This article is guest posted by Muhammad Siyab
Today, I was watching a Test Match against Pakistan and India, when something about something suddenly struck me. It happened continuously throughout the match and I wasn’t able to notice it until after a long time. Read on.
The bowler bowled the ball at the batsman at different angles, different heights, speeds etc. The batsman, using his knowledge and experience, either played a shot or left it. If the batsman played a shot, it either went for runs or no runs. Or the batsman got himself out. I saw a whole thinking process behind all this, which is highly applicable to blogging. Continue reading!
Before bowling the ball, the bowler set his field up for the batsman, to increase the chances of a catch out or run out. Therefore, the bowler has now laid out the trap for the batsman. Then, when he bowls, he bowls at a particular height and angle to the batsman, in order to hopefully force the batsman to play out of his comfort zone and lose his wicket. So you see, it took careful and well calculated planning which enabled the bowler and his team to get a wicket.
How does this apply to blogging?
So how does this apply to blogging? Well it does. You lay out the trap for your readers by setting up an attractive looking blog, which is highly usable. You also promote it to let people know about it.
Then, in order to force (harsh, isn’t it?) a new reader to enjoy your blog and continue reading it, you write a killer post, which grips the reader’s whole attention and concentration, and there you go. You now (possibly) have a loyal reader of your blog!
You see, almost every thing we do daily is applicable to blogging. What we learn in school is also applicable. So, the key is to find these things and learn from them and apply them to your blog. Do so and you’ll begin to see a substantial amount of good happen to your blog, gradually as time passes.