People crave ideas about bettering themselves and they appreciate reading blogs from people who are taking the time to walk the walk. If you are thinking of writing a personal development blog, here are seven tips to help get you started.

1. Create unique headlines

You want your audience to be caught while browsing and a unique headline will do that. The more unique your headline the more likely it is to be picked up by a web browser. You want to capture people’s interest from the start with a poppy headline.

2. Be honest

People want to read about your travel along the road of personal development. They want to hear your ups and downs. Do not be afraid to share what is happening to you right now.

3. Be open to criticism

Let your audience help guide and shape your blog, to an extent. Remember, if they are criticizing you, they care enough to tell you what you can improve. Sometimes your harshest critics are the ones who you will thank later. If someone suggests you need a different background on your blog, or the look of your blog could be improved, take the time to check out other people’s blogs and take advantage of what a free website creator might offer as far as web design.

4. Promote your blog

You need to get the word out about your blog so your audience can grow. Take advantage of your social media platforms. Advertise your blog on your platforms and encourage your friends to mention your blog, and share a link, on their sites. The more your blog is mentioned, the larger your audience.

5. Keep the ideas flowing

If you feel intimidated about writing a blog post each week, know that you do not have to. This is your blog. You can write however often you chose. With that in mind, have something handy for when you get a blog idea. Write down your idea and keep it for a future blog. You can be inspired by daily life, a book you are reading, or one of your own blog posts. Reread your earlier posts. You can expand on a topic you have already covered or bring up the topic again and discuss anything that may have changed.

6. Make a two month plan

If you can, create enough content for the next two months as soon as possible. That way you will not find yourself panicking about content in the beginning while you are creating your blog. You can focus on technical aspects of your blog in the beginning. More website builders are offering technical help. Take the time to look over your options and get your site set up the way you want it to look. Experiment with different looks and images. Once your site is set and you have been keeping pace with your blog posts, keep on writing your blogs.

7. Proofread

Take the time to look over your blog post and be sure everything is correct. You cannot rely on spell check to correct all the errors that can occur. Make sure you have reread your post to check for mistakes. Another option is to read your post out loud. Some things may look correct when written down, but sound completely different.

A personal can be both fun and intimidating. Remember to be yourself and be honest with your readers. Listen to your readers ideas and keep an open mind. Find unique content in everyday life. And, above all, enjoy yourself. If you follow these tips, you should have a successful blog that you are proud of.