Sunday, January 10, 2010
Maintaining a blog in the long run is a bit difficult especially if you want to have a successful one. Many people who tried writing blogs had initially high passions for blogging but after some time, they neglected their blogs until it finally died. There are only a few bloggers who maintain weekly posts for a large number of subscribers. If you want to know their secrets to maintaining successful blogs for many years, just read on.
The first one is to write only about the things you know and love. Never write about something that you hardly know of and what you don’t like. Most individuals who want to write blogs often choose topics that are of great interest to other people, and of course, themselves. Make sure that you choose a topic that you're interested and eliminate those that you don’t like, even if the topic is said to generate more traffic. As long as you're passionate about the topic, go on and write a blog about it.
When you're writing a blog, make sure that you have a new, funny, and smart insight. If you're about to write something that was already written by other bloggers, stop writing about it and instead, try to think about a new and better idea or insight. Choose another topic instead.
The next helpful tip is to be creative. As always, creativity is very important in maintaining successful blogs. Once you've posted a certain idea, don’t repeat it all over again. Adapting fresh ideas of other bloggers is definitely not a good idea. If you want to gain the loyalty of your subscribers, you must always try to be original in every blog you write. This way, your loyal subscribers will stay hooked on the blogs you make.
It is also good if you always consider your readers. Your blogs are like featured columns and so you must update at least weekly. Try to add new posts so that you will not be forgotten. If in case you can't write new posts, try to inform your readers.
Try to socialize with the readers. You can encourage them to take an active part in your blog by adding polls and asking questions. They will be more than glad to add personal comments. If you want to improve your blogging skills, you must also read the blogs of other bloggers.
The internet is an untamed area and if you want to survive this kind of world, you must have a skin like that of an elephant. Expect to receive harassments and anonymous insults. Women bloggers can get very sensitive and so if you're a woman blogger, you must ahve an elephant skin. Ignore the insults and harassments as long as your privacy and safety is not affected.
These blogging tips are really effective, so you'd better think about them and incorporate them in your blogging.
posted by n.lestari @ 8:51:00 AM,