Many aspiring bloggers get stuck on how to start and maintain a blog. In the following article 5 Successful Skills Every Blogger Should Develop, I share tips that you need to help you get up to speed and keep you on track:
1. Your own domain name
Don’t rush into getting a domain name by making the same mistake I did. You need careful planning when it comes to choosing a domain. Ask yourself if the domain name you’re selecting compliments what your business niche is all about. Many successful bloggers decide on their own personal names while others choose something that is closely related to their business topic. Take your time and when you’re ready to make a purchase, check out namecheap for affordable prices.
2. The frequency of blogging
Many people ask me how frequent should they blog. You should blog at least two to three times a week. Ultimately, the decision is really based on your business and how comfortable you feel with writing. If you’re forcing yourself to come up with quality content, then maybe you can post once a week. Your posts should not be forced but come naturally to you. Concentrate on providing great quality posts first and foremost and then find your own blogging momentum. Visit hirewriters if you ever run into a writer’s block situation. Also, check out the following article 5 tips to overcome writer’s block.
3. Write great headlines
Personally, headlines are the toughest. I can come up with an article but the headline is key to determine if people will stay and read. Don’t make your readers guess what your blog is about. You need to be as specific as possible on the premise of your article. Your headline is the starting point to what you have to offer. The continuation of the article should compliment your headlines. Concentrate on this very important tip when you create your next headline. Check out the following blog headline analyzer to help with the overall structure, grammar, and readability of your headlines.
4. Write beneficial articles
When you follow your headline with a great article, people will come back for more. You should know what your reader needs and then blog on those topics. Realizing ahead of time what’s important to your reader is a big step in creating a powerful blog that will get you traffic. Research what’s going on in your industry and talk about that. Know what your readers need help with. How can your blog become their resource? Visit simple tips on how to effectively write for blogs.
5. Publishing and posting times
According to my own metrics, I get a lot of visitors during the late night hours. I generally try to post by midnight EST. Studies have indicated that people have more time to read blogs and emails before 6am EST. Determine what will work best for you and then publish your articles as you see fit according to your own metric stats.
Remember, just publishing your articles isn’t the only thing you want to do. You also want to share it on social media. Check out this cool infographic when is the best time to post on social media.
These 5 successful skills every blogger should develop can eventually drive traffic and more readers back to your site.
- Your own domain name
- The frequency of blogging
- Write great headlines
- Write beneficial articles
- Publishing and posting times
About the author: Sonia Colon is writer/publisher of My Fashion E-Mall Blog, The Biz Buzz of A Latina Mom and biz owner at Books About Me. For additional powerful business articles and Internet marketing tips for maintaining a lucrative home business subscribe to her newsletter.
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