7 Tips To Improve Your Chances Of Being A Successful Blogger!

by Sushant Risodkar · 207 comments

There’s about 250,000+ bloggers blogging everyday on WordPress.com with each creating, on average, 1-2 posts. Some of these are bloggers, while others are successful bloggers. The successful ones are those who have a dedicated group that follows them, interacts with them, and keeps visiting them over and over.

Being a blogger is not difficult; being successful requires hard work. Countless individuals set up blogs everyday. They spend hours upon hours customizing them, and installing all sorts of gadgets and plugins. But what they lack is the determination, direction, and will. Over 90% of bloggers will generally give up their blogging hobby after just about a week or month.

If you’re someone who’s thrilled by the whole ‘blogging’ theory and would love to start and be successful, here’s a few tips that should REALLY help you improve your chances of being successful. Just remember though, there’s no barrier to entering the blogging world. But it’s dominated by a lot of very successful bloggers. So if you’re going to make a name, make sure you’re dedicated to doing it.

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1. Establish a purpose

Don’t just jump into the blogging world. Ask yourself WHY you want to start blogging. Is it for personal satisfaction? Is it to make money? Is it because your friends do the same? Or were you inspired by some popular blogger? Regardless of what your choice is, make sure you have a ‘purpose’ for blogging (even if it’s pointless). When you have a purpose, you naturally tend to work towards it and everything you do is a lot more systematic and organized.

2. Create a schedule

People tend to wander off their real aim when they don’t have a schedule to guide them. A schedule sets a deadline for a particular task and can help prevent some of the laziness that most of the people have in them naturally. Grab a piece of paper, and write down the date and what you plan to do, besides that date. Look at the schedule time and again and follow it like any other official timetable. You’ll get more work done ;)

3. Establish a direction

You’ve already got your purpose of blogging. Now ask yourself what you should blog about. You could be completely random and spontaneous, but you’ll lose direction very quickly and it won’t be long before blogging gets boring. So set yourself a direction. And follow that direction strictly. Plan out sequences of content that you would like to create and get them done.

4. Be creative

Monotonous blogging is not the best thing, really. Your aim should be to create content that you enjoy reading. Put simply, if you’re going to blog about something that does not relate with your interests, then you’ll only end up creating posts that are not interesting for your visitors, either. A blog can only get as interesting as the author wants to make it. Give your blog a ‘life’. Write about stuff you enjoy. Don’t consider blogging a ‘job’. Consider it a ‘hobby’.

5. Engage your readers

Interact and engage with your readers. It helps build a dedicated following. Try organizing competitions, etc regularly. Do regular Q&A sessions on your blog. Get to know your readers personally. Refer to their blogs (if it’s interesting and if they have one) from time to time. This not only helps build a regular following, but also compels your readers into promoting your blog. Word of mouth, blogging about it, etc.

6. Be unique

I’ve seen countless individuals simply copying other successful bloggers. Being inspired by successful bloggers is one thing. Blatantly copying them will get you nowhere. Put simply, be unique. Be yourself. Let your blog be a medium that communicates your personality to your readers. They don’t want another ‘Successful Joe’. They want ‘Unique Sam’. So give them that. When you blog as yourself, you blog naturally. And you tend to produce high quality content :)

7. Innovate, but not too much

Bloggers think it’s cool to implement/install every new plugin that is released. To be honest, this kind of attitude will only get your blog EXTREMELY messy. You don’t want that. You want your blog to be presentable. Something that calms your visitor. If the first thing a reader/visitor sees is a whole load of useless stuff being jammed on his face, he’ll be sure to click away and never come back. You don’t want that. User-friendly, That’s the keyword. Install only the necessary plugins, or those that enhance the user experience but without the overhead of the extra mess.

Conclusion

I mentioned this earlier, and I’ll say it again. Being a blogger is easy. Being successful requires hard work. So make sure you put in that extra hard work in your blog. All it takes is effort, dedication and will to do it. That’s how the pros do it. There’s no secret to it. Only dedication. So do you have any more tips that will help a blogger be successful? Wanna share it with us? Comment using the comment form below.

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akira07 December 19, 2009 at 4:30 am

OK after get enough motivation and knowledge about so many things such time management, how to be successful blogger, the difference between blogger and successful blogger, that i would like to thanks to all contributor+reader+admin. I’m aim to do all things seriously on the 2010. I will make “Be a successful blogger” as my 2010 resolution.

