7. Make Blogging Friends
Sometimes it is important to know few good bloggers in your niche. When you write a blog post email them and ask them to take a look at your blog post. You will be surprised to know how many of them get back and visit your blog. Also, if your content is appreciable then most of them will link to the post and mention about it on their blogs.
8. Write Great Headlines
As it has been said that you can come to know the content of the book only by looking at its cover, same applies to your blog post. Having a great headline will make people to stay and go through your blog post. It is also important as in case of social networks you can post only a snippet of your blog post. In this case having great headline will lure people to head over to your website and read more.
9. Begin Well
Well begun is half the job done. Having a great headline and useful first paragraph will make people to stay on your blog. This will increase the time people spend on your blog, it will increase the chances of getting them to visit other sections of you website. Most visitors leave a blog in the first 30 seconds, if you cannot get them to stay on your blog for more than 30 seconds then quality of rest of your blog is irrelevant.
10. Encourage your friends to visit your site
Ask your friends and relatives to visit your website and vote for it wherever possible. For beginners you need all the encouragement to keep yourself motivated and to go all out for your goals. Everyone needs some support during the beginning just like a baby needs support of his parents in order to take the first few steps in his life. There is nothing wrong in asking a favor from the people you know.
11. Write for people instead of social networks.
Remember your blog will be read by people although it is good to have a good search engine ranking for your posts. Majority of the posts written by established bloggers rarely make the cut and hit first page of any social bookmarking website. These websites are good to get an instant increase in your blog traffic but will not help you in the long run. There is appreciable difference in the quality of posts which they wrote earlier and they write now.
12. Take feedback and improve your blog
Do not overlook any piece of advice or feedback for your blog. But as a blogger you should know that you would be getting positive as well as negative feedback, and your blog will only grow and sustain when you know how to handle the negative feedback effectively. Remember you cannot satisfy everyone equally.
I will discuss some more important methods to get traffic to your blog in my next post
The methods and lessons I am sharing with you worked for me for around 3 weeks till I lost the plot due to my college activities and have to build the momentum once again.I do believe that if these worked for me,it should definitely work for you as well.
To become popular requires great skill in person and abilities to reach out to a wider audience.If one is chasing someone and not able to defeat or get past him then one should still try out to solve problems for people on forums and communities so that people keep coming back to you in future as well.Also standing out in your niche is what that makes you differentiated from the crowd.
2.Blogging by heart
Many have just screamed in the blogosphere because they see blogging as a source of income.People have stopped writing by heart and it has become more mechanical rather ideas from heart.People don't do it for their enjoyment purpose and as their hobby.This way Nothing great will happen to those who are starting recently.Only do blogging if you love doing it and be ready for investing lots and lots of time.Its only then someone gains some popularity.
3.RSS subscription options
People who give variety of options for RSS subscription on their blog make it that much easier for people to subscribe to their posts.
4.Full subscription please!
It can be a point of debate but I prefer people giving full feed of their posts.Its better that people read your than those who just subscribe your blog and forget about it.
5.Decision of posting
Its is a sure thing that regularly updating your blog will help to get better position in search engine traffic.But if you think that you are not confident about a post,try thinking over it again for sometime.If you are still not convinced then try to give up your idea of publishing your post as a bad post is never good for your blog.
6.Take a break
Taking break in between after regularly churning out good content is essential as it brings your focus back.I have had few breaks in between which has kept me going still.Try and realize how much is good for you and what is not.
In my next post I would discuss with you next 6 ideas to get quite a good number of unique visitors per day.
OK! so you are ready to move ahead with your new year resolution and fulfill it.I know what happened last year to most of the people's resolutions.They went off the gas fairly quickly and gave up the thought of fulfilling it.
Although there might be few exceptions who did better to what they resolved and are quite happier now,what about the majority of the people? Here are some alternatives on which you can work upon and forget taking resolutions and also cursing yourself after not being able to fulfill it.
The 4 keystrokes to land up you in a better position are Visualize,Project,Envision and Dream about your goals.
Surprise to some as how is it going to help?Lets try to first visualize some short goal and think about celebrating it when you achieve it.Even though you fail,you should try to celebrate on whatever was possible for you and stop saying to yourself that you are a big loser...No!
Secondly project and envision your tasks.If you have a blog and intend to create some good enough audience for your blog by the end of this year then try to figure out what is the best way to do it.If you see most bloggers struggle to keep the readers coming to their blog regularly.So not to take the backseat and think it is not working for you.Try to enjoy the work and envision that you are actually getting better day by day and try to be positive as that shows in your writing as well.
Visualization also comes with some manipulation as to what would work better for you.For example try finding out what is the best content that you can produce.Try changing your blog niche for sometime and providing something different .This would in turn help you as well to get fresh and you can anytime comeback to your original niche and writing style.
Dreaming something is also important as one gets good ideas sometimes dreaming about a particular thing.Most of the times our dreams do not come true but you can shrug it off and move ahead as most people do.Failure is stepping stone to success and people do need some failure to understand the way one has to deal with this world.
