Everyone wants to be a successful blogger but not all can do it quite well. It took a lot of hard work to reach the stage where I am now and here I am sharing some of my secrets with you. The list is really long and this article would never end if I start to write them all. I am writing about the ones that I think are most useful. Follow them all and you will surely become a great blogger. Remember that success doesn’t come overnight; it takes a lot of hard work and perseverance.
Write a lot
This is really important because when you write over a period of time, you get to know all the mistakes that you have done in the past. Your writing too gets better after a period of time. You should also put plenty of posts in your blog as you will get more juice from the search engines. If there is plenty of content pouring in, readers will visit your blog more frequently to read your write ups.
This is acknowledged by all successful bloggers. People visit your blog simply because they wish to learn something new. No one reads blogs just for the blabber or fluff. Practice writing over a period of time and develop a skill where in you catch people’s attention with the first line itself. The reader should be left begging for more.
Study the readers and know what they want to read online. Your articles should give what the readers want. I spent lots of time on the Internet studying where people came from, what search terms, what search engines, what sites, etc. I even studied about where the people come from. See what kind of articles people are looking for and write accordingly. Headlines must be really attractive because it is the first thing that the reader notices. It should make the person go through the entire article. Then just tailor the content to suit the research that you have done. Don’t forget to put appropriate images for the posts.
Be consistent and focused
The mantra here is first choose a topic and then stick to it. You should write consistently on the subject that you have chosen. I have observed this amongst big bloggers. They do write off line articles occasionally but eventually it relates to the overall theme. This is a bit hard to achieve but it is not impossible.
Successful bloggers first make a master plan and then stick to it. They are open to constructive criticism or feedback but they always have a vision in their mind. Stick to the plans and don’t get derailed.