10 Secret Blogging Tips That Actually Work
In this post i will give you some amazing secret blogging tips i use,that helped me become a better blogger ,hope you enjoy reading !
Blogging is not a walk in the park. There is this popular misconception that blogging involves getting a website, slapping some articles on and expecting those articles to go viral.
I’ll be honest with you; blogging is hard work. For those of us who have been in the business of blogging for years, we have achieved success through sheer grit, determination and pure hard work. I’ll be sharing these 10 Secret Blogging Tips with you and it is my utmost hope that you employ all you learn towards becoming a more successful blogger.
All the best!
Secret #1 Blog about What You Have Passion For
So you want to be a blogger! What’s the first step? You need to decide what you want to blog about. Blogging is much more than writing posts or uploading them on your website. If you want to start a blog, passion is the fuel that keeps you going on days when it seems nothing is working.
Taking on the tag “blogger” means you are looking to starting a blog, making sure it works and building a community out of the passion you have for your subject.
Blogging has to be worthwhile. It means that your blog will attract readers who will religiously read and share your content but only if they find inherent value.
Running a blog is challenging and making it successful is even more challenging. Not everyone has the patience to nurture their blog and wait till it yields fruit.
So many people become impatient when returns are not immediate. They give up too early or change their niche several times a year. Do not change your content to something you cannot sustain or have no passion for!
Secret #2 Have a Unique Voice
I can’t stress this enough. Originality is what sets you apart from the million and one bloggers out there. It is easier to be you than to be someone else. Be original.
There are numerous bloggers in your niche and everyone is fighting for the same audience. Other bloggers will produce a similar style of content and if you do not have a unique voice, you will be lost in the crowd.
Having a unique voice makes your blog different and fast-tracks you to being a top blogger in your niche. This is one of the ways of being a successful blogger.
Secret #3 Do not create content without research
Making unoriginal articles does not only make you a plagiarist, it makes you lose your voice. Successful bloggers do a lot of research before they release content.
This content is usually detailed and written from a place of conviction.
You need to be an authority in your niche and the easier way to do this (and be recognized for it), is to create well-researched content.
Successful bloggers who have made a mark in their various fields create valuable content and are seen as authorities. To ensure that your content has not been over flogged, search your headline ideas on the internet to ensure they have not already been done.
This helps you know what others have done, get a few tip for yours and avoid the call out of readers who religiously follow other bloggers in your niche.
Secret #4 Successful bloggers are patient!
You probably might not like this I’ll tell you anyway. Successful bloggers are patient! No blogger attains success overnight. It takes time to come into blogging and grow an audience. Audience building takes time and this is the time your blog needs to come into itself.
Blogging does not involve writing and posting only. Growing a blog is like growing a plant. You have to water it, nurture it and wait for it to grow.
All this takes time. One piece of writing may go viral but one piece of writing does not a blog make.
Secret #5 Successful bloggers pay the price
Like everything else, for you to succeed in blogging, you must pay the price. Paying the price involves putting in the work and promoting yourself.
Getting views on your blog (especially a lot of views) means you have to do a lot of promotion and this may involve posting often on social media. This doesn’t mean you should spam groups but just enough for you to gain a new follower daily and get your message out there.
Your followers need to be informed via social media that a new blog post is available.
Secret #6 Stay on Top of the News
Even for those who are not pop culture bloggers or news bloggers, you need to keep abreast of the events happening in your blogging space.
Find a way to tie keywords to your content especially when it is useful. If you’re writing about something that has finished trending, you won’t get as many views as a blogger who is in the thick of things.
Staying on top of recent happenings in your field makes you the go-to source for the particular topic. Before other bloggers jump on the trend, your article is already on the roll.
This will not only introduce other bloggers to your blog but get you a whole new audience who appreciates quick information.
Secret #7 Have a regulated schedule for uploading content
For some, posting often works for them. But if you cannot post daily, have a regulated schedule for uploading content.
Don’t spend so much time away from your blog or you will lose them all over again. Humans have short attention spans and need to be fed information regularly.
When this is not forthcoming from you, their attention will wander and they will move on to another blogger who is consistent.
If you leaving posting for monthly (or weekly), your audience number will fluctuate. They won’t wait for your content.
Bloggers who are not consistent are easily forgotten. They will never truly be successful.
Secret #8 Network!
Mingle with other bloggers and invite them to guest post on your blog. Do the same for them.
This will lead to audience exchange and will gain you a few new followers.
Connecting with other bloggers or those in your niche will also help you promote without actually promoting. Their readers will follow your social media accounts and vice versa. By connecting with other bloggers via social media (and other platforms or groups), their audience will become aware of your blog.
Not only will your social media following increase, you get a few new blog subscribers and new blog readers.
Secret #9 Be authentic
People can see through your content. If there is no enthusiasm or value in your content, they will see right through you.
Do not take blogging as a chore. Enjoy your passion and let your excitement show when you create content or talk about your blog.
Emotions are easily shown through the words you write. A reader can instantly tell whether you’re bored or enduring in a situation you would rather not be in.
Let your writing “have a heart” Go into detail within your posts and represent your passion in such a way you’re your readers can relate with you and your content.
Remember that you have no clue who is reading you and why he or she is reading you.
A blog post reaches thousands of people from different locations in the world. If you want to make blogging profitable, you need to bridge the gap of knowledge between those that are trying to make it and those that do.
Don’t be afraid to share all you have learnt about a particular topic.
The more you provide value to your audience, the more they trust you and pay for the products you will create.
Secret #10 Identify if you are cut out for blogging
Before you decide to be a blogger, you have to be honest with yourself. It’s a bitter pill you must digest.
Ask yourself these questions: Am I cut-out for this? Most people aren’t cut out for blogging. Sad but true.
Anybody can create a blog but not everyone can successfully run a blog.
Running a successful blog is a full-time job. I mentioned earlier that it is like nurturing a plant or running a business.
Your blog is your business/office. You can’t treat it like a side hustle in its early days. You have to put in the work.
Some people quit their jobs and go into blogging full time. Some do it in their spare time. Irrespective of your schedule, you need to live and breathe your blog in its early stages.
Being a successful blogger is possible if you are ready to out in the work. To make your journey easier, network and join groups. To find blogging friends, join Facebook groups with the same niche as you.
Write quality content. Use keywords to help with trending topics and search engine optimization.
Focus on the success of making a blog succeed than it is to talk about the actual process.
Start now! Learn all you can from those who have been in the business. Read. Research. Ask questions from those who have been in the blogging business successfully.
Don’t try to make everything perfect in the beginning.Start writing, start publishing, start promoting, and start interacting with your audience today.
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