9 Essential Foods For Blogging Success: What You Need to Know

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Do you desire to be a more successful blogger? No one commences a blog and thinks it’s OK to fail, right?

Unquestionably, All bloggers have one thought in general: They all want to succeed with their blog.

Since blogging outlines a significant portion of your business, success becomes necessary. You cannot just keep on working on your blog and still let it sink.

Our backbreaking work deserves all the progress! But how can we make that occur?

Is going hard enough? I don’t believe so.

Only a little number of blogs that are started sustain, let alone succeed.

And no one can doubt that those bloggers did backbreaking work. They didn’t purposefully let their blog sink by not working hard.

So something is lacking, right? There should be anything other than only hard work is needed to win.

Yes, obviously there is. So Now, I’ve endured finding some of that essential foods for your blog.

I will not protest that I’ve decoded some code. But I can positively say that the following article that I’m going to share will help you accomplish with your blogging endeavors.

These are all the critical components that most bloggers miss! And that’s why, I firmly assume, most bloggers fail to succeed in spite of their hard efforts.

Let me take you to the point straight away.

 9 Essential Foods For Blogging Success

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#1. Know Your Audience and Know your Why

Lift up your hand if you commenced a blog on a niche that was either near to your heart, or you saw profitable and started writing content.

Alright, I’m not seeing – go ahead and lift up your hand.

Grievously, this is what most bloggers do and end up quitting their blogs as they don’t notice profits even in the far future.

It is because even they have no idea why they are blogging and who should be their right readers are. Knowing about these two things are vital for their blogging success before starting their blog.

Picking a niche and writing blog posts on specific topics in the niche is not blogging.

Your blog must have a goal. It is a marketing tool that should follow with your business aims.

Randomly writing several articles won’t hit it!

So what should you do?

You must initially know your niche and your readers. You should also know yours why.

When you choose a niche, it is critical that you do your study.

You should recognize the top performers in your niche, know the best keywords (not only for Search Engine Optimization but to know what kind of content is well accepted and is required in the niche), understand the difficulties/dares/pain tips of your readers and so on.

You can start with an analytical tool like Semrush. So find out the big players and popular topics to write on. And from there start creating your blogging map also.

#2. Consistent Publishing

Writing the articles are breathing of blog. Your articles act like the life of your blog, and your blog will be gone without it.

But let me make your clear only publishing the blog posts when you are in a good mood or when you have the time is not the right way.

It is about being regular. I just said consistently. But you are open to taking your publishing frequency.

It can be three posts in a week or once a week. Whatsoever it is, but make sure you do it consistently.

You have seemingly witnessed of this lesson numbers of times.

Whenever you read an article that reveals you to write persistently, you get motivated and decide to blog consistently.

But after some days the passion fades. You get back to your random publishing schedule, right?

So how can you achieve this tip?

Here, I admit two tips to be essential, and that matter the most.

1. You have to build an editorial calendar that you’d use for your blog.

2. Use content idea bank to avoid the terrifying state of gazing at the blank screen. Even if you are not willing to write, content idea bank will motivate you to write.

These two tips helped me to stay consistent even during tough times.

Tip: Blogging Mistakes You should avoid in the initial stage.

#3. Headlines Are Crucial

The title, or headline, of your blog post, is crucial to your blog post success. Usually, the only thing that readers will notice before choosing either to read your post is the headline.

In How to Write Fascinating Headlines, Brian Clark of Copyblogger says,

“On average, 8 out of 10 people will read headline copy, but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest.”

Exceptional headlines need to seize attention. That means you should:

Use numbers where possible – “7 SEO Tips” is more compelling than “SEO Tips” as it makes a definite commitment.

Use adjectives to add interest – “7 Easy SEO Tips.” Words like easy, simple, fast, etc. attract to our hope for on-the-spot wins. You can also use words like powerful, secret, magical, etc.

#4. Build Relationships

One of the most significant thing affecting your online authority is either you have help from other fellow bloggers or not. Rather of viewing other blogs in your niche as rivals, see them as potential associates.

Fellow bloggers can support you by:

# Sharing or Retweeting your articles

# Giving help when you’re baffled (ask them on Facebook, Twitter or blogging-related forums if you have a problem you can’t resolve)

# Being supportive and hopeful – this can make an enormous difference when you’re having a poor blogging day

# Social networks are usually an excellent place to start fabricating a connection with peer bloggers, and mostly all bloggers will have an appearance on Twitter or Facebook. You should also reach out by giving sensible, worthy comments on their blog posts.

Backlinks are an important tool for SEO (search engine optimization).

Essentially, the more backlinks you have getting into your blog, the more worthy your blog will seem to Google.

Links from big websites or blogs count for more than links from your friend’s blog about his dog.

You can gain backlinks from other sites when you:

# Write a guest post.

# Blog Commenting

# Submitting blog posts to content syndication sites

# Produce great content consistently.

Make a note that some backlinks will be dangerous rather than useful for your blog. Google has crashed down on spammy links.

#6. Create Quality Content

Personalities have been saying it for times, and their sayings still stay true. Content is king.

The content that you write on your blog should be different. That means that you shouldn’t rephrase your posts elsewhere – for example, as guest posts or on article marketing sites.

Why? Because Google discourages upon “duplicate content” – the same text repeated on various websites, or even in multiple places on the same internet site.

When it comes to guest posting, big blogs will nearly always ask for your content to be fully unique and never-before-published.

Without well researched and fascinating content, your blog isn’t going to work anywhere.

