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By Steve Allen

A quick Google search reveals hundreds of blogging tips.

But which ones are most important?

And which ones should you follow, regardless of all the AI hype?

Well, in this post, we’re covering 21 tried and true blogging tips that just work.

They will help you:

  • Get more traffic
  • Build a loyal audience and community
  • Know what to write about
  • And earn more income.

Let’s dive in.

1. Start an Email List Early

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Spencer Haws, the founder of Niche Pursuits, stated something surprising on a recent podcast episode.

Even though he grew the traffic to Niche Pursuits by 585% in 2022, he said he would still choose his email list over the blog if he had to choose one of them.

That’s a bold statement, but the truth is this: email converts!

This study shows the average ROI is $40 for every $1 spent on email marketing.

That’s why this first blogging tip is to start an email list early.

The question is:

How do you grow an email list in the early days?

Here are a few ideas to get you started.

  1. Create a lead magnet your readers can’t resist
  2. Add an exit-intent popup to capture leads
  3. Create a landing page and run $5 ads daily
  4. Read our post on how to build an email list without a website

To get started with automating your email marketing efforts, check out AWeber.

2. Build a Community

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Sure, it’s important to increase blog traffic, but building a community around your blog has additional benefits.

Similar to an email list, it provides a direct way for you to communicate with your readers.

And other like-minded individuals can get in on the conversation.

Additionally, it’ll help you build your email list faster and form a stronger connection with your audience.

To start your community, try some of these:

  1. Get active on forums in your niche
  2. Answer questions on Quora
  3. Share your posts on social media sites
  4. Start a Facebook group

When you provide a lot of value on these platforms and become their go-to source of information, you’ll grow your community independently from your blog.

3. Choose the Right Niche

When you first start your blog, it’s important to find your niche or you’ll get lost in a crowded space.

Some other benefits when choosing a niche include:

1. You’ll establish topical relevance faster
2. You’re seen more as an expert when your blog helps solve a specific problem
3. It helps you connect with your readers’ because they feel like you understand them

Here’s the deal:

Big sites that cover a wide variety of topics can afford to do so because they have huge marketing budgets.

Choosing a smaller niche will help you grow your blog a lot quicker.

Why?

Because you can cover everything in a shorter amount of time, helping you gain some traction.

If you need help with this, read our post find your blog niche, or follow these quick guidelines:

  • Choose a topic you’re interested in or it’ll be harder to stay motivated
  • Competition is a good sign there’s money in the niche
  • Niche down in the beginning, then cover broader topics later
  • Find a niche with products you can review or content with commercial search intent

4. Get to Know Your Audience

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Touching on the previous tips, you might notice a recurring theme.
And that is how involved you are in your niche and how well you know your audience.

If your content is quite generic because you don’t know the topics well, you won’t build a strong connection.

It’s totally fine to start a WordPress blog in a niche you know nothing about, but you’ll have better success the more you educate yourself about it.

On the flip side, knowing your audience because you live and breathe what you’re helping them with, will help you establish a much stronger connection.

5. Create a Reader Avatar

A reader avatar is an imaginary character you create that resembles your perfect reader.

This is an essential task you can do to help build rapport and connection with your audience.

Why?

This quote by psychologist Carl Rogers gives us a clue:

What is most personal is most universal.

Carl Rogers

This means that a person’s most personal problems are something we all struggle with.

When you define your blog avatar in fine detail, all of your readers will feel like you’re talking directly to them.

Start by listing things such as the basics; Name, age, gender, location, occupation, etc.

Then expand on your avatar with more details; Current challenges, goals, favorite movies, books, food, and so on.

Miles Beckler has a great post on this topic and even has a free template you can fill out.

6. Don’t Let SEO Take Over Your Life

Search Engine Optimization is an essential piece of the blogging puzzle, but try not to let it take over your life.

You could perform the perfect SEO strategy in the beginning, but it probably won’t get you far.

Let me explain.

In the early days, your blog doesn’t have any authority.

That’s because you don’t have enough content. Even 50 – 100 articles isn’t a lot of content these days.

