How to Start a Successful Health Blog

| December 6, 2016 | 3 Comments

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How to Start a Successful Health Blog 

There are plenty of reasons to start a health blog. For one, maybe you have a unique experience that you want to share with the world.

Perhaps you feel passionate about your health and want to educate others on its vast benefits. Or maybe you have an awesome product or service but need help attracting customers to your online store.

Whatever the case, starting a blog doesn’t have to be a chore. Follow the steps below and you’ll be well on your way to running your own health blog. 

Choose the Right Niche 

When it comes to health, there are certainly plenty of topics to cover: diet, nutrition, fitness, running, biking, and many others. Choosing the right niche is less about finding a profitable one (there are tons) and more about choosing one that’s right for you.

Ask yourself, “what’s a specific area that I’m knowledgeable in and can provide in-depth content?”

If that doesn’t work, what gets you excited just thinking about it?

There are lots of ways to add your own twist into an already existing niche. Don’t worry too much about picking a bad one, and instead focus on something you would enjoy blogging about. 

 

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Create Interesting and Helpful Content

As with any blog, content is what’s going to drive the vast majority of your traffic. It’s the lifeblood of your website, so you need to make sure it’s:

  • High quality
  • On a topic people actually want to read about

Creating high quality content is hard. It takes a lot of time and effort.

Unfortunately, the quality of your writing isn’t something you can improve overnight. It takes practice and habitual writing. If you don’t have the time to create truly great content, there’s always the option of hiring a freelancer do this for you; though it tends to take the “personal” out of personal blog, assuming that’s what it is.

As for content that people enjoy reading, you simply have to write about what people are interested in. A simple trick to do this is by using a free SEO analysis tool on other websites in your niche.

You can find what content performs the best for them, then improve upon it and publish something similar on yours. Most topics have already been written about in some form or fashion, so don’t sweat it if you feel like you’re cheating.

Treat It Like Your Own Health 

If you want your new blog to thrive, you’ve got to treat it like one.

What happens when you neglect your own health? If you’re like me, it doesn’t operate so well. Joints and muscles start getting achy. Energy levels go down dramatically.

Your blog is the same way. You can’t expect to have a successful blog without a little tender, loving care.

Update the site design every now and then. Consistently push out great content. Do your market research so that you’re always staying one step ahead of the pack.

Closing Thoughts

Health blogs can be a fun and rewarding way to make the world a better place.

Make sure you choose a niche you’re knowledgeable in, publish interesting content, and then nurture it for growth.

If you’re thinking about starting one, take the three steps above into consideration so that yours becomes successful.

 

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About the Author ()

Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 19 year old son and a 22 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. loriag says:

    Those are three important steps in starting a successful blog. I wish I had the time to put into making one.

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’d much rather read than write 🙂 Good luck to all those who decide to start a health blog.

  3. Tania B says:

    I had not thought of blogging this way. These are some great points – treat it like your health! Brilliant points!

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