HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL BLOGGER

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Just like any other trade, blogging has acceptable practices. The key to owning a successful blog starts with you, recognizing that blogging is not a joke. Coming to this realization will further make you grounded as you work towards hitting new milestones. 

To be successful in blogging, you must be ready to strictly adhere to the advice I will be sharing with you. They are few but very important. I have also linked some useful posts at the end of this article.


BE CONSISTENT

Being consistent in blogging puts you in a position to be seen often by your readers, sincerely, this should be the utmost priority of bloggers. Making your readers smile and having Google on your side is the first step in securing your bag when blogging. 

Bloggers aren't trying to be broke out here! Continually posting once a month can't help in increasing your numbers. 

Being consistent in blogging goes towards the line of publishing posts regularly. Maintain your blog's relevance by regularly posting what your readers are there for. 

Finally, maintain your brand and those unique features that keep your readers coming back.


QUALITY CONTENT

Blogs with poor content are no place to be.

In blogging, your content's quality is measured by different factors that I will discuss with you in a bit.

Unlike what you might think, your fancy website is not capable of keeping your readers. However, the product manufactured through your blog will keep your readers coming back. It will make search engines smile and can make your pocket smile also. 

Below are the essential ingredients for writing quality content.


  • KEEP IT 100!

Being original in your content is simply you presenting your discussion with a sense of you. It does not include you copying other people's work.

Blogging about what a gazillion other people have or are writing about is a standard in blogging. But your authenticity comes from writing through your lens. It might include you disagreeing with what everyone is applauding. It can also involve giving your perspective and trying to make your readers fall in love with your thought process.


  • MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR READERS

People read blogs for a variety of reasons. For the most part, they want to learn something new that can help them. 

A post can change a reader's mind about an issue, inspire them to try something new, or teach them how to do something better. 

Whatever you write about has to be exciting and meaningful to the blog's readers.


  • POLISH YOUR WORK

Putting your ideas on paper is a super easy process. As creators, we feel like nothing is wrong with our work, behold, it is perfect in our eyes! 

It is okay to be sure about your writing abilities. Yet, you can't go wrong with hiring or compelling another look to scan through your work. 

It is super important to keep your content readable. This will further help in building your credibility as a writer.


  • HELP YOURSELF

In most cases, the only reason posts are not crawled through by search engines is the creator. 

In blogging, there is something called optimizing your blog for search engines. Properly doing this can change your blogging game positively.

Optimizing your blog post for search engines is merely positioning yourself correctly to be seen. 

Positioning yourself correctly makes it easier for crawlers to see your posts and present them to readers as one of the most relevant posts. 

This has proven to be a way through which many have gotten tons of traffic to their site.

Interestingly, you have direct control over making this work for you. The process of optimizing your blog for search engines includes:;

Determine targeted keywords.

Write strong meta titles and descriptions.

Internal and external links.

Use of  H1 and H2 tags.

Use of transition words, among others 


YOU NEED SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media contributes significantly to exposing your work to the world. It is advisable to be present on relevant social media platforms to create awareness about you and your blog.

Social media is a great way to get followers. It helps new readers find your blog. 

Any blogger looking to succeed needs to have an active social media presence.


Want more help on how to be a successful blogger? Check out the link below for help.

10 Reasons You Should Consider Blogging

Top tips for a successful blog


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12 Comments

  1. I run a blog for a long time but I do want to have more success than I currently do have

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  2. I agree. I have been blogging for five years and consistency is key. People seem to like my outdoorsy and local content the best.

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  3. Great tips and I want to read them from time to time to remind me to be consistent and write quality posts.

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  4. Agree on all points made. I've been blogging for 15 years and have been doing what's listed here.

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  5. The first point is the key point. Be consistent. I've been blogging in 2016 and I had seen many bloggers coming and going. Consistency is a major key. Quality content as per your 2nd point is required too. All these tips are truly required.

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  6. You forgot "be patient"! And don't give up, all good things come to those who don't quit!=)

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    2. Very correct. I have a full article on that.

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  7. Those are some great points to keep in mind and wonderful tips. This is very helpful especially if are new to blogging.

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