How to Build a Successful Blog

 

What Is Blogging?

Blogging

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Blogging
A blog, a term derived from "Web Log", is a collection of thoughts or analysis on a topic or topics of the person running the blog. There are now tens of blogs started every minute of the day. This obviously means it is now a crowded market, which makes it even more important that a blog is good enough to stand out from the crowd.Blogs, or weblogs, started out as a mix of what was happening in a person’s life and what was happening on the Web, a kind of hybrid diary/news site.

 

Blogging Revolution

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Blogging Revolution
In the yesteryear, well, actually not that long ago, but when blogs first started appearing on the internet in the 1990's, they were often a simple a collection of thoughts from individuals, often on the daily happenings in their lives. No matter how dreary, they were often compulsive reading, something I guess, typifying our big brother culture.However, more recently, blogs have become much more commercial with topics that have greater commercial value.

 

Potential of a Blog.

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Potential of a Blog
In theory, the more popular a blog is the greater its value to advertisers as they have a greater concentration of mass in terms of users and, therefore, greater opportunity to expose their products and services to the visitors on those blogs. In terms of pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, higher traffic is likely to mean greater number of clicks. There are certain characteristics that are shared by popular blogs no matter which topic(s) they cover.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BLOGGING

Why do you Need a Blog?

People love something for nothing. If you provide regular advice and helpful tips on your blog about something, then it is likely to draw regular visitors. Free helpful information - even if it's a collection of links to other sites/blogs can still attract lots of visitors. The key here is to find such information on a regular basis to attract many repeat visitors.This will also result in increase in popularity of your blog through natural linking - the equivalent of marketing through word of mouth. Links, especially on other high traffic sites or blogs about your blog will lead to a steady stream of traffic from these links, but they will also boost your search engine rankings because major search engines put a lot of weight onto natural linking patterns.

 

How to Build a Successful Blog?

Follow the step-by-step instructions to learn how you can begin starting a blog in less than an hour. We used this process to create our successful blog, which now has more than 4 million readers and has been featured in the New York Times, TIME magazine, and on the TODAY show.The best way to build a dedicated audience for any blog is to carefully and clearly define its target audience right from the start, and then create content that caters to that audience.Focusing on a niche audience and developing appropriate content specifically for those people helps to ensure there will be strong interest in your blog's content, plus it makes promoting the blog easier.

Define the target audience for your blog and cater to that audience.

 STEPS

 

Write your Heart:

One certain way to attract large traffic is to either provide tutorials that people find extremely useful which they will link to, or providing free downloads of useful tools. These tools can be anything such as web tools for people to develop their sites and blogs or help to improve the quality of offerings on their sites or blogs, free financial tools to help people better analyze their income and expenditure, etc

Add Personal Value:

 

In addition, it greatly improves your reputation on the Internet as so many people start recommending your blog. Of course, with so many people linking to your site, which acts as a "vote" for your blog from everyone linking to you, the search engines will take that as an affirmation that your blog is of great value and move your rankings higher.

 Spread the Words.

Commenting daily on interesting stories on different subject matters is a good way to draw traffic. Making interesting observations on them together with a link to their original source is a great way to capture regular readers. Let's face it, most of us like to catch up on daily news, but today, we do it in different ways to gone days before when we all sat around our television set.

Be an Authority Writer.

 

Another way to draw many repeat visitors is to provide great analysis on latest news and big stories that are in development on the topics covered on your blog. The analysis has to really stand out. You have to convey yourself to your readers almost as an expert i.e. an authority on the subject matter, which of course acts like a magnet for visitors. So, providing a unique perspective will always have people coming for more.

Catch Their Attention.

People love entertaining themselves when they are browsing the internet. This is why entertainment sites tend to draw a lot of traffic. A blog with lots of funny clips and jokes tend to become big hits because they tend to get linked on lots of other sites. One way to attract attention through your posts is to be shocking by posting something controversial that gets noticed.