7 Ways to Become a Better Blogger this 2018
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While millions of people are setting up their blogs on a daily basis, you still have a chance of getting through the whole competition and establishing yourself as an authority.
If you’re reading this post, then you are now ready to create changes to your blogging habits this year. Make sure to follow that by doing these tips we’ve listed below:
Prepare a plan
Aiming to become a better blogger this year? Then you need to start preparing the goals and strategies you’ll be using to achieve them. List every detail and don’t bother correcting and editing your plan just yet. Let your ideas flow and document everything. Sometimes, those small features can become the keys to your success.
Planning things down to the smallest details will help your blog have a smooth-sailing journey. Don’t forget to mark some items done when you’ve achieved them. Those marks will inspire you to keep going.
Commit to creating quality content
First, find your blog’s voice and stick to it. Start by reading the works of others and practicing your own. Be patient because finding the perfect voice for you can be a long walk.
Imagine writing topics about food for weeks then without notice, switching into gaming. This will confuse your food-lover audience making them go elsewhere and forget about you forever.
This may sound like an over exaggeration, but it happens. Remember that there are millions of blogs being published every day and you need to know how to break through the noise.
Keep SEO top of mind
Creating high-quality content is still not enough to be on par with the popular bloggers and influencers. You always need to factor in SEO and how you’ll insert its techniques into your blogs.
Start by looking at Google’s Keyword Planner. There are tons of free information about the best keywords you can use to grow your blog.
Pairing good SEO practices with great content are practical steps to grow your readerships.
Change blogging platform
The process of changing a blogging platform is undeniably drastic. However, doing so may be the only way to elevate your blog from good to great!
Popular content management system, WordPress, is most of the time the number one choice, but there are also a good number of alternatives like Medium and Ghost that you can check out.
Website builders are also taking the scene because of their beginner friendliness making it the go-to for some bloggers who want to focus their time primarily on blogging.
Know and truly understand your audience
Knowing and understanding your audience might sound like the least of your concern when in the path of becoming a better blogger but identifying them will be the key to your success.
Who are you writing for?
If you’re writing only for yourself alone, then, this advice may not be for you.
But, you don’t have to please every reader there is on the web. Keep in mind that not everyone will follow your blog because not everyone should be your target market.
Be ready to understand what your audience wants genuinely. This way, you’ll be able to craft your content to greater heights.
Integrate videos into your content
Some bloggers focus on writing, writing, and writing. It’s not bad, but it can get boring at times for the readers.
According to HubSpot, 33% of inbound marketers listed visual content creation, like videos, as their priority for this year.
It’s a good indicator that you should be doing the same too. Making different types of content is a way to keep the audience more interested and engaged. With videos, you allow your followers to get a whole new experience of getting valuable information from you.
Be patient and keep yourself motivated
Let’s face it, gaining hundreds and thousands of followers will not happen in an instant. Remember that when you start your blog, you have to be 100% patient and motivated. Blogging, like any other successful business you see, takes time to grow.
But don’t worry. As cliché as it is, hard work does pay off.
When you see the light in the dark, it’s even more inspiring to keep going. Go ahead and provide more valuable content to people who have grown to like what you do.
Don’t forget that there are tools that you can use to help you on this journey this year.
And remember to invest in reading. It’s an efficient way to become more confident in writing your content.
Have you tried any of these ways above? Let us know which one worked for you!
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