What’s more important is publishing content every day, until you start seeing an upwards trajectory in Google Search Console.

When you’re seeing a consistent 100 visits per day, that’s a great sign things are working.

This is when you can work on more refined and advanced SEO tactics.

Be sure to read our post on how to increase organic traffic for more advanced strategies.

7. Do Perform Keyword Research

Even though a strict SEO regime isn’t vital in the beginning, it’s still important to do keyword research.

Keywords are the building blocks of your content and how Google understands it.

The last thing you want is to create tons of content that isn’t being searched by anyone.

Here are some very simple ways to perform keyword research.

Search for a term in Google and check out the People also search for section:

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You can expand them to get even more results:

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Reverse engineer your competitors’ keywords with a tool like Ubersuggest:

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You’ll see some keywords the target site is ranking for, but you’ll need to create a free account for more results.

Find hundreds of keywords with Keywordtool.io. If you want to see the volumes, you need to upgrade.

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Another excellent tool for a new blog is Keywords Everywhere:

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You purchase some credits, and it shows the keyword volumes everywhere in your browser.

As long as you know people are searching the content you post, the search volumes aren’t so important.

Just stick to lower volumes in the beginning, with a few high-volume keywords sprinkled in.

8. Follow Google’s Guidelines

With so many so-called SEO experts around, it can be hard to know which advice to follow.

Some will say you need a high word count per article, others rely solely on backlinks, and others jump on the newest trend such as AI writing tools.

How do you cut through all the noise?

You go to the source and that is Google.

If your most valuable traffic source is organic search, then it’s wise to know what their Google’s guidelines are.

Here are a few insights to keep you in the loop.

A great place to start is with their SEO Fundamentals. It starts with the basics of how to get your site on Google and how Google works, to in-depth tips on how to create helpful content.

Their crawling and indexing section covers all the technical side of things. This is the place to go if you want to know the difference between Sitemaps and robots.txt.

Lastly, Google blog is a good place to check now and then. They often release important updates, including this one on the recent changes to E-A-T.

9. Strategy vs Quality Content

Everyone talks about the importance of quality content, but without a strategy, you could be wasting a lot of potential.

Imagine this:

Every post on your blog is of the highest quality, but they don’t relate to each other.

Here’s the deal: successful blogging guides the reader from one post to another, teaching them how to make positive changes in their life.

Eventually, they’ve gotten so much value from your articles, they’re inspired to buy the thing you recommend. Or sign up to your email list, or buy your course.

To do this, you need a strategy.

A blog content strategy is where you plan out multiple posts that interlink with each other for optimum impact.

The purpose of effective content marketing is to raise the awareness of your readers. Awareness of their problems and what’s causing them.

When you can shift the perspective of your reader through strategic content, you’ll see substantial progress with your blog.

10. Build Internal Links

In the last blogging tip, I mentioned internal linking articles.

This is important for many reasons:

  • It’s how an effective content strategy helps guide your readers
  • It can also help keep people on your blog for longer
  • People will see you as an expert when you link to multiple posts
  • It builds topical authority in your niche, which helps your blog rank
  • Your blog can rank faster with more content and internal links

As you can see, internal links provide a ton of benefits.

In fact, it’s what helped Rob Scheerbath go from zero to 33,000 pageviews in 8 months.

Link Whisper is the WordPress plugin created by Spencer Haws. It helps you create internal links on autopilot.

You can get Link Whisper here.

11. Your Blog is a Business

If you want to take your blog seriously, then you need to treat it as a business.

You can’t just load up a WordPress site and post a few articles, hoping it’ll become an overnight success.

The blogging business model needs a few ingredients to make it work.

The first step is to define how you’ll monetize your blog. This could be through affiliate marketing or by displaying ads with Ezoic.

Or maybe you want to eventually sell a digital product or service.

Either way, knowing how you’ll monetize will help you define the next step, which is knowing the types of content to create.

For affiliate marketing, you’ll want to create reviews, product comparisons, and how-to posts to support these articles.

