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By now you should know that there’s more to blogging than setting up a WordPress account and hoping for the best. It takes real, hard work to establish yourself in the blogosphere, hard work and savvy people skills; it doesn’t hurt to write about a popular niche either. Successful blogging is about finding your voice in an ongoing conversation, and then sharing your opinions about that conversation to people who might benefit from your advice. It takes time to cultivate a strong web personality and an equally strong readership, and even longer to have a successful (profitable) blog.
If you’ve been having trouble keeping your blog afloat, you might benefit from these habits that I’ve noticed in the most successful bloggers I follow. Give these habits some thought, they might help you too.
They’re always watching for the latest trend
A wise blogger never settles for the status quo. They’re constantly exploring new avenues to uncover or topics that might bolster the blog’s readership or garner more attention from bigger blogs. To do that, bloggers diversify their content, but do so gradually and with an eye for what works and what doesn’t. The best way to diversify and expand the content on your blog is to slowly include posts and links that refer to big trending topics, whether that’s the potential ‘next biggest thing in social media’ or an up-and-coming musician. The only way that you find and include this content on your blog is to be actively searching for it at all times, so think about that the next time you idly browse the web.
They’re constantly networking and expanding
Great bloggers don’t just expand their content base; they also expand their readership and their relationships with fellow bloggers. The best way to expand in this area is to get out in the web and interact with people who might be interested in your blog. You can do this any number of ways. You can start conversations with people through social media pushes on Facebook and Twitter, initiating a dialogue on a subject that has some relevance to your blog’s subject. You could also do it the old fashioned way and guest post for bigger blogs in hopes that their readers will click through your byline to your website. The important thing is that you’re constantly networking, and that you do so without coming off as a spammer who’s just looking to beef up their readership for the sake of making more money.
They’re responsive to readers
The worst thing you could do as a blogger is neglect the readers that you already have. These people are the base of your blog, the core that keeps your blog alive as you experiment with posts and new ventures. The least that you can do to keep your readers happy is to deliver as a webmaster, whether that means responding to comments on a post or featuring content that they want to read. It doesn’t take much time to respond to comments, nor does it take much time to respond to emails. Doing so will endear you to your readers, and it ensures that they’ll come back for the next post.
What are your habits for successful blogging?
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