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Friday, September 6, 2013

Seven lessons On Successful Blogging...............................................



Most of the fellow bloggers do not know that my baby blog has been delivered exactly a month back. Please do not look shocked and befuddled. You must be thinking how a novice blogger can blab about lessons on blog success. Trust me am not.

Few years back one of my friend has introduced me to the world of blogs. But they were just good reads for me. I never actually introspect the reasons behind writing a blog. For me they were like diary entries, way to polish your writing skills or improving english. Foolish me!!

However for about a month, am on reading spree. Read numerous blogs mostly from India but I noticed some of very skilled writers with amazing knack of writing are living in a lost world. No comments no followers nothing on social upfront. They might not be interested in promoting their blogs. That’s shame isn’t?
I remember after writing my first two blogs, nothing came and I felt bad & sad. But I made a point to comment on anonymous blogs with sheer sincerity. May be due to my altruistic reasons, my blog kick-started and I made some wonderful virtual friends.

These seven lessons are the product of my short-span research and observation. Please correct me wherever I go wrong.

1)Blog Design- Before embarking on my blog binge, I visited many other blog designs and templates. I made a list of all the specific elements which attracted me and encompassed on my own blog. Background, colours, fonts, images, typography all should be according to your blog theme. Bold backgrounds or artistic usage of fonts can really spoil your appetite to read the contents.

2) Post often- One should write blogs often and maintain regular schedule. Let other readers feel your presence. The more we blog the more readers we get.

3) Compelling titles & fresh content-The first thing leads to any blog is the catchy title. Tittle represents a lot about your content. It’s like a perfect window dressing. But that’s not all. Do not copy or imitate other bloggers. Readers are interested in original & fresh writings.

4) Comment- Constant commutations is the key ingredient in building your blog base.If we desire for readers to comment on our blogs, they also deserve encouraging words in return.

5) Revert-Your comments need to be reverted. I have seen not all bloggers reply back on their blog comments. Respect your audience and value the attention they give your posts.

6) Blog contests- One of the best ways to build your reader base, exposure and polishing your writing skills is to participate in blog challenges. It’s the fastest to interact with fellow bloggers and receive priceless comments.

7) Endorsing – Writing brilliant posts are not the end of job. Promoting and sharing your blog on relevant platform is must. Thanks to social media sites, we can now spread the word about our blog instantly.



The sole reason to write this post is to gather more information about essentials of blogging from veteran bloggers.If you have something to share, please enlighten me.

36 comments:

  1. I agree to all the points. Exactly trying to do the same. But I am so lazy to post often :P So, you must include one more point, 'DON'T BE LAZY'. Great post :D

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    1. HaHA That is one of the most crucial point.If you cant keep up with your schedule don't mind starting the blog.Thankyou for reading Sayantini...

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  2. A great set of points, Anu and I will add Sayantini's too to the list! Lazy bloggers are not my cup of tea! ;)

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    1. Yes one should have disciplined bone before taking the blog journey.Whats the point if readers do not have anything to read on your page.soon they will going to lose interest.

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  3. You may be one month old but your points are those of a veteran.

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    1. Thank you suresh.Then i think am going on the WRITE track...:)

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  4. Hi Anu, Congrats, and great going. You've done something that I've been unable to do for the past one year... Building readership base thru contest...it seems you are more of a veteran than me. I don't know what i was doing all the this while....Sigh! Sigh! Sigh! Better late that ever... I know.

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    1. Oh really I thought probably all readers will lose interest as they are old school.But thank you jini for kind words...:)

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  5. Thank you for sharing these interesting tips Anu. It was lovely interacting with you and reading your precious comments. Enjoyed every bit of it.

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    1. Feeling is mutual Diana..Thank you to you as well:)

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  6. Effective research...

    You have come up with helpful tips...my blog is also young...
    thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you shelly.then we are on the same line...hope to interact with in future..:)

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  7. hey, the 5th point is not applicable to you o_0

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    1. I know i know,i need to finish my backlog....and today is the time....:)

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  8. I fully agree in all points and I gained recognition only this year after six years of blogging. We need to promote the blog, visit other blogs to learn and come up with apt title. You write so well and I am glad to connect. Congrats:)
    www.vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com

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    1. Really vishal i thought my writing is novice amateur.Thank you for the kind words..:)

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  9. It doesnt take time but better sense and understanding to crack such things. Here is hoping many more years to you and your blog lady :)

    Richa

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  10. I think you have done a wonderful job with your blog, and I agree with all of the points you have listed. One thing I would add is to break up blocks of text...it's easier on the eyes when there is white space in between paragraphs/lines of text. Your eyes have to take a breath, too!

    I enjoyed your series this week. I've had a great experience meeting other bloggers, and I have certainly appreciated the wisdom of others.
    Penny

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    1. Good point Penny.I will certainly do in my future post.You yourself cant point-out your mistakes unless something tells you.Thank you so much for reading my blogs & commenting with encouraging words.

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  11. Certainly agree with all your points, Anu! Great round-up

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    1. Really Roshni,Thank you so much.I think am on the right path then.:)

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  12. Good points Anu. Thank you for dropping by my blog and journeying with me through the festival. Your childhood crushes post is now featured on my festival wrap up post.

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    1. OMG,thank you so much suzy for mentioning my name in your wonderful post.This really means i wrote something worth reading.Also it was indeed a fabulous experience reading all your post.

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  13. Fab pointers and must do for all bloggers! :)

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    1. Thank you shilpa for all the encouraging comments on my posts.:)

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  14. Great list. And as everyone said.... shouldn't be lazy. .. something I'm guilty of at times.

    Glad to meet you through the fest. You got yourself a follower. :)

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    1. Same here sheetal.Thank you for reading all my post.

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  15. I totally agree Anu.

    Gotta share some love around to get it back...

    It was a pleasure to know your insight on various topics during this 7 day journey.

    Cheers!

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    1. True that!!Thank you so much ruchira and will see around in our future endeavors.

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  16. You gave a new look to your blog inspired from first point :)

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  17. Those are so right. It is indeed the recipe for successful blogging.

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  18. You've made some really good points here. People will keep visiting and commenting if they get a response. All the comments on this post validate that. Well done your blog looks lovely, I agree with the comment about breaking text up - blogging should be fun, not a slog to read.

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  19. nice pointers....the most i agree is post often and comment regularly...only when you comment and appreciate other posts in due time people will come back and comment on yours :)
    well received :)

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