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05 of 10 Be Inviting One of the most unique aspects of blogging is its social impact. Therefore, it's essential that your blog welcomes readers and invites them to join a two-way conversation. Ask your readers to leave comments by posing questions than responding to comments from your readers. Doing so will show your readers that you value them, and it will keep the conversation going. Continue the conversation by leaving comments on other blogs inviting new readers to visit your blog for more lively discussions. Your blog's success is partially dependent on your readers' loyalties to it. Make sure they understand how much you appreciate them by involving them and recognizing them through meaningful two-way conversation.
In order for someone to sign up for your newsletter, they have to give you their email address, and in most cases, a double opt-in—clicking a link to confirm they’re interested. If they don’t confirm, then they don’t receive your newsletter.
As I said, for any new blog your content is what will drive people to your blog. Consistency is very important for first few months (And also later), to keep your blog growing. You need to work on creating regular content and blog promotion. Another working tip is to write effective titles, which will make readers to read more.
It’s the best way to develop your content, create a following, and get better at blogging. The more you blog, the better you get.
Really useful list of advice. I would add: develop a habit of writing and editing an article on one day, and proofreading the article a day or two later to give yourself some time away from it. Also use the text-to-speech feature to hear the article outloud. And finally, don’t publish more than two articles per week. You need time to work on many of the other tasks, especially blog promotion, outline this post.
Man, what a nice post. You have covered every salient point. In addition, the presentation is laid down in a wonderful template. Thank you dear.
One of the major problem with new blog is getting traffic to them. Honestly, when I started blogging it was tough for me too. Though, with time I realize there is something call SEO which helps in improving search engine visibility. Though, SEO is important but what matters the most is readership.
Start building your email list from day one. Even if you don’t plan on selling anything, having an email list allows you to promote your new content to your audience directly without worrying about search rankings, Facebook EdgeRank, or other online roadblocks in communications.
Cultura/Marcel Weber/Riser/Getty Images Before you start a new blog, it's essential that you define your goals for it. Your blog has a greater chance of success if you know from the beginning what you hope to accomplish with it. Are you trying to establish yourself as an expert in your field? Are you trying to promote your business? Are you simply blogging for fun and to share your ideas and opinions? Your short and long term goals for your blog are dependent on the reason why you're starting your blog. Think ahead to what you'd like to gain from your blog in six months, one year and three years. Then design, write and market your blog to meet those goals.
Hey Jeni, Great post with easy actionable tips. Points 1 and 3 are more than likely the most important tips for any blogger starting off, point 3 especially. From experience, and I think I speak on behalf of most bloggers we get distracted with so many things happening around us that we forget to just put pen to paper (or should I say fingers to keyboard) and just write. Setting up a focused environment and blocking to urge to jump onto any social media would go a long way in making point 3 happen. After doing this for a period of time, I think point 1 of setting goals will become much more clear and realistic.Twitter: daniellawsydney
Ankit Singla Hi Pawan, Thanks for your comment. Glad you liked the article. Would you like to add more tips here? As of now, I have 6K subscribers and I am not accepting guest posts. Thank you for your understanding. Ankit Reply
07 of 10 Take Risks Beginner bloggers are often afraid of the new blogging tools and features available to them. Don't be afraid to take risks and try new things on your blog. From adding a new plug-in to holding your first blog contest, it's important that you keep your blog fresh by implementing changes that will enhance your blog. Alternatively, don't fall prey to every new bell and whistle that becomes available for your blog. Instead, review each potential enhancement in terms of how it will help you reach your goals for your blog and how your audience will respond to it.
Read all their previous interviews. Make notes. Don’t repeat the questions.Don’t ask too many questions. As a rule of thumb, 5 to 10 questions are enough to make a compelling interview.Most top bloggers are extremely busy. They usually don’t respond to all the emails that get into their inbox. So take time to follow them up again.Learn to write magnetic emails. Email outreach is one of the most effective ways to build connections with anyone online.Build prior relationships with the influencers. Leave comments, write guest posts, buy their products and do anything that provides a way for you to connect with them.
