The blogosphere is not only dynamic but it also keeps changing. Thus, as a professional blogger, you have to keep pace with everything. Readers will demand more quality and when things don’t seem to add up, what trend-setting do salvage the situation? In this post, you are going to learn how to be on the lead when it comes to churning stories that readers will fall in love with.
You wouldn’t want to spend a couple of months building a blogging platform only for to fail due to lack of flavor in your stories. In fact, even those who have the best writing skills may fail to capture the attention of readers if trend-setting is not given a proper determination. But what is it?
Trend-Setting: What Does It Mean?
Sometimes you wake up to bizarre new stories, a strange turn of events in politics, new technological inventions and about hurricanes. However, not everything passes as a good story. It is how you can craft stories that will find favor in public discourse.
Every day trends shape opinions and form the basis for discussions in homes, offices and in the streets. Now, depending on your niche, there is a need to be flexible when it comes to blogging. But the question is; how can you be the one who breaks the ice about what other people ought to write about?
Well, before taking you through how to be a lead blogger or a trendsetter, it is imperative to note that a trend can be the following;
- A direction that something takes
- A viral topic that takes social media (world) by storm and everyone wants to talk about it
- A new fashion or style of grooming
- A blockbuster entertainment news
- Political happenings
- Technology (Electric vehicles have become a trend lately)
Tips and Tricks
A trendsetter is also known as an influencer. People always want to get breaking news or stories about new things from you.
Consistency is important
People wouldn’t want to, for example, follow a blog that doesn’t feed their curiosity every so often. Chances are they will hit the unfollow button if nothing new comes up as they expect. It is here whereas a blogger you need to hit hard where it matters.
It is all about being consistent. Some things that will add value here include being a reliable informant, authenticity and not being overly stylish in the way you put across important information. Develop a style for which reader will know you and stick to it.
Cultivate a Strong Online Presence
In this age of the internet, trendsetters have found their true value. You may want to ask how. Well, while you could be very good at what you do (say, fashion blogging), are you visible to the outer world? It is imperative to appreciate the need for getting noticed because, through it, you build an audience that will stick with you through thick and thin.
In the context of fashion blogging, dressing to suit what you are blogging about is creatively powerful. It is to say; walk the talk. However, do not try to exaggerate it. People love moderation and appearing overly ‘cool’ will be a big turn-off.
Getting noticed further cuts into social media, which have become powerful platforms for self-expression, and also where trendsetters earn praise and a great following.
Keep Watch of Latest Happenings
Anyone can become a trendsetter but how close you get to it depends on whether you are the kind of a person who always wants to be the first to get information firsthand or hear things from others. It is all about keeping tabs on the latest news. For example, getting to know everything new about technology is the first step to becoming a trendsetter who can change how people view technological inventions.
What’s more? Well, it is important to read newsletters, magazines, newspapers as often as you can. Google trends are some of the most impactful ways of going about this, not to mention turning on Live feeds Apps for top websites like Mashable. This way, you can be the first to spot new things, customize them to suit a writing style and forecast.
Cultivate The Mindset of a Customer
The customer is the most important entity in commerce, and in this case, your readers. Ask questions like, what do they expect? If you are blogging about technology, what new updates do they expect on certain Phone Operating systems? Have they been released?
What are the new ways of fixing software bugs and phone lags? With such a mindset, you are poised to becoming better by every passing day in trendsetting.
The world is fast-paced and information fuels it. When a hurricane sweeps into the mainland, you would want to read about the tidbits of weatherman’s updates as they break. The same is also true for trendsetting. Associating with new, fresh and bold happenings makes you a better person in plying the trade. Travel often, keep track of pop culture, social world and be likable.