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If you’re a blog owner wondering how you can finally take your blog to the next level, you’ve come to the right place. There are numerous things you can do to make your blog more successful, helping it to gain more loyal followers, more visitors, and even more money.
Running a successful blog can be like a full-time job. You have to keep things updated and running smoothly, post fresh content, interact with the people visiting your blog, answer emails, and more.
You can’t afford to be lackadaisical if you want to experience true success as a blogger. Putting in the work regularly will be the difference between you making a little pocket money from your blog and perhaps getting some products to review, and making a full time living better than you could have ever made in the workplace.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at 10 ways you can make your blog more successful that really work. Enjoy!
10 Successful Blogging Tips
- Work on Building Solid Relationships
Building solid relationships with fellow bloggers is a great idea. They can link and share your posts, provide advice when you’re feeling stuck or confused, and even offer encouragement and support. Becoming a real part of the blogging community will help you to grow your blog. You can use social networks to do this, e.g., getting involved with blogger chats on Twitter.
You can also build solid relationships with your audience. Do this by actually speaking to your audience in the comments section, giving them personalized answers. If you receive in-depth, positive comments, it’s a good sign that whatever you’re posting is resonating with the people who are reading. You should make sure you get into regular conversations with people and encourage them to join in the conversation after each blog post by ending it with a question. Always respond to your audience!
2. Aim To Provide Value
You can only get so far writing about whatever you want. You should aim to provide value to the people who are reading your content. Do this by asking yourself questions, such as how can I help them? What is it they want?
Take a look at other blogs they may be reading, and consider doing some keyword research so you can see what queries are popular for ideas on what to base your blog posts around. Not only will this allow you to tailor your posts to them, but it’ll also help you to make sure your blog is SEO ready and performing better in the search engines. By simply tweaking the words you are using, you could have a huge impact on the success of your blog.
3. Make Your Blog Look More Professional
A professional looking blog is essential – if it looks like a hobby you don’t care too much about, then people aren’t going to want to get too invested in you and what you have to say. By using a virtual address provider you can make it look like you work from an actual office, and there are many other benefits to doing this too. Then, there’s the actual aesthetics of your blog. You should make sure your font is easy to read, ensure a clean design, and create strong branding so that you can instantly be recognized.
4. Build A Strong Social Media Presence
A strong social media presence is also important. People are more likely to follow you if they find you on social media, and you’ll be able to start and share conversations and topics that you believe to be important. With a strong presence, you can establish yourself as an expert in your industry and build trust and credibility.
5. Include Attractive Images With Each Post
Images with each post help to break up the text and bring some visual interest to a piece. Ideally, these pictures will be of high quality, original, and illustrate whatever it is you are talking about. Taking and editing them yourself is a good idea, especially if you’re talking about things like outfits, interior decor, or something similar.
6. Work out How To Write Attention Grabbing Headlines
Writing attention-grabbing headlines is the difference between somebody feeling compelled to instantly click on a post, and just scrolling past without a second thought. There are tools online you can use to help you write headlines like this. Some people like to make them ‘clickbaity’ but it can be annoying if you click on a post only to realize it doesn’t really have anything to do with the title.
7. Make It Mobile Friendly
A mobile friendly site is a must. More and more people are browsing using their mobiles and tablets, so you need to make sure your site is there when they decide to visit you. Nobody wants to do the endless scrolling and pinching that is required of sites that aren’t mobile ready. It’s 2019 and every single website should have a mobile site!
8. Be Consistent
Consistency in your values, style, and posting frequency automatically make you a more trustworthy blogger that people will want to visit again. Having a regular posting schedule will do you the world of good. You don’t need to post every single day. Even a couple of times a week is fine, but you should make sure you commit to it.
9. Always Be Unique
Don’t rip off anybody else’s posts. Don’t try to be somebody else because you think it’ll make you popular. Always be you and always put your own unique spin on what you’re saying. There are too many bloggers out there trying to be successful by riding on another blogger’s coattails.
10. Create YouTube Videos To Match
YouTube videos and vlogging is becoming increasingly popular, with YouTube the second largest search engine to Google. By creating videos to match your posts and linking to them, you can make sure there’s something for everybody. Videos have the added benefit of showing off your personality and getting the information across in a far more interesting way!
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What did we miss? I look forward to your views in the comments section. What successful blogging tips can you recommend?