Consistent blogging is not an easy task. And just like anything else in this world, to be great at it, you have to work at it. To get you moving in the right direction, I have complied some extremely helpful tips and strategies from some of the best bloggers around.
Feeling like an unmotivated blogger?
Here’s a tip from Darren Rowse at Problogger.net to get you moving:
Tell Someone – don’t just make some plans for your next week of blogging… tell someone about them. Tell another blogger, tell your partner, tell your kids, tell someone on Twitter – tell anyone. The key is to tell someone who you give permission to hound you about it over the next few days – accountability is a great motivator.”
Want a blog that actually works for your business?
Check out some savvy advice from blogging expert Denise Wakeman via her article The Secrets to Growing Your Blog Following and The Pitfall Your Must Avoid (you can check it out on SocialMediaExaminer.com):
“Reaching out to other bloggers in your field will actually create more business opportunities, increase traffic to your own blog, and enhance your business brand more than any other tactic you could employ.”
Looking for more subscribers to your blog?
According to Brian Clark of CopyBlogger.com, in his article 10 Effective Ways to Get More Blog Subscribers, one smart strategy for attracting more subscribers to your blog is to be laser focused. This is what Brian says:
“Make sure that you are primarily focusing on a particular topic, and the more specialized that topic is, the better you’ll do. It’s also key to step back and evaluate whether there are enough prospective readers in your chosen niche. It’s better to be brutally honest with yourself than to toil away and end up disappointed.”
Do you struggle with choosing a name for your new blog?
So many of us struggle with branding in general and when it comes to our blogs, branding can get even more confusing. Chris Garrett of Authority Blogger offers some great advice on blog branding at ChrisG.com. One great exercise he suggests is taking the time to brainstorm your ideas:
“Try to create a long list of options. Play with ideas. Combining words and creating new words, checking a thesaurus, getting the help of friends and family can all help. Switch off your internal critic while you create. Jot down every name no matter how daft, at this point you are aiming for quantity, not quality!”
So there’s your snapshot of from expert bloggers. I hope you will take the time to check out the articles I linked to above, because each is packed with some major value and unique insight into perfecting your blog.
What do you struggle with the most when blogging? Do you enjoy it or does it feel like a chore to you? Do you see the power in blogging or do you feel like it is a waste of time? Let me know your blogging opinions below!