Want to be an athletics Blogger?
Ever considered writing an athletics blog?
If you have, the good news is we would be very willing to provide links to any athletics blogs on our homepage and would try to promote it using our social media.
There are so many reasons you might want to do a blog, here are a few:
- If you’re good at it, you might be able to make money from it, through advertising.
- You will refine your writing skills.
- It could impress potential employers.
- You can express your thoughts and opinions.
- You might help other people out.
- You will learn new IT skills as you progress.
What to blog about?
There are a number of reasons you might want to do a blog. To teach something, to document your experiences, to entertain, or to promote. Within the field of athletics, there are loads of things you could talk about, including:
- Competition, including away day travel.
- Reviews – Equipment, clothing, footwear, books, film.
- International athletics.
- Athletics history (on this day).
- Coaching and technique.
- Strength and conditioning.
How to get started
Before you start thinking about what your blog will look like or what you’ll write about, you need to choose a platform for your blog first. Some of the options include (there are plenty of others):
This Yate AC website is created using WordPress, so this may be the most obvious choice, for compatibility reasons. It’s also free!
How do I attract readers?
When you first start your blog, your only readers will likely be people you know like close friends and family. Part of the excitement of starting a blog is to have more people reading what you have to say.
As you begin to write more, others in the blogging community will start finding you.
We will provide a ‘feed’ of your blog on our homepage. This means there will always be a link to your blog. Being a feed means that whenever you update your blog, our homepage will also update to show you have a new post.
We can also use Twitter/Facebook to draw attention to any worthy blogs.
TOP TIP – Make it visually appealing.
If your page looks boring, most people wont spend much time reading it. Visuals will help keep your readers engaged and focused
Break up large blocks of text with spaces so your posts are easier to read. Include lists, which are easier to digest as well.
Remember, you don’t need to be a good writer to be a good blogger.
Just let your passion for the subject shine through and people will forgive the grammar and spelling!