Display ad blogs work best with question-related articles, list posts, or recipe posts.

Or if you’re selling your own products or service, case studies and interviews work well for this type of monetization.

Lastly, you’ll need to follow a system to produce content consistently. The best way to do that is by using a blog content calendar.

When you treat your blog as a business, know the main pieces of the puzzle, and produce content consistently, you’ll find it hard to fail.

12. Use Copywriting Frameworks

Copywriting frameworks are powerful ways to structure words that motivate readers to take action.

You commonly see these frameworks used in sales copy, landing pages, Facebook ads, or social media posts.

And you can bake these into your blog posts to create highly engaging content.

Some popular copywriting frameworks include:

  • AIDA (Attention, Interest, Desire, Action)
  • PAS (Problem, Agitate, Solution)
  • BAB (Before, After, Bridge)

Not only do these frameworks grab your readers’ attention and keep them engaged, but they also help you organize your ideas and identify your target audience.

For example:

Let’s say you want to write a post about the benefits of a morning routine.

You could use the AIDA framework to engage the reader in your blog post and promote an online course at the end.

Because these frameworks use psychological principles, it makes it super easy for people to follow and it improves conversion rates.

13. Track Things to Improve

This blogging tip is essential if you want to make consistent progress with your blog.
There are key engagement metrics that you need to track to know if your blog is performing well.

Without this knowledge, you’ll never know what’s working and what isn’t.

In the beginning, it’s best to install the tracking and ignore it until you’ve posted enough content to see some traction.

A good rule of thumb is anywhere between 50-100 posts or when your blog starts getting 200+ visits per day.

Once you hit this threshold, you’ll want to keep posting content and monitor your numbers every month.

The most important numbers to track are:

  1. Impressions and Clicks in Google Search Console – An improvement in these metrics will tell you your content is being found and ranked in Google. And that people click the results.
  2. Pageviews and Average Engagement Time in Google Analytics – These metrics will help you see which content is performing best so that you can double down on them. You can also improve the content that isn’t doing so well and see if it makes an overall improvement.

14. Promote Your Blog

To increase the exposure of your blog posts, blog promotion is a great practice to adopt.

Relying solely on SEO traffic isn’t as effective.

What you need is a social media platform to promote your content.

This can be done in many ways.

For example, re-purposing your blog posts on social media is a good place to start.

Also, emailing your list when you publish new content will bring your blog more exposure.

Lastly, let other bloggers know you’ve linked to them. This is a great way to get your blog noticed by other experts in your niche.

And they might even start linking to your site in the future.

15. Be Consistent

Being consistent is possibly one of the most valuable skills to develop as a content creator.

Most people’s success comes from doing small things every day over the years, rather than aimless luck.

The issue with achieving success randomly or by luck is that it isn’t repeatable.

To get consistent success with your blog, you need to create systems that drive predictable results.

The easiest way to do that is to create big goals and break them down into tiny actions.

Then repeat these actions every day until you see positive results.

16. Update Old Blog Posts

This is a blogging tip that many people overlook.

Sure, some posts will perform better than others, but this doesn’t mean you have to completely abandon old content.

In many cases, underperforming content can be reworked from a different angle.

Or you can add more value to the post by adding more actionable steps.

Even content that once performed well might have gotten stale in recent months.

You can give these posts a new lease of life by adding images, internal links, or reformatting the text.

17. Read More Books

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If you want your blog to stand out from the crowd, read more books.

What many bloggers do is share what they’ve learned from other bloggers or from content that is freely available on the internet.

The problem with this approach is that most blogs are eventually talking about the same things, with little originality.

To share a completely different perspective, you need new material.

And reading books will spark way more creativity, and you’ll find it easier to write content.

18. Diversify Income

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”

And this goes for the income streams on your blog.

In the early days, it might be wise to focus on one revenue source so you stay focused.

But when you’re getting consistent traffic, you want to branch out.

So, if you started with affiliate marketing and you’re getting a decent amount of traffic, why not add display ads?