Hannie Blaise February 8, 2016 at 8:49 pm I can definitely agree with the investing point. This is great advice! Though I’m staying with Blogger for now, just with my own domain. Thanks for sharing!
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So when you are just starting out, instead of writing 10 short articles in a month, write just 2 in-depth articles. It can really help you in the long run.
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Stop! Stop everything you’re doing and give this post your full attention. Spending the time reading this post could be the best decision you’ll make this week.What if I told you that I’ll share with you the secret to monetizing your blog?Monetizing your blog or site has for the majority of site owners hasn’t been that successful with them only making a few dollars each month from carrying ads on their site.The secret to monetizing your site is simple: Stop selling Advertisements.Confused?Don’t worry, you’ve every right to be.What I’m stating is hard to digest, right?But it’s the harsh truth.Continue Reading
Manoranjan Paul Thanks Ankit. This is a Wonderful article for the new bloggers like me. Will you kindly check my blog and give a suggestion to improve the blog for SEO. In my niche, most of the blogs are “spam”. So, how can I find a guest blogging platform for “good links”. Please reply. Reply
May 8, 2014 Reply Joseph Ratliff 39. Let your passion (and knowledge) shine through your posts, not the “I need money” factor. People have an innate sense that you’re “going for the click” or becoming a “used car salesman.” In your emails, don’t use deception and trickery to get “opens.” Show your true intent, are you selling or are you sharing? The emails I read on a daily basis don’t need to “sell” me anything, I am more than happy to support the artist who is sharing content… WHEN they are on my short “trust list.”
Nihar Mehta Hello Ankit, I am a regular visitor of your site and love all the guides which you share. I am blogging from last 2 years but didn’t see any major success till now, but I have never given up and your this article helped me a lot to boost my blog from zero to hero as you have said. Thank you, Nihar.
DEV Hi Ankit, Your 30 point advice to bloggers are really gem for them. If they follow, they would definitely get success. Thank you very much for sharing such a nice write-up for bloggers. Regards, Dev Reply
The posts I share on this page will help you at various stages in your blogging journey. Once you have your blog up and running, the posts in the Tutorials for Creating Content section will teach you how to write well so that you’re helping your readers to solve problems. In the Tutorials for Managing Your Editorial Calendar, I’ll teach you how to plan ahead, so that you never miss a publishing date. You’ll learn the strategies and tools I use with my team to publish the right mix of content, on time, every time. Finally, the Tutorials for Using Blog Content to Drive Traffic introduces you to strategies for growing your audience through the thoughtful use of targeted content such as “upgraded content” and repurposed content. This is just scratching the surface—once you’ve mastered these concepts, use my site search to explore more topics on traffic growth. You’re ready to start exploring! http://gidiplanet.com One of the biggest mistakes I made for the first couple of years blogging was writing for my audience and not myself. For a long time I was writing articles I thought people wanted to read and forgetting all about the fact that my blog should be a reflection of me and my interests, not a mediocre regurgitation of information that is already out there. So I started including recipes, DIY’s, home decor and the many other ways you can incorporate travel back into your life at home, too (like the secret to learning a new language).
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Kulwant Nagi Damn!! How could you write such an in-depth article.. ha ha.. Joking apart, by writing this article you proved that you are on the verge to become one of the incredible blogger in India. I am into blogging industry since 2011, so I can relate everything which you have said in the article. Blogging is a mindset, blogging is a flow, it’s business, it’s a freedom. So you need to plan everything so diligently that your blog stands out in the crowd. I am going to bookmark this article and going to recommend to fellow bloggers if they ask any related query. Bravo man.. Reply
Now I know a ton about them, and my blog’s doing pretty well – I receive more than 300,000 unique visitors per month which makes me consider myself someone you could listen to and learn from when it comes to building your own blog. I’m not some sort of Guru, but I certainly do know the basics.