Blogging has probably revolutionized the Internet in a way that few other trends have been able to accomplish. Anyone who has access to the Internet can setup a blog to write about themselves or voice their opinions. It is that easy!
However, not every blog really appeal to the general public.
Why? I wouldnâ€™t want to know what a particular blogger is having for dinner, what time he is going to bed or which show he is currently watching on TV etc. The trouble is, no one other than the blogger himself really cares about such things.
If you are an aspiring blogger and want your blog to succeed, this post will provide you with all the tips you need to keep your blog buzzing and thriving with life! You could have applied some of these tips already but I am sure that you will definitely find something that will benefit you today! It is time to make your blog ROCK!
1. Reminisce With Readers
Probably you have written some fantastic posts and amusing anecdotes before. If you are thinking real hard on what to write for your next blog post, look into your own past for inspiration.
2. Show Your Passion
Why bother starting a blog if you are not passionate about the things that you are going to blog about? This is one important ingredient towards the success of your blog.
3. Stay Up-to-Date
Subscribe to your industryâ€™s top blogs in the market. Read about the recent developments and happenings in your industry. Update your blog audience about the events that are coming up and which they might be interested to attend.
4. Be a Consumer
You have just stumbled upon a great product which is able to solve all your problems. On the other hand, your blog audience has been looking for solutions in the market that will solve the same issue. Give that product a genuine and honest review; use it and tell your blog audience what you think about the product.
5. Publish Your Learning Experiences
Blog about where you have failed previously and advise your blog audience on what not to do! Case studies are definitely popular!
6. Keep It Simple
Write in a conversational manner as if you are just talking to a friend. Write in bite size chunks and use bullet points so that your blog readers can easily consume what you have written. Have fun writing your posts and occasionally add a bit of humour into your posts.
7. Engage Your Blog Readers
Reply to their comments to keep the conversation going. Take the time to email them directly and thank them for their comments. Ask your readers what they want you to write about. This will definitely create a WOW factor and your blog readers will then spread the word about your blog for you. This could be the making of a tribe!
8. Catch Your Blog Audienceâ€™s Attention
Attach an eye-catching image at the top of your blog posts. Take some time to craft out great headlines that will catch people attention and will make them want to find out more about the rest of the blog posts.
9. Don’t Leave Out Social Tools
Provide Share This buttons to Facebook and Twitter. Invite your blog audience to subscribe to your blog via RSS or email. Promote and distribute your posts on to other social media platforms such as Digg and StumbleUpon.
10. Make It Mobile
Make it easy for people to view your blog on their mobile phones as smartphones increases the connectivity to the Internet. There are simple WordPress plugins that enable you to do that in a matter of minutes. I just did a check on my blogâ€™s Google Analytics and it tells me that there is an increase of 10% in the number of people who are reading my blog from a mobile platform from last week. This trend will only continue and the percentage will definitely go up.
11. Video Blog
Create a video blog post by interviewing a successful client – this can be a powerful avenue in providing authentic evidence of authority and credibility for both you and the client. Turn your existing â€œHow-Toâ€ posts into short videos with you doing the demonstration.
Your Spicy Tips
Give the above a try! I believe you will be able to create a lively blog real soon and a happier you as well. And let us know your spicy tips for making your blog rock!