And if you’re doing both of these, how about offering a service or even coaching?

There are tons of ways to diversify income, read our post how do bloggers make money online to find out more.

19. Done is Better Than Perfect

Nothing is perfect in life. No matter how good you get, someone else can overtake you.

The point in following these blogging tips isn’t to reach perfection, only to help you improve and make progress.

It is far more effective to publish 100 mediocre articles in one year than it is to publish 12 perfect ones.

Why?

Because you will learn so much from publishing more content, even if they aren’t perfect.

With more content, you’ll start to see how Google works, and you’ll get an idea of which articles work best for you.

You’ll also develop the habits you need to become more consistent. And you’ll appreciate the process instead of trying to chase the next shiny object.

Check out what happened when Spencer published 1,000 posts in 12 months…

20. Make Posts Look Pretty

What is guaranteed to turn people away from your blog?

Ugly formatting, big walls of text, and no images.

That’s right, to keep people engaged with your content, you need to spice things up a little.

For best practices, follow these quick and simple guidelines:

  1. Use short 1-2 sentence paragraphs
  2. Break up text with subheadings, images, and bullet points
  3. Highlight important text with bold and italic font
  4. Add quotes or info boxes to grab readers’ attention

Try a combination of these and stick to the same theme throughout your blog. That way, people will know what to expect.

21. Add a Mixture of Content Types

Just like the last tip, different content types are essential for a highly engaged audience.

A variety of content types will generate more repeat visitors and can even help you rank better in search engines.

The most common types of blog content are:

  • How to’s
  • Product reviews
  • Listicles
  • Question posts
  • The ultimate guide

Adding different content types will make your blog more interesting and will stop you from getting bored.

Conclusion

There you have it. These 21 blogging tips will turn you into an expert blogger in record time.

Our advice is to start with a few tips and practice them multiple times.

Then when you develop the skill, your confidence will rise, and you’ll feel more comfortable trying more advanced tips.

Good luck.

By Steve Allen

Steve Allen is a niche site builder, writer, and all-around WordPress wizard. He enjoys personal development, entrepreneurship, double espressos, and making things work better than they did before.

Sourced from Niche Pursuits

By Moss Clement

With over 160 million blogs on the internet today, the need for stunning blog posts has never been more demanding. WHY?

Because every blogger want to stand out as the best, and in order for you to achieve that, you need to create stunning blog content frequently.

Many bloggers have been able to achieve that by creating epic blog posts that stands out from the crowd on a consistent basis, there-by walking tall as experts and influencers in their respective fields.

The blog posts they create has helped them establish a consistent brand message across all channels.

Question is;

How can I create remarkable blog content that will drive tons of traffic to your website?

In this post, you’re going to discover the best strategies that’ll help you to consistently create fascinating blog posts that will drive more traffic to your blog or website.

#• Write useful & informative content

The idea of writing useful blog post is to ensure you that you’re teaching and educating your audience, that’s the primary reason you setup a blog in the first place.

Your audience are always searching for answers or information to help solve their problems. Give them the information they’re seeking – provide them with useful content that will add value to their lives, thereby solve their problems.

That’s why I will always love this quote:

“People don’t care about your business, they care about their problems. Be the solution that they’re looking for.” – Melonie Dodaro

Here’s what Darren Rowse of Problogger also said about writing useful blog post:

“Unless a blog post is useful on some level I don’t think it’s worth publishing.” -Darren Rowse

With that said, try to figure out how useful your content will be to your readership. Thus, before creating content, take time to ponder over such questions as:

  • Will my post be useful to my readers?
  • Are my readers going to find this article valuable?
  • Will my post educate my readers?

These and many other questions are important in helping you write blog posts that are useful and drives tons of traffic.

#• Write in your unique voice

On WordPress alone, more than 79.2 million posts are published each month, which makes it a lot easier for your content to disappear in the noise.

So, it is important that you write in a unique voice, as it will help you stand out from the crowd.

Many Bloggers have successfully maintain consistency across all channels with their respective unique voice or style of writing.

