Blogs are not dead, on the contrary, they are more alive than ever. Quality and up-to-date content is now gaining a lot of attention from Google and has a great chance of being well-positioned in searches.
Blogs are among the biggest content generators in search engine rankings, because they are always in great activity, bringing new and good articles.
Writing then can become a powerful and low-investment tool. In theory, just create a new blog post and share links on social networks and email lists.
However, managing blogs and creating quality content also takes a lot of energy.
The biggest secret of successful bloggers is that they have good habits.
Habits aren’t just about New Year’s resolutions or weight loss. They are also very useful for bloggers to be able to write faster and publish better.
If you want to know what are the top Habits of Successful Bloggers, keep reading this article. In it you will learn the following topics:
1. Schedule the frequency of your posts
If you want more organic traffic to your blog then publish more posts. It is easy to understand this relationship. The issue is to be able to maintain this flow consistently.
Creating 4 posts one week and none the following week can alienate your audience. If he likes your content, he will visit your blog regularly. If you don’t find anything new when you arrive, you may not want to come back.
Find out which frequency is most suitable for your business and adopt this regularity of publications for at least six months.
It may be difficult at first, but don’t despair. Repetition will generate a habit and over time it becomes easier.
Successful bloggers regularly post epic content and gain regular readers. It can be 1 post a week or 1 every 2 weeks.
Creating empty, short, and boring content on a daily basis is an invitation to failure. Focus on keeping the “regularity + quality” pair very well.
2. Think like a reader
Successful bloggers think like readers. They know exactly what their readers will think when they read their articles. So they ask themselves:
- Why would my reader read this article?
- What should I write in order to help you?
To find the answers you need to know who you are talking to. Know the profile of your persona, and the synthesis of your ideal consumer (reader) behavior. Understand what their desires and objections are.
Your main motto should always be to help your readers and not just make money.
If you’re an affiliate and you’re describing all the details of the product you’re selling, including the positives, but also the negatives if you notice they exist.
It may seem contradictory, but this is the kind of truth your reader expects. This is worth a lot in the long run. It’s what will broaden your audience.
3. Deliver valuable content
In general, people aren’t too concerned if you’re using fancy words or if you’re structuring your posts into 5-paragraph essays. What they really want is for you to help them solve their problems.
A good tip to come up with content ideas for your audience, if you still have few articles, is to visit competitor blogs that are at a level above yours.
Watch what people are commenting on. There you may have some doubt, some question not yet answered. This could become the topic of your new article.
There are many ways to add value to your audience. The main ones are motivation, education, and entertainment. Successful bloggers understand this and seek to create content that combines these 3 characteristics.
4. Keep up to date
Being in a constant state of learning is one of the key characteristics of successful bloggers.
They are always looking for knowledge or some extra information in their niche. You don’t need to have 10 personal assistants. Use the resources you have right now.
You don’t know anything about Instagram marketing? Download an ebook, watch videos or read an article on the subject.
Look for free training. Anyway, always be open to learning new things. Reading is a habit, which should be part of your daily routine.
If you are always up to date on recent topics in your niche, you will be able to perceive the relationship between them and be able to project trends. This will put you ahead of the Google rankings race.
5. Make an outline of the article
After choosing the topic of your article, think of a basic structure with an introduction, development, and conclusion.
Create the title and outline the central text in bulleted form, similar to a book’s table of contents. This will help you to save time and avoid unnecessary problems.
The introduction is what holds the reader’s attention and gives him a positive perception of what lies ahead.
Take a quick look at all the topics that will be detailed in the development. Use mental triggers here to capture the reader’s attention.
Development is the practical part of the content. This is where the reader will find the answers to their questions. Create a step-by-step separated by topics to facilitate understanding.
Upon reaching the conclusion, the reader will already be satisfied with all the questions answered.
It’s time to call your reader to some action ( CTA ), where you can offer an e-book, a course, a purchase or even encourage them to write in the comments.
6. Be yourself
People like authentic texts, in tune with the author’s truth. A successful blogger has his own way of communicating. A false personality can be detected from miles away.
It is quite common to see blogs from the same niche with similar content. Why do readers prefer some and not others?
What differentiates is the way an author writes, and the way he teaches and adds value.
Write the way you think, tell your stories, and show that there is a human being behind all those words. If you have a more humorous way, show yourself that way.
On the other hand, if you have a more serious personality, write that way. Successful bloggers don’t hide their strengths or weaknesses. They are what they are.
7. Don’t be in a hurry
Wanting to quickly finish an article in order to publish it usually doesn’t bring good results. The content can be incomplete and often even mediocre.
Successful bloggers are always focused on sharing quality content, and on solving their reader’s doubts and they spare no effort to do so.
A good habit is to reread the article the next day when you will have a new vision and perspective. A text that made perfect sense the day before may no longer make sense today. This is very common to happen.
While publishing consistency is important to keep your readers connected, they will always prioritize good content.
Find the balance between the quantity and quality of your posts. Your audience deserves the best!
8. Set goals
Create an action plan for your blog. When you set goals, the aim becomes clear to reach any kind of objective. Everything flows and becomes viable.
Examples of goals:
- Define your blog posts in advance;
- Write 10 new articles per month;
- Reach 500 visitors in the first month;
- Invest in a new theme that will bring more conversion to your actions;
- Write a new ebook to serve as a lead magnet.
Successful bloggers have a productive entrepreneurial mindset and work hard to make those goals a reality.
Successful bloggers collaborate with other bloggers or brands. Also known as Guest Blogging, collaborating is a great strategy to grow your audience, as well as help you build relationships with others.
Collaborating will also help you to generate a collaborative reputation, and build authority.
Some examples: write an article for a blog; join webinars; interview a blogger in your niche; create products in partnership.
10. Optimize your blog
Study SEO techniques and use them on your blog. This is an essential item and should become a habit in creating your articles if you want to increase traffic to your site.
Think like a visitor who wants to find your blog. How would he search engines to find your post? SEO strategies will guide you to create content correctly optimized for search engines.
The items that stand out the most in On-page SEO, done within your page, are:
- The title must be interesting and eye-catching;
- Use topics and sub-topics to make your content organized and easy to read;
- Define your article’s keywords;
- Create a meta description that goes straight to the point;
- Optimize images. Your blog is also found through them;
- Use friendly URLs;
- Make internal links to other articles of yours or to external content and enrich your post
11. Track your results
Follow everything on your blog. Not just traffic! Identify which articles your readers were most interested in.
Which ones are generating the most traffic and revenue? Where does this traffic come from? Where visitors are clicking. Analyze if the blog as a whole is bringing you results.
So you will know how many users access your site, from what device, how long they stay on the pages, how they behave, which keywords are ranking better, etc.
12. Your blog, your business
I left this topic at the end because it is the most important and encompasses all the others. It has to do with your mindset.
After all, is it possible to live off a blog? It may take a while, but it is possible! Just look at your blog as a business and not a hobby.
Follow all the steps described in this article and you will be creating a successful business. Establish schedules for your work, and set daily weekly, and monthly tasks.
Invest in a good theme, preferably a conversion-oriented theme like GeneratePress, used in this blog.
Another important item is the plugins. There are many free ones of great quality. Still, some paid plugins are essential, like Ninja Tools, used by all Top Affiliates.
Be a successful blogger!
Make your blog pleasant to browse, with a good design, clean, fast, and responsive (it adapts to the screens of laptops, tablets, and smartphones), and with memorable free content, which will solve all your reader’s doubts.
Successful bloggers know it takes action, to get the job done. Then they adapt along the way. Do the best you can today, but do it!
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