The Secret For Creating a Successful Blog

Blogging is a Challenge. It has always been. Why is it a Challenge ? Because its hard to blog. Many bloggers, when they begin to blog think that blogging is easy (I used to). Blogging is a talent. Only the best survive. To Blog, You need Talent. You need good writing skills. Anyway let’s move on to the content.

The Key for creating a Successful Blog

You may have heard people say that Content is the King. Content may be the King, but without Promotion, Content is nothing. It is like a match box. For example : If Content is the match, Promotion is the actual box. You need BOTH the match and the Box to light the match.

Quality Content + Effective Promotion = Traffic

Information is the Key. Serve your Reader. What does your Reader want ? Quality Information and if they get it, they may subscribe to your blog. You may have the Quality information but without promotion what is the use. Promotion enables us to inform the public about your content. Submit your article to forums and websites. Be sure to change your title slightly.

Improve Your Blog

When People look at your blog, what do they think of ? To Improve your Blog [dramatically] , you need to get in the role of a visitor (You need to be the reader). You need to subscribe to your blog, add your blog to reading list and read your own article as a reader. After you read your own article, you need to think about it (as a reader). Think what your response (response to the article) would have been if you had been a reader of the blog. This Method would also help to evaluate your blog’s speed, design etc.

Make Smart Choices

A Blogger needs to make smart choices. Good Decision making skills are vital to a blogger. For example, To Choose a Reliable Hosting Service you need good Decision making skills. Evaluating all the information given by the hosting website and deciding the most reliable(and profitable) hosting service is not an easy task. You may think it’s easy but it’s not.

Comment Positively – Interaction between Blogger and the Reader

Reply to your comments positively. Comments help us to interact with each other. Comments also help us to form relationship with our blog readers. Don’t forget to thank you commenter. Appreciation is everything (in commenting). If the Reader feels that he/she is important, they might subscribe to your blog. Positive comments = Positive Blog Environment. Keeping a positive environment in your blog is always good (helps to boost the number of comments) Good Language skills = More Comments. Convincing your Reader with your Language is another thing. If you are able to convince your reader to do something, then you can congratulate yourself for having a good language. Interact with Other Bloggers since they may help you at a critical situation. You may never know what will happen.

Keep Your Word

If you have promised anything to your subscribers, keep your promise. Don’t think that they(readers) might forget about your promise. If a person approaches you to blog about something (product, tutorial etc.) and if you promise them, keep your promise. Keep your Readers happy.

Try Hard

The First days of Blogging might be hard ; it must be or there is something wrong with your blog. You may not get it right for the first time. Try hard, Try again. Remember : Blogging isn’t easy. If you are a newbie blogger, you don’t need to worry about posting 3 or 4 times a week. Start by posting 1 or 2 articles a week. By 1 or 2 articles, I mean Quality articles. Eventually you will get the hang of it. Another thing to remember : If you are a newbie blogger – Don’t just go and buy a domain. Start with a sub domain. It doesn’t really matter which platform you choose – WordPress or Blogger, but as a beginner, I recommend that you go for Blogger.

Choosing a Blogging Style

If you are a starter you may need to choose (carefully) your style of blogging. There are mainly two types : Professional Style and Goof-Off Style. Professional Style include your Blog Design, Content Quality etc. Goof-Off style focuses on copying content. You don’t need to be that type of blogger.

Blogging Consistency

Keep your schedule. If you post 3 or 4 articles a week, then continue that consistency, or at least try to. Your Readers are used to your consistency and they look forward for new content. You need to wait for the write time and then click the publish button. By right time I mean FOLLOW YOUR SCHEDULE.

Writing Style – Long Vs. Short Articles

There has long been a debate on this. I recommend Medium sized article because they are short, sweet, up to the point. Your article must always have a direction ( A POINT OF VIEW). Medium sized articles are best suited for this. Why? Because
People Don’t Really Like to Waste their Time by Reading a 1000 word long article, they want everything fast (and short)
Short articles are not suited for professional blogging since they are too short (they don’t really have a point) Just Like a English Essay. Teachers don’t like too short or too long essays. They like medium sized essays that has a effective thesis.

