Check Out This Simple Blogging Tips That Is Very Effective
You have probably been blogging for a while now. Errr, more than a month of blogging is a while, actually. Like every other field anyone can ever venture into, a month is enough to begin to experience, learn, make mistakes and discover. This is a journey, remember. The best of bloggers are still on a journey, if you must know. There is no end to learning as a blogger.
However, while you are on your blogging journey, it is very easy to become confused, unmotivated and burnt out. There is so much to take in, so much to learn, so much to unlearn and decisions to make. Like when you don’t know how to drive demands, boost sales and raise awareness to your blog.
In the process, you might begin to lose your authenticity as a blogger. I have list few tips to help you stay on track. These tips will help you hold on to your blogging voice in a sea of blogging diversity.
Create your own rules: Blogging
Of all the things I have learned here, one sticks out more than the others and that is to make my own rules. So many bloggers come with different ideas and systems, blogging protocols and advice. You have to be able to decide on what you want. While some bloggers emphasize on the importance of search engine optimization, for example, others frown at its exaggeration.
They probably know and appreciate its importance but they would rather not dwell on its intricacies. You have to be able to strike a balance. Pick what works for you as a blogger and run with it. Begin to try out things and make sure that you are comfortable with experimenting with them. If they work for you, great. If they don’t, move on to something else.
Be consistent: Blogging
Over a two-month span, businesses that published blog entries on a regular basis (more than once a week) added subscribers over twice as fast as those companies that added content once a month, now the can drive demands, boost sales and raise awareness.
Get ideas from your audience: Blogging
Create blog posts that answer the most interesting questions from people you engage with on social media. This can be a great way to gather ideas of what topics people would most like to read about, which will help your blog grow!
One of the best ways I’ve seen this in action is through blog comments or Tweets. In one example, visitors can suggest you post about something that will not just solve their personal problem but general, this is the power of amazing tools that will enable you drive demands, boost sales and raise awareness.
Give it time – This is why: Blogging
Plan to invest in blogging for a long time before you see a return. The web is a big, noisy place and unless you’re willing to invest more over a greater period of time than others, you’ll find success nearly impossible.
If you’re seeking short-term ROI, or a quick path to recognition, blogging is the wrong path. But if you can stick it out for years without results and constantly learn, iterate, and improve, you can achieve something remarkable.
Be inspired, don’t imitate: Blogging
Oftentimes, there is a recurring tendency to be like some blogger you look up to and so you begin to pattern your blogging into their own style. You leave your own true authenticity and originality and begin to drool at someone else’s. It’s a common distraction and that’s why I am talking about it. You will have to realize that this is a gentle steering away from your own true blogging. You are gently being swayed to lose your vibes.
No matter how appealing another person’s style is, do not imitate. Be inspired, learn and adopt what can work for you but let it end there. Twist new lessons to conform to your own blogging style. It’s okay if these new techniques don’t work for you as a blogger. Move on to the the next and keep growing.
Write catchy headlines: Blogging
No matter how great your content is, it won’t matter unless you have an amazing headline. People have a split second to decide if they should click on your post, and your headline will make them decide.
The headline is also essential in making it easy and desirable for people to share your post. Keep your headlines SPUB: simple, powerful, useful and bold. It will sale you out fast as you drive demands, boost sales and raise awareness.
Understand your audience: Blogging
Understand your audience better than they understand themselves. It takes a lot of upfront research, and often means being a member of the very tribe you’re trying to lead – but it pays off.
Understanding your audience better means you’ll have a better idea of what blog content will resonate with them, which is a good start when you get to writing blog posts.
A great technique for doing this is to simply ask your readers first on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn with an engaging quote. If people respond well to it, than this is probably a great topic to write about.
Make it worth referencing – here is how: Blogging
One thing I always try to keep in mind before publishing a post is would anyone want to “cite” this for any reason? Just like interesting research is great because it leaves you with a fascinating finding or an idea, I like for my posts to be the same.
That doesn’t mean relying on research, but simply making sure each post has an original lesson or actionable item, making it “citable” on the web.
Build your email list: Blogging
Start building your email list from day one. Even if you don’t plan on selling anything, having an email list allows you to promote your new content to your audience directly without worrying about search rankings, Facebook EdgeRank, or other online roadblocks in communications.
When you’re asking readers to sign up for your email list, you might want to try experimenting with different language.
Be flexible: Blogging
One other important lesson to learn if you must stay true to your blogging is to be flexible. Rigidity looks like the way to go to not lose your originality but in reality, this is not the case. Flexibility encourages expansion.
If something doesn’t work for you, be flexible enough to admit that to yourself and work on it. In being rigid, you gradually lose taste of your blogging. Be open to changes that can positively affect your growth while you try to stay authentic.
In conclusion, everybody has had pitfalls and successes (no matter how little they are) but in all of these, what matter the most are understanding the niche you have picked, understanding what you want to achieve with your blogging, discovering your blogging voice and staying true to it no matter the variation and diversity.
Keeping authenticity and originality helps your audience fall easily in love with you and your blogging overall. You might like to read on how to make people fall hopelessly in love with your blog.
Write For Yourself First: Blogging
Write for yourself first & foremost. Ignore the fact that anyone else will read what you write; just focus on your thoughts, ideas, opinions and figure out how to put those into words. Write it and they will come.
Yes, since I’ve been writing for myself, I’ve found that I write more and I publish more often. I think though that the main reason for that is that I don’t decide whether to publishing something based on the traction / reception that the post will receive within my audience; instead if I want to publish something, I do so. For myself.