5 Methods to Your Best Blog Yet
Blogging utilizes a great deal of creativity, but it isn’t all just fun and games. Blogs are increasing in prevalence all the time, and the competition is tough. This is especially the case where technology blogs are concerned. If you are serious about driving web traffic to your site, it is important that you take deliberate steps to ensure the successes of your endeavors. Consider the top five methods in creating and promoting your best blog yet.
1. Plan Your Content - find a niche
Before you can get your blog live on the Web, you must determine the theme as well as how you’re going to build the website. While you might be interested in a number of different topics, keeping a central theme or a good niche is essential so you can target the right readers. Due to the sheer amount of competition it would be best to focus very strongly on a very specific topic. Let's say if you want to focus on website design, focus very specifically for example on something like let's say Payment Methods, thus you'll be the "expert" in that area - the point of reference.
2. Post Frequently
As a general rule, you should make new blog posts at least twice a week. This will keep your website fresh and leave readers with wanting to see more work. If you let your blog go too long without any fresh content, readers might give up and stop following your works. Treat your blog just like you would treat a partner, or a close friend, make sure you keep in touch often.
3. Promote Your Blog on Social Media - but don't SPAM
While driving traffic to your website is important, you should also consider doing your own promotions on top of this in order to maximize your success. You likely have at least one social networking page, so you should promote your posts every chance you get. At the same time, take care in over-promoting your blog or else people might get tired of your constant sales-like posts (that is another form of SPAM because you inundate people with irrelevant content). Instead, find a relevant way to promote new articles. The idea is to promote content which you think will be helpful or at least highly informative more than anything else, because this will likely attract visitors to that blog post. Make sure you are using the high traffic websites including Facebook, Google+, Twitter and YouTube. Provide relevant helpful content. Drive the traffic to your blog first, then monetize it.
4. Keep it Interesting and fresh
Posting and promoting content is just half the battle of creating a successful blog. It is also your mission to make sure that all future articles and tips posted on your website are fresh and interesting. One way to accomplish this is to start keeping a journal before you even create your blog. Write down all ideas you can think of and keep at it on a continuous basis. Even if the ideas don’t fit your blog today, you may be able to use them at some point in the future. Also, if an idea seems like it’s already been covered, think of ways to create new twists on the same subject.
5. Read Other Blogs - create a network
With all the work it takes to make your own blog a success, it seems counterproductive to read other blogs. On the contrary, it is important to read other works online to make your own blog a success. First, this is a great way to build connections with fellow bloggers who will likely read and share your work - link love from other relevant and authorative blogs is as important as the content itself. Also keep busy in forums or other communities which are relevant to your topic. This will make sure that you retain your competitive edge in the blogging world. Your blog won’t succeed unless you are proactive about making it the best it can be