Free resources are best!
Hi Theresa, thank you for your service. 19 years is impressive. While I agree with Scott Vedder's comment that the blogging world is crowded, readers will value an authentic voice that delivers true value. Presumably you track bloggers and know why you read them. Develop your own authentic voice. Do your research into what's out there already. Find a unique angle on a much-covered topic. Remember to lean into your own personal experience. Above all, know that writers write. Discipline yourself to work on your craft everyday. Find your message and readers will find you.
There's a lot of noise in the blogging and content creation space. I think a good plan would be to first clarify what you want to talk about, why you're an expert, who your audience is, and who would be willing to pay for it and why. Then build a plan to start curating valuable content that aligns with what your audience wants and what sponsors may want to support. People will tell you what they're willing to throw money at. Publish a few pieces and see what resonates.
Thank you so much for your service! I don't personally have any experience with blogging, but I have added some resources that you might find helpful. For free resources, take a look at https://bloggingbutterfly.com/free-blogging-resources/. For general blogging tips, visit: https://www.yesoptimist.com/content-marketing-seo-case-study-the-trifecta-strategy/ and https://stupidsimpleseo.co/seo-bloggers-beginners/. If you have any questions or would like additional support, please let me know!
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