Some might take this matter as a part time activity, or something productive to do in their free time. But in reality, this is much more than just an ordinary brain optimizing hobby you do in your leisure time. The blogsphere is a very intriguing universe that one needs to first understand in order to get to the top! The same entities; people, information, conversation, presentation are involved here and if we can exceed in all these, there’s no stopping you. Of course, there’s always a science to get acquainted with when something like blogging rings up your brain\’s doorbell.
What’s this science that we are talking about? What are the secrets for maintaining a successful blog? These are the question we’re going to be addressing here in this article via a plethora of simple tips and tricks. Starting with the most important of all.
If there’s anything useful we\’ve learned from the blogging world, it is surely the fact that one should NEVER ever copy other blog\’s content. This is perhaps a wall which you should never cross. But why?
The consequences are pretty obvious; readers will possibly view your blog as one of two things. One; they’ll view your blog as bogus and unreliable. If you were to commit blogocide, there would be no better way to do it than whipping up a blog and plagiarising someone else\’s hard work. Plus, Search engines will never give you ranking for copying familiar content, the glory will always be captured by the original blogs. Two; readers will see your blog as a partner to the original one. The problem is that you’re a standalone blog and you want individual credit. So, you shall get minimum secondary attention from readers.
This is not to mention the shit storm that will befall you when you get into copyright issues and whatnot. There are ways of getting content and a couple that comes to mind are, getting your friends and family to help out, requesting authors of other blogs to write some guest articles and the possibility of paying for articles.
When writing a blog, you must first see if the content you’re writing will actually drive traffic. Keeping your site fresh and relevant are the only two things which makes your blog\’s wheel go round. You have to understand if you’re passionate about the content you’re writing. Otherwise, you’re just dragging yourself along for the sake of creating meaningless content.
Use passionate language, so that readers enjoy reading your posts. Post fresh, hot materials. The major problem with bloggers is that they post old worn out content. This way, readers will visit other blogs that post even better content than yours. But if you’re the first one to post a fresh topic, you can hit the traffic jackpot. Let\’s face it, nobody gives a crap about something that happened 2 years ago or even 3 months ago.
Non-stop blogging can sometimes rob you of your writing skills. Excessive writing will tire your mind out and you’ll stop producing good articles for your blog. This is sometimes the reason that blog owners hire writers for their blog. Take some breaks (an hour or a couple of days is okay), watch some T.V, exercise is much recommended, to refresh your blogging skills. This balance will ensure a healthy, traffic-full blog. The key is taking enough time off to refresh and regenerate.
Although you might think that writing on a free domain is much more convenient and wallet friendly, but still, a purchased domain name will prove to be much more lucrative and traffic friendly. Purchased domain names will make you the official owner of your domain name and will give you that professional look and identity online. Readers will find it easy to follow you on your top level domain name and will see your content as relevant, because of the professional look.
Let\’s also not forget should you want to monetize your blog one day, most advertising networks such as Google AdSense and Yahoo! Bing Network requires you to have a TLD or Top Level Domain. In a way this shows how serious you are with your blog. So, think of a unique domain name and go buy it.
If you’re an ambitious blogger who looks forward to getting ads in the near future; then you surely need to keep in mind that keywords are your right best friends. Search engines like Google will show search results according to the words searchers use. Study what words they use the most and use them to your advantage to drive in more readers. With that said, avoid using keywords excessively as it would be seen as keyword spamming and it could spell disaster for your blog.
Readers don’t like authors who write like they know everything. Write interesting content with your own personal opinions so that readers can see what you\’ve experienced then they can try it out for themselves. We’re all humans, we make mistakes; it’s good to share views, opinions and write the absolute truth in your blog posts. You know how the saying goes, opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, but it doesn\’t have to be in a bad context. Different opinions and views can be used to look at something from a different point of view.
Keep editing your blog posts as soon as you get additional information about the respective matter. Don’t abandon the post and leave it lying there. Readers will find this useless, and a waste of space. Keep updating information so when new or old visitors visit your site your post is always relevant. A great way to do this is to take some help from the comment section. How? Read the following tip to know.
A blog needs to escalate. In order to get readers to come to your blog and make it famous, you’re going to have to encourage conversations and conversations on your posts. This is a great way to engage in healthy informative and opinion based talks. You can mention at the end of your blog post for readers, to comment in the comment section and share what they have experienced. A lot of bloggers do this to make their post look natural and comfortable for readers.
So, if you have enjoyed reading this post and found it useful, do share your opinions below!