Blogging for Beginner’s

When was the last time you read a remarkable blog post, news feed or article that left you feeling

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When was the last time you read a remarkable blog post, news feed or article that left you feeling motivated, wanting more or just plain smarter than before you clicked the link? Like some of you, I’ve read (and seen) quite a few interesting articles online that made me feel more inclined to hit the like button, subscribe, share, comment, connect, buy or DIY something new. Since starting my blog, May 2017, I wondered how could “Mrs Melodrama Mama” get in on some of that creative interaction lol? And after doing some intuitive thinking and a little research on how to blog successfully… this is what I have found out.

  • Successful bloggers know how to attract readers. You can attract readers by including a relatable but catchy title at the head of your post. And people love seeing pictures. Make sure to upload a captivating photo that relays what your story is about. Then hook them with an attention-grabbing intro and a great story.
  • Successful bloggers know how to keep the audience engaged. . One way to keep your audience engaged is to write about topics you’re interested in or passionate about. Soon, you’ll attract like-minded people who’ll want to read, like, follow and share your work whole-heartedly. Keep your grammar fresh, smooth and error free.
  • Successful bloggers gain new followers and keep them interested enough to come back time after time. To gain new followers, you’ll have to do a little self-promoting to get that big beautiful blog you just created out into the world. The best place to shamelessly promote your blog for free is on social media, but don’t overdo it. Share your link with family, friends and followers and ask them nicely to check out your blog and pass it on if they’d like. To keep folks interested over time, just be yourself when you write, write what you want to write and how you want to write it. I know…I know… but yea… how’s that saying go, “it’s better to be yourself, than a copy of someone else” (something like that).
  • Most importantly, successful bloggers have a niche blog. A niche blog is a blog created for a special purpose to promote one type of thing. For example, if you’re an artist, you could make your blog all about making your art, post behind the scene pics from local events, how to become an artist and how to make a certain piece and other hot art topics. There are tons of ideas out there.

Also, to have a successful blog, first you must define what a successful blog looks like for YOU. What do you want to get out of it? What is your end goal? What do you want others to know? For me, as new writer, a successful blog would entail a devoted network full of avid readers, writers, editors, teachers, artists, students and other creatives who are genuinely inspiring, supportive and helpful. My vision for this blog, is to share my creative writing endeavors, short stories, poem, lyrics (maybe) and give some insight into my novel that I’m currently working on; my writing process, related articles, tips and inspiration. I’ll also share some of my artwork and photos. I’m thinking about doing DIY’s on the weekend and more. And hope to meet some new people in the process and learn from them too.

For all those who have been following me, I haven’t posted in a while, but I plan to keep up with writing weekly blog posts…starting now 🙂 Partly, because I’m in my second semester of my Creative Writing major and this is my first Real, real blog post for my English 1201 class. I know I left out a good bit of information about becoming a successful blogger. So, if you have any questions, I’d be happy to help, if I can. Or do you have a helpful tip you’d like to share with my class about starting a blog? Please feel free to leave a comment below.

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Happy Father’s Day 👑

Honored I am to have you as my father. Anytime I need you, you’re always there….

Honored I am to have you as my father
Anytime I need you, you’re always there
Patting me on the back or
Passing a Kleenex my way
You show me how much you care.

For you always knew what was best
Although, at times, I did not know it
Taught me right from wrong and
How to sustain a good family of my own
Everyday, I’m proud to be your child, you
Raised me to be strong and independent.
So, today, I just want to say…

Daddy, I love you,
Always and forever,
You are my hero…ty 4 everything👔 

*written by Melody Cole

Old family photo
the late 70’s

a day full of sunshine

i rise before you rise in effort to make…

i rise before you rise

in effort to make a day full of sunshine

aloud i hum as happy as a blue jay

awaiting the clouds to pass by my way

suddenly i see your ray of light aglow

as vibrant and as beautiful as a rainbow

your smile feels golden amidst the pain

your voice whispers like a sweet mornings rain

as soon as you touch me i exhale deeply

melting like the last snowfall in spring

i love the way your heart beats in sync with mine

as we both make an effort towards a day full of sunshine

*poem & art by melody cole, 2007

melody notes

i’ve been working on a novel idea since february

i’ve been working on my first novel idea since february. i wrote the first draft down quickly and soon found out that i left out a lot of details and back story of key characters. i’ve edited & rewritten it twice. now in order to make the story “make more sense” (because i started writing without developing my plot first), i am starting my story over with a different scenario but the same premise.

next week i’ll share my novel idea with you.

Success

Start living your life, how you want it to be

Start living your life, how you want it to be.
Understand, all you must accomplish to get you there.
Choose wisely, before making decisions that will affect your life.
Challenge yourself, to reach these goals that you wish to obtain.
Expect, there will be downfalls that are a part of life, but…
Stay focused on your dreams, and soon…
Success, will be in your reach.

*poem written by Melody Cole, 2001