3 Simple Tips to Successful Blogging

 3 Simple Tips to Successful Blogging

 

3 Tips for A Successful Blog

 

I enjoy blogging. It has been a huge learning curve for me though. I have my online business part time, and find that I can get a post published about 2 times a week. I have found new tools, tried many things and learned a lot throughout my time as a blogger. I have made many mistakes along the way and have found a few things that I have done that have helped me get more views, traffic, shares and comments.  Three of them are listed below:

 

Provide content and give readers value –

You know what they say, “content is king”.  I have heard and seen this many times in the internet and marketing world. People online are looking for information. They are looking for solutions to their problems and answers to their questions. If you offer readers good content and value, then they will want to continue reading what you have to share and will be attracted to want to learn more. If a person doesn’t get anything out of a post, he or she will lose interest and not return.

 

Make sharing effortless  and easy-

Many times, your blog visitors/ readers will enjoy your content so much that they may want to share it with their friends and followers on social media and other places.  The easiest way for them to do that is to provide them with the tools, which are share buttons to do just that. WordPress, the blogging software that I use, offers members a lot of plugins to chose from that add share buttons and bars to blogger’s posts. These bars and buttons come in many different shapes and sizes, and are very effective to get your readers sharing your content.  I share others bloggers content all the time and love that a simple button on the page lets me share it in a matter of seconds. If I didn’t have that option, and the only way to share would be to copy and paste a link, I don’t know that I would have or want take the time to share it. I may just leave a comment and then move on. So make sure that you make it easy for your readers to share your content, or you may be missing out on a lot of new or potential readers and visitors!

 

Join and participate in blog sharing and networking groups –

Similar to simple sharing, only taking it a little further is to join and participate in blogging groups. Blogging groups are a place for bloggers to go and socialize with fellow bloggers. These groups allow you to share your content with a larger group, meet and talk to fellow bloggers, have your questions answered and more. You get the opportunity to grow your own audience, and strengthen your skills. My blog and skills have definitely improved since I have participated in these groups. I have watched what others have done and listened to the constructive criticism/ compliments from others in the groups. I love the support that people give each other. I know I’m not alone out here!

 

  • Facebook groups – I have several Facebook groups that center around blogging and sharing each others posts. One is for the Ultimate Blog Challenge (see below). The other groups are ones that I found through various programs that I have participated in. You can do a search for blog groups on Facebook, or you can create your own group.
  • Blog Networking Groups – There are several blog networking websites out there on the web. I currently have experience at one, which is Triberr. The networks help you to get more traffic to your blog, especially if you don’t yet have a big following on social media.

 

These are just a few things that you can do to improve you blog and get more traffic and attention to your site. I am constantly learning, doing and changing what I do. There is always room for improvement!

I hope you leave this page with some value. Please remember to comment and Share!

What things do you do where you have had success with your blog?  Do you/ have you participated in any blogging groups?  Please share…I would love to hear about it.

 

 

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Thank you for reading. See you again soon!

 

Jodene Brown is an entrepreneur living in Ventura, California who helps others to have a home based businesses and become financially free.

Work with Jodene at : Solavei.
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9 Responses to 3 Simple Tips to Successful Blogging

  1. Kathy says:

    Thank you for the helpful tips! Visiting from the Ultimate Blog Challenge.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com
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    • jodene says:

      Oh you’re very welcome Kathy. Thank you for visiting. Hope you’re enjoying the Ultimate Blog Challenge. 🙂

  2. Cool image to go with your post today Jodene! Talking about images your sharing buttons are so colourful. Makes you want to share in all platforms. 😀
    I´ve written several informative series on decluttering and organzing, creativity and crafts. And yet, every time I go back to my personal chore which is storytelling. 🙂
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    • jodene says:

      Oh thank you Paula! So glad you enjoyed today’s post. I would love it if you were to share on all platforms!! 🙂
      I love storytelling I read so many blogs and articles, that when I come across the stories, I am entranced!

  3. Mike says:

    Great post, lots of value and well written! You have grown so much in a short period. I agree that joining a challenge, group, or network will greatly improve your skills, allow you to attract more readers, and allow you to grow your blog into a powerful asset for humanity. Congrats on sticking with it and growing, you are an inspiration! 🙂
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    • jodene says:

      Thank you so much for your comment & compliment! It was a long lesson for me to learn, but having a support system behind you and with you makes a world of difference. It was hard to learn because I’m an independent type of person, used to doing things myself. I believe that I have come a long way, and it’s partly (mostly?!) due to my team, my friends.
      Oh…and….It’s great to see you back here visiting on my blog!!! 🙂

  4. Jodene,
    This was an informative posting, thank you. Like you I am doing a lot of learning right now, and sometimes the curve seems never ending. However, I just keep plugging away and keep learning as I go, though I do have someone that is very experienced at blogging that is kind of helping me out when he can. He tells me that I am doing a pretty good job so far, and for as short of a time that I have been doing this, I am well ahead of the curve. But there is always something new to learn.
    Keep up the good work, and thank you for visiting my site, even though there’s not much to learn, just a lot to read and think about.

    Jonathan
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    • jodene says:

      Thank you Jonathan,
      I am so glad you stopped by….it’s so nice of you. That learning curve can be long, but as you know, our learning will never stop. One of my mentors says if you’re not learning, you’re dying. This is true. We have to keep exercising our brains.
      And good for you! You keep plugging away….I enjoyed your site. It seems like you’ll be having some eye opening, thought provoking information. 🙂

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