Today’s blogging tip is going to cover what it takes to become a successful blogger. In a previous post, I stated that 99% of the blogs online fail.
I believe there are five traits that you need to have in order to be in that top 1%.
#1 Looks forward to the writing experience
I don’t know if I need to expand that one any further. In order to be a successful blogger, you need to write. And in order to write every day, you need to enjoy writing.
#2 Knows why they are blogging
You need to have your end goal in mind, not only in the blog post that you are currently writing but also with the goal of your website.
For instance, in this post, my goal is to give you encouragement to keep writing. I know it gets hard sometimes. I know you want to quit sometimes. But I also know that you didn’t start this whole blogging thing just to quit. I want to encourage you to keep writing so you can reach your blogging goal.
My website goal is to give my readers the blogging tips and tools they need to become successful bloggers.
#3 Proofreads, edits, and reviews
No one wants to read a blog post full of spelling and grammar errors. It doesn’t look professional and Google looks at a post with spelling and grammar errors as a possible spam site.
Always proofread and edit your content. I like to use Grammarly when I’m creating a post.
I also think that waiting a day before you hit the publish button is a great thing. Writing a blog post is much like a big ol’ pot of chili. It’s always better the next day!!
#4 Engages and interacts
This I think is the most important trait of a good blogger, they engage with others.
Engagement is a two-way street. Engage with the people that come to your blog and leave a comment.
But more importantly, engage with other bloggers. By that I mean, go out to other posts, read their post and leave a comment. Just think about how you feel when someone leaves a nice comment on your post. It makes you feel good, doesn’t it? Then go out and spread that blogging love with others.
#5 Can take criticism
There will be haters out there. You can count on that. You need to be able to let the harsh words roll off your back so you can continue on your blogging trek. There’s that old song by Rick Nelson called Garden Party.
and in it he says, “You see, you can’t please everyone, so you’ve got to please yourself.” Keep writing and doing what you enjoy.
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