Blog About Something You’re Passionate About - If you are not passionate about your topic, you are not going to stick to it. The best way to decide what to blog about is to ask yourself, “Would I do this for free?” If the answer is yes, then you have found your topic. People who blog only for money seldom succeed. Suggestions: genealogy or scrapbooking!
Define Your Purpose – What do you hope to achieve? Is it to present data on a particular individual, an entire family, or a particular region? Do you want a vehicle for family members to participate – enabling them to contribute information and upload photos? Do you want to attract potential cousins searching for the same surnames in your database?
Update The Blog Often – A non-updated blog is a dead blog. If you cannot commit to a consistent blogging schedule, then it’s best not to blog until you can. This is where blogging about your passion comes in. If you’re passionate about the topic, then chances are you’ll keep blogging about it. Ideally, you should update the blog everyday.
Get To Know Your Readers – Blogging is a two-way street. You cannot exist without readers (well you can, but what’s the point?), and readers don’t exist unless they have something to read. Blogging is about forming relationships. There’s the relationship between you and the readers and relationship between you and other blogs in your niche. It is up to you to get to know them and form this relationship. Many readers have stated that when they’re reading my blog, it’s like a one-on-one conversion. That was not done by accident. It’s all part of relationship blogging.