Blogging is no longer a pastime… Many bloggers are taking it as a profession and are earning a full-time income from blogging. When newbies start on the path of blogging success, they often have a roll model in which they look up to. In fact we all have a blogging hero which we look up to and want to become similar to one day.
What ever the case, there are certain things which make a professional blogger stand out from the crowd. In this post we’re going to discover some of them, I am going to share with you the habits of some of most highly successful bloggers on the planet. Take note of these habits and apply them to your blogging activities to become successful too. So let’s begin…
1. Set Small Goals
If your mission is to be the biggest, the best and most successful blogger in the world, then you’re most likely to never achieve that goal without proper planning and goal setting… the art of blogging success lies within creating smaller, realistic, achievable goals first.
2. Post Regularly
Successful bloggers post regularly or as often as possible without sacrificing quality. If you want to become successful in blogging, make it a habit to post quality content on a regular basis. Consistency is also just as important as posting frequency and quality.
3. Build an Audience
Successful bloggers care about the importance of building a genuine readership. Whether it’s attracting RSS or email subscribers, they’re always looking for highly effective ways to expand their audience. Make this your goal from the start too; build an audience like the successful bloggers do.
4. Build Relationships with other Bloggers
Building relationships with other bloggers will help you in getting links and gaining social media promotion for your blog. Successful bloggers always make an effort to build solid relationships with other like minded bloggers in their niche, to further promote their own blog and help expand their readership.
Whether it’s through commenting, Twitter or Facebook, connect with other bloggers and build relationships like the pros do.
5. Participate in Forums
Successful bloggers also participate in online forums within their niche, helping the newbies solve problems and getting tons of referral traffic back to their own blog, which in turn helps them to expand their audience further. You should also consider doing the same.
6. Link Building
Link building is essential for the success of any blog, and is the same for the reputed blogs as well. The things which make the top successful bloggers stand out from the rest of the crowd are that they do not build links in bulk; this is also seen as spamming. The word “Link Exchange” is not seen in a professional blogger’s dictionary. They go for the genuine methods of natural link building only, which guarantees them results.
7. Keep Notes
The most common problem amongst bloggers is the lack of ideas… There are many instances when bloggers get great ideas for posts, but unfortunately these bloggers often only make a mental note of them and don’t actually write their ideas down for later… The successful blogger on the other hand will always write down ideas the instant they get them, so that they don’t forget to come back to them later, this could be the big difference between a successful blog and a failing blog also…
8. Analyze Traffic and Stats
Successful bloggers are always keeping tabs on their blog’s development progress and traffic statistics. They keep track of their blog’s users, and familiarize themselves with the posts which are performing well and receiving a lot of attention and traffic; all this results in helping the successful bloggers to generate new ideas for fresh content, thus getting more popularity points for their blogs.
9. Fun with Work
This is perhaps the most common habit of highly successful bloggers, they look at their blogs not as a mundane career paths or revenue churning machines, but as something they enjoy doing, having fun whilst getting paid to do it. They do not write for getting good CPC of high cost keywords, they only write what they enjoy writing about, and are really interested in writing about.
So that was my list of common habits of successful bloggers, what do you think?
Did you enjoy reading the points above? Do you have your own habits to add to the list above? Share your comments below. But for now take note of some of these points and apply them to your blogging habits, and you too can steer yourself to blogging success.
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