Building Your Blog is not About Writing Content

By Sidharth | Opinion

Friends, building a successful blog is not only about writing content. In the long run, if you want to achieve new feats in blogging, writing is not the only way for your blog success. Yes, I do believe content is a crucial part in blogging, obviously; however there are other things one need to focus on to build his blog.

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So what is blog building?

Blog Building means setting your goals and achieving them.

In my opinion, set your goals on the traffic you’d like to achieve by the end of the month, or the end of the year; keep count of the number of subscribers; set a monthly revenue goal.

There are loads of other things one can do to build their blog. For me, I usually go with setting easier goals and as things move on positively, I raise the bar and do things for long-term benefits.

Blog building means building a community around you.

Interacting with your readers and the bloggers is a nice way to build a community. On internet, whether you are blogging or not, it is always good to network with like-minded people. The same goes with building a community for your blog — always network with the good folks.

Blog building means experimenting.

Once again, this depends on the amount of time you have to kill. Experimenting your blog by placing ad-networks  like Adsense, or other ad-network, is an experiment. Not only that, you can change the theme, redefine your writing style and add new elements to your blog.

Thing is, the more you play with your blog, the more you learn and that serves as a great experiment and experience.

Blog building means branding yourself and your business

Not only choosing a good domain name is necessary, but also making your blog unique and different that the rest will benefit. Of course, we all think to make our blog unique, sometimes we fail, but that is what matters. You learn when you fall.

Blogging is about trying hard and pushing yourself hard enough to get recognized.

Blog building means generating traffic

One of the easiest way to get good amount of traffic is by submitting articles to social sites and marketing about your blog using your seo skill. Although delving into those paid directory or free directory is said to benefit, but remember, in the long run, these are the not-to-do things.

Blog building means writing good content

As I said, and as you know, content is not the only brick for building a blog, but we have to accept the fact: it plays a vital role in making your blog recognized. Simply put, content is the king; however relevant useful content is the king these days. There are tons of junk, unrelated articles on the Internet which fails to make the engage the readers.

I usually write good content when I am connected to a good, powerful system. As of now, my iMac does a great job in helping me write without any distraction whatsoever.

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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(10) comments

Swastik June 10, 2008

Hi,

One of the better posts I have seen in a long time. Your all points are true. Interaction with your readers is a must.

– Swastik –

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Mayur June 6, 2008

good tips for becoming a sucessful blogger 😀

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MoiN June 5, 2008

This should be a good read for someone whose started blogging or thinking of joining the party.

@Regarding “Comments”

It depends on your perception. You won’t get comments on every post that you make, key is, don’t get disappointed at all. The “You scratch my back, I’ll Scratch yours” is a good concept, ranks you in social networking and people visit your blog often because you are doing the same for them.

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Readerszone June 3, 2008

now i am able to understand that building a blog means building a community around your blog.

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Hassan June 3, 2008

A good comment only hypes up its readers 60% but it takes 40% to interact with others and comment on others blogs as there is a saying.
“You scratch my back and i’ll scratch yours” lol :D.

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Sidharth June 3, 2008

@Both – Thanks for the comments, guys! And you are right — building community includes commenting, befriending the blog owners, and engaging with the readers.

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Haris June 3, 2008

Yeah, I agree with Siddharth. If there will be no response from the visitors, the writer will get discouraged and stop writing. I know such people who stopped blogging just because they didn’t got comments.

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Siddharth June 3, 2008

Good points
without good amount of visitors and comments the will to write good content also reduces 😀

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ken-G June 3, 2008

@all very well said 🙂
But still if you don’t have that determination and are disheartened by no comments or less comments then probably blogging is not for you 🙂

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nHea June 3, 2008

This is a great post. You are definitely right about these things. No matter how good your contents are but, you don’t have time to interact with other bloggers. Then, it will result to nothing. Just like what’s happening to me. I love to blog. It’s just that I only get to touch my PC whenever I get a chance to. My family and my job are the main reason for this. But, of course we have our own priorities. Yet, I do love what I’m doing. From blogging to working, taking care of my family to blogging. Hah! Here we go. So, keep up the good work.

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