Successful Blog! What Does It Even Mean?
The blog has become the mainstream source to share information in modern times. You have the freedom of choice to share any information with your blog. More than 570 million blogs are on the internet, and 7 million blog posts are published every day. It is not easy to succeed in blogging. Here is my thought on a Successful blog from my experience.
What is a Blog?
The origin of the word blog comes from the word weblog. In the early age of the internet, weblogs allow users to log their day's details in dairy-style entries. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, Blog is a record of your thoughts, opinions, or experiences that you put on the internet for other people to read. It's also known as an informal diary.
What is the meaning of Successful?
Being successful means the achievement of desired visions and planned goals. The true meaning of success goes far beyond the common definitions of success. And it varies person-wise.
My Opinion on a successful blog
My tips come from the perspective of someone who is a blogger and also a reader. Everything I learned about blogging is self-taught. I blog because I love writing.
To me, a successful blog is one that always remembers who it is there to serve. Social media, a platform where you can publish your diary's rambling online. Now, you are aware that your content is in the public arena each time you hit publish.
So, with the reader in mind, I have four tips to focus on:
Find Your Niche
What are you passionate about? Do you love it when you write or not? Blogging can sometimes feel rigorous because of the hours you spend on finding topics and writing. If you pick a topic that you don't enjoy or know next to nothing about, you will struggle.
When you've decided what your passion is - and hopefully, this is linked to your blog. Then you can figure out what your unique angle is. No one else is you, and that is what makes you unique, and you'll do better than anyone else.
Write in Your Own Voice
Write the way you talk. Have faith in your own voice. Your voice is unique, and something no one else has. It's the easiest way to make yourself out from others.
Some people will love your voice, and some people will hate it. That's okay because it's better to have 50% of people love your work than 100% of people not giving a damn about it.
Be genuine, honest, and take your readers on a journey; it will connect you with your readers.
Everyone has limited time to spend on reading. It's vitally important that you provide value with each post as a thank you to your reader for spending their time with you.
So, How can you add value? Simple, feed them what they need.
Whoever your audience is, and whatever their needs are, be sure to present them a worthy content. Something that will either relate to them, inspire, or entertain them.
Seek Out Others
Seek out others who are doing brilliant things and learn as much as you can from them. This is what makes blogging exciting. To grow your blog, you must keep learning from others. Here are some of my favorite blogger, whom I follow and learn a lot from them. @miguendes, @Catalinpit, @moeminmamdouh, @dailydevtips, @ayushi7rawat, @jamesqquick, @victoria, @fazlerocks, @atapas, @sandeep, @DThompsonDev, @brunor, @ikegah_ruth, @mgreiler
Blogging allows me to express myself. To me, a successful blog is a mean to create an impact and inspire others.
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A very nice explanation! To me a successful blog is just being able to share knowledge while learning from others and being authentic. I wish you the best in your blogging journey :)
Oh and thanks so much for the mention! It's an honour!