What makes a successful blogger stand out from an unsuccessful blogger and what is it that they do differently than you average run of the mill blogger?
The concept of blogging is very simple, you produce content, you publish it and the drive traffic to your site and grow your audience, but what is that makes the successful bloggers and blogs stand out from the average ones. Baring in mind that there are thousands of new blogs being started every day how can you make sure you stand out from the bloggers and produce something that people are actually going to want to read?
So I’ve researched into the different aspects of blogging and exactly what it is that creates successful bloggers and I’m going to outline 6 of the most important in this article for you.
They Know What Their Market And Their Audience Needs
When you write an article do ask yourself the question: what need of my audience am I meeting? Producing content just for the sake of producing content is just not going to cut it, what will cut it is knowing what your readers are looking for. Blogging is a way of solving problems, so figure out what problems your readers are having and produce content to serve their needs.
One of the biggest questions I get is about driving traffic so I know that if I produce content to serve that problem I’m guaranteed to see people come to my site to read the article in the hope that it will solve their problems.
Their Experts At Their Topic
When it comes to creating a blog on a certain subject it’s a good idea to have knowledge on the subject before starting. Now you don’t have to have all the information but having a good amount of knowledge about what you’re going to be blogging about is always a good idea. Although you will learn a lot on you journey and you’ll continue to increase your knowledge you wont be able to produce effective articles if you clueless about the subject in the first place.
They Create Awesome Content
Awesome content should now be the basis of any blog. With so much competition out there you can’t really afford to write anything less than awesome. Remember if you’re a blogger you are in fact a writer so the only way to improve your skill as a writer is to continuously write. So practice everyday and write content on a daily basis so you can continue to improve. Some of the top bloggers have been around for years and their ability to write great content is ridiculous and the only way to catch up is to practice every day.
They Appear Everywhere
Have you noticed how you just can’t get away from some bloggers. Everywhere you go you seem to come across them whether its YouTube, Facebook, another popular blog or in your emails… somehow they are just everywhere.
That is because they understand that in order to continue building their audience they will need appear everywhere possible to capture as many people as possible. They borrow other bloggers audiences, they create content for every platform possible and they endlessly promote their work. So take a leaf out of their books and get yourself out there!!
They Are Highly Productive
It’s not just bloggers that are productive, anyone who is in business needs to be productive but be careful you don’t mix up productivity and busyness. You want to be productive not busy. Are you achieving what you want on a daily basis or are you just looking busy and hoping for things to get done. That article is not going to write itself and that podcast will not create itself… become productive and get more done and stop the glorification of busy.
They Focus On Goals And Objectives
The focus on goals and objectives is very important in blogging. What is it that you want to achieve and how are you going to get there? Do you want 10,000 Facebook fans? It’s a good goal but how are you going to achieve it? Do you want 1000 daily visitors to your blog? Well what are you going to do to get that figure?
Goals and objectives are very important in any business not just blogging. If you want the traffic what are you going to do to make sure you reach your traffic goal? Set clear goals and objectives and do everything you can to make them happen.
Over To You
So what are you going to do now to make sure you become a successful blogger rather than your average blogger? How are you going to grow and get yourself seen?
You now know exactly what it takes to become a highly successful blogger but the question now is how are you going to go about achieving it… remember that goals and objectives are important so make sure you start by writing your goals and objectives down on paper and then go about making them happen.