The 4 Habits Of Highly Effective Bloggers

by Adesoji Adegbulu · 18 comments

This is a guest post by Adesoji Adegbulu of

We are in the days where many people are becoming bloggers. We cannot stop this; we can only continue to help them become highly effective bloggers. Just like in other life endeavors, there are newbie and there are well established players.

It is the well established players that serve as examples to the fresh minds. In the blogosphere, people like Darren Rowse are definitely highly effective bloggers. I can list so many of them but I don’t want to take your time. Of a truth, you know which are the bloggers that are effective to you. If you do not, in a little while, you will know which of them are effective and which ones you need to stop seeing as examples.

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To me, Darren Rowse is my example of an effective blogger. Times without number, I used to think that he is effective because he lives in a country (Australia) that gets into a new day before other countries like USA, England, Nigeria (I’m a Nigerian) and all others. Anyway, that is not necessarily the reason. After taking time out to read him, I discovered that he is effective because;

1. He Solves A Real Problem

So many bloggers have a problem in becoming a problogger. Darren Rowse stands as an angel who teaches everything they need to know from how to start a blog, to how to generate income from their blogs. This is a real problem new bloggers have.

With Darren Rowse’s, they have all it takes to become a problogger. He has Digital Photography School blog with hundreds of photography tips for all who have problems with digital photography. Also he has TwiTip, a blog dedicated to sharing tips for using Twitter. This is a solution house for any who has a problem with using twitter.

Are you solving real life problems? Can you classify yourself as an effective blogger?

2. He Maintains His Difference

Darren Rowse is definitely different from other bloggers. He takes his time to maintain his difference. He does not do what everybody is doing. He charts a course and others follow. Even though what he does might look the same as someone else’s, he does such things with a touch of his own difference. Maintaining your difference will help you to stick your neck out of the countless numbers of bloggers in your niche. Maintaining your difference will give you a voice in the blogosphere.

Are you maintaining your difference or you are doing what everybody is doing?

3. He Is Connected To His Audience

This is one of the things I like so much about him even though he does not reply to comments. How do you want him to respond to all the over 100 comments he gets on this blog? He might not find it easy to do that but he complements this with other means. He connects with his audience through the type of posts he publishes and the ones he accepts as guest posts. He also has a probloggers’ community where he connects with people more often.

Do you connect with your audience?

4. He Changes And Innovates

Change and innovation is a part of growth. If we are not growing, we start losing our place in the front. We can’t remain effective if we are not growing and innovating.

Darren Rowse changes and innovates. This might not be frequent but he does change his approach to blogging. He innovates on his services and makes it better for people to use. This is one of the things he does with his ProBlogger book. He also innovates in the contents he delivers on all his blogs.

Do you change and innovate?

These are few of the things that make Darren Rowse one of the highly effective bloggers.

You too can become an effective blogger. I am working on myself to become an effective blogger. Being an effective blogger will help you stand the test of time. I’m sure you don’t want to start or continue blogging and in some years time you are nowhere to be found. Not because you have stopped blogging but because you are no more effective. If you don’t want to lose your relevance as a blogger, follow the example of Darren Rowse.


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Murlu May 25, 2010 at 5:54 pm

In essence (and down to the core), a highly effective blogger is one that can connect with their readers on all levels.

Blogging is very simple when you’re only writing posts but the real challenge comes from building a community, managing contacts – all the while continuing to evolve for their own betterment and for their readers.
.-= Murlu´s last blog ..A Crash Course On Holding Your First Blog Contest =-.

chandan May 28, 2010 at 10:40 am

Yes you are right, it is not so hard for build a blog. But it is not so easy to build reputation within blogsphere like Darren. Until we do not show activities within the communities or social media sites we can not think for become a good blogger.
.-= chandan@work at home blog´s last blog ..29 tips to promote your business website freely =-.

Freeblogger May 31, 2010 at 5:37 pm

That is it @Chadan. We need to develop friends rather than customers

john June 23, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Friends are more important than customers! Nowadays relationships became much more important than they used to be some 10-15 years ago. You will have no customers until you make people trust your company. And the only way to do it is to build strong relationships. The more friendly you are the more chances you have to be successful businessman.

