Are you aware of how to run a successful blog?
Consider these comments from a reader:
Now I’m looking forward to your post on Saturday, Janice, you know the one for those of us that are losing our minds over blogging.
and this reader:
I really want to improve my site just that I am at the crossroads and everything is making me lose my mind. What’s your advice?
My advice is in this post. Here are blogging tips for bloggers of all experience levels:
How to Run a Successful Blog, 13 Key Ingredients
Many bloggers don’t want to write about popular, trending topics preferring instead to write about their passions. You can write about whatever you want, but if you choose to write about a topic in which there is little interest, you will have a frustrating journey as a blogger.
Do you do SEO research first?
Consider these comments:
Do you agree with the commenter? Are you looking for a good reason to start “keyword hunting?”
According to Rand Fishkin, if you hope your content will carry you through and ignore SEO, you will lose thousands of visitors.
Rahul Kuntala agrees.
“Old school tricks don’t work”. All I’d say is: old school techniques still work if you do it right. Anyone who’s doing SEO for 5+ years knows that targeting just 1 or 2-word keywords (like fitness or fitness tips) is too BAD and won’t work at all!
This is where long tail keywords come into play.
I’ve used long tail keywords + 2000+ word articles strategy with a ton of my clients and the results were always amazing (it works for any industry). Within 6 months, their search traffic not only tripled but their sales also went up.
5. Work hard Now that you know how many tips to offer, research to make sure you have enough information.
The goal of strategic bullet points is primarily to keep people reading. You’re highlighting easily digestible bits of important information, which keeps your reader’s attention focused and breaks up dense pools of text.
7. Promote your post Make sure you promote the post so people know about it.
There is great controversy over whether you are wasting your time promoting at social media sites. I fall into the group that believes you should promote everywhere.
Then, continue to promote at the places that bring you the greatest ROI (return on your time investment). Use automation tools to keep your posts posting on social media sites without having to be at a computer. Viral Content Bee will let you promote at five places at once.
The Your Income Advisor blog agrees engagement is an important sign of a successful blog. The blog even goes as far as to saying Google rewards blogs that show engagement by having many comments.
Donna Merrill offers criteria which enable you to know if you’ve achieved engagement. For example, she explains the perfect blog post is one which engages your reader and builds a bond of trust between you. She goes as far as to say that engagement is even more important than strong content!
According to Jayson DeMers, the way to help your readers is by having expertise in your subject area. How to get that knowledge? Why, read!
The Recycling Company News blog agrees by saying if you can solve problems for readers with “the content you produce, you will be miles ahead.”