Why you should be creative,unique and original with your blog posts
Creating unique contents can be very challenging and stressful but it does pay off in the long run,it's very important to be creative,original and unique with your blog posts because of its numerous and undeniable benefits.
Thinking of starting a blog and probably wondering how you will be updating your blog with contents,its normal to have such worries its one of the challenges to ponder on before starting a tech blog; likely you are nursing the thought of copying and pasting content from other blogs; guess what! you will doing more harm than good to your blog especially when you intend or already running a tech blog or any other educative related blog.
In this post I will be more plain than technical to explain and give you reasons why you need to be original, creative and unique with your blog posts rather than copying and pasting posts from other blogs and also give you some tips on how to create unique and original contents.
There are numerous negative impacts and disadvantages of copying and pasting content from other blogs,some of which includes;
DISADVANTAGES OF COPYING AND PASTING CONTENTS FROM OTHER BLOGS OR WEBSITE
- AFFECTS YOUR BLOG'S SEO (Search engine optimization) RANKING NEGATIVELY
Search engine optimization knowledge is one of the most important aspect of blogging that you should understand even before or while running a blog,if visitors can't get to your blog through search engine result pages (organic traffic) especially when you are running a tech blog or an informative blog then its likely search engines like Google aren't seeing your blog as helpful and relevant to visitors. One of the reason search engine bot such as Google bots see a blog as irrelevant is simply because posts on the blog is seen as duplicate content because its copied from another source which Google bots are intelligent enough to know,which will always make your copied blog posts rank very low on search engines result pages.
Having organic traffic is very important to a blog that wants to stand the test of time,copying and pasting contents drops organic search to your blog drastically and also affects the credibility of your domain.
- YOUR COMMUNICATION AND WRITING SKILL WON'T IMPROVE
Numerous reason exist why you would want to run a blog such as the monetary benefits,but one of the undeniable benefits of having or running a blog is that it should improve your communication and writing skills. Lots of research is done while trying to be original with a blog post,copying contents from other blog robs you off the opportunity of researching and developing your writing and communication skill which is very important to a blog.
- COPYRIGHT VIOLATION ISSUES
Original content owners can take action against copyright infringement.
- VISITORS SEE YOUR BLOG AS A JOKE (UNPROFESSIONAL)
Imagine if a visitor sees a post on your blog that he or she has seen on another blog he simply won't bother visiting the blog some other time which leaves the visitor with a very negative impression about your blog,even if you intend or want to copy post from other blog its important to at least give credit to the source it does not make your blog inferior to the blog you copied the content from it simply makes you a professional.
Having read the numerous disadvantage of copying and pasting contents from other blogs guess you are wondering how you can be creative and original with your blog post,the tips below will hopefully help you;
HOW TO CREATE ORIGINAL, CREATIVE AND UNIQUE BLOG POST
- WRITE DOWN OR TYPE YOUR OWN THOUGHT ABOUT THE TOPIC
Write down or type your own thought and opinion about the topic even before researching on the topic, researching simply helps you correct some impression you have on the topic and gives you a broader view about the topic, doing this helps you add originality to your post. It's important to have your own thought in your blog post that's one of the essence of running a blog. You might not be 100% correct but it does help in adding originality to your blog post
- RESEARCH ON THE TOPIC
If you are running a tech related or an informative blog it's very important to research thoroughly on the topic you intend to write on. You cannot be creative and original without gathering lots of information about a topic. Visit blogs that have written posts related to what you are writing on and simply try to improve upon what they have written in your own way and opinion. Having different helpful and informative opinion about a topic helps a lot,that's the important role researching plays in adding uniqueness and originality to your contents.
- CREATE UNIQUE IMAGE FOR YOUR BLOG POST
Images play an important role in the originality and uniqueness of a blog post,the benefits of creating unique images for your blog posts can't be over emphasized especially when you are running a technology related blog. Try to use graphic tools such as Photoshop or use online graphic online tools such as Canva to create images for your blog post, it leaves a positive impression on your visitors and adds uniqueness to your blog posts and blog entirely.
On a final note copying and pasting content from other blogs affects your blog's domain authority negatively. It's professional and beneficial creating unique contents for your blog or website, if you find it difficult you can hire someone to help you do that. Do share this post if you find it informative and helpful