Freeblogger May 31, 2010 at 5:33 pm

@Murlu… Becoming a blogger is easy but becoming an effective blogger is not easy. You need more than blogging skills to become a highly effective blogger. I guess all bloggers should learn people skills (how to make relationship work for good)

Dev May 25, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Hey Adesoji,

Thanks for sharing this great post. As murlu said, the effect blogger is one that can connect with their readers on all levels. 🙂 Exactly right bro.

And really like the 2 point “He Maintains His Difference” … like Glen allsopp, he always writes awesome long-depth post :-).

Thanks for sharing this great post buddy. !
.-= Dev | Technshare´s last blog ..Is Blogging For You? =-.

Freeblogger May 31, 2010 at 5:42 pm

@Dev…Thanks for reading. I have written this post for over some weeks. I just have to let one of my best post to be published on

You should thank Shushant for making this post available on his blog

Elaine Ellis May 25, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Four was my favorite point. Outspoken Media had a really good blog post about old beliefs in blogging that you need to let go. Good reminders that what once worked won’t always work.
.-= Elaine Ellis´s last blog ..4 Quick Tips for Using Video to Increase Lead Generation =-.

Freeblogger May 31, 2010 at 5:46 pm

I agree with you. 4 is my favourite too. Change is inevitable. It is constant. If bloggers don’t change and innovate, their blogs will remain dead

Dennis Edell May 26, 2010 at 12:20 am

While I’m not such a fan of Mr. Rowse, and disagree with some of the personalization you afford him here, I do agree that these are for sure 4 traits a successful blogger needs, generally speaking.

Not to mention he/she should have such traits whether being paid for it or not.
.-= Dennis Edell @ Direct Sales Marketing´s last blog ..UPDATED: Aweber Affiliate Link Grab Contest! – This Is It!! =-.

Freeblogger May 31, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Everybody cannot be Mr. Rowse fan but bloggers can learn from example. We need examples That’s why i used Darren and Shushant. There is something spectacular about you too that you need to make public for new bloggers to follow

Mathew Day May 26, 2010 at 3:30 am

I learned a lot from this post, very good tips. I’ve heard of Darren Rowse before, everyone says good things about him. I’m going to checkout his blog too.
.-= Mathew Day´s last blog ..Are Internet Marketing Experts Blogs Only After Your Money? =-.

Mike Roosa May 26, 2010 at 8:33 am

You got to believe in yourself and the message you are putting out for your readers. You also need to realize that your readers want to read what you have to say, so the more often you write the more active your blog becomes.
.-= Mike Roosa´s last blog ..Making The First Dollar =-.

Colleen May 26, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Sounds like a list that would make anyone successful in whatever they do. Great insight Adesoji! 🙂
.-= Colleen@Kennewick Real Estate´s last blog ..West Pasco Washington Columbia River Postcard Day =-.

Adesoji Adegbulu June 14, 2010 at 8:42 am

Yeap… That’s true…

Once you can apply the 4 habits to anything, you will become effective in it.

I’m building myself up

aBlogger May 28, 2010 at 3:07 am

Great post, I think its safe to say Darren Rowse is few and far between most bloggers, there might not be another blogger like him for awhile. But its people like him that really help the average Joe to to succeed at something that they are passionate about.


.-= aBlogger@social media blog´s last blog ..Local Business Idea To Consider =-.

Blog Angel a.k.a. Joella May 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm

It’s too true, you have to write about something real. Something people can use to get more information, learn how to do something or how to do it better. Or as you say solve a problem.

You can also make a connection with your readers by writing in personalized and conversational style. So they feel like you are personally talking to them. Don’t write over their heads or as if you addressing an impersonal crowd.
.-= Blog Angel a.k.a. Joella´s last blog ..Have You Ever Thought About Flipping Blogs or Websites For Profit? =-.

Adesoji Adegbulu June 14, 2010 at 8:46 am

Does anyone have any more tips on how to become an effective blogger?

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