Five Time Tested Strategies for a Winning Blog

by Suzzane Edwards · 27 comments

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Everybody seems to have a say on how to become a successful blogger. A quick search over the internet will display a myriad of blog tips that is guaranteed to get you to the top of search engines, or so they say.

While there has been much discussion about new ways on how blogs could improve their traffic and popularity, a few old tips remain and continue to drive some of the most successful blogs to the top.

Create Connections

Long before social networks became the huge buzz that they have become today, connecting with people has been the first order of the day. This has been done thru exchanging emails with readers of by allowing comments. Communication is a two-way street and making sure that you are always constantly in contact with your followers.

It is not enough that you create connections with your followers but also forge ties with your fellow bloggers. Exchanging information could help you get some useful insights into what makes them successful. It could also be a good way of building links through link exchanges. Having your blog displayed at the sidebar could also get you much-needed traffic.

Be Consistent

Consistency and hard work will always come on top of talent. It is not enough that you study all the best SEO or SMM techniques but you must also be able to practice them consistently. It is not enough that you are able to start your blog with a bang but you should also be persistent even when things are not going your way.

Some blogs become failures simply because the fires of success do not burn as bright as when they started the blog. Thousands of blogs are created everyday and the same numbers disappear the following day.


Whether it is sharing an idea or an Ebook with your readers, giving something back is a good way of strengthening our relationship with our followers. Turn your readers into loyal followers. If you’re trying to use your blog as a medium for selling goods and services then giving something first is a great way to start. An Ebook for example showcases your expertise.

You could also open up opportunities for fellow bloggers to write for your site. This helps fellow bloggers get the chance to have their posts read and get some traffic to their site. Helping and sharing fellow bloggers makes it easier for us to submit a guest post on their site.

Writing Consistently

Generating new and quality content keeps our blogs fresh and keeps readers coming back. You won’t expect people to come back consistently if they can’t find anything new on your blog. Post about the current news and topics within your niche. This can give you a good way of driving new traffic to your blog. If content is constantly updated, followers no longer have to jump the fence just to search for similar information.

Quality should never be sacrificed for quantity. We should always make an effort to post articles regularly while providing our readers with information. Some may balk at the idea of writing a post everyday but success comes with sacrifice.

Be an Expert

You can’t expect people to listen to you if you don’t show them first that you know what you’re talking about. Constantly improving yourself and studying your niche helps brand yourself as an expert in your niche. In order for you to provide accurate information to your readers, you should first equip yourself with the necessary skills and knowledge in your skills. Build your reputation as an expert. This builds trust among your readers. This makes it easier for your followers to recommend your blog to friends.

About Suzzane Edwards

Suzzane Edwards is a financial advisor and currently works as a consultant for small businesses. When she’s not writing for Cash for Gold, she could be found blogging about simple tips on how people could take advantage of the internet’s numerous business opportunities.

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Jasmine January 10, 2012 at 9:22 am

I agree with you, Suzzane. It is very important to consistently write good and unique content. Always have something new and interesting to read on our blog, only then people will keep coming back for more!

stann January 13, 2012 at 2:11 am

For me probably the best way to become a successful blogger is thru networking because it’s much easier to leverage the power of many other bloggers in your niche than trying to succeed alone without any help.

Alex February 14, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I do agree with Mr. Stann that networking is a very effective way in reaching out your blogs to others. Two heads are better than one! Great!

stella March 4, 2012 at 9:46 am

Google may downgrade the quality of the backlinks we create or change their algorithm but the connections we make with our friends and followers is the secret to any successful blog.

jack March 6, 2012 at 9:44 am

DO write about what matters to you. This is the first commandment of blogging. The most successful blogs are written by people who are passionate about their subject matter. When you write about topics that excite you, your writing will communicate a sense of energy that will attract like-minded readers. You’ll also be more likely to keep on blogging, and won’t abandon your blog after a few days or weeks.

Nanm May 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Strategies are good for winning a blog and among them i like about writing consistently. That is not so easy but one can focus on it if wants success for the blog.

Wilton Chu August 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Writing consistently is the key. People and most definitely your niche are always hungry for information, useful information which in turn could be a possible sale on your end. Your target market when they find out relevant articles on your site then for sure this will spread like a virus and everyone will surely be interested on your site and what your site offers.

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