Every passionate like you and me who joined the community of blogger builds a dream to become Successful Blogger? Right.
To be successful in blogging you need to be updated with latest strategy blogging.
As you are reading this, you must be a newbie but you may be an intermediate blogger. So below is a insight for everyone.
I have covered 12 blogging necessary elements and some extra talents required to become successful blogger.
I have explained each factor with a further reading link that helps to you understand more about it.
Note: I have written this post after assuming you own WordPress blog. But most of the essentials applies to all other also.
1. Akismet-Anti-Spam Plugin
Once you start blogging you’re are spared with problems. Your blog goes online and anybody can view it and we want that happen to become successful blogger. But some shady marketer try to promote their products on your blog through comments and trackbacks which makes your look poor and create bad impression on visitors.
When I started my first blog I didn’t used any anti-spam plugins to prevent my blog from spammers and result was I was receiving thousands spam comments daily. And ultimately I had to waste lot of time in deleting the useless spam comments.
At last, I got to know about Akismet, a powerful anti-spam plugin, which do all hard work for us. Akismet stops the spam comments and make your comments section always looks attractive and welcoming to readers.
Actually Akismet monitors the way spammers use to spam the website and work accordingly.
Akismet is free to use if you’re running a personal blog. you can also choose premium plans that have extra features to provide more security to website.
2. Build Relationships with other bloggers
The best way to get advice and more knowledge on blogging is another blogger. I am sure the blogger must have knowledge that you don’t know. Building relationship with other blogger will give you support and influence to your work.
Your blogger friends can help you:
- Sharing your post, re-tweeting or giving you a back link.
- Giving suggestion on your problem as all blogger issues are related to one another.
- and believe as far as I know every blogger support and encourage other blogger.
How to build relationship?
- Joining a forum.
- Catch them socially like on Facebook, twitter etc.
- by commenting on their post.
3. Relationship with Commentators
Experts says success of blog is measured with number of comments it receives. In your comments section readers give their own opinion about what they feel about your blog. And with their opinions you can improve your blog.
If you blog is receiving more load of comments, it’s a good sign and readers are happy with your blogging.
I suggest you to always ask to comment so that you regular get feedback on your blogging strategy. This can considered as a ways to becomes successful blogger.
To get more comments on your blog, develop a habit of asking question at the end of each post like “how you do?” or “ what you do?” it will encourage readers to give their views.
4. Design of blog
In January of 1996 Bill Gates said content is king. Today also blogging means delivering rich content. But you cannot make the content rich unless it is arranged well.
Most of the newbie think if they have good content readers will flood to their blog – but what if your blog design is not comfortable and reader doesn’t enters the blog. First let the user your blog by improving your blog design.
Below are Some tips to writing a successful blog
- Make your text size bigger enough which is easier to read.
- Don’t clutter your sidebar with unnecessary widgets: Only keep widgets that are really needed, it also make your site slower.
- Better choose a clean and easy navigating theme. Simple looking themes that are easy to navigate are loved by almost readers. They don’t come look advancing technologies on your, they just come get some knowledge easily.
Read: 9 killers ways to reduce bounce rate and increase traffic to website.
5. A good Post Opening
The opening of blog post be interesting and engaging type. It is equally important to title of the post, like title do the work of attracting readers without reading the contents. In the same way a great opening will encourage the readers to read more about the post.
On the other hand a poor opening might flew your readers away and increase your bounce rate.
Ways to become successful post opener.
- Ask a question – This is the most effective ways that make the readers getting into your post but make sure you answer the question later. The readers feel like they are talking to you directly, it make your content user friendly.
- Write a powerful fact, quotes or statement – this increases the curiosity of the readers.
- Ask the question “why and how” – if you’re writing tutorials then readers read the post to know why and how only.
6. Mobile-Friendly site
According to HubSpot, 87% people uses internet with mobile phone.
More and more internet users are increasing as mobile phone are getting cheaper. People find mobile phone handy to carry anywhere.
If your website is not mobile friendly you are going to loose many of your potential readers. In a non mobile friendly website, users have to wait wait while your header and sidebar images download, or fiddle around to zoom in on your teeny-tiny text, they may well surf elsewhere.
With mobile friendly site, ensure your writing style is clear and concise.
7. Design your post
The readers find the content easy to read if it is properly formatted. It helps your readers to understand the content easily. The people find difficult to read article in screen but if you design it well, they will read.
Tips to make post user friendly:
- Divide the content in sub headings
- Make the important keyword bold to highlight.
- Do not write content in long paragraph. You can use bullet points to make content easier.
- To get extra attention you can use style boxes. It makes the post interesting to read.
