I am sure that some of you came across people whom you thought would make great bloggers; it could have been the following people:
- Your nephew.
- Your friend.
- Your sibling.
- Your spouse.
- Your colleague.
- Your neighbour’s child.
When you saw what they were capable of, you thought to yourself, “Hey, this person should give blogging a try.”
Every so often, I would come across someone who has the potential to be a great blogger.
What about you? Did you ever come across anyone whom you thought would have done well in the blogosphere?
You Would Need To Identify Their Talent
Most likely, you would have seen something that an individual created. For example, if they are good at art, you can inveigle them to become an art blogger.
If you encountered someone who has a talent for writing, you can talk to them about creating a blog to showcase their writing skill.
And, if you came across a person who is well-skilled in the area of photography, you can convince them to create a photography blog of their own.
There are a lot of potential bloggers on the planet — talented people who would make a wonderful contribution to the blogosphere.
The world wide web would be a much brighter place if they showed audiences around the world what they were truly capable of.
You Would Need To Know If They Are Disciplined
Talent and discipline goes well together and talent without discipline can be looked upon as, wasted talent.
At the moment, I know a lot of talented singers who are capable of giving Rhianna a run for her money. But they lacked the discipline to follow through with their dream; they gave up halfway on their journey and their talent is no longer put to good use.
So, before you ask them to start a blog, you would need to know if they are disciplined.
Some traits of discipline are:
- Getting out of bed early every day.
- Wearing clothing that is neatly pressed.
- Treating everyone with respect.
- Always finishing what one started.
Now, even though a person will show us some telltale signs of discipline, we would need to have an in-depth conversation with them in order to truly know how disciplined they are.
Also, you could tell them the type of discipline that would be required of them in order to become a successful blogger.
You Would Have To Recommend A Blogging Platform For Them
Recommending a blogging platform for the talented individual would be a wonderful idea, because they may not know what a blog is or the method of starting up a blog.
If the concept of blogging is an entirely new one for them, you can start them off with a free blog on WordPress or on Blogger and when they have mastered the art of blogging, they can graduate to the self-hosted version of WordPress.
And, if the talented individual is interested in blogging, they will end up taking your advice.
One of the biggest ironies in life is that we encourage people to do almost everything except blogging.
It Would Be A Wise Move To Show Them Around The Dashboard
These days, a lot of people move around with their smartphones and tablet computers (So, it easy for anyone to create an account on their blogging platform of choice; I recommend WordPress).
After they have created their account on WordPress, you can show them around their dashboard area (They would appreciate the tutorial).
A person who actually went through the procedure of setting up a blog has a better chance of engaging their self in blogging than a person who did not set up an account on a blogging platform.
The talented person whom you have encouraged to blog, may end up to be a major influencer in their niche in the future.
You Would Need To Teach Them The Basics Of Blogging Or Recommend Someone Who Can
Yes, my friend, showing them around their dashboard is not enough. You would need to go a step further by teaching them the basics of blogging; such as:
- How to go about writing content for their blog.
- How to use categories and tags wisely.
- How to go about creating a captivating headline for their article.
- How to go about sourcing royalty free photos for their blog.
- How to proofread their content.
- How to go about promoting their content on social media.
Those are some of the things that you can explain to someone who is about to figuratively get their feet wet in blogging.
And, if you do not want to go through the trouble of explaining the blogging basics to them, you can recommend that they check out the blogs of the following people:
You would be sending them on the right track by recommending that they check out the blogs of those people.
I adhere to the belief, that no blogger should enter the blogosphere without knowing the basics of blogging (Going into blogging blindly could result in the blogger becoming disgusted and they failing miserably at blogging).
Would I ever recommend blogging to others?
The answer is, “Yes!”
If I see that they have a talent for writing stories, writing poetry, taking splendid photos and creating mind-blowing art, etcetera, I will entice them to try their hand at blogging.
As you have learned, I am not going to let them jump into blogging without knowing the basics of it.
The planet is filled with lots of talented people — people who would no doubt, make the blogosphere a much brighter place.
I wished that there was someone who could have pointed me on the right path before I started my first blog many years ago. My method of learning about blogging at the time was the trial and error method.
Back then, no one recommended blogging to me; it was something that I started on my own.
Also, if people can upload their work on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Google Plus, they might as well start a blog of their own.
So, I leave you with the idea of recommending blogging to others (The choice is yours to actually do it, or not to do it).