out further research, and be committed to learning and adapting.