What makes a successful blogger?
Obviously, you’d like your work to stand out and attract an audience, whether it be for your business, your personal brand or the products of your creativity, so Tony Hastings of The Top 10 Blog has created an easy list of ten words every blogger in pursuit of success should keep in mind as they slog at the blog.
A purpose is “the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.” (Google Dictionary)
So why do you blog or want to start a blog? Your motive should determine the style of your blog, your style of writing, the frequency of your posts, and the subject matter of your posts. It’s important that you establish your purpose from the outset and make sure that your design and content fit that purpose.
The theme, layout, amount of advertising and type of content will all flow from your purpose, and they’ll set the tone that you desire. That doesn’t mean that you need to take it all too seriously if you are blogging just for fun, but it does mean that you shouldn’t dominate your pages with ads if your aim isn’t to make money blogging…
Quality is “the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something.” (Google Dictionary)
Good-quality content is the foundation of all great blogs. That’s easy to say, but how do you measure quality, and how do you ensure that your content achieves the desired standard?
That is a very subjective question but I would say that a post should be able to inform, educate, amuse, or entertain. Any one of these is a basic requirement, more than one is desirable, and all four is blogging heaven!…
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