One of the most common questions we get when it comes to blogging is: “What should I write about?”. The topic came up because we were sort of debating about whether blog posts should be about you personally and what you are doing or should they be tips and tutorials about how to do something.
The most beneficial and effective answer is: “Why not both?” Let’s talk about that here.
You must have at least five personal posts to each one tutorial type of post. Based on the experience of different bloggers, the tutorial posts are what attract people over to your blog and the personal posts are what keep them coming back. If you’re boring and not offering something of value, they will most likely click their mouse away from your blog.
Now, if you do have too many tutorial and tip posts, your blog can be compared to eHow.com. In this case, you are just basically giving away information that people can find anywhere else on the web.
With the addition of your person
al posts, you can discuss your personal goals and add your own personal touch and connecting with your readers. Tutorials are great to bring in readers from social networking and social media websites but it is the personal touch that brings them back and makes them care of the things you are sharing.
So when you are creating the content for you blog, always remember to post about three to five personal interesting to every one tutorial type post.
Take note that the tips and tutorials will bring them to your blog while the personal touch will keep them as your returning loyal readers.