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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

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Comments

17 Responses to “Write for the Beginners in Your Niche”

  1. Steven Snell on September 26th, 2007 8:24 pm

    Tay,
    Congrats on cracking the Alexa top 100,000!

  2. Barry Cox on September 26th, 2007 9:32 pm

    I totally agree with this. Sometimes it is really hard to not use the industry jargon when writing about certain subjects. I’m sure this is a big turnoff for readers not in a related industry.

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  5. Shannon on September 28th, 2007 2:36 am

    Thanks for that wonderful post. Yes, im a newbie at blogging. i will read more of your post. thanks

  6. Brown Baron on September 28th, 2007 12:39 pm

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  7. Azaro on September 28th, 2007 12:58 pm

    You’re quite right; too many bloggers neglect the newbies, but then too many also focus too much on them.

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  11. mortgage marketing genius on October 1st, 2007 2:08 am

    Very interesting post. Beginners do tend to get lost and confused. Thank you for the consideration. Well done and good luck with your work.

  12. Donald Mckenzie Jr on October 1st, 2007 11:55 am

    It’s blog posts like these that keep me going as a blogger. Thanks for the great post. Good luck!

  13. Tay on October 2nd, 2007 1:21 am

    @Steven – Thank you! :)

    @Brown Baron – Wow, thanks for the stumble. I’m glad you liked the article.

    @Azara – That’s true as well. However, most people continue to write according to their level of knowledge. And as time goes on, they get smarter. And at some points, they forget that there are people in their niche that are completely lost.

    And thanks to everyone else who left a comment. I’m glad you all enjoyed the article. If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to drop me a message using the contact form. :D

  14. Reem on October 4th, 2007 9:56 pm

    Hey, thanks for remembering the little people;)

  15. gadgets on October 9th, 2007 2:06 pm

    You’re bang on. If you maintain a blog that provides details for the experienced readership, but is also simple enough for the beginner blogger, you certainly will retain a large number of bookmarkers who will visit your site regularly.

  16. Tay on October 9th, 2007 3:34 pm

    @Gadgets – Exactly. It’s important to keep it in the middle of experienced and beginner so everyone can visit and connect with your site.

  17. Jen on January 24th, 2009 9:10 am

    Great article. I’m a still a beginner. For the beginning blogger, the jargon almost seems like a foreign language, and the learning curve is big. If your blog is optimized, there certainly is a lot more to blogging than just writing good contact.

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