5 Expert Tips for Beginners at Blogging

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Blogging Tips

If there is one trend that has quickly caught on with today’s generation it is that of blogging. A blog is a platform for any individual to express his views, ideas, photos and thoughts with the world and gain social popularity. It has quickly become a method by which businesses are gaining customers and generating awareness by starting entertaining and successful blogs that quickly escalates and captures the interest of like-minded customers.

Whether you’re someone who is contemplating to start a blog or are struggling to make it popularity and gain some space on the social scene, there are a few key ideas you should keep in mind which will take you a long way to gain better popularity and get your blog noticed. Here are a few ideas you should keep in mind while working on your blog:


Content is Key

Many bloggers find out the hard way that content plays a huge part in the popularity of any blog. Content has to be written from two perspectives. The first perspective is of course what your customers like and should be based on their tastes and preferences. Study which posts of yours receive higher views and more engagement in the form of comments and shares and you’ll know where your customer’s interest lies. However you should also focus on the SEO aspect and write content which is SEO friendly. If search engines fail to acknowledge your blog and it doesn’t show up in search results, your purpose of reaching out to viewers is lost. Hence make sure your content serves both your customers’ needs as well as meets SEO requirements.


Find Your Calling

When choosing creative blog topics, remember to play to your strengths and write what you’re comfortable with. Do not try to unnecessarily write about topics you’re not too knowledgeable about as this will make the blog very general and will not engage many users. On the other hand if you write about a specific topic, it’ll help you gain recognition both with viewers and search engines. Doing this will help you remain interested in writing blogs too as it’s something that you yourself would be interested in and will bring out your creativity better.

Marketing is Key

Most people assume writing a good blog will do the trick and viewers will automatically come to read about it. You have to give attention to marketing tactics to draw viewers. Make sure to use social media to the hilt and share your blog on various platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google + and request your friends to share it around. You can comment on others posts and this will help you draw some traffic as well. You can interact with other bloggers. You can also check what topics are trending on Google and find hot topics to write about to get a good search engine result page ranking. No amount of marketing effort will go in vain and you’ll be able to reap its benefits in time.


Comment Away

One of the biggest advantages of digital marketing and social media interaction is that it creates a two way channel of communication. Traditional marketing just blurts out its opinions to users without giving them a chance to express their opinion. With blogging, make it easier for your users to comment and do not unnecessarily add steps like asking them to write captcha code or complicated things as this will stop a few people to bother with comments. Also avoid writing sensitive or negative topics with which people don’t want to be associated with. If your content is good and commenting is made easy, people will be more than happy to leave their views.


Accept Negativity

It is important to understand that your blog is an expression of your opinion and ideas. It is not always possible that everyone would agree with it or take it in a positive light. Do not lose hope or fervour due to a few critics or negative views on your post. Do not pick a public debate with negative commenters and focus on writing content that people appreciate. It’ll bring both kinds of people to your blog and it is up to you to block out the haters. You can’t stop them so it’s better to ignore them and focus on your strengths.


Conclusion

With these blogging tips in mind, it would help you take your blog to great heights. Blogging is a great technique to interact with the world and once you understand it’s nuances, you’ll surely find it an interactive and engaging activity!

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Author Bio
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Neha Choudhary
Neha Choudhary is a content writer and content marketing specialist. She is a writing fanatic and when she’s not writing, she is technology, travelling and cooking. Being a book lover and a movie enthusiast, her mind is constantly revolving around new ideas. As a person, it’s a treat being around her owing to her jolly nature.




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21 comments:

  1. Hi Neha,

    Awesome and great post, indeed! :)

    I agree with everything you have mentioned in this article. Yes, we had to write according to our passion. There is no point writing for something we don't like at all. It will make us more saturated and feed up. If we follow our passion, then something good will happen.

    Oh yes, the promotion is also a must in blogging. Some say that you should require that 20% of your time to write articles and use 80% of your time for promotions.

    If you just started blogging, no one knows you. That's why you must perform a vigorous and targeted promotions. :)

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Neha.
    Have a great weekend!

    ~Nanda

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    1. Hello Nanda,

      Thanks for adding such a valuable info about this topic and important suggestions to built a successful blog.

      Hope to see you around here again.....Have a great weekend.....!!!

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  2. Hey Neha,

    This was a great list for beginners to meditate on.

    I really like that you put out that writing blog posts isn't going to just magically bring you traffic. You also have to market it by promoting it to social media as well as blogging communities for starters at the least.

    When I first started, I was lead to believe that you just have to write everyday and the traffic will just happen to appear. I was so wrong on all levels, but I learned my lesson.

    As far as promotion, commenting helps to drive traffic back to your blog as well as connecting and build relationships with other bloggers which is real important. It's really hard to grow a blog if you do it all alone and doing your due diligence in engaging and sharing other blog posts will always come back to you in a positive way!

    Thanks for sharing Neha! Have a great up and coming weekend!

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    1. Hello Sherman,

      Glad to see you here......!!!

      Thanks for sharing valuable feedback about this article and informative sum-up about blog promotion and blogging.

      Ya you are absolutely right that blog commenting not only generate web traffic for your blog but also make bonding with readers.

      Have a nice day and profitable weekend.......!!!

