12 Tested Ways To Be Popular As A New Blogger

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Why would a new blogger abandon their blog?

Statistics say if a new blogger is going to give up, it will be in three to nine months.

Do you know the excuse a new blogger often gives for quitting?

The competition is too fierce.

I once read a new blogger complain that the blogosphere is full of “the haves” and the “have-nots.” In other words, bloggers either have traffic or they don’t.

According to this one blogger, there is no in between.

Pospi, today’s guest author, spent more than a week conducting research into what makes a new blogger successful.

He is here to explain the results of his research: 12 ways a new blogger can succeed in the crowded internet and get noticed.

His tips are valuable for bloggers of all experience levels.

12 Tested Ways To Be Popular As A New Blogger

By Pospi O. Otuson

The blogging world is becoming a very competitive community and if you could be able to stand out of the crowd of bloggers, you must try out ways that could make you much popular as a new blogger. And I’ve come to realize that being popular paves a smooth road to success.

Well, I may not be mistaken if I say almost every reader of this blog visits and reads it to learn something useful, motivating, and creative so that he/she can become successful, popular, or famous.

And I also believe so many young bloggers have been in search of ways to be popular and influential on the Internet. Personally, I have searched for ways to become a popular blogger on Google search but I saw nothing helpful or even related so I undertook research that took me over a week to compile. The result: this post can be of help in boosting the popularity of young bloggers.

I didn’t want to post it on my blog because I needed an online platform that is world-class like this one, where most of the world’s internet users and young bloggers can see it and gain from it.

In this post, I will be sharing 12 ways to be popular as a young blogger. If you’re a young blogger or writer who desires to be popular and influential both online and offline, then read on.

MAKE FRIENDS WITH OTHER BLOGGERS

Creating a relationship with other bloggers is useful and very important. It’s a source of great knowledge talking with experienced people and learning from their failures and mistakes, sharing ideas and opinions. This can make you better and more popular than they are.

By making friends with fellow bloggers, you get more people to know about you and sooner or later almost everybody will and no doubt you’ll become popular.

DEVELOP A PASSION FOR WRITING

There is a saying, “Success starts with passion.” I never really found it interesting but with time, I did see it working.

Blogging has a lot to do with writing and you really need to develop that passion for writing so as to be successful and popular as a young blogger.

By definition, writers are passionate creatures. So, as writers, we are among the fortunate few who are actually doing what we love. Yes, I know they are difficulties, both financial and personal. But you have the ability to shape words into a tangible expression that can inspire, educate, and entertain. There is joy in writing and to be popular as a young blogger, you need to exercise the passion for writing.

PROMOTE YOURSELF

I sincerely love the word “promotion” and am a dedicated fan of #PromoteYourself on Twitter and Facebook. Promotion is the best way to make yourself a popular blogger. Promotion has become very important to bloggers. As you all know, there are so many blog niches on the Internet so it has become very hard to overcome those blogs. The only way to do it is to write awesome content and promote not only your blog but also yourself.

BE ORIGINAL

This one of the major ways and steps to consider if you really want to be popular as a young blogger. Your originality determines your level of popularity. Learn to create your own contents and ideas.

I used to be a blogger who copies a lot. At times, I copied the site title and adverts. Though I was ignorant, I discovered it could destroy my dreams of being a successful and popular blogger. Creating your own contents grants you the opportunity to gain more knowledge and also expose your readers to fresh topics. So doing, you gradually become popular. Originality matters.

USE SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media has become a platform to explore and become popular as a young blogger. The power of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram etc. has helped a lot of bloggers to be popular and successful. And you know what, social media is the cheapest way to gain popularity and also the easiest ways to share your ideas with thousands of people. It’s a successful tool most successful bloggers use to grow their traffic and readership. I’m in all of the above mentioned social media channels and even more, and I must say I’m becoming an influential social media user. The truth is that, if you want to be popular as a young blogger you must use social media and also try to get hundreds and thousands of friends and followers.

[Read: How to Be Seen as a Powerful Blogging Influencer in Any Niche]

SHARE YOUR BLOG POSTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media is the best place to get readers for your blog posts. If you don’t believe in social media for blog traffic, then you really to re-think. Creating an excellent blog post is one thing, getting readers to see the post is another thing. Sharing your blog posts on social media does not only drive readers to your blog it also makes you a popular blogger if you consistently share posts even from other blogs.

