This blog post is exclusively for new bloggers who have just stepped into blogging either as a fun or a part time career.
Why do most bloggers fail ? What is the reason that their initial zeal and excitement dies with the passage of time ? Some people start blogging as a hobby, some take it as a part time career while some start blogging after being inspired by someone’s blog.
The reason why most bloggers are unsuccessful is because they fail to understand the following basic tips and secrets to successful blogging. It takes a considerable amount of time for your blog to grow from scratch to a popular brand name on the internet. With right practices and efforts combined with some clever tips, the task is possible.
Tip 1: Wisely choose a topic that is in resonance and harmony with your thoughts and likes. I.e. write and share something that you are really passionate about. A blog made on any topic chosen arbitrarily without any interest cannot survive for longer. Put your energy in the right topic so that your blog and your passion for it continues to survive for a longer time.
Tip 2: Share your own content. The content that you are intending to share must be your original creation. Never ever develop a habit of copying content from someone else blog. This so called smart practice can do you more harm than any good. Search engines hate to index duplicate content in their web index.
How will you feel when your originally written content is copied and published somewhere else? You will certainly feel disgusting. Won’t you? So keep yourself away from such ill practices.
Tip 3: Keep your blog content fresh and updated. A regularly updated and fresh content can help you in attracting and retaining more number of returning visitors to your blog. In this way you can enjoy a steady stream of traffic and blog popularity.
Tip 4: This tip will help you in analyzing your blog’s potential to make money. One of the reasons that you have started blogging may be your attraction to earn some extra money from popular advertisement networks like Google AdSense. Well I would like to inform you that you can’t make any reasonable money from Google AdSense if you are sharing unimportant and irrelevant topics. For example – Suppose that you have made a blog on the software niche where you are sharing download links to popular softwares. Now do you think that people will visit your blog when there exist a number of highly ranked and reputed websites like cnet and Softpedia? Your chances of getting seen are like 1 in a million. If you really want to make money from advertisement programs then try to share something really important and original that the world is searching for.
Tip 5: Be optimistic and patient. At times your blog might loose its regular traffic stream due to several reasons like – change in search engine’s ranking algorithm or people loosing interest in searching for a particular keyword. Every blogger faces such situations at some phase of his/her blogging career. So never loose any hope and passion for blogging. It’s such a wonderful experience to see your blog growing from scratch to zenith and remember that it’s not a one night magic. It takes some time.