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How To Become Successful In Blogging:[Important Tips]
« on: June 04, 2014, 08:29:54 AM »

Blogs are created for a number
of reasons. Some people
simply want to have their
voices heard and their
thoughts shared with the
public. Others are trying to sell something or promote
business products and
services. Still others want to
build a community around
their blog, presumably
profiting from advertising revenue when the blog's
audience reaches an
appropriate critical mass.
Every one of these reasons is
legitimate and there are blogs
that have succeeded following each path. But for every blog
that succeeded, there are
many thousands that have
failed. The common ingredient
among all successful blogs is
the tremendous amount of effort and time devoted to
building it.
Without going into a detailed
examination of the various
types of blogging platforms
out there, it's sufficient to note that a solid platform is
almost always a pre-requisite
for good blog performance.
But again, it's not anywhere
close to as important as the
quality and volume of the content on the blog. As you
might imagine, content
quality is the first priority,
followed closely by content
volume and then post
frequency. The struggle for many bloggers doesn't come
initially. Most blogs start with
a burst of energy and a clear
idea of what the blogger
wants to say.
Quickly, however, things can get difficult. After a few
weeks of blogging happily, a
first-time blogger is likely to
look up and notice that
absolutely no one is paying
attention to their blog. They've gotten no comments,
Google Analytics shows that
they've had very few visitors
and no relevant visitors. They
re-read what they've written
and, even if it looks good, it probably doesn't look quite as
good as they thought it did.
And this is usually the time
when blogs begin to
die―sometime around the
end of the first month of existence.
This is also the same time
period when successful
bloggers begin to understand
just how much work
blogging can be―and they decide that they want to do
it. Thus begins the long, slow
process of building the blog
after the first month. After
the first month of content has
been posted, it usually becomes a little more difficult
to find topics that are
engaging and to continue to
write about them in a way
that is likely to interest
would-be visitors. Eventually, if your blog
content is of a high quality
and you have spent time
visiting other blogs that are
relevant to your own,
someone will stop by and post some comments on the
posts in your blog. That's
always a welcome surprise.
Then, if you're lucky, another
blogger will link to your blog
from theirs or from a separate website. Now you're getting
somewhere. Eventually, a
trickle of comments and
incoming links will grow to a
slow stream of them. In order
to maintain interest in your blog, it's always important to
return the favor by
frequenting other blogs and
contributing to conversations
happening away from your
own blog. By building credibility on
other people's blogs and
relevant websites, bloggers
can bring instant credibility to
their own blog. It's usually
poor form to invite others back to your blog in the
comments you post
elsewhere, but as you become
an active member of an online
community of bloggers, you'll
find that you can do many things that would have been
impossible or highly ill-
advised in the early days of
your blog.
The process to build a
successful blog is usually a long and slow one. But the
momentum gained can usually
be sustained by continuing to
post quality content and by
remaining active in relevant
blogging circles. In the world of blogging, a year is an
eternity. If you are able to
build your blog consistently
over the course of a single
year, you will probably find
yourself with one of the more respected blogs in your niche.
From that point forward, it is
still a labor of love, but it will
probably come with some of
the rewards that you may
have envisioned when you launched the blog in the first


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