A few years ago, the concept of blogging wasn’t in the language of the specialists while nowadays it is a common thing, even for children. This fact is possible because blogs have proven to be a very efficient and handy manner in order to obtain all the information needed. More pragmatically speaking, the blog is the new friend of men.
A blogger is the individual who maintains a blog or several; initially it was created to share personal impressions but it evolved and now there is no field not debated on blogs. Apparently, the job of a blogger is easy, having a lot of fun, but when it’s treated professionally, things are changing. The success of any blogger is related to the ability to attract people; the number of visitors per unit of time is called traffic.
The number of visitors determines the income from the monetization of the blog, hence having a heavy visited blog is capital. The idea is simple: a better blogger gains more money – this being, even though we don’t like it, the main scope, of course, in addition to the recognition of people.
The same as in each trade, every blogger has his own tips to improve the value of the posts, but there are few that are worldwide accepted as the basis of successful blogging. Please let me know if you have other precious tips to share with us or if you agree with me.
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Make a passion for blogging
The income resulted from the monetization of a blog can’t make someone as rich as a sheik, but definitely, it can’t be neglected. Launching a blog only to gain some extra bucks is a born dead project; if the passion is lacking, failure is just a matter of time. As Steve Jobs advised us, the best way of living is to follow what your heart tells you, therefore if someone doesn’t feel any attraction to blogging, then that person must not launch one.
Write for the humans and not for the crawlers
One of the deadliest mistakes of any blogger is to try by all means to get more traffic. They ignore everything but the optimization for search engines. An optimized blog is more appreciated by the crawlers of the search engines and due to this, it occupies good positions in the search of users; that means a higher possibility of being visited. Keep in mind: it’s a mistake and not a solution to ignore the human factor just to delight the crawlers of search engines. In order to obtain the desired traffic, it is better to have a loyal group of readers, they must be satisfied and not the crawlers.
Try to be professional
It’s simple to say: “hey, from today I will be more professional” but to apply it is completely another story; it’s more than obvious, a professional approach is recommended to gain more visitors. At the beginning, it seems almost impossible to receive the visits of thousands of people but across the time, it may be a realistic purpose.
First of all, people are appreciating the quality and the usefulness of the posts. Second, they notice if you really care about them; the best indicators that let them to know that they are important to you are the quick replies to the comments, offering quality advice to various problems or posting more about what they asked. Thirdly, a prompt reaction to any solicitation is another sign of professionalism.
Ruling a blog gives you the position of the leader, you decide what is better and interesting for your readers. Fabulously, the same rules are applied when ministers are governing the country: when they are forming a community with the citizens the situation is on a positive trend but in the case the head is making whatever he want, being tyrant, the result is well-known. Pay attention to this example and don’t ignore the opinions of the many!
Try to build a community around you
I highlighted very much the idea of community and some will say that I am totally uninspired but this is the “harsh” reality. Anyway, I guarantee that this is the solution to obtain constant traffic and if you disregard my thoughts, please search for the interviews with the great bloggers of the web design & development blogosphere that all agree with me.
One of the greatest tools to clot the so much proclaimed community around you is represented by the social networks. There is no other medium to be more personal than Twitter and Facebook. I really hope you got the point: a good blogger must be very active on social networks. By the way, many people and good bloggers resume the activity on social networks to Facebook and Twitter but few know that Stumble Upon is a great source of traffic hence to became a real master look carefully to as many networks as you can.
5. Don’t expect fast miracles
The money from a blog do not come after few posts or few weeks, some bloggers wait a long time until decide to monetize their “child”. The conclusion is pretty simple: a blog represents a huge volume of work that can bring a good compensation to the owner but it’s wrong to consider it a fast and easy way of making money.
One Final Thought
Initially, I was ready to establish a list of ten or more precious tips to become a better blogger but I considered that the great number will scare away any beginner. Consequently, I let only five that for some will appear too few while for others may be more than enough. Anyway, be sure that the essence of better blogging is condensed here as much as possible; also I am human and passible to make mistakes, feel free to correct me or share your opinion with us.