Blogging Tips: Before You Start a Blog

15 Blogging Tips You Need to Know
Before you Start a Blog

Blogging TipsBefore you start a blog read these blogging tips to help construct and build it the right way; catering to the audience you’re most likely aiming for.

Many blogs start up every day but most of them fail after a period of time from losing interest to poor SEO to now traffic conversion and not persevering to be sure you reach blogging success. Would be bloggers set hearts on a starting a blog without having the knowledge to make it work.

Here’s what you need to know.

Chances are there’s a blog online that does exactly what you want your new blog to do. Do a search for the blog subject you wanted to start writing about and you probably find 5 or more with similar content just like the blog you plan to start.

Your assignment is to study each blog you find like the blog you’re planning and write down the differences between each blog. Now start brainstorming ways to make your blog different from the blogs you studied.

If you can write separate your blog from the “same old same old”, your blog may have a chance. If the blogs that you studied have been online for a while it could be difficult to out rank them in search engines so  being different is valuable.

After all of your research is done and you’re still determined to build your blog ask yourself these questions.

Blogging Tip #1. Love the subject you blog about.

Do I really love the subject you’re about to start writing about? I said love because you need to love what you’re going to write about. If you only like it not love it you’ll probably quit after a few months.

Blogging Tip #2. Perseverance is crucial to achieving blogging success

Will you have the patience to persevere when it seems like you’re getting nowhere and and no one is reading your blog? Do you have higher expectations than you should for your blog to be successful? Are you starting a blog for good passionate reasons? Do you plan to never quit? Finally, are you in it for the long haul?

So you’re done with research and you’re ready to start a blog.

If you successfully answered these questions with ease then proceed. Start a blog. If not, don’t waste your time. You could be spending time with your family and friends. On the other hand, if you know your blog can make a difference to the world build it today! You need desire and the ability to persevere under any circumstance.

You’ll need to blog about things that others have already blogged about and do it better.

Blogging Tip #3. Add video presentations to your blog.

You’ll need to add video presentations to your blog to break up the monotony of boring your readers with billions of words since people like visual aids. You’ll need to find inventive ways to share knowledge with readers using social media like Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in and tons more.

Blogging Tip #4. Get back links to your blog.

You’ll need to know how to get back-links so search engines to help your blog get ranked properly. Having a good page rank helps get your pages closer to page one and a better chance of getting seen.

Blogging Tip #5. Use SEO Techniques to build your blog up in search engines.

You’ll need to know on page and off page SEO using article marketing, press releases and proper meta tags. You should also use webmaster tools from Google and others to submit an XML site-map.

Blogging Tip #6. Use the right plug-ins for your blog.

You’ll need to know how to set up your blog the right way using essential plug-ins and pinging services. There are a lot of blogs online and a lot of them don’t have the essential tools that make a blog work. There are blogging methods for setting up a blog post using SEO that every beginning blogger should use to get traffic.

You need to know what happens when you load up too many plug-ins and which plug-ins are essential for blogging. You need to stop buying products that take you on paths that distract and focus on blogging because you’re a writer now.

Blogging Tip #7. Be patient when building your blog.

When you start a blog you need to be patient and persistent with the process. It could take years before you achieve the kind of success you want if any at all. A few bloggers are able to break through and have early success but very few.

Blogging Tip #8. Learn interlinking techniques for your blog web pages.

You need to know how to choose a good domain name that tells a story about your blog. The goal is to get your audience to relate to what your blog is about. That might take an hour or it could take a day or two; especially if the domain name is not available.

You need to know how to interlink pages inside your website to other relevant pages using anchor text.  Anchor text helps produce better SEO rankings for the web pages because search engines detect relevancy based on the keywords in anchor text.

Blogging Tip #9. Learn the importance of website tracking.

You need to understand the importance of tracking website traffic and the entrance pages traffic/visitors enter your website. Tracking traffic to your website will give you valuable knowledge of which web pages attract visitors better than others.

Blogging Tip #10. Learn the importance of traffic conversion.

You need to know how to convert traffic that comes to your website for whatever product you promote; assuming you want to make a living from blogging. You might be able to get tons of traffic to your blog but they may not like what you’re selling.

Blogging Tip #11. Learn the importance of capturing email addresses.

You need to know how to capture email addresses so you can build relationships with your visitors. Statistics show consumers like to buy from people or businesses they know and trust. Hopefully, your audience will trust and buy from you when they get to know you better.

Blogging Tip #12. Learn how to drive traffic to your website.

You need to know how to drive traffic to your website. In order to do that you need to know how to properly create content. The best tool for setting up content is the Google AdWords Keyword Tool. It will help you find keywords people type in search engines to find what they are looking for.

Getting traffic will be your biggest challenge when building your blog and despite what the critics say, SEO is extremely important. You can pay for traffic but it can be very expensive so start with the basics and go from there.

Blogging Tip #13. Learn how to set up a YouTube account and make a video.

You need to know how to set up a YouTube account to help spread the word about your content. You don’t have to be on camera to make a YouTube video. You can use your voice and images to convey your message at: YouTube.com

Blogging Tip #14. Learn to build momentum after starting a blog.

You need to learn how to keep building on what works with your blog so it grows into to something you can be proud of.

Blogging Tip #15. Let passion be your main ingredient when starting a blog.

Finally, to start a blog you can be proud of, you need to be passionate about it so others will see your passion and subscribe to your blog.

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