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Poetry is a beautiful work of art. Writing and romanticizing one’s thoughts, feelings, and life experiences, even showing vulnerability, is a gift and takes constant practice.

A poetry blog can allow you to express yourself further and make yourself known in the online world. Putting your poems out there for everyone to read will reach the right audience who loves to read. A blog will let you express other related things like writing about your favorite poet, selling book accessories in your own shop, etc. The more you exercise self-expression on your blog, it will encourage you to polish your writing skills.

First Things First

It would help if you came up with a name for your first blog. It should be catchy yet easy to memorize, so it rolls off the tongue nicely. Having a creative blog name will entice readers to check the site. It would help if you also considered what niche you want to explore before writing your blog; so that readers can anticipate what content you offer upon visiting your blog site. Before you begin, ask yourself the following questions:

Starting With A Niche

There are various poems you can start with as you begin your poetry blog. It can be genres like a ballad, free verse, blank verse, and limerick. Other forms of poetry include:

  • Narrative
  • Acrostic
  • Lyric

You can freely choose which of these poetry forms you want to use that best suits the entire theme of your blog. If you are not into focusing on a single genre, it is acceptable to make your site as varied as possible.

Set Realistic Goals For Your Blog

Determining your objectives must be your priority before starting your blog, especially if you plan to monetize by incorporating affiliate links. Connecting people with the same passions and expertise encourages a sense of community online, and further networking will benefit you. If your goal is to become an established poet with published works, you need to dedicate time and effort to promoting your blog site and connecting with publishers.

Here’s why authors should have a poetry blog:

  • You get to share your enthusiasm for poetry with like-minded individuals
  • There is a certain level of freedom in expressing yourself
  • You can exchange ideas and collaborate with people on a range of topics

Use your blog to boost your works to many people via subscription to email newsletters and social media like Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Growing your fan base will make your results known to a broader audience.

The Right Theme For Your Blog

Part of starting your poetry blog is knowing what theme you want your blog to be. Circling a coherent piece will make your content more understandable and avoids confusion among readers. For example, you can’t be a sad poem blogger and simultaneously write about romantic themes. Publishing lighthearted and dark comedy can be doable as long as it is perfectly balanced. Avoid turning your poetry blog into a salad of genres no one understands.

A Collection of Short Stories on Clements’ book is an excellent place to start if you don’t know what particular themes you want to explore in your blog. Don’t be afraid to use other works as references, as long as you don’t blatantly copy everything.

The frequency in which you publish, though, can be easily different. For instance, you can put out a single entry or publish a series of works. Some blog platforms allow you to post in any manner you like. Once you have decided what format you want, choose a good domain for the blog site. To prevent misunderstandings, use a common title for all your entries.

Your First Post Matters

Select the category that you want before you begin writing your first poem. Pick a theme with plenty of sub-categories, which should still be coherent with your chosen theme. To properly set the tone, you can post a small announcement. It could also act as a teaser to draw your audience in. That way, they will anticipate what comes next. Discuss in your statement why you are starting your poetry blog and set the readers’ expectations while you’re at it.

The Secret To Your Blog’s Success

There’s no particular secret aside from staying true to your niche. If you want your poetry blog to make it, you have to stay consistent and use a constant tone and approach in all your works. And even if you decide to detour somewhere else, ensure they still connect to your theme. It is also crucial to stay active in posting because readers can sense that an author is “lazy” if there aren’t many posts to see on the blog sites.

It would help if you were a reliable author who sticks to their schedule; else, you lose a potential following or even a chance to connect with professionals in the industry. Letting everyone know you are always present and dedicated will send a message about your work ethic. Strive for consistency, especially in blogging about poetry.

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