With the 2017 Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix just around the corner, we’ve created our own winning tips for building a blog like a Speedway champ.
As you know, we are very excited to have recently launched our Speedway blogging campaign (now closed), so we couldn’t help ourselves in writing a Speedway themed post.
Whether you are new to blogging or a champ already, we’ve pulling together our top tips to get you off the startling line.
A winning blog post schematic
- Keep it together – Just like the layout of a blog, the frame of a Speedway bike is one of the most important parts. Look at the framework of your blog post and map out exactly what goes first, in the middle and at the end.
- Be punchy, don’t burn out – Everyone we speak to can’t wait to start a blog, but if you floor it from the off, you are likely to make mistakes that could backfire. Take your time and think about what you want to write.
- Create leading link forks within your post. Link to sources that you’ve used and recommended, and remember to reference any images or content that you’ve used (when you can).
- Don’t mud-guard your content – Turning comments off is a no-no, don’t silence your content. Instead use dirt deflecting spam detectors to determine what’s human and what’s not.
- Drive forwards, not backwards – Don’t tyre yourself out at the start, space out your posts and blog regularly. As a blogger, I go through bursts of energy where I will write out 2-3 blogs at a time. Instead of posting them all in one go, drip feed them out over a number of days or weeks.
- Mix up your content – Like the carburetor, it’s all about the perfect blend. Create a good mix of content using tips, reviews and events. We can’t stress how much more engagement you’ll get from creating video content too, so jump right on in if you haven’t done so already!
- Keep on track – Break your content down into monthly themes. Like a sprocket on a bike, a content calendar can help keep you on track!
- Fuel your ‘knowledge tank’ – If you come up with a good idea, don’t let it pass you by. Build up a tank (we usually say bank btw) of ideas and knowledge to use in the future.
- Don’t lose sight – Just because you’re running on a single cylinder, doesn’t mean you should be having tunnel vision. Don’t forget your blog is like a four-stroke engine; keep writing relevant content to power your objective.
… and finally GO GO GO blogging!! 🏁