But how do you go about setting up your own blog? Especially if you’re unfamiliar with popular platforms and structures, it can be difficult.
Not to worry, we’re here to help! Here are some quick tips on how to start a hunting blog that will really draw an audience.
How to Start Your Own Hunting Blog
Read as Many Blogs as Possible
First, you’ll want to do a bit of research. Look at what people are already doing and set aside some time to read others’ blogs. This is going to be helpful for a few reasons.
Primarily, it’ll give you an idea of the types of competition you’ll be facing. Make sure to pay attention to local bloggers, too. They’ll make great connections down the line.
But reading up on other blogs should also give you a sense of how you should write and structure your content. Don’t just read these blog posts — really study them. Learn what makes each blog post tick.
And pay attention to the comments, too. The best bloggers are the ones who regularly interact with their audience. Once you’ve studied a blog, look at the comments section.
Did it connect with the audience? Why or why not? This type of thinking will put you in a more creative state of mind for your own blog.
Find The Right Platform for Your Hunting Blog
Now that you’ve got an idea of the types of content being created, it’s time to get started on your own blog. But before you can even write the first word of your first post, you’ll need a platform to host your blog.
The good news is that this is pretty simple and there are tons of options. The bad news is that if you’re not sure what to look for, finding the right platform can feel overwhelming.
Study up a bit and see which blogging platform seems right for your needs.
There are plenty of top bloggers who still rely on the tried and true blogging platform, WordPress. It’s easy to set up, free and requires little maintenance.
Create Strong Content
With a bit of tinkering, you should be ready to start your first blog post! This is where everything comes together. All of those ideas you’ve had are finally ready to be shared with the world.
But before you begin, here are a few helpful tips.
Always write with your audience in mind. It’s your audience that’s going to determine whether your blog is a success or not, so content should be tailored toward them.
Make sure your posts are broken up into easy to read sections. It may take a bit of practice to write in small paragraphs, but they’re easier to read.
Finally, don’t neglect the importance of links. Links are how you’re going to establish your site’s credibility. So instead of saying, “Here’s a great compound bow” SHOW your audience. Say “Click Here to see a great example of a compound bow” and provide a link.
Show your audience, don’t just tell.
Finally, it’s time to get the word out about your fantastic hunting blog!
Make a page for your blog on sites like Facebook and Twitter and start cross-posting your content on a regular basis. You can also use your own personal social pages to share content.
The key step here is to make sure you’re cross-posting often. You’ll boost your SEO score and get a larger audience in the process.
Start Your Blog Today
Don’t forget to check out our easy to follow guide to starting your own blog! And be sure to let us know in the comments below how your experience goes.
With a bit of time and the right content, your hunting blog will take the world by storm!