People like Virginia Bautista, Lisa Sicard, Ryan Biddulph, Ravi Chahar, Lorraine Reguly, Cori Ramos, Arfa Nazeer, Janice Wald, Jane Sheeba, Susan Valez, to mention a few.

These experts have successfully set themselves apart from the crowd by their unique way of writing – their unique voice.

How can you write in a unique voice?

To write in your unique voice, simply learn from the examples of pro-bloggers in your niche and write what comes naturally to you.

Choose a niche topic you’re so fun of and have a passion for. This will help you bring out the juices in you.

But please, when choosing a topic you’re passionate about, try as well to keep a balance with choosing a niche you have a passion for and a profitable niche, because you’re going to pay the bills.

#• Be practical

The concept of creating contents that are practical is to help your readers take action, or help them put to practice the information they’re getting from your blog.

Your blog post should be written in ways that your readers and prospective customers can easily apply it to themselves and get positive results.

In this way, your readers will identify you as an expert in your field. So, be sure to create quality and actionable content by being practical in your writing.

Here is a tip to help you; study your readers and find out the issues they’re trying to solve, then offer a solution(s) by creating content around the issues they have.

For example, I read a post on Janice Wald’s blog about “4 Reasons You Are in Danger of Losing Organic Search Traffic.”

I also read the comments. One commenter asked Janice if she could write an article on how to regain your lost traffic. See screenshot.

Image credit: MostlyBlogging

This is a pain problem that must be addressed. Many lose traffic and wouldn’t know why and how to regain their traffic. So, writing in this way will get you more traction and social shares.

#• Create powerful headlines

I’ve written well enough articles about writing catchy headlines for your blog posts.

This is essential because an irresistible headline is a surefire way to attract clicks to your post. It urges your readers and moves them to click and read your content.

A statistics by Copyblogger shows that on average, “80% of blog visitors will read your headline, but only 20% of those will read the rest of your post.”

In other words, it means that while everybody might see your headline, not all of them will actually click to read your post.

Further studies revealed that an irresistible headline can generate as much as 500℅ more pageview.

With that said, spend reasonable time crafting the best headline that will attract readers to your blog.

Find here the best strategies to craft irresistible headlines every time.

You can as well use CoSchedule Headline Analyzer tool to help you craft catchy headlines.

#• Craft compelling intro

Just as a remarkable headline is a surefire way to get readers for your blog content, a compelling intro is equally important because it gives your readers heads-up to continue reading.

That is why I love this quote below:

The first sentence of your book is to convince readers that they have to read the second. – Simonoff Xuan

In other words, let the intro of your blog post convince readers that they have to read the whole content.

I am drawn to any story that makes me want to read from one sentence to the next. I have no other criterion. – Jhumpa Lahiri

This involves clear thinking on your part.

For example, if your headline is a promise-driven or benefit-driven headline, let your intro follow in like manner.

In this way, your readers will want to digest the whole article to get the benefits, which will result in more engagement and massive traffic.

#• Write to a Particular audience

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A remarkable blog content can get the highest traction when tailored to the needs of a particular audience.

For example, let’s assume you already know your target audience – their wants and needs, and as you create your blog post, you channel your content to the needs of this particular audience.

What will happen when you use the right keywords in your content?

You will be driving endless traffic to your website, because your content is tailored to a particular reader and addresses his needs.

So, before creating content, try to find out who your readers are, and pinpoint their needs and problems as well.

Wrapping Up

It is sometimes difficult to write a unique blog post that will stand out from the crowd.

But with practice and consistency, you can work your way up as an expert and create remarkable content on a regular basis.

However, how you will achieve this kind of success over time may be slightly different because every blogger has his own unique style of writing.

But if you correctly apply these basic blogging principles, you will be able to consistently create compelling blog posts that will drive massive traffic to your website.

This article originally appeared on https://www.mossmedia.biz

Feature Image credit: Pexels

About The author

Moss Clement is a blogger and freelance writer. He delivers high-quality, evergreen content to clients and businesses via blog post writing, article writing, ghostwriting and other writing services, etc.

Connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, and Facebook.

By Moss Clement

Sourced from The Writing Cooperative

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The most challenging aspect of creating your blog pieces is attracting a large audience and building a strong network of active and engaged readers.

This week, we want to share our experience on how to effectively increase traffic to your posts so that you not only enjoy blogging on Niume, but also make a profit from your own work.

We’ve created a general guideline that covers a range of different methods you need to get familiar with in order to maximise the productivity of your work and attract the desired audience. Have a look:

 

Keeping the standard of your posts high

1. Plan your post, create a clear structure

Before you start typing all you want to say, spend a minute coming up with a plan and a clear structure for your post. Aim for a compelling text that is easy to read.

Pick a smart and catchy title! Your headline gets read more than anything else on your post. In fact, 80% of people will read your title but only 20% of them will read the rest. The main goal of your headline is to grab attention so people feel compelled to read your opening. Write a short introduction to give your readers a hint of what they’re about to get into. Divide your main text into paragraphs and spread it over multiple pages to avoid exhausting your readers with never-ending passages of text.

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2. Formatting

Pay attention to formatting – bolding important segments of your sentences, using sub-headings to break longer text into sections and adding titles and subtitles. This will keep your readers engaged. Nobody wants to read a huge section of text!

 

3. Include good quality images / videos

Having an image makes your content look so much better! Images also help you grab lots of traffic from image search engines. Specifically focus on the first image in the post as it will be the first thing your reader will see. Make sure your visual material is of a high definition. The better the visual quality your post presents, the bigger audience it will attract (and the higher revenue you’ll receive). It’ll also increase the chances for your work to get featured which will provide you with even more readers. Add a video if you have one and some relevant links (like sources, social media profiles or other blogs). The more visual a blog post is, the better!

 

4. Proofread. Proofread. Proofread.

Before you share your hard work with all your potential readers, give yourself some time to re-read it in order to avoid any kind of spelling or grammar mistakes that could create the wrong kind of impression.

There are plenty of methods you could use to perfect your finalised piece. Start at the beginning and read it all to the end – reading it out loud is always helpful as it forces you to fully concentrate on the text. Look for mistakes, you don’t want anyone else to spot them. Make sure your text is correctly formulated and your expression easy to follow.

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Optimise your outreach

Taking advantage of Social Media

The most efficient way to increase your visibility and ultimately build up higher revenue on Niume is to share your posts across various social media channels so that they reach as many readers as possible. The built-in social media sharing tools at Niume allow you to distribute your work so that it can be continuously discovered by new readers. From there, you can build a strong and engaged audience. Simply use these tools wisely and consistently to get the best outcome:

 

5. Flipboard – a definite must-use! It is easy to drive tens of thousands of people per month to your articles using Flipboard and it only takes few minutes to set up and few seconds to share your articles. Just sign up to Flipboard.com and create a couple of magazines, one for each topic you write about. Subsequently, just make sure that when you create a post you share it in one of your magazines and watch the magic happen. To make it work even better and faster you can find accounts similar to yours and follow their followers to increase your reach.

 

6. Stumbleupon – another easy to use content aggregator with a massive audience. Just join Stumbleand submit your posts in the relevant category. It works best if other Stumblers submit your link as well.

 

7. Reddit – fast and effective, providing you with a great opportunity to be seen by a vast community. Reddit has great potential but it takes a bit of understanding. Make sure you read the Reddiquette to understand the platform’s best practices. Explore the subreddits and find the best ones for you and your content. Start here

 

8. Twitter – the more you use it, the more enjoyable and rewarding it will become! Don’t be afraid of tweeting the same post a couple of times a day. You can always change the text of your tweet by referring to different points you make in your blog piece. Your followers are online at different times and they will only see your post in their feed if they are online just after you posted it.

 

9. Facebook – perhaps the easiest to use to share your pieces with all your friends. Don’t forget about groups. You can find big communities around a specific topic which would be happy to read and share your articles and the growing Niume Writers Community is a great place to share your writing.