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  3. Hi Neha

    Welcome to Gangadhar's blog. You discussed a very important topic and you did an excellent job.

    You are right and I liked your tips. One must embrace negativity because it helps to provide feedback.

    Promoting a blog post is one of the activities of blogging and writing your passion will promote consistency.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Thumbs Gangadhar for inviting Neha

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    1. Hello Ikechi,

      Thanks for sharing your valuable thoughts on this topic and feedback about this article as well....!!!

      Have a great weekend ahead.......!!!

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  4. Hi Neha/Gangadhar,
    Blogging for beginners could be inspiring or demotivating! It all depends on the way knowledge is applied. Successful bloggers have one thing in common - provision of values that solves problems.

    Beginners to blogging should try to solve problems with their contents so they become like experts.

    Nevertheless, the expert advice shared here are resourceful!
    I left the above comment in kingged.com as well

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    1. Hello Sunday,

      I completely agree with points you shared here about blogging for beginners specifically for newbies try to solve their problems by applying quality content to become a successful blogger.

      Thanks for sharing valuable note about blogging....Hope to see you around here.....Have a nice day....!!!

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  5. Hi Neha/Gangadhar,

    Great Post. I completely agree that writing a terrific post is not enough to open the floodgates of traffic on your site. You have to promote that post. And promoting a post often involves creating lasting relationships with other bloggers like sharing other blogger's posts and commenting on other bloggers websites. This way they too can reciprocate it for you and hence recommend your own posts to their followers, hence driving traffic to your site.

    Another thing a new blogger should consider is guestposting. When you are a new blogger it is more important to build a subscriber base of loyal fans. And one of the ways to do this is to guestpost on blogs that your ideal readers hang on it.

    Thanks for sharing this post. Look forward to reading more.

    ~Chioma

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    1. Hey Chioma,

      Glad to see you here and thankful for sharing valuable points about blogging......!!!

      I totally agree with your point which mentions guest blogging helpful for newbie bloggers to build engagement with peoples.

      Thanks again for sharing informative feedback about this article......Hope to see you around here again.....Have a great weekend.......!!!

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  6. Totally Agreed Gangadhar Sir ji and Neha Mam. And Hello Neha mam.
    Wonderfully written and splendid writing with tricky mind.
    I am not a expert of blogging but I really appreciate your words.
    And Thanks for making my sunday.
    ENjoy ! Have a nice day.
    Vashishtha

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    1. Hello Vashishtha,

      Glad to see you here again and thanks for appreciation as well as giving valuable feedback about this article.

      Have a nice day......!!!

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  7. Hi Neha and Gangadhar,

    I agree with you. Content is king and I did initially think that writing great content and after 7 weeks I would be a star, getting comments left, right and centre. However that is not the case. Marketing is at present what I am focusing on.

    I don't doubt my writing but this market stuff is very time consuming isn't and all I wanted to do was write. Little did I know I was going into an area where other skills really did require learning or brushing up on.

    I have to market more to even contemplate negative remarks and I do look forward to them, I must say, because I want to see my initial response and how I manage them. Great post and it keeps me going back to the marketing. Not my speciality just yet but I will get there. Thank you

    Rachel.

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    1. Hello Rachel,

      Welcome here......!!!

      Ya you are absolutely right that quality content is not sufficient constraint for successful blogging. Beside it other factor also essential such as marketing, interaction with readers, etc.

      Thanks again for sharing your personal blogging experience with us as well as adding valuable words about blogging.......Hope to see you around here again.....Have a nice day......!!!

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  8. Thats Really good, But want to know if my blog is 4 years old and I stopped working on it from last 2 years then how can i increase the ranking of that blog ??

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    1. Ya definitely you can increase web ranking by maintaining consistency in fresh content update, blog commenting, social media exposure, arranging contests on website, guest posting, etc.

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  9. Hi Gangadhar,

    I think this post is such a helpful tool and resource for people who are yet to start their blogging career. We say content is key, but I guess blogging does not just evolve by mere focusing on your content. I think you post can be both inspiring and discouraging. It inspire those bloggers wanna be to work well and pursue with their plans on beginning to do blogging. On the opposite side, it may as well discourage those who think blogging is just as easy as changing casual clothing, those who are doubtful and are not willing to take the challenge of blogging.

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    1. Hello Dennis,

      Glad to know you found this post helpful and informative for newbie bloggers........!!!

      Ya you are absolutely right that not only content is important for blogging success but other key factors also required such as marketing, social media sharing, etc.

      Thanks for adding your valuable opinion about blogging and feedback about this article.....Have a great week ahead......!!!

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  10. You are absolutely right in that content and marketing are the two keys things to getting a lot of traffic and increasing the popularity of your blog. You need to have eye catching, well-written content that can add value to people's lives. Once you get enough of this, you market the crap out of it to as many people as possible on social media, by guest blogging, writing answers on Q & A sites and other things. It is really no overnight success and you have to be dedicated to succeed. Thanks for sharing. This article was short and sweet.

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    1. Hello Lawrence,

      Glad to know you found this article short and sweet.....Thanks for adding valuable words about this topic.....Hope to see you around here again.....Have a nice weekend......!!!

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  11. Content is key and do write what you love and familiar with. Marketing is very important. One of the key marketing component is SEO. Doing on page and off page optimization is key to success.

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