There is no strict set of rules to follow when it comes to blogging. Some people do it to become famous or get more traffic for their website, while others just do it as a hobby. No matter what the reason is, here are 10 worthy tips to get ahead of the game.
Define your niche. The audience need to find bloggers giving them a solution to their problems. If you, as a blogger, like exercising, write about what sort of exercises can be beneficial for health after 8 long working hours. Present the right content to the right people.
Find your ideal reader. Are you putting something worthwhile in your content? Get to know them and what they like because at the end of they day your true readers will stay with you to the end.
Learn the basic skills. You will often find bloggers wanting to be successful without building a strong foundation for themselves first. Hone the skills of writing and social media marketing. Long lasting success doesn’t come after just a day’s hard work.
Prepare in advance. Don’t be one of those bloggers who disappear after 2 – 3 weeks of posts. It is best to plan 3 months ahead before launching and 3 weeks of content written before posting.
Edit before posting. Readers don’t want to find bloggers posting unnecessarily every day. While consistency is the key, ensure before posting that you would have enjoyed reading the post if you were in your reader’s shoes.
Make it appealing. Appealing means to keep it simple and easy to navigate. If it’s a photograph, ask for opinions before posting.
Create your own content. Authenticity is vital as a blogger. As you grow as a blogger, you will be asked to promote brands, but only share content that you find inspiring. Your creativity will naturally flourish under honesty towards your work.
Build an email list from day one. You don’t need to sell anything to have an email list. The idea is to promote your content directly to your audience. Make them your priority to turn them into your loyal readers.
Share your knowledge. Why do readers often find bloggers pretending to hold back some sort of “secret recipe” to blogging? In the times of high speed internet there are no secrets. Be humble and help your community to grow.
The tortoise wins the race. The internet is a noisy place and it takes time to distinguish oneself among thousand others. Be patient through the highs and lows. Constantly learn and improve for a long-term recognition.