 

10. Pinterest – a fantastic visual platform meant for sharing your photography and art.

 

11. Google Plus – a great driver of high quality traffic

 

12. Linkedin – for somewhat more serious and professional pieces.

To help you take the most of the particular platforms and their advantages, check out our post about increasing your visibility on social media.

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Content ideas

With Niume you have a great opportunity to write about the things you care about. However, creating regular content is undeniably more difficult than it sounds. The most significant elements that need to be taken into consideration are a) providing a good quality content with high value; and b) keeping your readers engaged so that they want to come back for more. Self-promotion won’t do the trick, you need to get your readers hooked!

Here are some ideas to get you started:

 

13. Interviews – interviewing other people can be greatly beneficial as it widens your online network, demonstrates that you have interest in the work of others, and provides your blog pieces with a variety of topics.

 

14. Lists – lists are incredibly easy to create and people love reading them. Don’t forget to include images that illustrate your points and success is guaranteed!

 

15. Reviews – sharing your honest opinion about something you’ve experienced can not only attract readers to find out something about the product / service, it’s most likely going to help them decide whether or not to purchase it.

 

16. Thought-pieces – if to critically analyse a situation sounds like your cup of tea, well-written thought pieces could to the trick for you. To offer a strong material with different perspective can be highly impressive for a lot of readers out there.

 

17. Experiences – take your readers on a journey with you, show them all the impressive places and you might even inspire them to take their own journey. Make sure to add plenty of images as they’re essential to your story.

 

18. The latest news – excellent opportunity to get involved in a wider discussion about the trending topics. Given that there’s never a shortage in information, you can add your voice into the debate and ask your readers to contribute.

 

19. Non-writing talents – if writing is not the only skill you possess, share it! You never know who might discover your talent, how you can connect with a wider community and what it might lead to.

Whatever topic you decide to explore, make sure you address it in your personal style. Let your own voice attract the readers. Think about who you are trying to address and what is the best method to do so. Be creative. You want to engage your readers and inspire them to come back for more. Be original. You want to stand out from the rest of the blogging fish in the sea.

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Get involved in the community

With Niume, blogging is no longer a solo experience. Our spheres let you instantly connect with great amounts of bloggers that share your interests on a global scale. Take time to read your fellow sphere members’ pieces. Not only will you find hundreds of ideas for inspiration every day, but it will let you become a valued member of the community.

Specific actions you can take to increase your visibility within Niume community are:

 

20. Favouriting – a helpful way of keeping track of the posts that really impress you or you want to save them for later as it’s really easy to find all the articles you add to your favourites from your profile.

 

21. Hype – you can value different pieces of content by giving them positive hype or negative hype. Your rating will be completely anonymous, encouraging more honest feedback. By getting more hype you will increase the likelihood of your posts appearing on the Sphere’s Top Posts Sections, being featured by our staff, and showing up on Niume’s Popular Feed, all of which will increase the visibility of your posts.

 

22. Comment – the simplest action you can do when you find a post that stimulates you in any kind of way. Express your understanding, different opinion, or perhaps appreciation and let your fellow Niume members know that you’re interested in what they’ve got to say.

 

23. Subscribe – see a really good and informative post about an interesting topic that you never even heard of? Subscribe to the user and you won’t miss any of their future work, plus you might gain a new subscriber yourself!

Not to mention that all of these activities often cause reactions and you might be pleasantly surprised by the amount of support you can receive once you start supporting others. Just check out some of our immensely engaging Niumers who have set up a Facebook group enthusiastic about the Niume community. It’s a fantastic opportunity to start getting involved! Here’s the link.

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24. Patience

Starting a blog is not the difficult part, however, to maintain it and keep going is. So don’t give up if you’re having a difficult couple of days and your work is not bringing you results you’d hoped for! Work on the imperfections and be patient with yourself. After all, the trick of becoming a successful blogger lies in resilience. Keep writing, finish your blog pieces even if it’s giving you a hard time, and practice the methods we’ve suggested!

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