GET A GRAVATAR PROFILE

To be a popular blogger online, you must have a gravatar profile and image. The globally recognized avatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you comment or post on a blog. Create this gravatar profile with your personal email, upload a photo or avatar as it is popularly called, update your bio and be globally recognized.

COMMENT ON OTHER BLOGS

Commenting on other blogs does not only make you popular, it also gets more visitors to your blog. Anytime you comment on someone else blog, Normally the blog authors and readers of that blog always come to check out your own blog. Commenting remains one of the easiest ways to drive traffic. I have a habit of commenting on blogs and I have built a good relationship with other bloggers by adding useful and meaningful comments to their blog posts and my blog has benefited a lot from it, and I see myself becoming more popular every day. To be popular commenting on other blogs, avoid posting comments like “nice info, great post, nice one, love it”. Such comments may be positive in nature but add no value to the post. Comment with something longer than maybe 3 sentences and above, something that relates and adds value to the post. To be popular as a young blogger, you must learn to comment on other blogs.

FOLLOW POPULAR BLOGGERS IN YOUR NICHE

To be extremely popular as a young blogger, you should connect and follow the top influencers in your niche, maybe on social media or any other area. That way, you’ll get to meet same minded people and it will surely make your popularity known.

DRESS WELL

You may never be popular if you don’t develop a habit of dressing well. As you know, people believe so much in “seeing is believing” always make sure that your social profile pictures and gravatar carry an awesome photo of you and maybe have on a nice dress or suit; not in full, just a passport sized photo. You dress code speaks more of you and makes people see you as an achiever and will definitely make you popular and successful as a new blogger.

TEACH OTHERS THE LITTLE YOU KNOW

Try as much as possible to teach others from your experiences. As a young blogger, I have helped a lot of newbie bloggers with ideas they needed so badly. I may not know it all, but I try my best to tell them the little I know. If it’s helpful to them, they tell their friends and colleagues about me and that way I become popular.

If you know anything, and of course I know you do, you should be teaching what you know right now. You don’t have to become an expert first, do you know that you could learn better while teaching others? Teaching builds your brand. To be popular as a new blogger, you must learn to teach others the little you know and don’t be too busy to teach.

WRITE ON OTHER BLOGS

Writing on other blogs as a contributor or via guest posting is one of the best ways to be popular as a young blogger. I believe guest posting is the most important strategy for promoting and growing not only yourself but also your blog. Anytime I visit any blog, my eyes are always in search of the “write for us, guest posting, or contribute page” by being a good guest blogger and adding value to someone else’s blog, you’re going to build a strong relationship with other bloggers and their readers.

Guest posting is a major tool to gain popularity as a new blogger, cause you advertise your personality and great content to targeted visitors elsewhere.

Now let’s come to soccer; the reason why Cristiano Ronaldo seems to be more popular than Messi is that he has played for several football clubs other than Messi. What am trying to say is that you won’t be a popular blogger if you only play for just your blog, Learn to play for other blogs.

Writing on other blogs is the easiest way to be popular as a new blogger.

Hey young blogger, am so glad you read this to the end. Now you’re set to become one of the most popular bloggers in the world. Don’t go without saying thanks (:

Author Bio: Pospi O. Otuson

I’m a young Nigerian entrepreneur who wants to share his passion for entrepreneurship.

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Readers, please share so both new and veteran bloggers alike discover Pospi’s tips for standing out in the crowded blogosphere and experiencing blogging success.

What did you think of Pospi’s post? Which of his tips do you find the most valuable? Pospi and I look forward to your views in the comments section.

Note: Janice will be answering comments as her vacation schedule and internet connectivity allow.

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    • Jeanine at 8:28 pm

      Thank you Janice and Popsi
      From your photo, you do dress well!
      I found all your tips helpful, and always “grr-eatful” when someone gives their time to help others.
      It will always come back to you.
      I have the passion for writing, and it was important that you mention that love and drive for word creation.
      To me, it is number one in advice.
      Without it, you can not excel.
      Also news to me was the “Gravatat” information. I was not familiar with it but I have the perfect one!
      Since our ” dog blog” is written from our rescue pups perspective, the obvious choice is her sweet face.
      Thank you for that tip.
      She learned a lot about being more
      ” pup- ular” from you.
      Continued success , and I hope you will visit us for fun ” tails”, photos and original music! Thank you again!
      http://www.wusuppups.com

    • Jeanine at 12:57 am

      I notice that you personally answer all comments. Very gracious of you to take time to individually answer people. However, I noticed you did not reply to my first comment, not the PS re Gravatar spelling.
      I would love to hear back from you.
      Thank you again for sharing your knowledge, and bless you for your generosity. I hope to hear back and that you can visit Bree’s blog.