Yes, the design of your blog and your marketing strategies are necessary, but they’re almost worthless if your blog doesn’t have quality content.

People may come because of your marketing efforts, but they’ll stay when you present content they want.

Most bloggers are conscious that they shouldn’t reuse other bloggers content, but just to be definite: it’s not okay to republish someone else blog post on your blog without permission, even if you credit it to them and link back to the original.

It’s better to quote a short section from their post, though, if you want to address it on your blog.

#7. Images to Intensify Your Posts

Excellent pictures – whether photos, screenshots, sketches or cartoons – will intensify your posts. You can utilize them to:

# Bring the user’s eye (and attention) – usually at the opening of a blog post.

# Set the character for the post – this can go particularly well for witty or inspiring articles.

# Split up long blog posts – putting images either between or alongside paragraphs.

# Add additional message – Screenshots and pictures can magnify “how-to” type blog posts. You can add signs, circles, text or underlining to help your readers, too.

It’s imperative that you have authority to post any images you use on your blog.

Never only search Google to find a picture or design that you want – rather, use Flickr to find images that are permitted for “Creative Commons” use.

If your blog earns money, or if you plan to make money, you require finding pictures that are authorized for marketing use too. You’ll need to attach the image – this means providing a link back to the image’s creator.

Of course, you can use pictures that you’ve taken yourself, or sketches you’ve drawn. You can also purchase stock images from sites like iStockPhoto and Shutterstock.

You’ll need to spend for these images, but you don’t need to give any link to the photo’s creator.

#8. Plugins for Your Blog

Plugins enable you to append new traits to your WordPress blog. Some work behind the scenes like Akismet. Some improve the look and feel of your blog for readers like CommentLuv plugin append a link to each commenter’s most current blog post.

Most of the plugins are free. Some cost money but give great new functionalities.

Plugins do have a some of the shortcomings also. Outdated or poorly coded plugins can produce security problems to your blog, probably letting hackers get in.

Also, the extra plugins you install (however popular they are), the slower your blog will become.

For both of these purposes, it’s necessary to deactivate and remove plugins that you’re not using and to regularly update those you do use.
Some of the essential plugins for WordPress Blog are:

# Optinmonster

# Google Analytics

# Yoast SEO

# W3 Total Cache

# Buffer

# JetPack

# Akismet

# Contact Form 7

#9. Quotes from Masters

When you insert quotes from authorized masters, you are adding value, interest and authority to your blog posts.

Quoting from famous blogger articles is more effective than trying to rephrase their talks as your own.

You can also add inspirational, intriguing or motivational quotes to get users attention. These can work well at the start of blog posts or on Twitter and Facebook.

It’s usually better to add longer quotes in blockquote formatting to make it stand out.

What do you believe? Did you find this article helpful? Why not perform these easy tips and shoot your blogging success?

Please share it with other fellow bloggers so they can profit too. Drop your queries and comments in the comment section below.

About the Author:

Anuradha is the co-founder of DHost.com, a website specially designed for Web Hosting Shoppers who are looking for effective tips for blogging and reliable hosting reviews. She developed the interest in web hosting and search engine optimization. Anuradha has been in web hosting industry for four years. She loves engaging on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. In her free time, she loves eating new foods, reading books and spend time with her family. Connect with Anuradha on Facebook @chawlaanuradha.

9 Comments

  1. Rashmi Srivastava November 11, 2016 at 8:47 am - Reply

    what is the meaning of content syndication sites?

    • Anuradha Chawla November 11, 2016 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Hey Rashmi,

      Content syndication sites are places where you submit your content url to those sites (or have the feed so your content is automatically submitted to those sites).

      Mostly these are blogging communities so your content will get a lot of exposure!

      Examples include Klinkk, Dosplash (run by yours truly), BizSugar and the like!

  2. Dinesh November 12, 2016 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Hello Anuradha

    When it comes to have a successful blog, my favorite here is building relationships. We can write the best content, know our why and even our audience, but without networking with others, we will become stagnant.

    There is nothing better than to have a person spread your content around instead of yourself. Commenting is the backbone of our blogs.

    Thanks

    • Anuradha Chawla November 12, 2016 at 10:50 am - Reply

      Hello Dinesh

      I’m not astonished your favourite is networking. And ya it works like crazy. Plus, I love the point that with networking you don’t work with bots or strange codes or algorithms to make your site work – you deal with real people.

      That’s fun and rewarding 🙂

  3. Anup Kumar November 21, 2016 at 8:46 am - Reply

    This is a great blog post. I’ve always tried to write long, engaging content by doing my research, adding lots of images and embedded YouTube videos, adding social sharing buttons, promoting my content on social networks. I still need to master building really good backlinks to my content though! So, thanks Successful Blogging for the wonderful tips and advice on blogging success! I appreciate it.

    • Anuradha Chawla November 26, 2016 at 5:06 am - Reply

      Yes Anup! without planning, you blog or project will fail eventually. Happy to be of help.

  4. Aslam December 30, 2016 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Consistently creating valuable content is the fundamental thing that can take you to the pinnacle of blogging success.

    BUT unfortunately, most of us can’t realize this thing. We often go for quantity instead of quality.

    I think that most new bloggers are so curious about making more & more content on their newly branded blog that they forget to add real value to their audience.

    AND this post actually solves all the problems of creating crap.

    Thanks for sharing such a nice post.

    • Anuradha Chawla January 9, 2017 at 7:47 am - Reply

      Hello Aslam

      Great to hear that you found the article helpful. Thank you for sharing your feedback. Take care and have a great week ahead 🙂

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