Starting up a blog sounds easy but for beginners, this process can be a little bit challenging. We often looking for tips by which we can do better with our blogging. With that in mind, we reached out to few industry- leading marketers from some of the popular marketing blogs and asked them to share with us few tips for beginners who want to be successful in this business.
There are plenty of folks who’ve done a great job of blogging though, and I thought it would be useful to learn from them and that’s why we bring here tips for beginners from blogging experts that will probably prove to be useful.
- Understand Your Audience
Understanding your audience means you’ll have a better idea of what blog content and subject will resonate with them, which is crucial when you get to start writing blog posts. A great way for doing this is to simply ask your audiences on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter and if they respond well, then this is probably a good topic to write.
- Focus on Quality over Quantity
When you started your blog, you spent several hours in making more and more content for your blog. But as per experts, it’s far better to spend time creating one useful article, instead of producing four quick pieces just to increase the number of posts.
- Love Your Existing Readers
In the race of getting more and more readers, don’t forget your existing ones. A lot of bloggers get quite obsessed with finding new readers- to the point that they ignore the ones they already have.
- Give Free Stuff Away
Always try to give free content that adds value to people’s lives and they will love you and become loyal fans as well.
- Share your Knowledge
Never be afraid to showcase what you know about anything. As per experts, share the knowledge you have, rather than keeping it wrapped away for a rainy day.
- Give it Time
The web is a big and noisy place and until unless you’re willing to invest more and more effort and time, you will find success impossible. Never take blogging as a short- term ROI system. But if you can stick it out for years, improve, constantly learn, you can easily achieve something remarkable.
- Write Catchy & Interesting Headlines
No matter how good you are in developing a great content, it really won’t matter unless you are good in creating a catchy headline. Folks have a split second to decide whether to read your whole piece of article or not and your article’s headline will only make them decide. Keep it simple, useful and powerful.
- Keep it Short
According to the experts, working out the best length for your blog posts can be tricky. Usually, you need about 300 words minimum to get indexed by search engines, but don’t forget to complete the sense of your written stuff in making it short. Keep note that it has to be short enough to be interesting, but long enough to cover the subject.
- Be Yourself
In order to be successful in blogging, you don’t need to be too “professional” or use “big words” to impress others. You just need to simply “you”. Being you, you enjoyed writing and working for your blog and if you are different in your own ways from other bloggers out there, then definitely you will achieve something different in the field of blogging.
- Be Consistent
Consistency is the most crucial factor that often bloggers tend to forget. It is much easier to lose traffic than it is to build it up, so make sure that you consistently blog that actually leads to higher subscriber growth rate.
So, there you have it. I know there are lots more great tips out there for blogging. If you want to share few with us, do comment below.