11 Successful Blogging Strategies for Beginners in 2023
With the rapid advancement of technology, including the world of blogging. The community is slowly starting to perceive this activity as an activity that is considered quite interesting.
With the large number of blogs spread on the internet, maybe around millions. The question is, can you compete with those who are old by starting a new blog?
Relax, this time I will provide the best blogging tips and strategies which are specifically for beginners. Let’s dive in…
1: Set Goals for Your Blog
First thing when doing something, you must have your own goals, in the world of blogging too.
You have to know why you are starting a blog.
Maybe some of these questions can help you.
- What are your goals for blogging?
- What do you want to get from blogging?
- Want to be successful in the blogging field?
- What do you want your blog to be?
If you can answer some of the questions above, congratulations, that means you have a pretty solid goal.
A solid goal can make your blog last, pay attention to this if you don’t want your blog to stop halfway through later.
2: Have Passion
Passion? Like the world of business and lectures.
Believe it or not, passion is also needed in the world of blogging, especially for those of you who want to earn a living and want to take the world of blogging seriously.
I don’t know for sure. All I know is like this.
Passion is something that is liked which makes someone do more than usual to achieve it and make it able to pass through various obstacles.
If it’s wrong, please correct it. For a more definite understanding, you can search on Google or in books.
Still don’t understand what the benefits are? Immediately see the wise words of the experts wrote.
Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers become great because of the passion they have. – Martha Graham
Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. – Anthony J. D’Angelo
3: Determine Your Niche
Niche and passion still have a close relationship in the world of blogging.
If passion is something that can make you more excited to do something, then the niche is something that you liked earlier.
If you choose a niche that matches the passion you have. Know what that means? This means that your blogging enthusiasm will increase.
And also, you can make passion as motivation when you are lazy to blog.
Specific Niche = Morale increase + additional motivation.
If you like blogging, it’s incomplete if what you write about is something you don’t like.
Therefore, determine a niche based on the passion you have.
4: Use WordPress
Why WordPress? why not just a Blogger? Because I think WordPress is much better than Blogger.
Remember, the WordPress that I mean here is not the free version, but the paid version or what is better known as Self Hosted WordPress.
It’s true, there is money, so there is quality. Just like WordPress Self Hosted.
The advantages of WordPress itself are not just one or two, there are many. Starting from the plugin features a huge selection of themes, better SEO, etc.
5: Start writing, don’t copy
Blogging activities are synonymous with writing activities.
Therefore, don’t do anything that is clearly not good, namely copying other people’s articles, especially if you don’t provide the source.
You have written, right? Surely the answer is yes because when you were young, you were taught by your parents and teachers to write.
Short question, if you can write, why do you have to do it? It’s called wasting one’s own abilities.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.. – Herman Melville
Originality is plagiarism that is not detected. – William Ralph Inge
6: Be Consistent
If you have successfully created an article, congratulations, that means you have completed the initial stages of these tips.
Now let’s go to the next level.
This time, you need to be consistent. Be consistent in posting articles, blogwalking, or commenting on other blogs, sharing articles on social media, etc. And what you should pay attention to the most is posting articles.
Being a consistent person is very necessary to build a blog that readers can expect.
Your readers will know what greatness your blog is if you are consistent and that can make them come back again and again to read your latest articles. This is one of the biggest dreams of bloggers for their blog.
Trust is built with consistency. – Lincoln Chafee
Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard. It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose, and of action over a long period of time. – Bruce Springsteen
7: Don’t Forget the Design
After realizing the disadvantages of copying other people’s articles, now what you have to pay attention to is the design.
Content is King, Design is Queen – IDK Who?
Even though the content you write is original and has high quality, but if the design you use is unsightly, then your content will be less useful for some people.
Therefore, choose a good theme, use a font whose size and appearance is easy to read, and don’t make paragraphs that contain too many lines.
8: Learn to Manage Time
Because almost everyone has their own activities and preferred activities, blogging activities will probably come second. Except for a full-time blogger whose main income comes from his blog.
Therefore, you must be good at managing time.
What for? Various kinds, such as writing the latest posts, blogwalking, etc.
You need to know that you can’t do the above activities in just a few minutes. For optimal results, it takes at least 2 to 3 hours to do it.
9: Blogwalking Is Important
Blogwalking? What is it?
Whenever you go to other’s blog, you comment, leave your site link, connect with them. That’s called blogwalking.
You can get backlinks. Want to get a top 10 position on Google’s first page? one way is to have natural quality backlinks better known as Off page SEO.
Blogwalking can also help you to make friends with fellow bloggers and if you are lucky your blog will get visits and comments back.
Now you know what are the benefits of blog walking, right? if so, do it immediately.
10: Learn SEO
Want to have lots of visitors? learn SEO.
Currently, many people around the world use search engines, especially Google to find the information they need. Know what that means? You have to learn SEO.
Read: On Page SEO Checklist
Even though many people use search engines, the blog will not necessarily be crowded with visitors. Know why? it’s because your blog is not strong in terms of SEO.
If you get more effective results than searching on the internet, maybe you can take courses from SEO masters, a lot, but yes, the course is definitely paid.
Want something free but have complete information? try opening daily blog tips or Hubspot. Have you opened it? There you will find lots of SEO tips that you can learn without needing to strain your wallet. Keep in mind, these 2 blogs use both English.
11: Be a Different Blogger
As I said before, currently, there are lots of blogs on the internet, even though you choose this niche, surely there are a lot of blogs that use this niche.
So, how do we make our blog look different? Because at this time there are a lot of blogs that use a similar niche right?
Making something different doesn’t mean it has to have a different niche. So keep following the first tip until the third tip.
Like I’m doing this time. First, even though I use a niche about blogging tips, I made tips that I rarely see on blogs with blogging niches in Nepal, maybe you guys also feel it.
Second, the content on this blog on average has a very large number of words. Third, sometimes I add quotes from famous figures in the content on this blog.
In conclusion, as a beginner in the world of blogging, it is critical to establish clear goals, follow your passion, and select a niche that aligns with your interests.
Choose a self-hosted WordPress platform for greater flexibility and features. To build a loyal readership, prioritize original content and consistency.
Pay attention to your blog’s design, manage your time wisely, and do blogwalking to meet other bloggers.
Finally, learning SEO will help you increase the visibility of your blog and attract more visitors. By following these guidelines, you can embark on a successful blogging journey full of creativity and growth. Have fun blogging!