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Building up new blogging strategies is a blogger’s biggest challenge and task to do. Few days back when I was analyzing my blog bloggingmatters, I thought to design a new strategy. So I ended up the thinking with a short articles series on particular sub-niche.
Sounds Good? Yes It must be! Because readers will be finding a complete articles series of 10 to 12 articles on a particular sub-category. It will be helpful in making and giving a complete concept and point of view on the topics that is impossible to cover even in 2000 words articles.
Readers need quick help and information. So a whole articles series will be covering all related topics, follow up of the topic to cover all issues, categories, concepts and relations of a topic.
So in part 1 of first series ‘How to make your blog Successful’ I am starting with ‘3 Must-Follow Steps of Making your Blog Successful in every Niche’.
Blogging does not only mean you pick a topic and category to blog and somehow launch your blog and start writing whatever you want. I always say, understand the concept of blogging first. Make a strategy of your blogging career.
You have to decide whether you want to earn on your blog and looking to expand it as your primary business and earning source or you have to just keep it down for personal views sharing and just to interact with the family and friends.
Most of the bloggers want to expand their blogs and they look to make their blogs big like Mashable and Techcrunch. If you are doing to do this, it’s good but you have to learn, work and work for fulfilling such dreams.
You have to keep in mind that blogging requires a lot of struggle and hard work, its not a plate of cake until you burn your mind to create great content, invest your time and money and use a lot of mind to make strategies for making blog successful.
People read about blogging on different blogs when they start learning about blogging or when they see their friend or cousin is running a blog and he is a full time blogger. So they make their mind to setup a blog and see what happens, they check with youtube wordpress tutorials or make a start with a blogspot free blog.
What happens next?
They blog for few days and leave it forever! This is what, most of the people do when they think about to earn online and start something related to e-business and blogging.
What do you need?
You Need 3 Steps to follow to make your blog Successful:
A professional start is very important. It can’t be explained in a small part of the article that how to make a great and professional start of a blog.
But If you really want to know about a great and professional startup of your blog, let me explain it, first of all study yourself, find out and enlist your favorite things in life, what are the things you are crazy about, either it is New York Yankees you follow most or Barclays premier league in the sports, do you love Lady gaga or like to follow Art work of painters and photography of top best photographers, after finding out your interest and select the best niche for yourself.
Must See about Niche Selection: Top 3 Blog Niches of USA
I always say, a complete blogging philosophy regarding your blogging project and your topic (niche) is required. Either you are starting food blog or blog about different hotels in the world, you must be crazy about those topics and category you are going to choose.
Proper launching is very important for your blog, get someone professional to launch and install your blog. WordPress is the most recommended blogging platform and it is easy to manage and run. Choose best hosting company for your blog, never start your blog on any free hosting or any type of free domains like .tk or co.cc. Always use top level domain like .com, .net or org. Now you have a reliable hosting plan, domain and wordpress installed on it. If you find difficulty in installing WordPress, just search a bit on google about installing WordPress, you will get thousands of guides to install it or even send a message to your hosting support, they will guide you in few minutes.
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Get your wordpress blog ready and now after your blog is up, I am imagining that you have purchased a good hosting as I recommended, you have installed premium theme on your blog and your blog is ready to rock n roll. One of my friends and fellow blogger Tom Ewer writes very well about Optimization of blog and articles, on his blog leavingworkbehind.
Follow this articles series, I will discuss content development strategies in [How to Make your Blog Successful] Part 3.
Follow through is must! You have launched a great blog, and you posted outstanding 50 articles in first three weeks of your blog. Now What? You see, there are no visitors coming from google, your visitors are your friends and cousins coming from twitter and facebook, to see and say, what the hell you are doing!
You don’t need to be worried here, even if three months have been passed, and you don’t see a flow of google visitors. See, google visitors are not everything for your blog. Blogging is such a different product from other websites. Google and Bing give visitors to the blogs, but your real followers and following will be your readers, you have to develop your readership.
Readership consists of two types of readers, the one who have subscribed to your blog and read your articles whenever you post new ones, and the second one is, who read your blog by reaching any type of medium, google, facebook, Google+ or twitter and they share on those social media sites with their friends and families. This second one, is also an important way and medium in generating your traffic and increasing your readership. So focus on both mediums of your traffic.
Learning in blog’s success is like gas for a car. So keep your brain’s trunk open for the knowledge. Being a blogger you have to follow top blogs, its not good to copy their points or content, if you want to copy them then copy big blogger’s passion, hard work and enthusiasm to make things big.
Today is social media’s time, if people like anything and it appeals them, they share and they make it a huge hit. So you got to impress them. How a blogger can impress masses? A blogger can impress his target audience by his content, creative ideas, images, relevant topics and innovation and if he wants to impress people other than his niche and target market, then he has to cross beyond the talent and creativity boundaries, make something outstandingly well! Some funniest video ever, make a creative ad, cartoon, the more thing will be talkative and interactive, the more it will get shared. So bring it on!