5 Main Things For Every Blogger To Remember

things blogger rememberSo, you’ve decided to join the bloggers community and start your own blog. That’s great, let me congratulate you with this really wonderful decision! But for this decision to become right and profitable, let me share 5 main things every blogger should remember before starting a blog. Try to accept the following things, and you will definitely become one of the best bloggers on the web!

1. Be yourself no matter what they say

Many newbies understand that a blog is their personal territory but still don’t play their own rules there. Very often we try to do everything for our readers to consider us clever, intelligent, and serious. Remember: never try to seem someone you are actually not. Your readers will understand your sham with your every new publication, and they will feel you are trying to cheat them. Believe me, any audience will accept such an attitude.

If you’re not itself at your blog, you’ll thrust it on a slow and painful death. Therefore, all your efforts to seem who you really are not is nothing but a dead end and a path to self-destruction.

Moreover, it often happens that newbies (and not just newbies actually) are afraid to express their own opinions because some readers may judge it in comments, write something unpleasant, etc. Here I can tell you the following: no matter what you write on your blog, there will always be people who disagree with you. If you write for many people it’s impossible to avoid that! The question is “How bad it is for your blog?”

It’s not bad at all! Here is the advice from Donald Trump: if you see that someone disagrees with your opinion, just ask yourself two following questions:

  • Should this opinion matter for you in general?
  • If yes, then what benefits can you gain from it?

So, don’t be afraid of critics, write what you think and don’t care about unfounded attacks on your address.

2. Be yourself but don’t go too far!

First of all, despite the fact you need to make friends with your audience, showing yourself in all glory, there are things that your readers should not necessarily know. To publish your phone number or address of your apartment on your blog doesn’t seem to be a good idea. Or personal pictures taken by your spouse when you took a bath… The main idea is caught here, I suppose?

You must learn to distinguish information the publication of which will do you good from the one that you should not tell to a wide audience.

We speak not only about your blog’s success and your personal reputation among readers and subscribers. Your personal safety also matters. Therefore, remove the rose-colored glasses, keep your distance and do not make your private information public, try to identify whom to share this or that information with.

3. Telling about a person in your post, never call his real name

Very often bloggers like telling about not only themselves but other people too. There is nothing bad or criminal with it, but you should be very careful if you decided to do that.

First of all, never call real names of the people you talk about. The exception is if those people asked you to do this. But if they didn’t let you use their names in your blog, please, don’t do that, as it can cause many problems to deal with. Do you need that? It’s better to write about yourself, as you will be responsible only to yourself and your readers, but not any third persons.

Do not be like a cheap tabloid.

4. Keep all your publications fresh.

Perhaps, the best thing you can do for the good of your blog and its readers is to maintain the freshness of the information published on it constantly. Simply speaking, your blog should be regularly updated with new material.

Certainly no one requires you to publish a new content five times a day. Just update your blog REGULARLY. Your readers should get used to the fact that (for example) 3 times a week you post a new material on your blog. Then they will keep coming back there with interest to study the content. You will make your blog be a real brand like this!

5. Practice your blogging for free.

Yes, you need to perform your blog professionally if you want to create a good entrepreneurial blog that will have well-deserved commercial success. A paid hosting and a second-level domain name will be perfect for this aim. But you should understand that you need some training before you start working on a professional tool, and you can easily manage it for free.

There is a big variety of services on the network which allow you to start your blog within 5-7 minutes. You can easily find it via your search engine. Such free blog platforms can be a very good place to practice in Blogging.

So, now you know the five most important things every new blogger should remember. Just don’t forget about them when you decide to start your own commercial website, and you will always be good in it!

5 Things You Must Not Do As A Blogger

As bloggers, there are definitely some things that you shouldn’t be doing. We often see ”Must Do” type of lists but what about things that we shouldn’t do? Becoming a successful blogger isn’t that easy because you have to do some things right. Blogging can be fun and profitable if you work hard and try to avoid doing mistakes that a lot of newbie bloggers do.  Networking is something important for any bloggers whether it’s with your own readers or with other bloggers.

Choice is yours

Writing quality content is something really important as we all know but there are also some other aspects that you have to consider. Hard work and patience will help you succeed and become a well known blogger. Isn’t that our dream? I don’t know for you but for me it is! Here is a list of things that you must not do as a blogger:

1.  You Must Not Ignore Networking

Networking is really important for bloggers! Why? Because if you are writing to a large audience, some people will want to know more about you. You can’t become successful if your readers don’t know who you are. Being active and get in touch with other bloggers will benefit you in many ways.

2. You Must Not Expect Fast Results

Blogging isn’t an overnight success, it takes months and months of work. It took some top bloggers as much as 5 years to start being successful. Making money blogging is possible but only if you provide hard work and do things right!

3. You Must Not Ignore Posting Frequency

Not updating your blog often can be a big mistake because if you don’t write often, your visitors will think that your blog is dead! Posting often has a lot of benefits such as helping you improve your writing skills, helping you increase your RSS subscribers and ,etc. Be consistent and work hard and you will surely see benefits in a few months. Because as I have mentioned, succeeding quickly isn’t something you should expect!

4. You Must Not Ignore SEO

A lot of newbie bloggers don’t optimize their blogs for search engines mainly because they lack of knowledge in that field. One of of the advantage of blogging is that each time that you write a post, it will index on Google and this will help you generate free and targeted traffic! Having a lot of targeted traffic to your blog will help you succeed. 

5. You Must Not Try To Be Someone Else

Personality is something that is really important because there are millions and millions of blogs on the World Wide Web. The competition is definitely huge and you have to stand out. Having your own touch will definitely help stand out from the big competition. Be yourself and try to write the content yourself because this will help you adapt your readers to your own writing style. Each time you make a post, they will know it’s from you and not from someone else.

This guest article is written by Fazal Mayar. The blogger behind Richer Or Not. You can follow Fazal on Twitter @fazalmayar. If you wish to write for us, kindly check this.