The Tip-Top Tips for a Successful Blog
How on earth do you make a blog stand out these days? There are thousands upon thousands of different people writing out there in the blogosphere, covering just about every single thing you can think of, in impeccable detail, with fantastic photographs, with writing that would make Hemingway envious. How are you supposed to keep up?
If you are just starting out, or if you’ve been going a while but are still looking to build up a loyal following, there are plenty of tips you can use to give yourself a bit of a boost. Here are our top tips for making sure your blog is successful – read up and get to grips.
How to Get Started
First of all, if you haven’t started your blog yet, you might find that the first hurdle is actually choosing your blogging platform. There are a number of them to choose from – Blogger and WordPress are the most common ones, but Tumblr and TypePad are also popular. They each have their own pros and cons.
They are all free, and they all provide loads of different themes on the house, so you can make sure your blog looks just the way you want it. Choose whichever one seems like the best fit to you, then check out some YouTube tutorials to help you get the most from them. Easy!
Write What You Want to Write
There is no point in looking for any old niche and trying to exploit it, simply because no one else has muscled in on it yet. If you don’t have any passion for your subject, then your readers won’t be able to detect any passion in your writing and it will fall flat.
Seriously – write about what you love. No matter what that might be, there are bound to be like-minded individuals and people who find it fascinating. Writing about what you love will let that passion shine through in your writing; that’s what readers are looking for.
Thinking About Integration
Although it’s not a particularly exciting thing to think about, you really should spend a little time considering the SEO side of things. If you already have a website, it’s well worth integrating your blog with it, as it’ll help boost you up those all-important search engine rankings.
SEO is all about content, content, content, and what is a blog if not a source of lots of fantastic content? If you can’t get them integrated together properly, you can at least make sure to link back to the main site frequently.
Getting Eyes on Your Blog
This last point is also not particularly exciting, I’m afraid, but it’s still an important one. You have to think about marketing strategies – you will probably not get many visitors without pushing your blog in front of people, even if you have the best content on the planet.
Follow some blogs in the same field, strike up conversations with the bloggers, leave your website in the comments. Get onto social media – Twitter and Facebook are great ways of ensuring more people can see your updates, and they allow your fans to follow you more closely. You’ll soon see a sizeable uptick!