Although I do not regard myself as highly successful, people have been asking me for tips on blogging and suggested I write an article about how-to-be a successful blogger. I wish it was a simple 1-2-3 process and boom! You're this super famous, incredible blogger. But it's not. And different methods work for different people.
Below are a few tips that I have learned, personally, over the years of blogging. Take them and apply them accordingly.
1) Write well
If you can't write better than a three-year old (...who hasn't learned to write yet), then you shouldn't be allowed on the worldwide web. Simple as that. I'm not only talking about spelling here, but vocabulary, grammar, capitalization, punctuation, the whole nine yards. This is literally the first step to being a successful blogger.
Know what your blog is about. Why did you start it? What do you want people to learn from it? What is your main focus? What do you want people to think when they visit your blog?
3) Visit & comment
Your followers like to know you're a real person who actually cares. I'm not saying to visit and follow and comment on every single one of your followers' blogs, but head over there every once in a while. You can leave a simple comment such as 'Thanks for your consistent commenting on my blog!' or 'Hey, just wanted to say thanks for being a follower!' It makes them feel acknowledged and recognized. And they obviously like you, since they follow your blog, so for you to make an effort and stop by theirs will boost their good opinion of you.
Don't be afraid to ask people to visit your blog. Just once, though. Maybe twice every 6 months or so. There's nothing wrong with letting them know about it, but when you get too pushy, that's only a turn-off and will make them NOT want to visit your blog. I heartily recommend that you make a Facebook page, invite ALL your friends (even people who you don't think will actually take the time to like it and look over it. You never know if they might...), and update it consistently. Interact with your followers and fans. Share your blog posts on the blog page. Do the same with Twitter.
That 'schedule' option becomes your new best friends. So you can't be online for a week while camping? Answer: Schedule. You're working consistent 10-hour days this week? Answer: Schedule. Find a time to sit down and write a bunch of posts and then schedule them for throughout the week.
I hope these, or at least some of them, have helped you and given you good ideas to taking on the blogging world. Comment with any other tips you have learned first-hand! And feel free to leave your blog link for me to check out.
You can check out another post I did on blogging here.