Joshua Manocherian on Starting Your Own Sports Blog
It can be disheartening when you first start a blog. In the first week you post three beautifully written articles that you consider to be your best work, and yet you get a disappointing number of views. It’s at this point that many will give up their sports blog dream, but don’t! Readers appreciate up-to-date information and news, and by posting daily articles you will not only reach new readers but begin to build yourself a regular following. Since there are so many sports blogs out there, it means you have to work that much harder to gain a loyal following. One of the easiest ways of gaining more readers is by developing your blog is to offer something unique that will make people want to read it. Think of something that will set you apart from your competitors. This could be exclusive content and guest posts, hosting a weekly podcast, or perhaps employing a quirky writing style.
It’s important to decide how you want your blog to appear, because this will partly determine how your blog is consumed. You might want a more visually-oriented blog, posting screenshots of scoreboards or game photos. Or you might want a blog that lets you write long, detailed reports on game statistics, player performance, or predictions for the season. Use a platform that will suit your blog’s needs.
The bottom line is you need to make your blog stand out and create something that will bring readers back time and time again. And most importantly, write, write, and write some more. A lack of regular updates is the one thing that will kill any type of blog. If you have a popular blog, it is likely due to the content and the fact that it is being updated on a regular basis, not once in a blue moon.