Many times the idea of the geek gets mixed in with the idea of the computer nerd, so a thoughtful combination of the two can easily end up being someone with a knowledge of geek stuff, that wants to share it via the computer in the form of a blog. It’s a match made in heaven, like peanut butter and jelly, coffee and chocolate, or vanilla ice cream on a hot summer’s day. Joking aside, one of the best places for geek culture to reside is through proper blog presentation.
But if you haven’t already got your platform set or your experience rendered, you may need a bit of a primer on how to get your blog going in the first place, from setup to the ultimate web of connection you’ll eventually have with your geeky counterparts.
Learn Blog Setup Basics
Instead of trying to figure it out all on your own, you can always look up how to create a blog in the most modern, stylistic, and efficient way, and then make your adjustments from there. Depending on if you’re looking for traffic just to promote your ideas, or rather to emphasize revenue, there are a few basic framework decisions you should make early on as opposed to later.
Pick a Small Niche
When it comes to geeky blogs, the more niche the better. The more in-depth you go into a single topic, for instance, “the best ways to approach hand to hand combat sequences in the latest Call of Duty release”, the more you’re automatically going to have a captive audience that appreciates your expertise. If you go too broad, for instance, “Pokemon”, then there’s so much general information about that out there already, that you’re never going to get noticed.
Use Your Social Acumen
Chances are pretty likely that you already have a few social media accounts set up. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat are going to be the big players. Now, if you want to write and share geeky stuff, just create your blog, and then from your social media profiles, share those links! Instant traffic bumps.
Analyze and Adjust
Once you’ve got your basic format settled, the next thing to do is pay attention to the numbers from any kind of analytics that you can get ahold of. These will typically be in the form of charts or data sets showing what web pages your traffic is coming from, how long people stay, what they click on, etc. From this data, adjust your blog to suit the reading habits that are trending.
Connect With Your Geeky Counterparts
Once you have your basic niche geek stuff online, you’ll find that people will want to interact and connect with you. Let them do it! Have an email address or contact form available. And if they want to contribute content within your small bubble of the blogosphere – even better!