Blogging Strategies for the Long Term: Which are Yours?
Bloggers should a have a blog strategy for their blogs. But what are blogging strategies? They are steps that you can take to achieve your goals in the long-term run. Becoming a popular blog can take time and you need to be prepared for the process.
Do you see writing constantly and frequently during years? You’d develop a long-term strategy hence these actions will improve notoriously your performance and making your blogging fun plus effective.
There can be countless of advices but I’ll show you 9 principal tips to have success with your blog for the long-haul.
# Target a Niche Where You’re Passionate With
Trying to write over and over in subject that you don’t like or is indifferent, really don’t work. Passion is the fuel of the soul and it’s impossible to have success without it.
In case you’ve an established blog and you want to redefine your niche, communicate the changes to your readers as soon as possible.
# Aim Concrete Topics for Your Blog
It’s fundamental to have few or at least solid themes as points to write. If you jump persistently on different areas can be confusing.
At my blog you know you’ll have mostly two areas: foodie-related and blogging/social area with a touch of tech’s flavor, period.
But choosing random topics constantly can be puzzling for your readers; then is paramount to have clear about what are you trying to say.
# Aim Concrete Narrow Themes for Your Blog, but Not Too Much!
If we go to strict narrow topics, it can be beneficial perhaps because may be there is less competition – but, are there enough themes to write for years?
# Avoid Social Media Fails with Other Bloggers
You know that bloggers need bloggers – they aren’t your competitors – is a win-win relationship but if you interact with other bloggers correctly.
Avoid social media mistakes if you want a healthy and fruitful relationship with your peers in the long run.
# Keep a Bank of Ideas
When the inspiration is off, takes your drafts, notes or writes you’ve done – backed up for those moments. Get inspiration for your writing from social media. Brain storm, save your ideas at your mobile or notebook or online at your email. These forgotten topics can enter in your mind, just in time!
# Keep a Bank of Images
At least you’ve your own pictures, it’s a good measure to save these attractive pictures that you’ve found for your post, to spice up the articles. Remember, you cannot use every image you find in the cyberspace, it should be with a correspondent creative commons license or public domain. Here are several resources for stock images free or royalty-free.
# Maintain a Consistent Calendar for Your Posts
It’s clear now that the frequency of your post is the key and not the quantity. You’d publish everyday or every week- having a regular patron of posting – is in this way that your readers will have an idea when you’ll post again. The myth you need to update everyday isn’t true, quality is better than quantity. Focus in the excellence of your posts.
# Learn and Continue Learning Without Lower One’s Guard
Bloggers should know how to engage their readers reinventing themselves constantly according with technology changes; open their blogs for guest posts for new fresh airs; blogging on trending topics, updating regularly their SEO skills for improving Google rankings to increase blog traffic and the list goes on and on…
As every aspect of life, several factors must be combined for a successful blogging strategy and your long-term goals should be concrete more realistic, one step at a time.
Now, which are your blogging strategies for the long-haul? Do you have a concrete strategy for your blog? I’d like to read your advices and experiences in comments!