I use computers more than 8 hours a day. When people ask me, hey you are always sitting in front of that square and don’t you ever think you will go mad? Its a common question asked by many parents too, if you are blogging from (or in) your school or college days. When I say “I am actually doing my business”, the next request from maximum of our friends or known fellows would be, alright guide me the steps to make money too.
I feel whoaw, its not a click job where the money comes automatically after paying 5k or some money to me. Blogging requires too much hard work even for the experts (geeks). And I always put the following points in front to make them understand “What Blogging is all about?”.
- First, Blogging is an art
- It requires lot of patience with a brain that actually preloaded with some knowledge to convey others
- Its a time consuming process to generate a constant revenue
- Requires a positive attitude
- Mind set that is hungry and needs to be feed frequently
- finally, Patience while replying to user comments, as it may be appreciation or hate speech (atleast often)
Once ready to obey and agree all the above points, we are perfectly seated in the flight to travel in Blogosphere to call yourself as a “Blogger“. Let me jump in to the title, where I am going to share some important concentration tips to be maintained by a blogger for successful blogging.
Bookmark blogs on same Niche
Finding blogs that are in the same niche as your blog, is no more a tough task to do. More than Google we have social bookmarking, networking tools to hunt for blogs that are in the same niche. By bookmarking them, and actively participating in the discussion goes on with such blogs can help you form a community with same interest. Which makes you to receive notifications, updates from those blogs to motivate you. As we have the habit of comparing with others, this positively helps us to bring more creative contents to your readers.
Calculate the productivity, for the time you spent in front of the System
Its not a matter whether you sit in front of the system for 12 hours a day. It really matters how much productively you spent the time when you were sitting in front of your computer. That gives you an assurance of growth in traffic statistics, revenue, and so on., Many naturally have the habit of spending maximum time with listening to music, watching movies and in some cases the worst part goes like searching for something without rest and till the end they never find the one they were searching for. I am not telling that 3 of these activities are waste, but scheduling separate time to relax yourself is highly necessary and we should not mix them which in turn hits the productivity level.
Let me know, how many of you easily get deviated to music, movies, or searching on something after opening your Blogs Dashboard.
Be sure to set Monthly, Quarterly, and Yearly Goals
Goals are the perfect way to work on the success path. I learned it really from Pradeep, the owner of HBB. My blog is 3 years old and I never thought to post articles even often. I registered a domain name and today I feel like, I was simply showcasing to my friends that I too have a website. A year ago, I was surprised with the HBB fast growth statistics and noticed that this fellow is working towards a goal which can be reached possibly. Whenever you set goals, in your blog make sure it is possible to achieve in the period you set.
Actually I have an attitude of completing a task on time and if I am unable to, then something makes me to feel like INCOMPLETE in my mind. I wont be able to do any other work with full satisfaction either. I did see the similar behavior with few of my friends around too. This is no where wrong I believe.
So set your Monthly, Quarterly, and Yearly goals to be achieved and remember not to set any goals like “Overtaking Mashable or Techcrunch Traffic Stat”, ever and never 🙂
Team work always works, so try to form a team after several months of blogging
Initially you might be started with a blog that depends on you and vise versa. After 6 months and more, it would be great if you find a company to blog. It avoid saturation, minimizes upset or frustration over the time you spend in front of the monitor. Its not important that your partner should sit next to you, even working totally from different country can work well too. However, the target must be on the Goals set to be achieved.
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Focus on Quality (Posts) but not the Quantity
This one is very important for a blogger who wishes to see drastic growth in the traffic. Blogging on the contents that are currently in search by many visitors can be a smart choice in blogging. You may observe the HBB for such great achievement. Even though the article number is less comparatively, it is in the good traffic consuming blog chart due to its quality in the articles. 250 posts in total that gets nearly 7000 comments is not an easy one to obtain by a blogger in a year time.
Never focus on the number of articles you post daily. Make sure you are giving the articles or posts that are possibly necessary for the readers. Of course it requires SEO, Theme Optimization and some more work on the way you write article. In simple words I would say, provide content rich, keyword rich articles to pull the plug.
Its almost 03:35 AM [IST] here. I am not really tired though 🙂 as I had a cup of hot coffee and feeling quite brisk to write my next article… I am eagerly expecting some more valid points to add with this article. Do let me know via comment here. Thank you so much for spending your time to read this much and for proving that you really have loads of patience 🙂 Cheers. Happy Blogging!