In the early years of the internet, blogs started out as online journals – focusing more on sharing the writers’ experience and opinions with the world on a wide range of topics as opposed to the major platforms for promotions and business they are today. Nowadays, you’d be hard-pressed to find any major website without a blog that’s updated regularly with topics that vary from new product and service info to general authority building content.
The other major development in the blog ecosystem was the explosion of websites that allowed anyone to create a blog. This major development inconvenience resulted in an explosion in blogs created. As of 2015, there were over 180 million blogs online with over 2 million articles being uploaded EVERY DAY!
With this much content going live every day, it’s become harder and harder for blogs and their writers to stand out in order to generate followers and traffic. Creating content that was unusual, interesting to read, educative and informative is no longer the standard to strive towards. That being said, when we were doing research for clients who were interested in setting up a blog, we uncovered some tips that you can follow in order to make your blog stand out and take it to the next level.