Changes are taking place in the blogosphere constantly. Bloggers are becoming more active than ever. They are posting more often. That clearly indicates that competition is getting tougher as well. Whether you are a corporate blogger, an entrepreneur blogger or a professional full time blogger, you always aspire to increase the popularity of your blog.
But, how do you make your blog so popular that it attracts a huge audience? Well, given below are some of the coolest tips that you can use to stay ahead of the competition and achieve blogging success.
#1. Be Passionate
If you don’t like fashion, don’t start a fashion blog. In order to enjoy a more supportive readership, you should always choose to blog about a topic that you are really passionate about. Figure out a niche that you have fallen in love with. If you don’t enjoy blogging on a specific topic, chances are your readers won’t enjoy it either. So, find your passion, first!
#2. Make a Point
If you don’t make a point or have a unique view, you can’t be popular. If you really want your blog posts to be interesting, you should try to make a point. While you are doing this, you should also remember to provide supportive evidence for that point. You need to appeal to logic. In the form of evidence, you can use such potential elements as analogies, stories, questions, statistics etc.
#3. Be Helpful
Being helpful to readers can also earn your blog immense popularity. When you start a blog, you need to help people out rather than trying to hard-sell to them. If you have identified the problems your target audience is facing, you can use multiple ways to solve those problems. Offer to help at no cost. Soon, you will see readers spreading the word for your blog.
#4. Make Readers Feel Important
How can you make your readers feel important? There are multiple ways of showing your readers that you value them. One of the most important tips for making readers feel important is responding to their comments on a regular basis. In addition, you can reward the most active commenters on your blog. Don’t ignore emails that you readers send you asking for useful advice and suggestions.
#5. Blog Consistently
Don’t play with your publishing schedule. If you decide to publish at least 3-4 posts a week, commit to it. Irregularity in posting is the biggest obstacle to your blogging success. By publishing quality content consistently, you can expect to increase the number of repeat visits as well. If you want to make your blog more popular, stick to your publishing schedule.
#6. Connect with Professional Bloggers
The more professional bloggers you know, the more exposure you can generate for you blog. If you really want to enjoy your journey into the blogosphere, you should build good connections with bloggers who are already popular. Thanks to the wide emergence of social media platforms, you now have several ways to get in touch with influential people in your niche.
#7. Let the Blog Design Talk
Last but in no way the least, you need to choose a blog design which fully complements the quality of the published content. Whether it’s the colors that you pick, the font size that you select or the images that you use, you should compound all these ingredients with a view to enhancing the blog readers’ experience. In addition, you should leave adequate breathing space to make visitors comfortable.
While choosing a blog design, you should ask these key questions –
- What’s my goal?
- Who is my target audience?
- What functionalities do I need?
In short, let the blog design do the talking!
What are you doing to increase the popularity of your blog? Please feel free to share your views and tips in the comment section below.
Thank you for a great Blog and some superb posts. As a new Blogger, I know that I have a lot to learn, and who better to learn than from someone like yourself who has achieved so much? Your Blog is a true inspiration, and I have subscribed to your RSS in order to continue the learning from someone as passionate about Blogging as yourself. My wish for 2011 is to have a mentor of your caliber to guide me to achieve my dreams of being a better Blogger. Have a great day.
Great tips for anyone starting out in the blogging world. I've been around for a while, but it's nice to get a refresh of what everyone else is up to. Thanks for the article! My recent post Most Blogs Are Bullshit
Nice tips. I think the most important is no. 1, to be passionate. If you are truly passionate about what you are blogging about, then mostly all other things will sort themselves out.
Great tips! Yes, I absolutely agree with you that bloggers should know the ins and outs of his topic so it would be easy for him to create rapport and build conversation with his readers.
Skills in writing, expertise and passion for the subject or topic you are writing are the important factors in creating a popular blog. My recent post 5 Things to Look for in a Web Dev Company
To make my blog immensely popular what I did is assured that I regularly posted new updates and always reply to comments that ask me some questions. I believe this can take your blog at the top! My recent post Como preparar el alpiste
This is such a great tactic. Thank you very much for sharing your brilliant ideas in this wonderful blog. I always find it very interesting.
