There may be many bloggers in the blogosphere but when it comes to bloggers every one is unique. We all come from different backgrounds and have different interests. We all have experiences that set us apart from one another. Let your individuality be shown in your content. Write with confidence and conviction about what you know best and let your audience know what you think. After all, they came to read your blog so be sure that you don’t leave “you” out of it.
1. Passion Provides Purpose and Propulsion
Successful bloggers are passionate and purposeful writers. Blogging begins with a passion for something that matters. In-depth knowledge of the topic you are writing on is required to attract readers. The more you know about your subject and the more invested you are in it, the more you have to write about, and the more you want to write.
2. Research and Read Other Blogs
Successful bloggers are skilled researchers and readers. Reading high-caliber blogs is one of the most effective ways to improve your writing. What you read fueled your imagination and shapes how you write so learn from styles that differ from yours. Reference: Better Blogging: Powerful, Persuasive Writing
3. Learn SEO and Secure Targeted Traffic
Successful bloggers attract targeted readers who become regular readers/subscribers and commenters. Targeted traffic is composed of readers who know exactly what they are looking for based on keywords found in indexed content. Freshness as well as relevance is what search engines are aimed to deliver. Learning basic SEO, structuring reader and search engine friendly blog, using keywords and tags effectively and appropriately are the traits of succesful bloggers. References: 12 Step Blog Evaluation; Minimalist Blogging: Strip it!
4. Write Well and Publish Frequently
Successful bloggers have something original and meaningful to say; they say it well and they say what they have to say often. The content you write is what will attract readers to your blog and keep them coming back for more. Compelling error-free content is what people expect when they visit a blog and once they have visited they expect to return and read more regularly. Reference post: Top 5 Informative Writing Tips for Bloggers
5. Commenting and Creating Community Counts
Successful bloggers invest as much time into commenting on other blogs, as they invest into content creation, promotion and creating community. Writing in a way that sparks conversation helps build readership. Respond to comments submitted to your posts to affirm that you value reader interest and opinions. Create new content based on reader needs and interests expressed in feedback. References: Comment Baiting; Encouraging blog readers to comment
6. Effective Time Management
To create an effective and successful blog the blogger must become a prolific writer of quality content that calls readers to action. Successful bloggers are organized and manage their time well. Scheduling enough time for creating original content, promoting it through social media and social networks, answering comments, locating similar blogs and reading and leaving comments on them, link building and relationship building requires strong organizational skills and commitment.