When you first entered into the world of electronics design, there is no doubt the field excited you and held plenty of promise. Over time, as your knowledge, skills, and experience have grown, you may have come to the realization that you’re ready for the next challenge – becoming an industry expert through blogging.
With so many bloggers out there, it’s clear there is a real demand for this style of writing. Consumers and those who just have an interest in the topic can’t seem to get enough of online blogs that are often packed full of tips, advice, first-hand experiences, and information. But how can you as a design expert dip your toes into the world of blogging? Here we’ll take a look at how you can start an electronic design blog with ease.
Write What You Know About
One of the best tips to give potential writers is to write what you know about. When you write about a topic that you feel passionate about, have experience in, and knowledge of, the writing will come to you much easier and you’ll find that natural flow will just appear. So, in terms of your design blog, try to narrow it down to sub-topics that you have a personal interest and passion in.
Let’s take, for example, PCB software. Maybe this is a topic that really excites you and that you’ve done plenty of research in. A blog that takes a look at
the best circuit design software that you have used, such as the powerhouse offered by Altium, gives you a chance to write about something you have first-hand knowledge of. That will give a sense of honesty, integrity, expertise, and authenticity to your blog, which is what readers look for.
Identify Who Your Readers Are and Appeal to Them
At the same time, you need to identify who your readers will be so you can appeal to them. Provide them with the content that will be interesting and timely to them, which can still have you writing what you know about.
Choose the Ideal Blogging Platform
While not as exciting as the actual writing and picking a topic you feel passionate about, it’s incredibly important you pick the right blogging platform. As soon as you start looking closely you’ll see there are a rather large number of platforms to choose from such as WordPress.org,
Wix, Tumblr, and Gator. In order to pick the best one, you’ll want to take a look at user-friendliness, if it can accommodate growing numbers as your blog gains a loyal following, the price, and what kind of blog you want to create.
Work on Building Your Email List
It’s also incredibly important that you make every effort possible to build your email list. This is how you will start to build that loyal following you are after. Every blog should end with a
call to action where readers can click on a link to “subscribe to my blog”.
Following the Tips to Success
As you can see, there are some very important yet simple steps to follow as you work to start your own design blog. Keep in mind that it will take time for it to really take off, but staying consistent in your efforts will certainly help.