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5 Things To Follow In Order To Have A Successful Blog



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5 Things To Follow In Order To Have A Successful Blog

So you've got your domain, hosting, theme and all that good stuff set up and ready to go. Now you're going to be a super successful blogger in the matter of 72 hours... WRONG! Blogging isn't an over night type of thing, you'll need to be dedicated in order to make some money from it. Below I've posted the top 5 things you should do in order to create a popular blog within you niche.



5 Things To Follow In Order To Have A Successful Blog


What Are Your Intentions?
Are your intentions to be super successful and well known online in your niche like you're the lady gaga of blogging? Well you might want to think this over a bit more because it's just as hard, if not harder, to become famous or well known through blogging than it is in the acting or singing trades. If you're not committed, you won't make it long.


You Need A Schedule
Do you plan to post once a day, a couple times a week, or once a month? You'll need to figure this out prior to launch because your readers will fall into a routine of checking for new content on your blog. If your readers can't predict when you're pushing new content, you will have speratic readers and lose traffic over time. Also, the more unique content you have, the better it is for the Search Engines.


Don't try to be perfect. Just show progress.
You won't be the most amazing blogger right at the start. It takes time to learn what to do and what not to do when posting a new page to your blog. Read a few books on how to blog and do a lot of testing with plugins and add-ons to see what makes your blogging a better experience.


You Need Marketing
Now when I say you'll need to do marketing, you'll be marketing yourself and your blog. You should already have all your social profiles set up just to hold your blogs name on those platforms whether you plan on posting or not. The thing is that now you need to pick 2 or 3 of these platforms to post to. Twitter and Facebook are still pretty big for this part of your marketing because a lot of people can read a short bit of content and click through if they want. Post to these platforms daily and respond to any comments from users.


Be Yourself
Don't change who you are just to increase your visitor count. This will inevitably come back to bit you in the a$$ since the people you're gaining want to see the false you and not who you really are. Post in your own voice so that the readers who do stick with you, will stay with you.

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idealmike

Interesting that you mention "Intentions". Because nothing in the world happens without an intention. It's people's intentions that cause things to happen. I mean, what you intend to do in the day time is the reason for those things happening. What you intend to do online is the reason why you create a website and SEO it and promote and market it. Because you intend to make sales with it. So it's all about your intentions first. What you intend to do and what you intend to happen. Whatever you intend to do, intend it to succeed.

The famous comedian actor Jim Carrey has a video about intentions that I was watching a while back on the power of intention. According to Jim, intention is everything. Nothing happens on this planet without it. Not one single thing happens without intention.

Here is the video.



But all the other stuff you've said makes perfect sense and is all relative. Having the right intention is one thing, but without the rest of the things that you need, you can have all the intention in the world but you'll still need to make use of these other things such as a schedule and chipping away at it day by day a little by little and making more and more of a dent. Plus of course you'll need to do marketing and promotion of your site as well. You'll need to do SEO on it, you'll need to build links, you'll need to build relationships. And you'll need to be yourself! Not try and be like someone else exactly to the t. But be your own unique self and be different to all the other 100,000,000 millions websites out there in the same niche as yours. That's what separates you from the rest isn't it? 5 Things To Follow In Order To Have A Successful Blog




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Lynne

Thanks Razzy for sharing these things! As a blogger I started laughing when you said you won't become a successful blogger within 72 hours!

I have had a few people start blogging and they contact me and tell me they are so frustrated because they have been working really hard and been so diligent but they can't see results... I ask how long they have been blogging and how many posts they have published.

The answer that made me giggle the most was a woman had been blogging for 2 weeks and published posts... oh dear!

Yes it take a huge amount of work and dedication to be a successful blogger. I have been blogging for 4 years now and I have worked my ass off on 3 websites. It has all been worth it and it is coming together nicely now but it has not been easy at all.




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TommyCarey

Yeah, it's pretty crazy that people think that they can just post a few times and make money off of those posts because they'll have thousands of people coming to their newly created pages lol 5 Things To Follow In Order To Have A Successful Blog

It does take a good amount of time, years if needed, to make a decent amount of money online. No one will just set up a website or blog and be instantly rich.... Unless you're Mark Zuckerberg lol 5 Things To Follow In Order To Have A Successful Blog




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Cristian

I agree with Razzy on pretty much everything, having and developing a blog takes time....loads of time and effort. That's why I hate it and sold all my blogs! I don't do well with long term projects like blogs, they never end and you are never quite "there" no matter what you do.
It's simply boring, very freaking boring.

Also, I don't agree on the being yourself part. What if you being yourself sucks? You'll just be wasting a lot of time wanting to get successful, doing all the right things, only to find that you also need some charisma to be a blogger.




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TommyCarey

Also, I don't agree on the being yourself part. What if you being yourself sucks? You'll just be wasting a lot of time wanting to get successful, doing all the right things, only to find that you also need some charisma to be a blogger.


Lol ok, maybe not everyone should be themselves 5 Things To Follow In Order To Have A Successful Blog If you're a bad person and just want to yell at people, be someone else 5 Things To Follow In Order To Have A Successful Blog




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Corzhens

Aside from the interesting content of your blog, I agree that you need a schedule. I know of several bloggers who are like having a hide-and-seek affair with their readers. To be honest, I quit going to their blogs because I don’t know when they would post an update. It’s a waste of time to check on the blog only to find no updates. And for the frequency of updates, a twice a week schedule is pretty good, not too often but not too seldom.




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vinaya

My intentions are clear. I have blogs and I want to make money from my blogs from Adsense ads and affiliate product sales. having clear intentions will help you make a plan to be a successful blogger.
I also need a schedule. However, not having a schedule is one of the problems I am facing. I have half a dozen blogs and I am finding difficult to update my blogs.




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