I now have for years been blogging on various blogs. There is a long list of my successful blogs prevailing on web world on which I publish regular posts from many years. In all the years I’ve learned a lot. Often the hard way. Today I list from this experience that on my mind most important tips for aspiring bloggers.
Top Tips for Blog Beginners. The following tips are in no particular order:
Read: Who is blogging in a specific industry sectors, should stay up to date. Therefore bloggers should also read a lot. Of course, above all this also improves our own writing skills dramatically.
Contact: No man is an island. And just for bloggers, it is very important to socialize. Of course, especially to other bloggers, but also to the company’s industry. Finally, you will eventually sometimes free review submissions or the like.
Objectives: “Who does not know the target, for which there is no way right?” So the saying goes. And that’s true of course blogging. Only if you have a goal or several goals, one can deduce the correct measures. And of course you can measure success only if you have previously set goals.
Plan: From goals makes you plans. What kind of content I write, where I try to get links, what marketing tools I use, which target group I talk to, when I want to have achieved what etc. Remember a good plan also facilitates the daily work.
Niche: All kinds of blogs have been around enough. To be successful, you should look for a thematic niche that it can operate optimally. Since the target group may indeed be first small, but fills them optimally addressed and is loyal. This pleases the advertisers.
Article: One should start without at least 5 articles a blog ever. First impressions count and who finds an empty blog, which most likely comes not again.
Anxiety: Many aspiring bloggers have concerns about whether their products are good enough. This is quite normal. Free yourselves having to a perfect Idea. Start writing and when you are done read it at least two to three times before posting you will refine it every time and I assure you by the end of third time you will b having a perfect article in your hands.
Unique Content: The content is the most important decisive factor for success of a blog. So do not just ponder any news and start posting about that because it can be read on a hundred other blogs too. Write what readers want to read and not getting on internet. Let your articles be included in your own experiences and writes purely your own opinion.
Search Engine Optimization: Many do not like SEO. It’s not about any common actions, but to optimize their own blogs. They also recommend Google. For example, there are free WordPress plugins.
Regularity: It is very important to blog regularly is. Whether this is every day or once a week, that’s up to you. But who intensively blogging 2-3 days and then again one month does not write anything, will rarely succeed and not end up in many feed readers.
Own Style: To get your readers in mind and protrude from the mass of other blogs, you have to develop your own style among others. Your “voice” must have a recall value. This is usually caused by a nice, friendly and communicative style. There are bloggers who get much attention from around problem and the like. But this is usually not permanent.
Social Web: In addition to visitors from Google today are very many readers via social marketing sites like Facebook, Yahoo, and Twitter etc. This should use it by setting her your good article there and ask your readers to vote for you there.
Competition: The competition can be very helpful. Learn from the competition and sets the learned into your own blog. You do not have the best of all blogs. It is enough if he is better than the blogs of your competitors.
Money: To earn money with blogging is a beautiful thing. But who is blogging just for the money, will eventually lose interest. Money should be motivation in blogging never the number 1. Otherwise, the chance is very high that it will give your blog not long.
Patience: Forget the whole “Get rich overnight” gurus. Build a blog is hard work and rich most of them are not. But if you bring the patience and motivation, may someday live from blogging.
Technology: Keep your blog software up to date with latest technology. WordPress e.g. published regularly updates. Or do you want that your blog is hacked? Who is using a blog service, the consumption is about worry.
Design: The look is important. It’s like in real life. Because your contributions can be as good as, if your blog looks bad and is bad usable, you will not find many readers. At best, you find yourselves a suitable free template (for example, WordPress made) and adapts it gradually your ideas.
Have fun blogging. 🙂