With the number of bloggers increasing daily there are always many questions we have when we first start blogging. Whether you’ve created your blog as a creative outlet or for the chance to make substantial revenue or acknowledgement we all want more traffic and great content. Many of us have the dream to one day to be a professional blogger with the freedom to travel the world or to work in our pajamas. The following are just a couple of tips to help anyone build a blog and potentially unlock a new world of independence.
- Write Posts Regularly:
Many people start blogging with a huge amount of energy and enthusiasm. They start off by posting new content on a frequent basis until they run out of steam after a few weeks of maybe not so promising traffic. Sometimes we get tired, because we run out of ideas. At other times, we begin to wonder, “What’s the point of all this?”. Those who post often get the most benefit. It is proven that if we post once or twice per month receives 70 percent more traffic than if we don’t post at all in a month span. Simply put, the more you blog, the better it gets once we increase our posting frequency from five times per month to six to eight times per month we will almost double the traffic.
- Be True To Yourself:
Never forget this is YOUR blog find your voice and be authentic. There are plenty of people online who will judge you, and critique you because they have nothing better to do. One thing I’ve noticed when I’ve researched tips and keys for blogging success. A central theme usually in all of these articles and books is “you have to have a niche”. Having a niche simply means your blog or website has a central topic that it is focused on. I tend to disagree with this sentiment to a certain extent, I do agree having a niche can be useful, but being true to yourself will be more beneficial to your blog in the long-run. For example, if you write your blog all about fashion. But you really don’t love fashion and you’re just writing because you think you’ll get more traffic for this niche. I found this to be problematic writing what’s in your heart will help you grow your blog faster than writing just for “traffic or SEO”.
- Start Finding Readers:
As you create great and useful content sometimes we can get overly focused on writing blog post, designing our site and coming up with new ideas for content. Many bloggers have a “build it and they will come mentality” with their blog but this is far from the truth. There are many ways to grow your blog’s audience one way to start is by thinking carefully about the type of reader you’d like to have read your blog. You might like to create a idea of your ideal reader from age, demographic and interest they might have. Once you know who you’re hoping to have read your blog ask yourself where that type of person might already be gathering online i.e. what blogs are they reading, are they on Facebook groups etc.
- Engage With Your Audience:
Engaging with your reader is imperative and can help grow a loyal readership to your blog. Some of the best ways to do this is by setting up social media sites i.e. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Always respond back to all questions or comments are extremely important to connect with your audience.
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