1. Know your audience
Knowing your audience better means you’ll have a better idea of what blog content will reverberate with them, which is a good start when you get to writing blog posts.
A great technique for doing this is to simply ask your readers first on, Facebook with an engaging quote. If people respond well to it, than this is probably a great topic to write about.
2. Develop ideas from your audience
This can be a great way to gather ideas of what topics people would most like to read about, which will help your blog grow! One of the best ways I’ve seen this in action is through blog comments.:
3. Build your email list
Start building your email list from day one. Even if you don’t plan on selling anything, having an email list allows you to promote your new content to your audience directly without worrying about search rankings, Facebook or other online roadblocks in communications.
4. Give away your knowledge
Don’t be afraid to showcase what you know. Too many bloggers hold back the good stuff out of fear of giving away the “secret sauce.
There is no secret sauce in a world where everyone has speedy Internet access at all times. Today, you want to give away information snacks to sell knowledge meals.
My advice is to share the knowledge you have, rather than keeping it tucked away for a rainy day. follow this advice by offering two free, downloadable e-books to your readers.
5. Write catchy headlines
No matter how great your content is, it won’t matter unless you have an amazing headline. People have a split second to decide if they should click on your post, and your headline will make them decide. The headline is also essential in making it easy and desirable for people to share your post. Keep your headlines, simple, powerful, useful and bold.
6. Be Yourself
There isn’t one specific set of rules to be successful in blogging. When I started blogging, I had the opportunity to learn from experienced and successful bloggers in the industry.
One of the best lessons I’ve learned from them is to simply be me. I didn’t have to be too “professional” or use “big words” to impress others. I had to simply be me.
By being me, I enjoyed writing and the process more. It had me writing more than I usually would too. If you look at most successful writers you’ll notice that they are different and unique in their own ways.