8 Main Elements of a Successful Blog – Most Essential Factors that Help in Making Your Blog Successful
Today we are sharing some of the most important elements of a successful blog and the factors affecting it. But before that we should go through an eye opener.
The Bitter Truth
Owning a blog is one thing and being great at blogging is a totally different phenomena. Being good at blogging does not necessarily mean that you will have a successful blog. The Internet is filled with thousands of blogs on God knows how many sectors of life. We have friends who own blogs and they have friends who own blogs too. Blogging may have become a fashion but very few bloggers know the right way to make a blog successful. Internet is full of opportunities and has opened up new horizons for people with ideas but on the other hand the Internet is a highly competitive place too, and this is what makes it scary.
So you know what is Blogging, Actually?
Blogging is not just a hobby but it is a constructive approach of reaching out to people and making them hear your voice. How many of us have that voice? Ask yourself, do you have a voice? Do you have a unique style of writing, do you have a writing style that your readers will enjoy? Do you enjoy your own writing? Be honest with yourself and write down an answer to all these questions on a paper, compare them with your thoughts after you have read this post.
It is not possible to take your blog to heights of success in a night. It even takes months to grow a plant and having it grow into a big strong tree takes even years. Nothing changes overnight and this is one of the most important factors in blogging. Most of the people ignore the fact that how we blog is what our blog becomes. To understand how to be successful in blogging, today we will take a detailed overview of some factors that directly affect blogging and some essential tricks that will help you make yourself a better blogger.
You = Great Blogger = A Great Blog
To follow is an account of all the above mentioned elements that will help you improve your blogging skills and become a successful blogger:
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman
Most of us have heard this quotation but how many of us follow it? I am sure there are very few people who actually are passionate about what they do. If you lack passion, it will show for sure. If money is what you have on mind while running a blog, then I must tell you, you may not be successful in earning even a few bucks, if you lack passion.
Passion shows. If you love your work and you love your job you can totally change the way it is. Be passionate about what you do and see how it brings you success.
Find Your Voice
This does not necessarily apply to people who want to sing. 😀 Every person has a voice and it’s totally dependent on that person’s abilities to find that voice and use it for their best. If you are bad at one thing, you might be good at others, it’s those good things that you should pay attention to and polish them further. Do not ignore the rest, work on the bad ones too. Find your voice and make it reach others.
Be innovative in what you do. If you keep copying others, soon your own voice will die. If what you have on your blog is not unique, soon people will lose interest in your blog. So it is imperative that you be unique in what you present on your blog. Prove to others that there is no one like you and trust me they will follow you.
Focus on What you Give rather than What you Get
Sometimes you have a great blog but very few visitors. This happens in the beginning but you should never lose hope, rather become even more passionate. If you keep focusing on how many visitors you get, it may hurt a little but if you keep working on your blog things will change for better.
We all want things quickly. Quick money, quick success, quick jobs but all these entities need patience. Rome was not built in a day. It may take more than two to three years to make your blog successful and sometimes even more than that, so it is good to be patient and stay focused.
When you start noticing an improvement in readers and visitors on your blog, be happy and be grateful. Think of all the hard work you did and how it’s paying off and be grateful again. Show your gratefulness by being good to your readers. You can do so by different means, the best being providing them with knowledge, information they are actually looking for and things they will not find on other blogs. Remember, all these blogging essentials are interlinked, if you have reached the level of being grateful then you must not let go of your uniqueness and creativity. Do not break the chain and you will see how it helps you become successful at blogging.
Most bloggers think that setting up a blog, having readers and making them regularly follow your blog is what matters the most in making your blog successful. But by thinking so they are actually making the biggest mistake most bloggers make. To make any success long-lasting there are some basic elements that have to be followed even after success has been achieved. If you keep following the essentials required for successful blogging, you will not have to day dream about making your blog successful.
Hope you found this post useful. We wish you all the success for your blog!
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That was a great article and should benefit anyone considering putting up a blog. I am in the process of creating a website and will be keeping the points raised in this article in mind.
Thanks Kiran, good job!
Thank you for the appreciation!
You’re welcome. Thank you for the appreciation!