If you have been blogging for quite some time, you would have realized that some bloggers are immensely popular than other bloggers in the same niche. Sometimes you might feel that these unrecognized bloggers deserve a better place and a wider exposure for their content. It is totally not in your hands to help them out. To be honest, they are not able to make it big in the blogosphere because they don’t know how to carve for themselves a nice place in their respective domains (niche).
There are many reasons why some bloggers are successful while the other vast majority are not. Let us now try to break down the aspects which make a blogger successful or well at least not a failure. By becoming a successful blogger in your niche, you can establish yourself as a reliable source of information and value to the readers and other online publications. Now, here are some tips which may help you to improve yourself and become a better blogger in your niche.
Have a Time Management Strategy
There is nothing which is more important than managing your time if you want to become a successful blogger. Try to choose your topic and make plans beforehand so that you don’t waste too much time brainstorming just before you open your editor screen. Always exercise a conscious control over the time you spend on blogging, you don’t want to waste your time sitting in front of your PC and doing nothing. Pre-plan everything and execute it all at one right after booting your device and firing up the browser window.
Improvise. Adapt. Overcome
If you really want to make it big in the blogosphere, you should be ready to improvise, adapt and overcome. You must always strive to improvise your content and your communication skills. The way you convey the news to your readers must make them accept yourself as a ‘pro’ blogger in your niche; it really doesn’t matter if you are totally new to this or you have been blogging for a long time.
You should adapt yourself and your writing to suit your readers. Check out your most popular posts and pages from the stats page (or analytics dashboard) and analyze them. Try to understand why these particular posts performed better than the rest of your posts, you didn’t create them unequally did you? You literally spent the same amount of time and resources on creating each and every post. But why aren’t all pages getting the same attention they deserve?
Overcome. Overcome your fear of writing. Try your hand at creating controversial content – spark a debate among your followers. Convey your raw emotions through your posts. Don’t worry if someone might take it in a wrong sense, that is none of your problems. Words are more powerful than you can imagine. Use it to bring about a movement in the life of your readers. Overcome the hurdles you face every day before creating new content for your blog. Remember that your followers are waiting for you to post the day’s quota so that they can read and talk about it.
Write Content for your Audience
When I say write content, I mean ‘write content for your audience, not content with something’. By doing so, you resonate with your readers and you fall in line with them. Remember, you are not writing content for search engines but for real living human beings who read, drink and breathe. Once you understand what your readers want and expect from your blog, you can get a clearer view of what to publish. You cannot understand your audience as soon as you start blogging, it takes some time for you to grow your audience and readership first. As you start publishing often, you will begin to understand your audience – what they love, what they dislike, who they are, what converts well for you and what does not.
Network with Other Bloggers in Your Niche
You cannot stay a lone wolf forever in your niche, get out and connect with other bloggers in your niche. Who knows, you can even collaborate with them on a post or two to bring about a variety of your content. By networking with other bloggers, you will be able to learn certain aspects which you are not familiar with. You can also share your knowledge with others and provide value to your niche industry on the whole. There are even chances for you to stumble upon a company representative in your niche and partner up with them to provide more value to your readers.
By building bonds with other bloggers in your niche, you would get a chance to promote your content in front of their audience and if they are truly interested they might subscribe to your posts too. But don’t network just for the sake of building links to your site, other bloggers can see right through it and may exclude you from important blogger meetups, discussions and exercises.
I am a staunch believer that every blogger has the right to establish themselves in their respective niches. It literally doesn’t matter if your spelling or grammar is not good, all that matters is your content and audience. And more importantly, be consistent – don’t keep jumping between different niches. If you follow all the above suggestions, I can assure you that no one can stop you from becoming the next most successful blogger in your niche. If you liked this post, do check out my other posts on brilliant blog writing, blog monetization, content creation, content marketing and the ultimate guide to growth hacking.
42 thoughts on “How to become a better blogger”
Wonderful blogging tips……Thanks for sharing 🌸🌸
You’re welcome Naomi. Glad that you liked them.
Nice one Antony. As a newbie, I will take note of your tips. Thanks for sharing…
Hey Eric, thanks for stopping by. Glad that you like my post.
Good tips as usual, resharing it!
Hey Matthews, thanks for reblogging it.
My pleasure, Tony.
Very well stated! Thank you for the great tips and reminders! 😊
You are welcome Ellie, see you around.
You are very welcome
Thanks for those tips, very educative.
You’re welcome Abigail. I’m happy to know that you found it of some use.
Very helpful 🌻
Hey Kandee, I’m glad to hear that you found it helpful.
Thank you Suman, hope you found it useful.
Thank you for sharing.
Helpful tips 👍
Hey Gauravi, glad to hear that you found it helpful.
All good tips, Anto. I would say time management and networking have been two important keys for me. I found this post on the Bloggers Pit Stop.
Hey Christie, I’m glad that you liked my post. Also, thank you for sharing your feedback with us.
Thank you for this helpful information! I love your tip on time management!
You’re welcome Natalie, I’m glad that it was of some help.
There is so much you learn as you grow you blog isn’t there? I’m still a big fan of good spelling and grammar – the occasional typo is no big deal but really bad grammar puts me off. Finding your niche and your “tribe” are huge steps along the way – and knowing what you want to achieve from your blogging journey is important too.
Yeah Leanne, totally agree with you on that – we bloggers never stop learning throughout our course with blogging. You’ve definitely got some cool tips over there. Using internet slang and bad grammar in your blog posts puts your readers off, which in turn will hurt the blog’s growth as the bounce rate will be very high.
Also, if you can’t decide which niche you are targeting, it’s really difficult to come up with ideas for new blog posts. And as you said, every blogger must have a goal. My goal is to help people while make I make money from it at the same time. What’s yours?
I love to write but writing to my audience is a constant challenge – thanks for the tips!
You are welcome Zaleina. I totally agree with you that writing for your audience is a big challenge but you must overcome that challenge to become a successful blogger. Good luck.
Thanks for sharing your experience and blogging tips. I agree that time management is a very important one. Mixing with others is also a good idea as we can all learn from each other. Thanks for sharing with us at Blogger’s Pit Stop.
You’re welcome Debbie and I’m glad that you agree with the tips I had suggested in my post. Learning from one another is what this whole blogging community is about and I’m glad I’m of some help over here.
Thank you for the tips!
You’re welcome Tima. Hope you found them useful!
Hi Antony, it seems that the Blogger’s Pit Stop is enjoying what you are sharing with them. Your post was one of the most popular, so we will feature it this week. I hope that you are enjoying and interacting with our bloggers as well. All the best for 2018 and we look forward to more of your sharing with us.
Blogger’s Pit Stop
Hey Kathleen, I’m so glad to hear that my posts are performing well among Blogger’s Pit Stop members. I sure enjoy interacting with them on their blog and social media. Oh! By the way, wish you too a very happy & prosperous new year! 🙂
Good and solid information for bloggers. Some of us blog just for the fun of writing, but we still want some others to read too.
Hey Susan, thanks for the appreciation. Whether we blog for the sake of it or not, we need readers – an audience which reads your content and provides valuable feedback for the same.
This is so great! Thanks for the tips 👏🏻
You’re welcome Bella, glad you like it!
Great information especially for the new bloggers like myself. Thank you!
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