Do you want to know what it feels like to have a successful blog?
Keep reading and you can experience the thrills of running a successful blog yourself.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a time machine to go into the future, so you could learn from experiences you haven’t had yet?
I am giving you that time machine.
I am celebrating my one-year blogging anniversary this month. Either through their words or their examples, the following bloggers shared their tips with me. I am honored to be able to pass on their wisdom to you.
Consider this comment from a reader:
I have heard the longer you blog the better you get… It gives me hope!
What if you don’t have to hope? I brought you the wisdom that a year’s worth of blogging brings, wisdom I garnered from other bloggers.
Now you, too, can get the benefit of their expertise.
Tested Tips To Help You Have a Successful Blog
1. Use Pinterest Group Boards.
2. Go to the SITS Girls Linky Party.
3. Retweet other’s links on Twitter.
4. Make your Pinterest pins bigger.
5. Contact Sue Coletta for instructions on installing a StumbleUpon button.
6. Luci (Blondeusk) taught me how to be a host blogger.
7. Use CommentLuv.
8. Have an opt-in box,
9. Have it pop out at 25%.
10. Blogging is about social media. Be social.
11. Use Hootsuite.
12. Each time you promote the same article on Twitter, use different words.
13. It’s been my experience that the more you go out there and read and comment….the more views and comments you will get in return….you really do need to put the work in…it’s not enough to just post and sit back and wait….I did that in the beginning, and I can tell you all you’re going to get back in return is the sound of crickets.
14. Start an International Weekly Roundup.
15. If you are going to guest post, put forth your best effort. Earn new readership.
16. Share posts on Twitter.
17. Use blogging tools.
18. Use large Pinterest graphics with different fonts.
19. Use a Click to Tweet in a welcome Email .
20. Use the CoSchedule Headline Analyzer.
21. Use JustRetweet.
22. Use ViralContentBuzz.
23. Network with people who show interest in you, and thoroughly promote.
24. Use Pinterest Rich Pins.
25. Network. Spend one hour after dinner each night networking.
26. Use Twitter Cards.
27. You get out of blogging what you put in. If you don’t network with others, people won’t network with you.
29. Categories and tags are important.
30. If you do the work, they will come.
31. Network, keep doing what works.
Jon Morrow and his staff:
32. Use I, You, How in headlines,
33. Make your introduction a one-sentence hook.
34. Have an exciting conclusion.
35. Have an expert roundup interview.
36. Guest post.
37. Give readers an incentive for subscribing.
38. Use StumbleUpon.
39. Have a weekly roundup
40. Use Pinterest
41. Blogging is a marathon, not a sprint.
42. Pinterest results in massive blog traffic.
43. SEO matters.
44. Let colors bleed through.
45. Use Just Retweet
46. Blog promotion is an art that requires thoroughness and repetition.
47. Success comes with time.
48. Comment on other blogs.
49. Include links to external sites.
50. Use Triberr.
51. Use Click to Tweet in the middle of a blog post.
52. If your site doesn’t work right, clear the cache.
53. SEO Matters
54. At Twitter, ask for a retweet.
55. At Twitter, spell out retweet.
56. Use Moz to check for Google Penalties to your site.
57. Sally taught me selfless support for other bloggers by featuring them and promoting them by retweeting their links on Twitter.
58. Use #LinkYourLife Twitter Hashtag
59. Use Facebook groups
60. Use Sumo.me
62. Get rid of your green background.
63. Remember to put the link in your Twitter Tweets.
Sue Anne Dunlevie:
64. Community Pinterest boards result in increased blog traffic.
65. Start a Blog; it could lead somewhere.
66. Facebook groups matter.
67. Twitter matters.
68. Tim taught me you don’t have to draw the line when it comes to promoting bloggers. On Friday the 13th, Tim featured 13 bloggers. Tim routinely seizes opportunities to feature as many bloggers as he can in one flattering post.
69. Use Click to Tweet in a welcome Email.
71. Read the Huffington Post Guide to Blogging. Here is a review of the Huffington Post Guide to Blogging.
Conclusion: How to Have a Successful Blog
While I realize that these tips are echoed by different bloggers, the overlap is important. It stresses the importance of following the tip if more than one blogger has shared that advice.
Isaac Newton once said, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” I am grateful for the wisdom these talented bloggers shared with me this year. It is out of the utmost respect for them that I pass their wisdom onto you.
Please share this post, so other bloggers also have the benefit of their knowledge and talents and can experience the joys of having a successful blog.
Readers, what do you think the most valuable suggestion here is? Do you have any additional ideas for tips that have helped you grow your blog into a successful blog? I look forward to your views.