So try to dream big,visualize something new and try to project and envision its future for other people.May this new year bring all the happiness you need to get a move on in your life.
The month January was named after Janus who had two sided face,one looking backward and other looking forward.The practice of celebrating new year in the month of January in Roman calendar is started on the myth to look back at what have been wrong and try and correct that in the near future.
Your resolutions may be anything like quitting smoking and drinking or being confident in whatever you do throughout the year or looking to lose the additional fat that is being accumulated in your body or spend more time with your family this year.But we all know that its a lot easier to be said than done.We always hear that its better to follow what our elders say but not try and emulate what they do.
So thinking long and hard on where to start your journey this new year to complete your resolutions?How to perform better and overcome the odds against you?Then just follow the 8 tips to help you do whatever you have thought of this new year.
Try figuring out what is best for you and up to what level can you certainly achieve.Try setting out realistic goals to do better.Likewise if you want to lose 10 pounds then try losing it 2 pounds a month or if you wanna spend more time with your family then try leaving your office or workplace on time or even few minutes before by completing your work before time to make your closed ones feel special.
It is often said that if you share things with others then you achieve some calmness and moral support psychologically even if no one actually lends you.Try discussing with your friends and closed ones about what you want to do and trying to achieve and maybe they are able to help you achieve that in lesser amount of time.Also as you have declared in p[public,the very thought of not being able to do haunts you and you tend to get the things done much faster than usual.
3.Your first step
When your car engine starts it takes a lot of energy to start but then gets rolling easily.Likewise it is always difficult to take that initial step towards achieving the goals that you have set.Thinking in your mind is one thing and being able to start working on it is something else.So try and be bold and confident and move towards resolution that one step closer.
4.Small steps to success
Setting short term goals to reach your destination sometimes is a very good idea.You know that you achieve only a specific amount in that time limit and hence you are confident of doing the things better and achieving more that what is required.Do not lose heart even if you underachieve but keep at it.
5.Pen down your activity
It is another great thing to add in your lifestyle.By noting down things that you have done and the ones to be achieved is best way to remember the goals that you have set and move that much closer to your destination.
Sometimes when you under achieve and get frustrated,you need buddies to share your feelings that you cannot with your family.It makes you feel that much more lighter from inside and gives you the encouragement to once again step up and move ahead even after the defeat.
Sometimes giving one credit for his accomplishment makes him feel more happy and the required encouragement to work even more harder.Similarly credit yourself and celebrate after achieving short term goals.
Human beings are not perfect and there is some failure round the corner.Be ready to accept that and move ahead in your life.Have a back up plan ready for yourself in case you fail with your current plan.It is always better to remain positive in your life.Some consecutive failures also come in some one's life and shakes him completely.But a true man rises from those ashes again and moves forward to become successful again.
So try to focus on what you have decided to do in your resolution and make appropriate strategies to work on it.Try using above tips as guidelines to turn your thought to reality and have a successful 2011.Happy new year to all.
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10. Workshops and Teaching Opportunities – this is something I experimented with in the early days of my blog (with some success). I noticed that my local library was advertising free community workshops in the evenings. The topics being covered were very diverse and ranged from a night for people wanting to visit Morocco (I remember that because at the time we were planning a trip), to a night on how to use email for seniors, to a night on parenting skills.
After attending the Moroccan travel evening I asked the librarian if they were looking for other workshops. She said yes and I booked myself in to run a night introducing people to how to use a digital camera. The night was attended by 50 people – all of whom went away with training materials with my blog’s URL all over them.
Similarly, many organizations like to feature speakers with expertise on different topics. Keep an eye open for these opportunities and while they might not always ‘pay’ you anything financially most will be willing to allow you to promote your blog.
11. Advertise – the idea of advertising your blog online is not unfamiliar to many bloggers who dabble with Advertising on AdWords, StumbleUpon, Facebook, BlogAds etc – however I talked to one blogger recently who had been experimenting with advertising offline.
He had been taking out classified ads in local papers. He’d used a unique URL in these ads so he could track the conversion and had found that it had been well worth the time and money that he’d put into these campaigns.
12. Notice boards – another tactic that I saw recently in a local cafe was to put up notices in public places. Many cafes, libraries, shops and community centers allow people to advertise services and events on notice boards – why not put up something about your blog? This of course will probably work best for blogs with a local focus – but if you target the places right you could also appeal to certain demographics.
13. Talk About It – many people like to keep their blog’s private from friends and family. However those that know you best could well be your best evangelists for your blog! Don’t go on about it all of the time but unless you’re giving away family secrets and blogging about the conversations you have with your best friends – let those around you know about your blog!
These were some good points we had to keep in mind because of increasing competition and I hope you also benefit from them.
After seeing an outburst in 2010, 2011 is going to be nothing different.People are diving in the blogging ocean like anything.But what lies ahead and what re the new emerging trends in blogging.This is what this post discusses about.The five new trends that are most prevalent in blogging right now and holds the key in the future are
- Multi-Author Blogs
- Multi-Topic Blogs
- Blogging through social networking
- Blogs interlinks with other sites
- Indirect Monetization through various modes
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