You can start blogging and learn the hard way the blogging rights, but that way you have worked your way through all the blogging wrongs.
Sadly we are not born with an innate talent for blogging, it may be awhile before future generations evolve to this level, the faster way would be implementing 10 blogging rights.
Part of the skills of a good blogger are skills and some of them are attitudes. Developing good habits does take time and practise, but as a psychology student, I do understand that if you do something every day for about three to four weeks they become just that a habit. Combining mindset and skills will increase your output exponentially.
It makes sense that if you decide to blog daily it will be hard for the first few days, but after a few weeks, it becomes routine. That does not mean that you have to write an article a day, it depends on how many niches you write in. However, you write make it a habit of doing the same thing everyday.
I personally prefer to write ten blog posts a day and then schedule the posts. Some bloggers will find writing hard and not want to produce ten articles at once. However, part of that may be your attitude I would say if this is hard for you set yourself a target a little above your comfort zone. Quite often making a good living online means straying away from your comfort zone. So if it is a struggle to do two articles a day, set yourself a target of three articles. Although you will struggle at first it will get easier.
You may actually hit on a winning blogging formula by accident, but to create a sustainable business you need to know where you are going.
“Although goals are important, having a plan of action is vital to the success of those goals. Having a goal with no plan of action is like wanting to travel to a new destination without having a map.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
If you don’t know where you are going you will never know when you get there and better still you cannot track your progress. Also, you cannot work towards your own unique selling point unless you know what it is to start.
2.Be a great communicator.
Talk to your readers by communicating you know their pain. You have to have solutions for them and preferably this will not all be paid. Remember to use varied content as some people prefer videos, some podcasts they can listen to on the way to work and others prefer to read. No one method is more effective, but I would recommend that you use more than one, because multiple medias expand your potential reach.
3. Be Retroactive
A good friend of mine recently wrote a blog post in Wealthy Affiliates” target=”_blank”>Wealthy Affiliates asking whether or not you are a “wantapreneur” or an “entrepreneur”. This was an extremely popular thread and many people joined in. Essentially most people said that entrepreneurs actually do something and wantapreneurs dream of doing something. For many years I travelled from Spain to London for the day to attend the London lunch. I met Sarah Staar there, probably the most successful woman in Internet marketing when she was just starting out.
Sarah is the classic example of getting on with it. She started by making videos because she is dyslexic, but that sis not put her off. As she often laughs she is famous for her spelling mistakes, some of them are unwittingly extremely funny, but the point is her readers know she knows what she is talking about. Her training is just as done to earth she teaches the blueprint of her everyday actions. Have a look at her free training here for Affiliate Xand you will know what I am talking about, it is a classic example of being proactive.
Even if you blog regularly and make a mistake, then you can make tweaks to increase your traffic, or your conversions, but if you just dream of making money and do nothing, then that is what you will get precisely nothing.
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4.Structure Your content.
Posts without structure are often rants. Make notes of what you want to say. Write a bullet point for the introduction, which should lay out an overview of what you want to say. Write bullet points for the middle or main body of your post, including your main points. Finally, write a conclusion summing up quickly what you have said.
5. Review Your Content Regularly.
When you first start out you may well have the structure of your post in your head. Even better you have a framework to work from as explained in tip 4. Read it several days later and see if you have actually covered the points you intended to. It is a good idea to review the article as a reader, does it answer the points and questions your reader may have.
All the best bloggers are perceived as an authority in their field. That is because they are excellent researchers. They keep on top of what is happening in their niche. This is done in several ways the first is to use Google alerts which will tell you what is has been published for your keyword in that day. A second method is to use Google advanced search. Put in your search terms and look for articles published in the last week. That way you will find topics that are currently being talked about.
6.Become Like a Dog With a Bone
Success does not come overnight. Don’t look to see how each page ranks when your blog is a few weeks old. Do your keyword and keep practising. Try and build a community. Ask questions of your readers even though you know you have not got any yet. It is a lonely thing but you have to write as though you already have three hundred followers. Make yourself stick with the job in hand.
7. Put on a Brave Face.
Don’t lose your optimism. Believe in yourself if you practise and persist you will see the weaknesses of your competitors and will eventually have the knowledge to pursue the opportunities that are thrown up from your competitor’s weaknesses. Look up swot test – Strengths weaknesses opportunities and threats. Use that model to make a battle plan.
8. Work With Other Bloggers to Create Curated Content.
Don’t work alone you may conduct the orchestra, but you need musicians and an audience. Build relationships with others. Companies and charities are increasingly working with bloggers because they perceive bloggers to be movers and shakers and you can be if you follow these ten steps to better blogging.
9.Blogging for Business
Decide where your personal boundaries are. Sarah Staar only blogs about business, but Tiffany Dow intersperses her posts with events which are going on in her life.
There are no rights and wrongs here but keep your blog relevant and focused and don’t babble on about the cat being sick on the carpet.
10. Make Your Blog Work For You.
Your blog should work for you, that means keeping the navigation clear and simple. Don’t get obsessive about the aesthetics of your blog, it really is not that important. You need to have social plugins so that people can share your content. The more sharing gets done the better your Google rankings.
In conclusion to be a better blogger don’t focus on problems, but focus on the solutions to the problems. Let your readers know you are here to help. Build a community because the greater the number of minds at work, the greater the exponential growth. Forge your unique selling point, what separates you from the main stream. Mix up the way you deliver content.