7 Ways To Fail At Your Farm Blog

Maintaining a farm blog, although rewarding, may be frustrating and actually quite daunting if you don't know what you’re doing. Here are seven primary points to be aware of which will help keep your blogging on the right track plus keep (and grow) your readership:

Maintaining a farm blog, although rewarding, may be frustrating and actually quite daunting if you don't know what you’re doing. Here are seven primary points to be wary of which will help keep your blogging on the right track, plus keep (and grow) your readership:

 

1. Not Knowing Your Audience  

 

Clearly define who are your target audience. It is an awesome feat if you can write about the agriculture industry in general, but that would be hard to sustain. Having a target market which will read farming topics that you are passionate about will make your blog more interesting.

 

2. Writing Without Organizing

 

The interesting insights, tips and ideas on your farming articles may land you an audience, but failing to organize it to  categories, tags and related posts would be very confusing to your readers. Having your blog organized is the key to sustaining a regular audience!

 

3. Unappealing And Messy Format

 

Make it appealing. It’s not just enough to have it organized. You have to make sure the formats are easy on the eyes. Adding related pictures are ideal too, just imagine reading an article about Hydroponics farming and having no pictures to see how it will look like?

 

Keep Their Attention From The Get Go4. No Recall Factor Or Catchy Article Titles

 

More often than not a great headline determines whether your article will be read. All those marketing strategies such as posting links on all social networks can be done, but if your title isn't catchy, it will not be read. Ask yourself, will you read it if the title is boring?

 

5. Going For The Visuals Rather Than The Content

 

The essence of blogging is writing. Don't worry so much about the design - people will be going to your blog to read. It’s good to have an eye-catching visual, but it is worthless if your readers will see unintriguing or unsustainable articles.

 

6. Go Crazy On The SEO

 

Stick to the basics of SEO. You can listen to all the tips that SEO gurus are talking about, but here's the deal... it's your farm blog not theirs. You’re interesting first-hand accounts and passionate ideas are what will gain you audience.

 

7. Reading Only What Your Write

 

Bloggers are writers, and to be a better writer, one should be a fan of reading the works of others. Learn from others and be inspired with their new ideas. A great writer is also an avid reader.

 

We'll be having a two part series later this week and next on the Top 50 Farming Blogs which will allow you to get more acquainted with what is available and what is being reated.

 

I hope this information has been interesting, thought provoking, clean and to the point!  Let me know in the comments below!