I have been dreaming big of lately. I honestly want to move this blog to higher heights. They say that a man without a dream is poor, a man whose dream never becomes a reality becomes frustrated. I know that I am not poor- I have a dream. I want to transform this dream into reality and that is why for a long time now i have been doing research on what makes a blog successful. Why do the Probloggers of this world rake in more money than they have a right to, while some guy somewhere doesn't make enough to buy tea at a local restaurant?
If you want to make your blog a success, then engage me reader and find out what makes a blog go.
Be passionate about your topic. Blogging is like sharing experiences and giving on time news about what is happening in your niche. You have to like what you write about. This means you read articles about what you write like everyday. You have to keep posting something that tells your readers you are in touch with what you are writing about. Regular posting is also very important. Writing at least two articles every week would be a good idea to keep your readers hooked to your blog.
You should be a good writer. Though it is very obvious that blogging is not about the next Shakespeare, you still have to be good at getting your ideas accross in a way that your readers understand. Most bloggers read for information,If you want them to stick to your blog, improving your writing skills is of paramount importance.
Keep in touch with successful blogs in your niche. I regularly read top blogs like Copyblogger, Problogger and the rest. There are so many things to learn from the top bloggers in any field. It is always a good idea to follow the leader.
Branding your blog. You want your visitors to turn into subscribers. This only happens if they can understand what you are talking about. They know what to expect from your blog in the future. If you confuse your readers by writing about a thousand and one things in one blog trust me you are helping your blog die. Branding also helps readers recommend your blog to others as they can trust you.
Lastly, interacting with your blog readers is always a good idea. Answer reader emails and comments. If they ask for help feel free to do so. This will mostly make them feel like they are talking to somebody, not some demigod who has no time for mere mortals. Remember readers out there want a human voice. Somebody they can talk to.