How to Create a Successful Blog in 2013
On the web, you will meet many bloggers
but will find only a few of them as successful. When you will analyze
the facts behind their success, you will come to know that they are
passionate with their job and therefore they are blogging successfully.
If you are a newbie and planning to start your own blog, then you should
consider some important things before you start your blogging journey.
Some steps, which you should take wisely in blogging, are listed below:
Analyze Yourself Before Starting Your Blog
It is the first recommendation. Blogging
is the sharing of thoughts and knowledge. You will get attention of
visitors only when you will share interesting and useful information on
your blog. To achieve this, you must analyze yourself before starting
your blog that what you can do in a better way. Point out your strengths
and once you believe that you can help people in the selected field,
then go forth.
Selection of Niche Defines Ease of Success
The niche of your blog will play crucial
role in its success either you succeed to get good traffic or not. Some
most popular niches, which can give you better results, are technology,
blogging, health and fitness and online earning. It is also a fact that
these niches have now become much competitive. Still you can get
success under them by working hard. If you find your interests under any
of these niches after analyzing yourself in the first step, then it is
good. It is also possible that you may have good strength in more than
one niche. If it is so, then go for that which is more demanded by
public. Because your goal is to get high traffic and for that purpose,
you need to share the content in which public takes interest.
Create Your Blog
After choosing the niche, you are good
to create your blog now. You have two common, easy and brilliant ways to
create your blog within a few minutes. One is the free blogging
and the second is a WordPress blog on your paid hosting. You can also create a free blog on WordPress
by using their sub-domain, but I am not recommending it as you will
unable to earn from your free blog hosted by WordPress. Alternatively,
Blogger allows you to earn money from your free blog by showing ads
either from AdSense
or any other affiliate program. If you don’t like to create a blog with
blogspot sub-domain, Blogger allows you to use your custom also.
Quality Content is the Key to Create a Successful Blog
After you create your blog, the next
step is to building it with quality content. Dedicate yourself to your
blog and start posting useful, interesting and unique content on it.
Remember that this stage of your blog requires maximum efforts from you.
Fill your blog with quality stuff. Never copy something from elsewhere
on the Internet. Each and every idea should be presented in your own
style. Try your best to represent it in the best possible way. While
writing for your blog, keep the needs of your visitors that what they
might be looking for. Remember this also that the web is full of content
but visitors love to acquire information from those sources only where
useful and easy-to-understand stuff is present in an easy to access way.
Promote Your Blog in Right Ways
It is said that the first impression is
the last impression. So promote your blog only when it has enough
content on it. Some promotion techniques are social bookmarking,
directory submission, promotion through articles, guest blogging on
other blogs and forum participation. Please be cautious during promoting
your blog as putting link on low-reputation websites may harm your
ranking instead of increasing it. Never submit your blog to low-ranked
and spam directories. Only human edited directories are valuable now
after updates from Google in 2013 and you may be punished hard for
promoting your blog in unnatural ways. Social networks are safer. Go to
them and create social profiles and fan pages for your blog and share
the latest activities of your blog on those social profiles. If you
build your blog on your own hosting with WordPress, there are many
plugins which will submit your latest posts automatically to the social
networks profiles. Bloggers
is yet another major platform for bloggers. Connect your blog with Bloggers and get more exposure to it from other bloggers.
Good SEO Makes a Blog Successful
SEO for your blog is more important than
its promotion, but I am discussing it after promotion due to the fact
that you already do some SEO for your blog when you promote it properly.
A better SEO will make your blog appear in the search results and thus
you will get a very good traffic from there. Search engines are the
biggest sources of free and huge targeted traffic but it is not much
easy to get this free traffic. Your blog will require a very good SEO
for it. As search engines, particularly Google, continuously bring
changes in their algorithms, so it is hard to mention how to do a good
SEO. Some big changes have been brought in algorithm of Google by the
arrival of 2013. To keep yourself updated with the latest SEO
techniques, join popular forums like WarriorForum
forum which will help you learn the modern SEO.
Popular Blogs are Updated Regularly
In the initial stage, your blog needs
more content and you should update it frequently. After you post enough
on your blog and start getting a good traffic, keep updating it. It is
the best idea to post a minimum of one post daily. As long as you keep
updating your blog on daily basis with useful stuff, visitors will use
to visit you regularly. It will keep your blog fresh among search
engines also and it will rank high.
Value your visitors
Pay attention to your visitors because
they decide your success or failure. Appreciate them to ask you
questions and respond them politely. Allow your visitors to comment on
your blog and be glad about hearing from them. This will build an honest
relationship among you and your visitors and they will become your
regular and permanent audience.
Successful Bloggers Never Admit Defeat
When a blogger surrenders during
blogging journey, he/she surely fails. Blogging success is not much easy
to gain and it requires initial hard work. You may experience
continuous failure in beginning but never lose heart. Keep this fact in
your mind that all successful bloggers have passed through this
juncture. Keep working hard and believe in yourself. You will surely
become a successful blogger soon.