Creating a successful blog would not be much of a hassle if you knew exactly what to do. Therefore, if you want to start a blog and you are concerned about how to make your blog work, follow these five tips and be on your way to owning a blog with a difference.
DEFINE YOUR BLOG THEME
Nowadays, since blogging is free for all, individuals go into it blind. “Blind” in the sense that not knowing what to blog about or the reason for starting a blog. There needs to be a purpose for your blog. You need to ask yourself some hard questions. Some questions you should ask yourself before creating your blog include;
Why am I starting a blog?
What am I creating the blog about?
What age bracket would my audience be off?
Is my blog going to be profit oriented?
Is my blog going to be audience-focused?
Answering these few questions give you a background view of what your blog would be about and how your blog should look like. Hence, creating a blog with a useful theme to attract appropriate viewers is a relevant strategy if you want to have a successful blog.
YOUR DOMAIN NAME MATTERS A LOT
They say “a good name is worth more than silver and gold”. Building a good name for your blog defines what your blog is going to be about. If you have decided on “cookingweirdness.com”, one would assume your blog is a food or travel blog which explores strange types of food around the world or new or unusual recipes to try out. It is not advisable to name a blog after yourself if not a “lifestyle blog” or blog about your writing. Choosing a good name is key to people clicking on the link on your bio on Instagram, shared posts on Facebook and so on…
AUDIENCE CATCHING BLOG TITLES, POSTS AND FEATURED IMAGES
Filling your blogs with interesting posts and articles is very important. To catch the eye of your viewers, the use of good and exaggerative headlines is very healthy for your blog. Quality pictures as featured images do not only beautify your blog, it encourages readers to want to read more. After grabbing their attention with your post title and featured image, quality written articles is the next step. What makes the gossip columns on websites flooding with views is the writers’ ability to make simple gist sound like million-dollar worthy news. Follow this pattern to making a successful blog.
USE COMMONLY SEARCHED WORDS ON GOOGLE
If you plan on getting many views for your blog posts, using commonly searched words as your blog title or commonly searched phrases in your post is the way. This is to ensure your post comes up on the first two pages of Google search result and gives you an edge over other blogs. This is the secret behind Search Engine Optimization.
FILL YOUR BLOG WITH CONTENT ALWAYS
The most important tip to building up a good blog is making sure your blog is never void of content. Post articles, share stories and upload blogposts as many times as you can in a day. For good views, post nothing less than 20 in a week. This would leave your readers always coming back. No matter the theme of your blog, start an interesting blog series in topics your blog bases upon, just to keep your blog interesting. The more views you get on a post, the greater your ego and confidence.