Conclusion

Successful Blogging doesn’t end here, but the Things that I have covered are the basic elements of successful Blogging. Now it’s your Turn. Tell me what you think. Do You have anything to add ?

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  • Wonderful insight.

    Interaction through answering each comment with a positive response has kept my readers coming back. If a person disagrees with you simply appreciate their opinion; a different perspective is good. It makes you think about your viewpoint.

    A blog is successful only if it promotes interaction. Without interaction you don’t have an audience. Without an audience you’ll be blogging for yourself. Not a bad deal but you might as well keep a diary at that point 😉
    .-= Ryan´s last blog ..7 Free Cash Gifting Ebooks For You =-.

    • I am glad that we agree. Most Blogger fail at interaction that is the reason why they abandon their blog. Most Bloggers, who abandon their blogs, don’t wait for traffic, they will just abandon their blog.

      Thank you for your appreciation.

      Thank you for your valuable opinion about The Secret For Creating a Successful Blog.
      .-= Jeevan Jacob John´s last blog ..Blogging Effectively – Applying the Theories of Blogging =-.

  • I definitely agree that if you promise your readers something, you have to keep your promise. Otherwise you’ll lose massive amounts of trust, and as we all know, trust is key to authority.

    I personally think that an article should be as long as it takes to get your point across. Sometimes they’re long, sometimes they’re short, sometimes they’re in the middle. It depends on how the information is presented and what you’re trying to say. That’s just my thought on the matter.
    .-= Corey Freeman – Simple Blog Coach´s last blog ..How to Get Serious About Your Blogging =-.

    • Long Articles are O.K. but Readers prefer medium sized articles as they don’t want to waste time reading a long article. Get this : A reader visits your website and goes on to click one of your best articles. If the reader sees that it is a long post, he/she might decide to read [other] medium sized articles. Normally, A reader just skims across the post and if they think it is valuable, they will read.

      You don’t need Long articles to get your point through. The most important part of your Essay is the Thesis. If the Reader reads the Thesis they will [usually] understand what you are trying to say. If you can convey your message in one sentence, why do you need to write long posts. In this case, you might think you can write short posts but as I said, Short posts are too short. I still think that Medium sized articles are more important than short or long articles.

      Anyway, Thank you for your opinion.
      .-= Jeevan Jacob John´s last blog ..Google Introduced Google Buzz Buttons [With Counter] =-.

      • I think it totally depends on the subject, whether the article should be long or not. If we are talking about news websites like mashable, an average of 300-400 words is good. But for a website like this 500-1000 words is a good bet. And it depends, sometimes you need more words to describe the situation.
        .-= Gautam´s last blog ..Strategic Blogging Is the Only Way to Succeed in Blogging =-.

  • One of the best posts I’ve ever read on blogging! Great tips and insights! Thank you for sharing with the blogosphere! 🙂
    .-= Michael AKA @MAS_is_more´s last blog ..Nice Guys Finish – 5 Tips To Get Them Started =-.

  • I’m glad that someone finally agrees with me about content promotion! I’ve been trying to get my point across for ages!

    To add to the part about trying hard, I’d just like to say that I’ve been blogging for a few years now, using both WordPress and (currently) Blogger. I still feel like a newbie but I know that if I stick to blogging, I’ll be able to improve the quality of my written content and I think this goes for all bloggers in all stages, with practice makes perfect.
    .-= Jasmine Henry from System Fail News´s last blog ..Skate 3’s Improved Hall of Meat is Brutal! =-.

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    Good think.

  • Andrew Gill

    Thanks for sharing knowledgeable information with us….Keep updates regularly to make blog successful and attractive.