8. Gravatar Image
If you want to get recognize as a blogger then Gravatar is the best way. Gravatar is image of people displayed beside comments on any WordPress blog.
When you sign up for a Gravatar account it will ask you for email address and a profile picture to upload. And whenever you use same email address on any WordPress blog, profile picture of Gravatar account is displayed.
When reader see your profile picture on one WordPress blog it doesn’t matter but if again same readers see the same picture on any other WordPress blog you commented upon then I am sure he is going to search more about you.
9. Unique Content
As I mentioned above “content is king”. The content on blog must be unique. If your are writing any post yourself I can bet there is no chance of duplicate content. You can take help of internet to research on topics but the content written should be unique. This is a key point to become successful blogger.
why people will come to your blog if they get same content on different blog? ask this yourself.
Google also penalize site containing duplicate content.
If you’re a newbie then be aware to not post any content that is copied from other sites. You can directly provide a link to the post in other site if required. This refers to back linking.
10. Write catchy headlines
The most effective way to encourage the readers click on your blog post is to write catchy titles. The user decide to read the complete post after watching the title only. The title is the instance of any blog post.
Some tips :
- Use numeric symbols if necessary – “13 ways to reduce bounce rate ” it make readers sure that he will get 13 ways at least.
- Use positive adverbs or adjective to make the title interactive – “ultimate tips to write SEO friendly content”. These words make users feel satisfied.
11. Use long tail keywords
The long tail keywords are use to target specific visitors to you blog. These are keywords that people search more on search engine to get better and exact solution of their query.
Experts says “long tail keywords contains 3 or more words”.
when you’re making a post now it’s better to focus long tail keywords. There are many tools that generate long tail keywords.
- Read: The ultimate tips to write SEO friendly content.
- Read: How to generate long tail keywords using long tail pro?
12. Guest Post
If you want to rank high on Google then along with search engine optimization ensure to have back links to blog post. The more traffic coming to your from high rank site will improve your search appearance in Google.
How to get links from other sites:
- Write a guest post. You can get a better recognition if you think to guest post in famous blogs. These sites will give you a basic bio in blogging field. So whenever any body look your articles in those sites, people may care to check about you.
- Produce incredible content. If you create natural content, I am sure bloggers coming to your blog might provide back links that increases extra traffic to your website.
Steps to Become Successful Blogger
# Do you have writing skills?
The writing a blog post is same as writing a novel. The blogging is mainly rooted on writing, if you have writing skills you can become successful blogger and writer as well. All successful bloggers are not a expert writers but they write the post that makes readers understand what it mean. Your blog readers will increase if you write understandable contents.
I suggest to write in a conversational tone like you are talking with the person reading your blog.
# Are you disciplined?
You must read the titles “Want to become your own boss : Start Blogging ”. It is true as there is no body to put rules on you but I would say disciplined life is more advantageous.
Any profession without discipline is not fruitful and blogging is not an exception. As a blogger you should have a time table for writing and publishing post, commenting on same niche blogs and social media promotion.
The regularly updated blog gets more loyal readers.
# Are you willing to learn?
A blogger first motive should be learning rather than earning, once you start learning automatically you get earning. No person is perfect in this world and bloggers are not excepted. Every blogger will always become learner including me. I read lots of other blog in my free time to improve my weak skills and learn new skills.
If you’re reading this post I am sure you aim to learn and don’t quit reading even after you become successful blogger. To get updated on latest topic you need learn more and more.
# Are you good communicator?
If you have good communication skills, nobody can stop you to become successful blogger. Initially I was thinking blogging means just writing contents and publishing it but I was wrong, blogging is beyond this scenario. I know blogging is mainly writing content but actual blogging begins once article is published. The articles need be promoted well to get reach most of the readers and when you get comments reply in proper conversationall way so that readers find you helpful.
You can see how Neil Patel reply to every comments on his blog.
# Can you work hard?
The blogging is not as simple as people think. You need a lot of hard work for writing a successful blog. A blogger has to dig for new ideas that is different from other bloggers. I work day and night to find latest ideas for my blog. As a blogger you need to be active almost 24X7 on internet (social media sites).
Don’t worry, if you are disciplined and dedicated enough for blogging then you can achieve all these goals.
# Are you creative? Not necessary
The creativity is factor that can take your blogging to next level but you don’t have to worry about it. You do your research and then create creative article. Some people are creative from mind but some become creative by work. In whichever category you come both are beneficial for blogging.
Creativity attracts the visitors quickly .
Above list might be too long for you but you spent one week time on each tactics, you would cover them in 3-4 months.
What you know to become successful blogger?
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