These are the great point you have shared as main target for our blogging is visitors and if they are not satisfied and they don't get what they want than our totall hard work are useless. Thus its better to understand their need first and than choose our niche in which we are experts and when it presented towards our niche audience who want it and also satisifed by it. Thus this make our blog popular and famous.
Definitely, choosing a specific niche is the most vital aspect of blogging. If you cover too many things, you'll simply dilute the impact. Niche blogs also have the benefit of seeing a higher rate of conversion. No doubt, you need to be an expert in the niche that you plan to represent. Thanks for your visit, Hily! My recent post 8 Guaranteed Tips to Increase Online Sales
Nice tips Obaidul. All 7 points in your posts are great. If you persist enough long on these tips you will succeed. Just to clarify, unique interesting content is first, regular blog update is second, and bunch of quality links on third place will get you glory. And, don't expect miracle in first 2-3 months of your work. First great results usually show after 9-12 months of intensive and hard work.
Hi, Obaidul! Thanks for sharing this; I'm new to the blogging world and I really appreciate every bit of advice that I can get :) I agree that a blogger should blog about what he is passionate about, because his dedication and commitment would stem from that passion. And reaching out to your readers adds a more personal touch to your relationship with them :) My recent post Hello world!
Nice tips Obaid! Presentation matters a lot. I feel blog design holds the utmost importance as the first impression is the last impression. It speaks a lot about the blog. Other points are also important. My recent post Will My Ex Come Back ?
Hi Obaidul! I feel connecting with professional bloggers is very important as it brings your blog value up and you may get a chance to share ideas. Regular updates is what I do, apart from writing what the readers what. I think regularity is one basic but often ignored criteria to survive in the world of blogging. My recent post The Root and Solutions of Commitment Phobia
Hey Obaidul, Is is the main priority of each and every blogger to make their blogs become popular on the searching engine, every niche, high traffic, and high visitors. Since I am also a blogger, your headline insights me and gives me the feeling of being eager to utilize them. Thanks. :D My recent post Osteopathy and Scoliosis
I agree that when readers feel important, they like coming back to your blog to get some more information and just to interact. A blogger should dedicate time in interacting and responding to his/her blog readers' comments and queries. It makes them feel valued. Posting a feed or a link on social networking platforms could also help generate traffic on your blog. Also, a good title is what they'd be interested in and something that would make them click that link to your blog.
Hey Obaidul, Being a newbie in this blogosphere, the utmost priority that we are supposed to be taking as objective is on how to make our newly made blogs and articles to become that popular and go get on the rankings and high traffic. This article of yours gives a qualitative same time informative tips and guides. Thanks. My recent post Adult ADHD Symptoms – Which Type of ADHD Are You Facing?
Totally agree with you, being consistent and building connections to your readers and problogger are the best way to make your presence online. Blogging is not only for making article regularly, nor posting them oftem...it's all about relationship beyond that. It's a very interesting topic, thanks! My recent post Misdiagnosis leads to stomach being removed
Of course, connecting with potential bloggers is vital to getting one's blog noticed. It's actually your industry connections that'll tell readers whether they should believe you. Influential connections build your blog's credibility in the industry. Thanks for your comment, Adeline! My recent post How to Get Your Website on Google
Following professional and successful bloggers inspires us to go on and keep motivated. Association and connection with professional bloggers is good not only because you can get exposure, you can definitely lean a lot from them. My recent post Video: Hvilken vaskemaskine skal du vælge?
You're right Obaidul, making a blog become a "hotty" needs time and efforts. But the very core of it is to offer interesting content to readers, and do it constantly. And it will reap rewards in the long run. My recent post Click one of the post titles above to include it at the end of your comment
Trackback links at the bottom of the page are another great idea to help spread in addition to what Tory said. Thanks Obaidul! Great post! My recent post Free Itouch App called Drake’s Tower
You about covered it all Obaidul! Good list! One thing I make sure to do is to offer quality content to my readers. I want to give them a reason to come back, share my articles, subscribe, etc by offering high quality, over-the-top content. My recent post How I Use Hoot Suite To Dominate Social Media