Top 5 Pro Blogging Tips you Should Trash Now
To my own understanding, the reason why only few bloggers succeed is simply because they know how to blog and how not to blog. After seeing and reading other blogs out there from the pro bloggers, they equally know the ones to take and the ones to trash. In other words….. They know which pro blogging tips to listen to.
One thing that most bloggers fail to understand is that change is constant; this means that what works few years ago might not be working again today and what is working now might also not work tomorrow. Therefore with this in mind, it’s very important that you always pay attention to what is and what is not working for you from time to time. In this post, I want to share with you………
5 Pro Blogging Tips you Should Trash now.
1. Write Epic Shit:
We always fail to understand the true meaning of this… Writing epic shit doesn’t really mean you should write a perfect copy.
It simply means you should just write. Create content that really conveys your message, you don’t need to run after perfection every time, remember this……
“ALWAYS SETTLE FOR GOOD AND DON’T KEEP CHASING BEST ELSE, YOU WILL BE RUNNING FOR A LIFE TIME”.
Moreover in this crowded blogosphere, I doubt if there is any topic that has not been written before. The ONLY way to writing epic shit is to find and solve your reader’s problems and doing it consistently.
Most pro blogging tips goes this way; focus more on creating high quality contents to make your blog go viral.
But do you think it’s really the truth when almost every blogger out there is creating good content on their blogs. How can differentiate yourself then?
How can you make your blog go viral when no one knows that your blog even exists?
No doubt, there’re thousands of readers out there waiting to read quality content. But you’ll get their attention only when you reach out to them where they’re already gathering. You need to focus on building a brand and network around your blog to make your content go viral.
Without having a smart content marketing strategy, you really can’t make your blog posts getting more visibility and attention.
If you must make a successful blog, you must be very ready to network with others. You can’t drag people to your blog by just having great blog content alone, you must first go out there and invite them after which they will become your fans and readers to read & spread your content. So build a thriving network around your blog along with the content creation.
How can you be everywhere?
- Use blog commenting
- Guest blogging
- Video marketing
- Forum discussions
- Conduct interviews
- Podcasting etc
2. Post Daily
Yes, I agree, posting daily works, but can you keep to it? From my own experience, its not very easy to post on daily basis especially when you have more than one blog or when you have another job you’re doing.
My advice is this, if you know you can really publish a blog post everyday on your blog without missing it, then its good but if not, it’s better to stick to a posting schedule that you know you can maintain. I posts twice a week here on TBC, that’s on Mondays and Thursdays precisely because I know I can maintain it.
If you start posting on daily basis, time will come when you won’t have the time or the strength to post and that might result to you losing some of your readers because they will assume you’re getting unserious.
Moreover, instead of posting crappy shits on your blog on daily basis just because you have to post, why not take your time and write something good ones in a while?
Therefore, post only when it becomes useful and worth bookmarking. Remember that no post can ruin your reputation than a worst crappy post.
3. Be the first to comment on top blogs to bring more traffic
Is that what you think?
Truth be told, blog commenting won’t bring you much traffic. Blog commenting used to be a traffic generating machine back in the days, but not anymore! Most online people have less span attention; they always prefer skimming through the blog contents. You will rarely notice people reading blog comments on other blogs.
Should you stop blog commenting then?
No… I didn’t say so
Always leave interesting comments on other blogs to provide some value. The main reason why you should comment in the first place is to build relationship with the blogger. Therefore, share your views and thoughts, spend some time to read and comment on the post.
The truth is that 90 out of 100 people will notice if you leave an attention grabbing comments. That is the only way some of them can visit your own blog to check out what you have there.
So always spend some time to leave insightful comments on other blogs. Share your thoughts and experiences; ask questions to the author – this way you can build better relationships with other bloggers by using the power of blog comments.
4. Write for the people not for robots
Don’t ever pay much attention to this. You must need search engines help to make your blog posts get more targeted traffic.
Your readers are important and should be your number one focus, that’s true. But you should also focus on optimizing the content for search engines to get more and targeted traffic your sites.
My advice is simply to write for both. Write for readers, optimize for search engines. You don’t need to stuff your posts with keyword too.
The secret of getting organic traffic flowing to your sites is to first find the potential keywords you want to use before writing even a single word on your posts.
Instead of focusing on short tail keywords like ‘blogging tips’, you can rank better for the long tail keywords like ‘pro blogging tips for beginners’
Ensure your headline carries the potential keyword, followed by sub heads and image alt tags. For a beginner, it’s always better to learn SEO basics.
5. Build Relationship with Already Established Bloggers.
I use to believe this before but not anymore. The truth is that it’s actually good to visit pro bloggers in order to learn more things, but that shouldn’t be your main focus.
If you want to build your blog fast, you must first start networking with bloggers that are somehow on the same level with you. Those big fishes in the industry no longer pay much attention to those that are still growing. People like John Chow, Brian Clack and many of them.
The funny part is that, even when you visit there blog and after reading their post and then comment asking some questions that you really need an answer to, they will hardly reply you. This is because they are already big and they are no longer aiming at building relationships.
But if it were another beginner’s blog that you comment, they will always come back and reply you knowing that they need those relationships. Why not pay more attention to them?
Finally, there are millions if not billions of blogs out there today that says different things, but my advice is to always think and analyze whatever advice you read on those blogs even from my own before taking your decision on what to do remember, you have the final say.
7. Over to you:
What other pro blogging tips do you think is not worthy of our attention? Please share your thoughts with us.
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