A previous entry on How To Be Famous Blogger Like Kenny Sia received certain feedback requesting for tips on how to be (not-so-famous blogger) like me. And that’s why I’ve decided to come up with this entry.
So, I’ve spent some time to analyze myself as well.
Sorry ah, I’m a little shy.
Anyway, instead of 10 bizarre tips on being famous like Kenny Sia, I only have 5 on my list. So if you’re really interested, here’s how to be not-so-famous blogger like Ken Wooi.
1) Interesting content.
Instead of blogging about personal experiences on events, outings or even the food you ate, you should attempt to blog about interesting personal experiences. Something that can’t be experienced in our daily life. For example, like being at Old Trafford.
Furthermore, it depends on your writing style. The way your sentences interact with the pictures is vital in producing an interesting entry. That’s why some well-written personal travel blogs can attract readers.
But if you can’t afford to travel around, it doesn’t mean you can’t produce interesting entries. Everything that revolves around us can be used to write an interesting entry.
Malaysia, A Potong Country – You potong already or not?
However interesting blog content might not be interesting after all if you don’t have this following point…
2) Be creative and funny.
Being creative with your blog entries are as important as well. Squeeze out your creative juice and make your writings out-of-the-ordinary and imaginative.
Here are some of the juice I squirted (okay, sounded wrong) out previously.
Redang Island For Rich and Famous Only! – Poor people are not invited.
Supporting Earth Hour: The Hidden Purposes – The title is self-explanatory.
Besides that, nothing makes your day more than getting a dose of humour in what you read right? As they say, laughter is the best medicine and entries with humour in them is the key to gaining readership.
I believe that people rather laugh their ass off at some joke than going through your rants and personal thoughts. Here are some entries that received ROFLMAO feedback in the past.
Banana People! – An entry about me being a Banana Chinese and meeting Cyndi Wang in Taiwan.
Boobs Are Good For Men – Men are boobs-inclined species. Period.
3) Putting effort and do homework.
Effort is another issue when it comes to success. But instead of spending 10 hours of blogging like Kenny Sia, I usually spend about 2 to 3 hours to prepare a proper entry.
To me, blogging is like preparing an article. I will re-read it numerous times and make sure it’s top notch before publishing it.
Oh yeah, believe it or not, I sometimes plan my blogging entries and scribble important notes when needed.
4) Include photos and minimum words.
People rarely read and this is very common. They rather look at your pictures and that’s it. So if your blog is too wordy, you might scare off potential readers. That’s why I always include photos and minimize the words.
Don’t write as though you’re assigned to prepare a script for some high school textbook. Reading wordy blogs is never fun and eye-straining.
5) Visit blogs.
Now, this is one of the activities I do on the Internet – I explore blogs and usually leave comments. I know famous bloggers don’t visit at all, but since I’m not – it’s okay for me to do so right?
It’s a free and simple way to inform other bloggers that you have a blog, invite them over and let them read some of your content. If you offer them good stuff, chances are high that they’ll like your blog. Understand?
Ultimately, it’s all down to the content! Read back from point 1.
Here’s another issue I’d like to talk about. You see, having good content is wasteful if you don’t have people reading it. That’s why you need to promote it to others and the only way is to visit blogs. Very few people will be kind enough to promote and share your blog to others no matter how good you are.
An ugly truth – everyone is ever-obsessed with the current famous blogs and probably their own blog as well. =/
Hence, I believe that good blogs deserve to be mentioned and I’m currently doing it on my Twitter. So if you wanna join me in exploring good blogs, follow me on Twitter okay? =)
On an unrelated note: Does anyone who find kenwooi.com interesting actually share it to their friends, family, blog readers or Twitter followers? I guess not, right?
Anyway, that’s all I have on being not-so-famous like Ken Wooi. Take note, these are NOT you-should-blog-like-kenwooi tips; they’re lame tips you might wanna follow if you’re interested okay?
On another unrelated note: I don’t blog to be rated, but every comment, message and reader has made this journey for me all the more rewarding!
The important thing is – be yourself. Best wishes to everyone! =)