If the headline of this post grabbed your attention, you must be a blogger who would like to be a better blogger, isn’t it? There are millions of bloggers available online but are all good enough to be followed? Of course not! Not all bloggers are good. I would like to suggest to all of my readers to follow only those bloggers who are good and trying to be even better. More than 2 millions blog posts are being published every day, but not all are good because not all are being written by better bloggers. In today?s post, I am going to show you few things that you must opt to be a better blogger. Read on: How to be a better blogger.
1. Spend time creating great content
Being a blogger, you must:
- Spend some quality time to research about the topic you are going to write.
- Gather correct information from genuine sources.
Now, keep these as bases and start writing the blog post. Doing these is important because the content you write should be correct, factual and informative so that readers would love to read it. A better blogger is who provides the most awesome and the most informative content to his readers. Therefore, this is the very first and the most important steps to be a better blogger.
2. Spend more time on Branding
If you just write and publish, you are a normal blogger but to be a better blogger, you must spend some quality time to build a brand for you and your blog. You would probably have a question how to do branding? To build a brand:
- Avoid sharing anything on your blog and focus on some particular niche and make your voice strong in the community.
- You can make use of your Facebook Fan page to connect with your readers and communicate with them.
- Send personalized newsletters to your audience.
- Always ready to help others. It is always helpful to build a good brand in your community.
- Run interesting contests and giveaways at regular intervals.
- Start networking with fellow bloggers and your audience. Understand their taste, problems and help them accordingly.
3. Make a schedule for posting on your blog
Most of the bloggers don?t follow a schedule for posting articles on the blog, but you must follow this because when you publish with schedule, your blog looks more consistent. To be a better blogger, this is one of the tips that you must follow.
4. Reply to the queries and comments on your blog on regular basis
When you publish an article on your blog, your readers might ask you few questions or appreciate you for your efforts, or they can even give some valuable feedback. So your duty is to reply to all the queries and comments in order to be in the good books of your readers as well as to help them with their queries. Don?t get upset when a reader gives you some feedback rather take them positively and improve in that area.
5. Don?t Forget SEO and marketing
Doing above mentioned things, make you a better blogger in the eyes of your readers and fellow bloggers. Now you have to be in the good books of Google as well, and also you need to do marketing to spread your content all over the web to reach maximum number of people. You should know the SEO strategies that can help you generate traffic to your blog, and also you need to be smart enough to market every post in a way that it reaches huge number of audience which in turn maximize the traffic.
6. Plan for next blog posts
Make a plan for at least next five blog posts in advance because getting content ideas is one of the most challenging things a blogger faces. Thus, it is important to plan for few next blog posts in advance so you could write the best content. If you don?t have the plan and you don?t have anything in mind to write, then in that case you might write something that doesn?t go well. Therefore, planning is important to maintain the flow and consistency of the blog.
7. Edit your older Articles
This is not applicable for bloggers who are expert writers but a blogger like me who has learnt gradually, makes many mistakes in his earlier published content thus it is important to edit the older ones and add more value as well as correct the mistakes if there are any. editing older articles is one of the traits of a better blogger so to be a better blogger start working on this from today.
8. Keep experimenting new things
To grow well, you need to experiment new things be it related to your blog design or be it related to content type. Try to add new things to your sidebar and keep it for few days and see if you are noticing any benefits. Then again change something else and notice. This way, you will come to know which are elements you need to keep in your blog?s sidebar, blog?s footer and at other places. Also, try doing experiments with colour combinations and design of the blog, then ask your friends for feedback. Consider their feedback and work on them. These things help you build a better looking blog that is one of the qualities of better bloggers as they work to improve their blog overall. Not just the design or content.
You have read few things to do in order to be a better blogger. As I mentioned in the post, a better blogger doesn?t only work on one part rather he considers all parts of blogging and work well to make his blog an awesome place of information and great write ups.