Write for the Beginners in Your Niche
September 26, 2007
When I was new at this whole blogging thing, I didn’t know very much. Actually, I didn’t know ANYTHING. I actually thought that Feedburner was something bad, and that it could cause damage to your blog’s feed, whatever that was (please don’t laugh at me TOO much). But blogging is a learning process and I’m continuously discovering new things. Often I forget there are people back at the start of the blogging road, wondering which directions to take and how to go about it.
Remember The Newbies
As a blogger, you’re most likely an expert or at least decently good at what you’re doing or talking about. But you need to remember not to get carried away. There are some people probably reading your blog that are at square one and don’t even have a clue what’s going on. This is what I forget a lot of the time.
When I first began blogging, I was in search of all kinds of information that would help me just to learn the basics. But instead of finding those kinds of articles, I was seeing topics discussing things I had no clue about. RSS? FTP? Excuse me?! The smarter you become as blogger, the less likely you are to address the simple things. You might think that something is so obvious it doesn’t need to be mentioned, but for many people, IT DOES.
There are people who read your blog that are BEGINNERS in your niche. Don’t forget about them! Take some time to sit down and think about the things that confused you most when you just started in your field, and then write about them. Even if you think something is so simple it doesn’t even need to be said, you’re wrong. There’s always someone out there who is trying to learn.
From now on, I promise I will write more articles focusing on the begginers in blogging. All the experts and people who have been blogging for months might not get much use out of the posts, but people who are new will need them. Sometimes the basics are everything. Write for the beginners in your niche. We all start somewhere! If you have any questions about blogging or topics you’d like me to address, feel free to leave a comment or an email for me using the contact form. Thanks, and happy blogging! :D