Tips for Successful Blogging
by Saad Irfan
Blogging has made publishing very easy and one doesn’t have to go through all the stress of waiting for replies from publishers or websites’ owners. All you need is a simple blogging platform, and you are good to go. When you are starting out as a blogger, you may not like the problems and stress which you will be facing. Most of these problems and stress come to your way, when you don’t get, what you deserve for. It also happens sometimes because of your high expectations, which every new comer do have.
One thing should be understood; every profession has its own charms and stresses. And there are some professions, in which only the people with keen interests survive. Blogging is one of them, and requires the passion of writing a lot. People with interest of making money only, can’t survive for long.
In this article, I will highlight the few handy tips, which will guide you what to consider for successful blogging.
Write only, what interests you
The most common reason of getting fail in blogging is lack of interest of the writer about the topic. Don’t compare yourself to a political writer if you are technology geek. Write only what interests you, no matter its rare. But think of it as your field, where you can express yourself more possibly.
Always remember, there are thousands of blogs out there breaking and publishing the news and articles on similar topics. And majority of people likes to read news only from bigger sources, unless you are a part of it. But if you are running your own new born news media blog, you need to give something unique to the readers to develop their interest towards your article. Once the reader has realized about your credibility, he will surely come back to read your further articles.
However, it doesn’t mean; you should only write on a unique topic. Certainly not, because in case you are publishing the news on some famous topic, which has been already covered out there by some other sites, if your article is having something more interesting for the readers then readers will love to read it. But again, first you need fan chasing, which is only possible by making a magnificent entry in blogging world by publishing some really great posts on your blog.
You and Your Audience
Once you are having traffic on your site along the comments from the readers. Start re-considering your writing style. Listen to your readers and their suggestions, because it’s for your own good. You can choose the topic to write which interests you, but the final product should also interest the readers.
Don’t bore the reader with text only articles
This can be most harsh part for you during finalizing the post, if you are not having a dedicated graphic designer for your blog. However you can search for pre-made pictures, and display it with photo credits. Graphical representation plays an important role in making your article successful. Reader might be not interested to read your article, but the glittering images can force the reader to go through whole text for once. So always use big impressive images to present your ideas or the title of the post.
Broad your Research
It’s good if you come up with a new good topic, and you start writing it and publish it, but it will be more if you do little research as well on the topic on which you are willing to write. It will give you facts and figures about the topic, which makes your article spicy for the readers.
Keep it short, and easy to read
Keep your article short and clean, because people prefer to consume less time on reading any article. Avoid cluttering and mentioning unrelated content. Especially the introductory price of the post must be according to topic, don’t lose the reader by making your reader bore or confuse about the topic.
:: As Published on CIETRO by Saad Irfan (Cietro’s blog has been closed and few of posts are getting re-published on TechCline)