The reason why you might be reading this post is that you’ve a new blog, and are new to the blogosphere and also you want to know how to step up to the next level of blogging. Great, this is the right place you stumbled in to. This article can help you to turn your new blog into a rocking blog and yourself to a better blogger.
What is a blog and what’s blogging?
A blog is a discussion or informational site in which items are posted on a regular basis and displayed in reverse chronological order. A blog comprises text, hypertext, images and links. [Source : Wikipedia]
Start a New Blog: How to Blog Tips For Newbies.
Blogging is a method through which you could express yourself and create an authority in both the online and offline world. Though you many think that blogging as an easy method of earning money or a simple process, I would say they are wrong. Blogging is not at all an easy method. You have to be consistent online with some uniqueness to boost yourself as a better blogger in the blogosphere. Blogging can’t earn you much money from the 1st month onwards. I am not saying its impossible but it needs huge quantity of hard work.
For the Newbies who are thinking of creating a new blog or who have created a new blog recently and is striving to make some money should really read these very article.
Before starting a new blog it’s necessary to have the right motivation and the right mental attitude. For those who aren’t confident about your blogging in any way, then you should turn off your blog. As I have seen a tagline Get Hard or Go Home which is to be followed here.
There are many good blogging platforms available such as WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr etc in the present scenario. You could read the below post to find which is the best Blogging platform that best works for you. If you’re new in blogging and going to start your new blog then Blogger is best for learning as it’s very user-friendly. After 3-4 months you can just switch to wordpress. By the way, you need to invest money if you want to blog on wordpress.org.
Recommended: Should I make a new blog on Blogger or WordPress?
So here are some tips which will help you to turn your new blog into a rocking blog:
1. Professional & Unique Name for Your New Blog.
You can get a professional domain name and a hosting package from Hostgator to create your new blog on wordpress.org. This will benefit you very much in your blogging carrier as a self hosted blog is always the best choice.
Here I’ll link you to an awesome article written by Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income who has a written a well explained article on the benefits of having a worth domain name. He has added every bit of info to help you in the process of selecting a domain name for your new blog or business.
2. Consistent Blogging with Great Quality Content.
As I have told before and as the title suggests, you need to blog consistently with great quality content. You need to post on a regular basis with at least three posts a week. Your blog posts must be unique and well researched to show better results. If you need better results within 3 months you need to blog constantly as much as you can which will increase your readers, your blog’s rank and authority. This can make blogging easy in the future years.
I have seen blogger news in some top news blogs where a few expert bloggers suggested the newbies to write daily, but I think this can affect the quality of the posts and I truly believe that Quality is more important than Quantity. So you should concentrate more on quality.
3. Setting up Important Goals For Your New Blog.
You should have a list of Goals- a planner, both short-term and long-term which will guide you to assure better and greater chances of success. Initially prepare a short-term goals which you can accomplish within the first 5 months. Then go on for creating long-term goals for a year or so.
4. Try to Know Why You Entered into Blogging.
Why You’re Blogging? You should always know why you are blogging. You should have the interest in blogging otherwise there’s less hope of success. The first visitor who comes to your blog will also like to know some information about your new blog and about yourself. This will give your visitors an idea of what your website/ blog is about and in other way it can bring some healthy interactions.
5. Tweak the Design of Your New Blog or Website.
Tweaking a right blog design will increase your blog viewers and helps them to easily navigate your blog (which in turn increased the time spent by a user in your blog). Creating a clean blog design will have a better results. The fonts also plays an important role – Change the typography if it’s clumsy. Get a professional theme like Genesis Themes or Thesis for your new blog.
Here I’ll link you to an article written by Jane Sheeba of ProBlogging Success on how to design a new blog that converts and creates a good impression on readers.
6. Engagement: Always Involve Your Blog Readers.
0 comments or no comments- Initially this can be a great problem for you as this might discourage you. As the owner of the blog or an author it’s important to let your viewers know something about yourself and your blog. If the problem still persists make sure that you change the writing style. Learn from other bloggers their way of writing and how they attract reader comments & try to implement that in your new blog.
Final words: I want you to believe in yourself, take inspiration and suggestion from others, give value to your readers and work with a lot of passion. This will surely help you and your new blog to step up to the next level of blogging…
I hope you found my article useful to develop your new blog. Do share you blogging experiences and views about developing a new blog with us.