  1. Ramit at 4:30 am

    Hello,
    It’s a post that I opened with lots of expectations.
    And I can say confidently that you have delivered.
    Being a popular blogger means a lot to me especially when I am new to the blogosphere.
    There have been times when I thought, ‘I should quit’.
    This feeling has gripped me quite often.
    However, after reading your post, I have every reason to make it big.
    It has provided me the right direction and showed me what I have to do in order to succeed.
    Thanks for sharing your ideas. It has been a learning experience for me.
    Great Stuff and Best Regards to You!!
    Ramit recently posted…10 Best Free 3D Home Design SoftwareMy Profile

    • Pospi O. Otuson at 7:17 am

      Hi Ramit

      I’m pleased you found this article so helpful and interesting.
      That this post has build your confidence in the blogsphere, its one of my greatest achievement

      Thanks for reading 🙂

  2. Emmanuel Ekanem at 6:22 am

    Hello Pospi,

    I love the part you said “Your Originality determines Your level of Popularity”

    It is true that new bloggers always make the mistake of copying other blog’s content, which is very bad.

    It is good that they create out unique contents by theirselves, as this will serve as an authority for them and, inturn make them popular in the blogosphere, only if they maintain uniqueness.

    Great article man!

    ~Emmanuel

    • Pospi O. Otuson at 7:31 am

      Hi Emmanuel

      So glad you find it interesting. Copying others is one of the mistake or let me say ”Deadly Mistake” that young and new bloggers make.

      As i said, i used to be a copy blogger and at times i copy including the site title and adverts. Lol 🙂

      To be popular as a young blogger, you must learn to create your own contents. Develop a passion for writing

      Indeed, Originality matters a lot.

      Thanks
      – Pospi
      Pospi O. Otuson recently posted…Graphic Designs And Its Contribution In A Business FutureMy Profile

  3. Ryan Biddulph at 8:29 am

    Hi Pospi,

    Making friends was the absolute, positively powerful, difference maker for me. I went from blogging lone wolf to pack member. From struggling solo act to prospering community member. I say to clients and customers all the time; make blogging friends by helping folks get whatever you want to get. Why do you think I am always commenting on blogs and promoting fellow rocking bloggers? To help folks, to make friends and to expand all of our reach’s. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Ryan
    Ryan Biddulph recently posted…BFP Podcast Episode 21: 1 Secret that Busy Struggling Bloggers Need to DiscoverMy Profile

  4. Jerry Peri at 3:34 pm

    Excellent tips for bloggers generally!
    Points I like most, include
    . Make Friends with other Bloggers
    . Develop a passion for writing
    . Share posts on social media
    . Be original
    . Share what you know with others
    All the other points are really good!

  5. mughees at 9:49 pm

    excellent work doing by you, this article is very useful for the newbie who wants to succeed in the blogging world. The best way of learning is to collaborate to other blogger fellows, read their success and failures. try their tips and tricks who they survive in the deep valley of blogging.
    mughees recently posted…20 Money Making Apps That Pay You MoneyMy Profile

  6. Leanne at 10:35 pm

    My daughter-in-law is thinking of starting a blog Janice – just sent her a link to this because you always give such great advice (and it’s good for a newbie to see what is involved if you want to get serious about the whole blogging thing!) I knew nothing when I started and more info like this would have given me a better idea of what I was getting myself into 🙂

  7. Esther Lackie at 2:23 am

    Hello Pospi… Amazing read! Sometimes we think we have everything within our grasp only for tips like these to remind us we are not there yet. Always learning, always believing!

  8. Maryanne Theodore at 7:56 pm

    My first months of blogging I would say was very challenging – I gave up a lot of times but something kept bringing me back to the blog, I guess it was passion. Being original, making friends with fellow bloggers and every other tip you wrote here all make great sense. Thanks for sharing this Pospi

  9. Serdar Kara at 2:39 am

    The Main Success key is helping others without getting a penny. I strongly suggest this power key to every new bloggers or website owners who wants to become famous.

    • Pospi O Otuson at 12:11 pm

      Hi Serdar

      I strongly agree with you.
      Teaching others the little you know goes a long way because you you promote yourself.

      In other word you promote yourself while assisting others.

      But however you really need to try out the other steps listed above.

