There is no particular set of rules that can make a person successful. Every individual has a personalized style of doing things, but this is always good to learn from the already experienced people.
Blogging is the art of passing the information that you already have to others, in their own way of understanding. The way of understanding always differs from one person to the other.
So, just your good writing skills will not do the work. A blogger needs to read the minds of the readers too.
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Recognize your field of interest:
The first and foremost thing that one must keep in his or her mind before starting a blog is that topics of the blog should be of his interest.
This is not just for the case of blogging, but for every profession. If you are doing something of your choice then you won’t do justice with the particular work.
For example, if you are interested in books and you are writing about makeup, you are going to fail definitely. Search for your area of interest before starting your blog.
Only the selection of the subject is not required. Most important of all these steps is to develop some good writing skills.
If you are doing all the required things and do not have good writing skills in yourself, you will never become a successful blogger. There is no doubt, that with the passage of time a person grows.
Before you start the blog you should ask yourself that why do you want to start the blog? Once you get the answer, stick to it forever. You clear motifs will keep you motivated towards your work.
Make a habit of doing monotonous work:
Once you have recognized your area of interest, you should start your blog. The next step after this is of making a habit to do the same work daily.
This is very obvious that a blog must contain similar topics for different contents. For example, if there is a news portal then it has to publish news only.
The content may differ according to the incidents. So, one who is working for the portal will have to write news on a daily basis.
Proper research is the need:
There should be a thirst for knowledge because without that one can never be a good blogger. In order to prepare your content, you need to do some good research work.
The collection of complete facts is very important and the content should be based on them. Also, you will have to be updated about the new things that are coming about the subject of your blog.
For example, if you are writing about books, you should be aware of the new books that are coming in the market.
Patience is the key:
Our blog contents are not something confined to the persons we know. Once you are a blogger, you need to share your writing with the unknown public.
You might be very good among your friends and family, but it is not necessary that all your readers will like your content in the same manner your friends do.
We all love the moment when our work gets appreciation, but you might not get compliments all the time. So, one should have patience.
It takes time to read the mind of the readers, to observe the things they want to see on your blog. With time you will get to know about all this and hence, will start gaining popularity.
Same is the case with money. People generally start blogging as a hobby, but the kind of effort they put in to create the content, expectation of money is not bad. One can start earning also, once they gain some popularity.
After the Dos let’s move on to certain mistakes one should avoid in order to succeed as a professional blogger.
Not making a proper schedule:
The first secret of becoming a successful blogger is that you should make a proper schedule of publishing things on your website.
Once the readers start visiting your website, they will expect fresh content after a particular time. If you are not publishing things on time they might get irritated and the viewership of your website will decrease eventually.
Not providing an eye-catching title:
This comes under the writing skills. Even if your writing is up to the mark, nobody will read it unless it has some good title. People are not interested in reading the full article.
They just want to go through the heading and subheadings. An article without a good heading is not of any use.
Content without sharing option:
People these days want to share things that they like with others. Your website must have this option of sharing the content on different social media handles.
If you are not providing this option to your readers, they might get irritated and this may affect your viewership.
No image content:
As mentioned earlier, blogging is done to make people understand things in their own way. One should always use reference pictures in order to make the reader understand a particular point. This will also make your content look good.
So, these were some of the Dos and Don’ts that one should follow to become a good professional blogger. These were few points. One definitely needs to look for more, in order to achieve the goal.