You want to be a successful blogger. That’s fine, except that you’re not the only one. One thing’s for sure: If you don’t pay attention to online and digital trends, chances are, you won’t stand out.
If you’re serious about blogging, there are digital trends you need to know – and here at Tech Envy, we are about to share the five most important online trends every serious blogger should know.
5 Things Bloggers Should Know Based on Digital Trends
The internet is like a wild animal: You can’t tame it, but you can learn how not to get eaten up by it. If you look closely and use your observational skills, you just might figure out how to use it to your advantage as a top Filipino blogger.
But just in case you need a little help, here are five digital trends that you as a blogger should know.
1. Now is the perfect time to introduce a new blog (or rebrand one altogether)
Take one look at how fashion brands are faring and you'll understand. The Filipino patronage of newly introduced clothing stores in the Philippines, such as Forever 21, H&M, Cotton On, and Uniqlo, reflects how ready we are to try novel ideas and foreign brands.
"The Philippines leads in terms of brand engagement index, where 20 different behaviors, such as website engagement and social shares, are evaluated to gauge brand affinity," explained Will Greene, author of Perfect Digital Storm. At 35 percent brand affinity, the country is more open to engaging with brands than the United States (9 percent), reports the 2014 TNS Digital Life.
"The Philippines leads the region in brand engagement and openness," said Tigercub Digital founder Anthony Cospito. Put simply, Filipinos are brand-ready.
However, if you want to make your mark as a Filipino blogger, do it now. "Conditions are ideal to leverage growth of the region. The window of opportunity won't be open forever; move fast - optimize as you go."
Your blog template might not be ready and your blog posts need work. It doesn't matter - at least, not right now. Procrastinating until you've ironed out all the kinks might do your blog more harm than good.
"The enemy now is perfectionism. It's never perfect. Start small and scale out."