4 Important Successful Blogging Tips

So you would like to know some successful blogging tips.  Well, if you are looking for the magical answer, then you may have come to the wrong place.  Success in blogging is never going to be achieved overnight.  Likewise, not all the content that you publish on your blog is going to be well received or engaged with.  If you are not an overnight success, it doesn’t mean that your blog won’t be successful, it just means that you need to put in some hard work first!

Successful blogging tipsThe important thing to be aware of, is know where to spend your time and energy.  We only have so many hours in the day, and the number of hours are the same for us all.

We therefore need to utilize those hours to our advantage and work on the things that are going to benefit your blog rather than be detrimental.

Likewise, once you have worked so hard to achieve success on your blog, you don’t want to let it slip away.

Today we shall explore 4 successful blogging tips that will help with your blog’s ongoing road to success.

Do you want to know what they are??  Well keep reading…………….

4 Successful Blogging Tips

1: Pay attention to SEO, but don’t become obsessed with it!

As blogger’s, we all know that SEO is important.  SEO is definitely one of those successful blogging tips that you hear time and time again.  There are many things we need to consider with SEO including;

- Blog post format

- Analyzing keywords and using appropriately within the article

- Optimizing images and videos

- Making good use of titles, headlines and tags

Every time you write a blog post, these SEO factors should always be in the forefront of your mind.

Don’t however make the mistake of thinking SEO is static, because it’s not.  If you think you know it all when it comes to SEO, then you may be in for a real shock!  Constant updates occur that all have a bearing on how SEO works, and if you fail to keep up to date with what is happening, your SEO is going to slide.

It’s a great idea to do lots of reading on SEO principles, but are you reading up to date material?  What worked 2 years ago, may not necessarily work now, so implementing tired and dated strategies will not only waste your time, but could be incredibly detrimental for you.

2. Ensure your writing is for your readers!

This is one of the successful blogging tips that that you should always keep in the front of your mind.  That’s right….make sure you  always write for your readers!!

Can you honestly say that your blog posts are written with your audience in mind?

Are you providing material that your readers enjoy and want to hear from you?

Are you taking the time to listen to what it is they are asking for?

Your readers are your blog’s bread and butter.  Without them, you don’t have a blog, and it will simply be something that sits in cyber space for your personal viewing pleasure.  I think we can all agree that we blog so that other people can read the content.  Otherwise what would be the point?!

If you make the mistake of overlooking your readers and not paying attention to what it is they want, your blog is on a downhill road to failure.

Constantly keep up to date with what your readers are saying, and engage with them to obtain a true reflection of where they are at.

3. Take advantage of spikes in shares and engagement

Successful Blogging TipsHave you noticed that some of your posts attract more attention than others?  These are the posts that obtain comments, social media shares and interest.

Take note of what posts are popular and use it to your advantage.  If you are finding that a certain post is receiving a high amount of comments, then engage with those readers to gain more social media followers or subscribers to your blog.  Don’t just sit back and watch the activity take place, engage in it and be part of it’s driving force!

The more eyes that you have on your blog, the better results you are going to see.

Maybe the post was something that you can expand on and create a series out of?  If this is the case, those same readers are likely to return for part 2 and 3 and so on.

Failing to take notice of what is already working well for your blog, is a big no no, when it comes to building your blog’s success.

4: Utilize your social media

As we know, social media can play a huge role in a blog’s success.  However, having social media accounts is simply not enough.  Likewise, having social media accounts that you link drop to, is not enough.

For every social media account you have, you need to be engaging with it.  Failing to do so, means you are missing out on opportunities to connect with people on a more personal level.

Do you ever think about sharing other blogger’s work in your social media accounts?  If not, then why not?  Are you afraid that your readers are going to run off and follow your competition?

Sharing other bloggers work can be a fantastic opportunity to engage with new readers and build relationships.  Besides, it you share other’s work, there is a high chance that your work will be shared too.  Try and work it alone in your own social media bubble, and you won’t find social media to be an energizing and useful tool that it can be.

There is no one rule for achieving a blog success, but these successful blogging tips are certainly the basics to prevent you from blogging a loosing battle.  You need to find the right fit for your blog and what works for your readers.

Perhaps your blog is not as successful as you would hope, but you have no idea how to pull it out and drive it forward.  If this is the case, the learn how to blog program could be ideal for you.  The program provides you with all the training and resources you need to achieve success and the only thing you need to do is put in the work!

Do you have any successful blogging tips that you would like to share?  Is there something you always do that you find to be beneficial?  Please share your thoughts below.

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Catherine Holt is the founder of Blogging Tips 101. She has been an internet marketer since 2012. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Google and Pinterest.

6 Responses to “4 Important Successful Blogging Tips”

written by Marc On 28 April 2014 Reply

Hi Catherine,
I agree with you on the SEO issue. In the long run search engine traffic is really valuable, but I’ve never really obsessed over it. From my experience it is a more productive use of your time to start with a search engine friendly theme and then focus on your content and building your network.

written by Catherine Holt On 29 April 2014 Reply

Building a network is incredibly important isn’t it Marc. You could spend countless hours on your SEO but if your network isn’t there, you will still struggle. Thanks for your thoughts :-)

written by FrugalSoldier On 2 May 2014 Reply

Hi Catherine,

Just the other day I was reading a post from a blogger that stated when she started writing her posts for her readers and not worrying about SEO so much, her income skyrocketed and her list grew quite a bit.

I agree that SEO is important, but somemtimes it can cause us to not be personable, which is what is most important in my view.

written by Catherine Holt On 2 May 2014 Reply

Your right, SEO is important, but we need to make sure we are writing for our readers and not the search engines. It is the readers that will keep coming back and possibly turn into customers. The readers are the bread and butter….and we need to look after them. Thanks for your thoughts.

written by YourFriend On 29 July 2014 Reply

Blogging success does not come overnight , so you should never expect it too soon.

It takes some time and comes day by day.
Thanks for sharing those helpful tips :)

written by Catherine Holt On 30 July 2014 Reply

Success with blogging is definitely a work in progress. Like you say, it is not something that is going to come over night and it takes hard work and persistence. But for those that keep the pace going, the success will come. Thanks for sharing your thoughts :-)

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