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Senthil Ramesh December 26, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Thats a good resolution Man. Do inform us when you achieved it.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..NoviceBloggers Celebrates Christmas with its 50th Article =-.

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akira07 December 26, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Haha it will be long journey, what you can do is just pray for me OK ?
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Deepika December 27, 2009 at 5:16 pm

@akira07

Yeah friend, definitely we will pray for you.. Soon you will be a successful blogger…
.-= Deepika´s last blog ..SEO – True Story =-.

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Senthil Ramesh December 27, 2009 at 8:36 pm

Ha ha sure, so how do you identify that you are becoming a successful blogger?
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Deepika December 26, 2009 at 7:32 pm

@akira07

Now itself you are ready with 2010 resolution? Great friend… Best Wishes for you to become a successful blogger in 2010….

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Senthil Ramesh December 27, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Enough wishing Deepika. Are you taken your resolution too?
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Davor Gasparevic December 21, 2009 at 2:01 am

Thanks for the useful tips. Anyway, I can say that I find myself doing most of those things right, but maybe someone would not agree.

I often see my posts getting tweeted on twitter, shared on other blogs/sites. I say often, it’s a bit relative, but if you consider that I only have 20-30 visits a day (and that is heaven, I had 5-6 visits a day just a month ago), then some of my posts really do get significant attention in the global community.

I know that some blogger would write 10x better content than me about the same topic I write about, but hey I am just starting out in the blogosphere, and I still have a lot of technical, tactical and promotional tricks to learn and apply.
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Senthil Ramesh December 26, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Oh I am similar to you Bro. I get only twenty to thirty visits when I don’t have any blogs posted on that day.
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Kok Siong Chen December 21, 2009 at 4:59 am

Yes! I think the most important point is to know the purpose we start blogging! This will be an inspiration for us to keep on our effort on our own blog. Thanks for sharing!
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Senthil Ramesh December 26, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Sure Bro, I think I have spent most of my time in a regular way after I have started Blogging.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..NoviceBloggers Celebrates Christmas with its 50th Article =-.

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akira07 December 26, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Regular way = hard work?
Oh please make it become smart work as i explained.
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Senthil Ramesh December 27, 2009 at 8:37 pm

You can be smart in our regular ways too Akira.
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Keith December 21, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Creating a schedule is probably one of the most neglected tips you pointed out, myself included! Regular posting is very important, not only to keep the readers coming back, but to keep level of content up.
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Senthil Ramesh December 26, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Agreed but what if we slip out of schedule?
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..NoviceBloggers Celebrates Christmas with its 50th Article =-.

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akira07 December 26, 2009 at 5:54 pm

So it must be a problem with the schedule itself or time management.
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Senthil Ramesh December 26, 2009 at 7:10 pm

It must be a mistake of ourselves Akira. We cant blame the schedule for it. And of course, if we blame it we are the person behind the schedule.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..NoviceBloggers Celebrates Christmas with its 50th Article =-.

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akira07 December 26, 2009 at 9:45 pm

So, how it can be helped, senthil? When schedule and time management is not work, should we punish ourselves? How?
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Deepika December 27, 2009 at 5:23 pm

@akira07

There is no need for punishing ourselves, When schedule and time management did not work… We should try to correct it and take needed steps to avoid happening in the next time.
.-= Deepika´s last blog ..SEO – True Story =-.

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Senthil Ramesh December 27, 2009 at 8:39 pm

May be avoiding those things which we really like the most. Once you are good at the schedule and make those scheduled things done, we can have it again. F.e if you like FB games most, just punish urselves by not playing it until the schedule gets done.
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Senthil Ramesh December 27, 2009 at 8:49 pm

@Deepika You cant say so, Deepika. Because, when we don’t do something important, we can do punish us in order to get them done.
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Peter J March 5, 2010 at 12:37 pm

90% of bloggers give up their hobby after 1 month, that is absolutely amazing! Just because you are getting no result doesnt mean you have to quit.

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Michelle Sterling September 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Thank you for sharing your advice on how to become a better blogger, this will definitely get bookmarked :) Another important thing is, you got to love what you’re doing. It is probably the best thing you can possess in order to be successful in blogging, because when you have it, you will surely do everything in your power to get to the top. Not only in blogging but in different careers and businesses too.

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