Want to have a blog that draws people to read it regularly? Or put your business in the forefront of the online community? Out of a gazillion blogs out there, how would you make yours stand out from the crowd? Blogging alone and interesting contents are not enough to catapult your blog.
Here are 6 tips for starting a powerful blog – one with Ooomph!
Passion alone won’t make your blog a hit.
Your blog should be a product of knowledge, research, and experience too.
Being passionate is not just a feeling, it is also finding ways to improve your blog and quality content to your readers.
Have a consistent look and feel for your blog.
Most successful blogs are usually those that concentrate on specific topics, niches or interests. This goes for the look and feel of your blog as well.
Starting from the name of your blog to its theme and background, it should immediately make apparent to your readers just what your blog offers.
Somehow, it seems inappropriate and confusing to have a blog about “rock and roll” and yet publish a post with “ribbons and laces” as its theme.
It’s possible to still have a great deal of variety to your posts within a specific blog theme. You just have to be creative.
Create an editorial calendar for your blog content.
An essential part of making your blog powerful is an editorial calendar.
It is like a planner or task scheduler where you can see the chronological overview of your blog. Blog content should be well-planned and managed and an editorial calendar can help you control and map out your content strategy.
It’s better to create a year-long calendar and divide and spread your tasks through it. You can always update it as needed.
Your random notes in your notebook may do for a start, but I’d strongly advise using a digital notebook such as OneNote or Evernote.
Publish posts consistently.
An open secret of the most successful blogs around is that they come out with posts regularly.
Consistency is the key.
If you have set up your editorial calendar, make sure that you have scheduled to publish a post on a regular basis, whether it be weekly or daily. If your readers like your blog, they’ll get to know the schedule and check your site regularly.
Don’t lose the momentum by not updating your content.
Generate meaty and useful blog content.
A blog with substance is most likely to be tops with the readers.
Your blog may be popular but if you don’t add value to your content or offer something that can be useful, interesting or unique to your readers, interest may wane away.
Contents may be to entertain or inform but make sure that it piques your readers’ curiosity and interest.
What will make it relevant in their lives?
This is especially true if you use your blog for business or to sell something. People will follow your blog if they can get value out of it so give them what they want and need to read.
A blog can be made powerful not by the blogger alone but by the readers as well.
It is important to engage with your readers by replying to comments or feedback. Read them and respond to them accordingly and be open to suggestions.
This activity helps you gauge your blog’s following and helps to come up with new ideas or content. You may find that some questions asked and comments made by readers have answers that lend themselves well to blog posts that can be referenced in a reply comment.
If you find yourself reading and responding to more comments, your blog may be picking up. Readers’ activity helps a lot in drawing traffic to your blog.
These tips are quite easy to do as long as you do it consistently. It is like pairing your passion with work on a regular basis.
Article Source: Susan D Guinto