      Thanks for commenting

  10. Kristi at 8:36 am

    I love these tips! Especially making friends with other bloggers. I’ve just recently began to do this and find that it helps so much. Thanks for sharing!! xoxo

    • Pospi at 8:46 am

      Hi Kristi

      I’ll say making friends with other bloggers is the simplest way to be popular as a new blogger.

      Thanks for commenting!
      Regards 🙂

  11. George C at 8:06 pm

    Totally agree with using social media! Nowadays, we have the ability to present our thoughts and ideas to thousands, if not millions of people through the web. Often, we forget the incredible nature of this fact, and how only a decade or two ago, we didn’t even have the ability to do this to the extent we can now. So yes! For any young blogger, taking advantage of social media is definitely key in getting your content through to a wide array of people!
    George C recently posted…4 Reasons why Social Media Marketing Campaigns in China are failingMy Profile

  12. George C at 8:10 pm

    Totally agree with using social media! Nowadays, we have the ability to present our thoughts and ideas to thousands, if not millions of people through the web. Often, we forget the incredible nature of this fact, and how only a decade or two ago, we didn’t even have the ability to do this to the extent we can now. So yes! For any young blogger, taking advantage of social media is definitely key in getting your content through to a wide array of people!

    Totally agree with using social media! Nowadays, we have the ability to present our thoughts and ideas to thousands, if not millions of people through the web. Often, we forget the incredible nature of this fact, and how only a decade or two ago, we didn’t even have the ability to do this to the extent we can now. So yes! For any young blogger, taking advantage of social media is definitely key in getting your content through to a wide array of people.
    George C recently posted…4 Reasons why Social Media Marketing Campaigns in China are failingMy Profile

  13. Sheeroh at 9:43 am

    Hello Pospi.

    Good and easy to understand tips for new bloggers. The blogging space is indeed competitive but I find that to be more of a challenge than a deterrent!

    A lot of newbie bloggers wonder how they can be original when everything seems to have been wirtten/recorded by someone else already? We forget that every one of us has their own unique voice.

    Keep up the enthusiasm Pospi.

  14. John Marc Ramirez at 8:04 pm

    Thank you for inspiring me to write better through this well-written article of yours. For sure, a lot of aspiring writers will learn from this article as well. 🙂 I will be sharing this with my friends, as well. 🙂

  15. chimezie oleka at 3:31 am

    This is a nice post. Quite informative. I have a new blog which i have built with original contents.
    I am now at the level of gaining popularity. I will leverage on the information here to go far.
    I recently posted …..Top 5 Enterprise Plugins You Must Uninstall To Secure Customer Loyalty

    • Janice Wald at 4:06 pm

      Hi,
      Thanks for commenting on the article. Congratulations on starting your blog recently. We help new bloggers here. In your comments you mentioned building a community where you are able to help people. I agree. This is one of the joys of blogging.
      Janice

  16. Prosper Noah at 4:20 pm

    Hi Popsi,

    It’d have been a big miss for me not to check this Post of yours.

    Just needed a little time to check it out though and yeeeeah! Here I am.

    I must say you’ve written a very detailed posts.

    Now I want to emphasize on 2 lines you’ve mentioned here.

    Commenting on other Blogs: Very few know about the power of blog commenting, it’s what I have used over the months and proven to have increased my relationship with other bloggers in thesame much.

    Commenting definitely should be the first thing bloggers and new bloggers need to really focus on if truly they want to become successful and get known in the blogosphere.

    Sharing is another big and important factor; This is what I personally believe in “take time to share others blog posts, they’d do same to yours”

    Great Post once more.

    Have a nice day!
    Prosper Noah recently posted…KeyCDN Review 2017: The Best CDN for WordPress + Full Setup GuideMy Profile

    • Janice Wald at 4:22 pm

      Hi,
      I’m Janice, the guest host. Thank you for contributing to the discussion by reinforcing the power of blog commenting and social sharing. It is my resolution to do more of both.
      Janice

  17. stickman at 1:04 am

    I regularly visit your site and find a lot of interesting information.
    Not only good posts but also great comments.
    Thank you and look forward to your page growing stronger.

  18. Ganapat at 9:41 am

    This is nice post, give me lot of guidance to my new blogging journey. can you tell me which tool you use for seo and keyword and yes my budget is very low

    thank you

  19. Young at 4:53 am

    The potential of social media marketing to grow businesses is endless. As you most likely know, social media has become an amazing platform for people and businesses when it comes to having quality connections. Get more insights on how to promote your brand on social media: http://bit.ly/2ieS7Jr

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