Blogging success cannot be achieved overnight. Popularity on the Web isn’t an easy thing to gain. We all know that fame, popularity, and respect are all time-driven aspects we gain from experience.
Being a newbie is a phase that all bloggers go through. You can’t rush fame. Even bloggers know how difficult it is to have few posts and few friends, when no one but spammers spend time commenting on your posts.
The problem with amateur bloggers is they tend to focus more on becoming popular than being an effective blogger. They tend to forget the main reason why they’re blogging. They end up focusing on establishing a name and forgetting to write quality content. Worse is when they spend little time on their SEO, especially on link building.
“Fake it until you make it” is one principle every new blogger should follow.
There is nothing wrong with being a “temporary poser”. Besides, you ventured into blogging because you know you can make it, that you have an identity and individuality you can share with other people. You don’t have to explain your uniqueness on your About Page; you just have to show it in your posts. Write with conviction, and let your words stir your readers’ emotion. A prolific writer is a storyteller, and he or she has a way with words that capture readers’ feelings.
If you plan to dominate your niche, you have to know all aspects of it by heart. Spend time learning your niche, your style, and your genre. Keep in mind the very reason why you decided to blog. Stay focused on your goals and work towards these passionately.
Comment on other blogs as if you’re an expert. Speak in a smart yet casual tone. Start a conversation that can result in threading comments, and never leave the conversation hanging. Make a polite exit if you feel that the conversation is going nowhere.
Give your blog a decent design and avoid using unsophisticated visual elements such as useless gifs and Flash animations. You can be playful with your site’s aesthetics, but always be conscious of the limitations.
Do your SEO with class; do not bombard other blogs with links directed to your site, or force them to link with you. Choose your link building friends, and build a network that can provide your site with benefits in the future.
Warner is interested in everything online that fuels discovery. I find SEO a facinating puzzle so of course work for an SEO Reseller, Endless Rise
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