If you are into blogging, you must be aware there are hundreds and thousands of blogs as well where visitors can go for their daily reading fare. In fact, if we are to believe what blog analysts have to say; every second a blog is being created every somewhere in the internet. With so much material being dished out to readers, what do you thing will be the chances of your blog getting noticed? Sure, out of the millions of people who read blogs, it would be a great achievement for bloggers even if they can attract a few hundred readers daily.
But, attracting even those few hundred readers is a herculean task. You need to plan your topics meticulously, research and then write with care. Writing is but one part of the whole game. There are many more tricks to getting readership, and to do that your blog needs a unique identity. Just another run of the mill blog is what blog owners need to avoid.
Here are some tips that can win uniqueness for your website. Give them a try. You will have no reason to regret. Most people who have tried have vouched for their blog’s success.
1. Learn to write on niche subjects.
Not everything will interest every blog readers. Some take interest in technology, search engine optimization, home making or fashion and so on. When you have a niche subject on which your blog will concentrate, make it known to your readers. That way you can keep them coming for more and more.
2. Plain reporting is not what your blog should be about.
Often, your personal opinion is what your readers will not get everywhere, and don’t be afraid of coming out with them in every blog you write. Learn to be a little democratic and be ready to accept frank opinions from your readers as well, although they may be against yours.
3. Invite your readers to write for your blog, but advise them to keep to your blog’s theme. If for example your blog’s theme is about making homes safer, ask your guest bloggers to stick to the theme you have decided upon. Readers will be happy to hear diverse opinions and views. It helps give your blog uniqueness.
4. The quality of writing matters a lot.
Poorly researched and writings with a biased mind should be avoided at all cost. Likewise see to that, that the contents are written using good grammar. Avoid spelling errors; often they reflect as poor quality writing. Before you publish, ensure that the articles undergo at least one stage of editing.
5. Update your content on a day to day basis.
A stagnant blog with nothing posted for months shows that the blogger is not committed to the blog. And neither should you depend on posts that are done just for the sake of posting. To be effective, the opinions expressed should come from within the heart of the author, even if that means going against the blog owner’s belief.
6. Keep your language as simple as you can, and don’t either feel uneasy to use uncommon words if you think that it is inevitable. The rule is your ideas and opinions must be conveyed in precisely the same way as your mind had intended it to be. Quote liberally from other’s work and don’t fail to acknowledge your source.
7. Wherever it is possible to add images or videos, add them liberally, but ensure that they are unique to your blog. Sometimes an image or a video can substitute for thousands of words. If you have a liberal budget, commission an independent photographer or a video maker to produce unique visuals for your blog. Never be tempted into using plagiarized work. The original producer may be pardoning to what you have done, but not your readers.
8. Normally, blogs show only the very recent posts. That is understandable. But don’t forget that all your previous posts still have a lot of life left in them. Many of your blog’s visitors may want to look at the past posts. Therefore provide the means for your visitors to reach those pages as well.
Blogs are not publish-and-forget place. To be unique, you need to not only keep them updated but also you have to promote them in the internet. Follow sound search engine optimization practices in order to establish your unique identity.
This is a guest post by Sharon Thomas of thecornersuite.com, a site that offers savings and current information on dish network internet.