4 Tips For Blogging Success

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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”.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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64 Responses to 4 Tips For Blogging Success

  1. callmetrav says:

    These are great tips. I enjoy learning from other bloggers by way of discussion.

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  2. Excellent tips – I am sure many bloggers will benefit from your advice!

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  3. Great tips. Just something i needed as a new blogger 🙂

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  4. Tareau Barron says:

    5. Steal Jay Colby’s material because he posts amazing things. Lmfao JK naw thanks for the advice brotha.

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  5. Hi, another interesting post! I have a question – do you think it’s necessary to share your blog on social media such as Facebook and Twitter? Im unsure whether to do this and am questioning whether my current Facebook ‘friends’ are really the right people to be sharing my blog with.
    Any thoughts welcome!
    Ellie
    https://ellie-green.com

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    • Jay Colby says:

      I would say if you want to brand your blog and to profit from it. You’ll need to setup social media for your blog. I do understand where you’re coming from because when I first started my blog I wasn’t too keen of sharing it with my Facebook friends as well. But once I realized I was passionate about my blog and I wanted to take it to the next level. I had to be willing to share my writting with the world. Thanks for reading and I hope this helps!

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  6. Monira Ahmed says:

    I struggled to maintain consistency initially but now I’ve got back on track and I agree regular posting is key to getting readers engaged.

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  7. I strongly believe in what you’re saying about finding your niche. I am in my first year still and at the beginning I remember reading all about focusing on a niche aka one main thing. As time went on I realized yes I was getting traffic but I was burnt out on the subject that I do love. But why if I love the subject would I be so over it? Because I am human and I have multiple interests that actually can be tied together. I love beauty, fashion, freebies and giveaways, and social issues. All of those things can be considered a lifestyle niche because it’s my lifestyle. I am eclectic and I know I am not the only one out there who searches for all the things they love in one place. So yes find your niche but my advice to newbies is what does the word niche truly mean to you?

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    • Jay Colby says:

      Great insight and I agree being ourselves is key to making great content. That is a great question that we should all answer when we’re first starting out. Thanks for reading!

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  8. Cleoschen says:

    Awesome tips. Thank you.

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  9. Cacey Taylor says:

    Reblogged this on firsthomebizness and commented:
    These are some great tips by Jay Colby. A Remarkable online blogger and person. Some of the best material on the web.

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  10. Cacey Taylor says:

    Some great material once again. Thank you for sharing your expertise and insight.

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  11. geminilvr says:

    Engaging with other bloggers is a great learning tool and it also makes you feel as if you are part of a community that not only inspires you but you hopefully inspire as well

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  12. These are very helpful; thank you for sharing your thoughts and advice!

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  13. Well . . I want to thank YOU personally Jay. My blog sat pretty much static for around five months with only one faithful follower and then one day you popped up and invited people to add their url to their response and you promised to read and respond and re-post and you kept your word! Now I have like thirty or forty friends here and it’s great. Thanks again for being a man of integrity. God bless you brother!

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  15. Fab tips here. I agree with them all.

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  16. I enjoyed reading your post – great tips. I am new to the blogging scene and need advice. Thanks again.

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  17. MakeItUltra™ says:

    I like what you’re doing here Jay. Message back if you’d like to make a contribution to MIU and do some crossmarketing. Cheers

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  18. Bliz says:

    These are great tips! Thanks for sharing, really helpful as I’m just working my way back into blogging again. Thank you!

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  19. Eri Hunt says:

    Thank u so much for the advice! 🙂

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  20. Great tips and post, this will help many people; keep up the good work. 🙂

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  21. Hey Jay so wonderfully explained to all the bloggers and I like to comment on mostly every post which I like and appreciating people and getting their feedback feels so good and even they feel so elated. It has to be two and fro not one way traffic. Excellent tips. 👌👌👌👌👌👌

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  22. You have provided some useful tips. I certainly not really that readership rises directly after a new post.

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  23. Thank you for being you!

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  26. chubaoyolu says:

    Great post. I think you could also add another bullet point here which is simply just “patience”. Even if people follow all the awesome tips you have listed above, it still takes time for results to start to come in.

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  27. Thank you for reading my blog post, and liking it.

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  29. Great tips, thanks, Jay. I love your works.

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  30. Sarah says:

    Very true. It took me a little while to figure this out, but once you consistently follow these rules, it helps your blog grow much more.

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  31. Great tips! I need to spend some time thinking through my ideal reader!

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  32. ashleemae says:

    Great tips! 😀

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  33. stylishtravlr says:

    Great tips, of course now everyone can be a blogger, but only few can be very successful. I need to find some way to be more creative 🙂

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  34. ReRead this post! Still enjoy the message!!

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