Top Tips- Blogging tips for the elderly

June 29, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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As you can probably tell I really enjoy blogging. For me it’s a great platform to tell people about my day to day life, my business and the industry which I work in.

Personally blogging has become an outlet which allows me to express my thoughts and opinions, which is why I think blogging is perfect for silver surfers. It’s limitless in a sense of how much you can write about and is a great way to keep your mind active and share views.

I have to admit that I was a little sceptical about blogging in the beginning, that’s mainly because I knew little about it. However, having grown to adore it I thought I would share some top tips to help you on your way into the ‘blogsphere’.

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  1.  Set up a blog- Sounds pretty obvious but firstly you need to set up a blog. I like ‘Wordpress’ as it’s a free blog service which allows you to customise your blog with a selection of layouts. Built in functions allow you to add photos, video and multimedia elements and most of all its really easy to use.
  2. Find something you like and write about it- Lots of people think that if you have a blog it needs to cover a specific area of interest like fishing or fashion or crafts. If you’ve got a passion which you solely want to focus your blog around great. But if you haven’t then don’t be put off. Instead write about a variety of subjects which interest you- eventually you will find a topic that you enjoy writing about.
  3. Post regularly- Posting regularly is important because the more blogs you write the more people want to come back and read. Sometimes it’s difficult to think up new blog ideas, I have first-hand experience of this. My advice would be to find something which you’ve enjoyed doing during the day and write about it. Maybe you’ve had something wonderfully delicious for dinner- why not share the recipe!
  4. Tell people about your blog- If your blogging then the chances are you will be online and have an email account or be a part of a social network site. These are great ways to tell your friends and family about your blog. Once you’ve published a blog why not tweet the link, post it on your Facebook wall or email it to your contact list. Chances are friends will leave a comment and that’s it’s a great feeling!
  5. Be open minded & stick with it- Blogging is like anything – it requires time, effort and a little open mindedness. Don’t be afraid to write your personal opinion but keep in mind that other people might disagree. Don’t be offended because that’s the beauty of blogging, there is plenty of room for everyone’s view.
     Importantly stick with your blog- it doesn’t matter how many views you get. Blogging is a great way to write about things which you’re passionate about. And in turn, is a great activity to keep your mind active.

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