10 Steps to Blogging Success

Anyone can start a blog, but not everyone knows what to do to make their blog successful. The goal of a good blog is to keep its readers happy and coming back to read more. To accomplish this there are certain things that have to be maintained.

Here is my definition of blogging success: A successful blog is one that is fun and enjoyable for its visitors. It shares entertaining and useful information that encourages its readers to share the information with others. The most successful of them all gets the readers to sign up for their newsletters, promotions, videos and products.  Question is how do you make this happen.

Here Are 10 Easy Steps to Blogging Success:

1.    Awesome Content: Awesome content is the ruler of all blogs. When you are able to supply your readers with unique and high quality content they become your number one fan. The most important thing about content is how relevant it is to what’s going on. So along with good content make sure the writing is something that is beneficial to the readers.

2.   Keep it Simple: Too much is as bad as not enough. It’s not wise to try and impress your readers with over the top language and grammar. If the reader can’t understand what it is you are trying to say then they won’t revisit you blog. Another element to keeping it simple is “just say what you have to say.” In other words get to the point, beating around the bush for the sake of word count will not attract readers.

3.   Be Interactive: Be available for your readers. Find an easy way for them to contact you should they need to, This can be done through a contact form , just remember to have it feed to an email that you check often. A timely response is very important.

4.    About: Who you are and what you are writing about is two question you have to answer. The most simple way to answer these questions is to have an about page. This page needs to be used to provide clear information about yourself and your blog. It allows your blog to take on a more personal feel and the people to get to know who they are dealing

5.   Appearance: The color of your site also makes a difference. It needs to be attractive yet calm enough to not run the readers away. This is best done with light colors or deeper colors like red, black, green and etc.

6.    Navigation: Your site should be easy to navigate. All your menu buttons should not only link to important pages but they must work. I am sure you can relate to the fact that it can be very frustrating to click on a link or button that doesn’t work.

7.  Advice: As the expert of your blog the readers are expecting you to recommend useful information and other sites. Just remember to only promote information you have either tried are no will be useful. A bad recommendation can counteract all your hard work and destroy your blogging success.  Another thing you can offer is tips on what things you have done that worked for you. It doesn’t have to be a product it can be how-to-advice.

8.    Give a Little: Another way to attract readers to your blog in offering them some kind of free product or promo. Some of examples of things you could offer is e-books, free advertising space, or a free subscription if you are offering a membership.  These are only few options; the main idea is “what’s in it for me.” To attract the attention of most people these days they have to see how the time spent doing something is going to benefit them.

9.    Use Social media: Make sure your blogs carry social media links so that people can easily share you and your information with other people. There are programs that allow you to do this all at once.

10. Advertising: Do allow your blog to be bogged down with a lot of advisements. Now I do recognize the whole purpose of a blog is to get some financial gain so you need to have some ads. Just remember to do this in a way that won’t turn readers off

There are other things that can be done to boost your blogging success. If you are unsure if you are on the right track, then I suggest you do the research and find out what other successful bloggers are doing. Download the “The Ultimate Blog Profit Model” for great information on how you can do better..  After doing the research decide what you want to write about and go from there. Remember that a successful blog is not built over night it takes a little time to build the trust of your readers.

Tip 11: Not Really a Tip but More a Suggestion

The worst thing you can do is neglect your blog. If you do not have the time to invest into the content and keeping regular post on your blog either outsource the content or wait till you have the time.

The Best Tip of All:

Think of what you would want to read about if you were a reader. Each time you write or offer something think of the reader and how they will find benefit from it. If the writing or offer doesn’t sound appealing to you it won’t be appealing to them.

All of the tips above are the foundation to a successful blog. As you become the expert blogger you will find that there are several other things that have made your blog a success.

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28 thoughts on “10 Steps to Blogging Success”

  1. warren says:

    Thank you John, for guiding us through.. great days 🙂

  2. Ashish says:

    I believe that creating quality content on the regular basis is not an easy task,It requires some special effort and hard work,this is the reason I think most of the bloggers quit,anyways thanks for sharing this simple and easy post.

    1. John Rampton says:

      Couldn’t agree with you more, many writers simply giving up instead of taking a week break and getting back to the weekly grind!

  3. Zng says:

    Couldn’t agree more on point number 2. Too many bloggers and writers out there are more interested in showing their flair in writing rather than bringing their points across in plain English.

  4. Gekko says:

    Very usefull advises for a junior blogger like me. I wonder if I can have a succesfull blog without using social media.

    1. John Rampton says:

      I think you can def have a successful blog without it, but it will help you to get tons more people into your blog. It also helps with SEO results.

  5. Yogendra says:

    Very helpful tips for a newbie. ‘Keep It Simple’ is very important as Post should be understandable for all types of readers.

    1. John Rampton says:

      Very true from a bloggingangest like yourself! Love your blog, keep up the good work!

  6. Ben Troy says:

    so useful article, it brings much basic guide for new blogger
    Awesome content is the secret for success on the long run

    1. John Rampton says:

      Glad you like it, here’s to your blogging success!

      1. Ben Troy says:

        uhmm, I am a fan of ” Content is King ” club 😉 a perfect website is one that provide as much as useful to the audience, when they stop on site after doing some searching on the google, i want they stumble upon a perfect resource full of valuable content.

  7. faisal says:

    Awesome tips indeed. What ever said and done, its important one takes the blog seriously.

    1. John Rampton says:

      Yes it is, how do you promote motorbeam?

  8. Zac Johnson says:

    Solid article. No one said blogging was easy!

    1. Ben Troy says:

      Yes we should study the art of blogging seriously , learn how to find idea, build authority, promotion , interaction,etc

  9. Adam says:

    Great article. Blogging is something that takes time and as long as you put the time and effort into it, then you should be successful after a while.

    Adam

    1. Ben Troy says:

      Most popular blogger nd entreprenour consider blogging as a real business that need to be invested much effort, time and money, the most important point is the vision of a successful blog and stategy for long term.

  10. Graham says:

    I think design is HUGE and way underrated. I click through to a ton of sites in a day, and it doesn’t have great design, I rarely stay long. Unless the content is really fantastic.

  11. Joydeep says:

    I do believe in KISS concept (i like it somuch that i chose it asy blog’s title. After reading quite a lot of successful blogger, I have only two questions:
    1) as a beginner how often do you think one should write a post?
    2) Unique content – that’s everyone saying. But allover internet you can see more or less same contents are floating. What’s your suggestion on this?
    It’s nice reading to many of your posts and i’llbe back! hungry for more 🙂
    Cheers from Germany,
    joydeep

    1. Ben Troy says:

      I also beleive in the KISS rule, readers will love for this approach. If someone is looking for an answer to a single problem, they don’t want to have to scan through a long blog post about multiple subjects to find the answer. They want to find the answer quickly, and writing well defined titles with focused content will bring in happy readers.

  12. excellent guide for beginners and for many of us whohave kept in a long time with a little refreshing on what we might have missed.

  13. Great tips, thanks John. I definitely agree with you in terms of never neglecting your blog. That is probably the ultimate sin.

    Cheers
    Lloyd

  14. Myan says:

    Different blog have a different approach to success, but this 10 steps is a way to success to everyone have succeed..

  15. Great tips, I think (hope) that I am so far already making use of some of your points above! 😉

    Just one question I was wondering about – what would you suggest is a good frequency for publishing new blog posts?

  16. boykalbo says:

    I just started a site… I guess I have to follow your steps to be able to quickly… rank higher and receive more visitors to my site

  17. David says:

    Great blog post, John. I always appreciate your work and hope that you make a million soon.

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