Creating a blog isn’t always for the goal of reaching success. With the affordability of hosting, a vast majority of websites are made out of need, passion, a spark of creativity, and even boredom. Actually, inspirational stories show that many bloggers reached prosperity through a mix of luck, years of struggle, and the right circumstances. While this might turn out to be true for you too, it’s not a reason for giving up. There are plenty of ways to help the process along. The more you do right, and early, the bigger the chances of getting it made. So, here’s how to be a successful blogger.
1. Pick the right platform
While WordPress powers around 40% of the indexable websites this CMS (Content Management System) isn’t the only one out there. It works perfectly for us, but others might be better suited for your needs. Here are a few – Drupal, Joomla, Tumblr, Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly.
2. Choose the right domain name
A memorable, meaningful, and easily pronounced domain name is vital to becoming a successful blogger. Here are a few tips to choose the best domain name for your blog.
3. Find a niche or integrate the blog
This will affect your goals of getting to the top as a successful blogger the most. This is how you can proceed:
I have a website already
Are you a business owner or plan to become one? Do you have another website with an active visitor base? If so, integrating a blog into it is recommended. Not only will SEO be in your favor, but you can install WordPress independently, and build off of the loyal audience you already have. Furthermore, if your website uses WordPress but has a terrible brand or domain name, feel free to merge two WordPress websites.
I’m haven’t created my first website or blog
In that case, decide on is the niche to focus on. It doesn’t have to be trendy, although it should. Also, it must be relevant enough for a larger fanbase while having enough content to write about. And, while you can branch out occasionally, it shouldn’t be too general. This will please both readers and the search engines since your opinion in the field will be held in high regard.
4. Choose the right theme and design
You can be the world’s best writer, and you’ll still turn off an audience if your website looks and performs terribly. So, why shoot yourself in the foot? Simply install and easily customize beautifully designed, yet optimized WordPress themes. We also demonstrated how to discover which theme a WordPress website uses. While you should refrain from copying, nothing’s stopping you from drawing inspiration. Keep the number of additional features low, however. They introduce clutter and can negatively impact blog performance.
5. Write what you love, but provide merit to visitors
Both are equally important for being a successful blogger in the long term. The content must be something you’re passionate about or, at least interested in exploring. This will stop you from writing bland posts and getting burnt out in the future. Simultaneously, the content must provide value to visitors. If it doesn’t, they won’t come back, and you’ll never get ahead.
6. Make titles catchy
Research topics that are in demand, then come up with captivating titles that will make people click. Keyword research is a whole another ballgame required to flourish as a blogger and overtake the competition.
7. Make content SEO-friendly, grammatically correct, and digestible
Do not rely on clickbait. It might bring you temporary views, but also a bad reputation. Moreover, make sure the content structure is SEO-friendly, easily readable, and can be skimmed through. Use bullet points, numbering, tables, and add relevant images, videos, and links. Most importantly, invest in spell-checking, expand your vocabulary, and proofread the content before publishing.
8. Animate visitors into interaction
Even the dullest topics can be turned into conversation pieces. So, whenever appropriate, ask questions, give opinions, pose theories, and ask for advice, recommendations, or suggestions. And trust us, not only will visitors will respond, but you’ll get invaluable educated opinions. We recommend you disable URL auto-linking in WordPress comments, though.
9. Establish social media presence
It doesn’t take much to create and set up profiles on social media such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and even YouTube. Add links and icons on your website, and post occasional updates and track responses. This will let you know which social media network to invest your time and attention. You can also post on community-oriented websites such as Reddit or Parler.
10. Take criticism but disregard negativity
Beating an online version of stage fright is a crucial part of succeeding as a blogger. The more your blog grows, the more you’re under stress to improve or at least stay consistent will. Don’t buckle under pressure – there’s a reason readers gravitated toward you.
11. Remain active or schedule posts
Ideally, you should treat your blog like a journal – post a new entry every single day, around the same time. This lets your readers know what to expect, and when to expect it. Of course, life is far from perfect, which is why scheduling post publishing is a frequently utilized feature. So, always double-check they went live because the missed scheduled post error can strike unexpectedly.
12. Talk about yourself
Why are book, movie, and TV characters so memorable? People can relate to some of their characteristics, life stories, or behaviors, of course. So why not do the same on your blog? Reveal facts about yourself that would pique interest but not invade privacy or risk danger.
13. Dedicate time to analytics and marketing
These two activities are most comparable to running a business and equally essential to accomplishing blogging success. There are plenty of analytics plugins or third-party tools out there. They will let you know how things stand, and help you determine how, when, or whether to take certain steps. Marketing a blog is tricky and complex – word of mouth is most effective, but Facebook and Google Ads aren’t far behind.