The beginner’s guide to getting started as a health blogger

So, you want to start health blogging. Well, it is excellent news! The internet needs more socially-responsible and high-quality bloggers like you.

It is possible that you already have an idea for a health topic and simply need some advice to take that concept ahead. Or, you’re just thinking about getting started in the health blogosphere.

Well, you’ve come to the right place, either way.

What’s a health blogger anyway?
To put it in simple terms, a health blogger is a writer who writes blogs about health & medical topics.
More than being only writers, health bloggers must be experts at social media and marketing. The most popular health bloggers spend a considerable amount of time promoting their posts on social media channels via Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter and also have a sizable social media following.

What is a health blog post?
Health blogs are an amalgamation of essential elements of health features and opinion.
However, health blogging and health writing are different in many critical ways.
Blogs are often personal stories and anecdotes, talking to the reader directly, written in the first person, sharing health advice and tips.
In health blogs, the bloggers themselves are the authority or chief expert on the topic. On the other hand, a feature article interviews experts and brings together anecdotes, facts, and research.

What can I write about as a health blogger?
You can essentially write about any topic of your choice. But, a successful health blogger puts some strategy into the blog.

Considerations include:
A blog theme you are passionate about. You are going to be writing about this topic extensively!
Ensure your angle is unique enough. Cater to a sizeable audience – you’ll want a vast potential audience so you can grow your readership over time

What skills do I need to be a health blogger?
This is a no-brainer – you need to know how to write compelling, engaging, accurate and credible health blogs. Apart from that, you will need to write high-quality health and wellness blogs with a strong evidence base. You need to be responsible and credible. You will also have to respond to readers’ comments and questions without getting emotional.