It’s 2014 and you decided to jumpstart your year with an awesome new blog. You already have a webhost, a blog name, a few posts and an amazing design. You’ve even written a few posts on topics that you are passionate about. If your blog’s aim is to focus on the products or services that your business is offering, you think that you’re pretty much on the right track. This is as good an initial plan as any. But if you would like to maintain the awesomeness of your blog, how do you do so? Read on as we dish out some useful tips on how you can improve your blog for 2014.
Top Blogging Tips for 2014
But if you’re blogging about food, health, beauty, science, politics, news or any other topic, it’s better to check out similarly-themed blogs. This way, you would know which features your blog should and should not have. You would also have an idea about what your target audience likes, based on the design of similarly-themed blogs. This is just a preview of how you can improve or jumpstart your blog this 2014. Take a look at a few more blogging tips that you can follow:
- Have a plan on how to improve your blog.
Similar to how you should have a solid business plan when starting a company, you should also have a plan on how to improve your blog if you would like it to be a success. Know what competitor blogs are talking about. Clearly define your target market, the steps that you can take to improve the rankings of your blog on search engines, etc. When you have a solid plan to follow, the chances of your blog being the talk of the town will greatly increase.
- Make sure that your blog is mobile browsing-friendly.
How does your blog appear when browsed through using a tablet computer or smartphone? Now that browsing has become more and more mobile, it is a must to ensure that your blog is designed for optimum viewing, even through smartphone and other mobile devices.
- Don’t forget to brand your blog.
Even if your blog is personal in nature, it has to have your personal stamp in the form of a logo, a tagline and a specific blogging style. Branding is even more important if you are using it as a way to get in touch with the subscribers of your service or buyers of your product.
- Resist the temptation to run ads on your blog if it’s still new.
It might be tempting to immediately run ads on your blog, but it does pay to wait – at least until you have put together a solid audience. Create social media profiles for your blog and once you have a loyal following, that’s when the advertisers – and profit – would come in.
When looking for ways to improve your existing blog or if you are on the lookout for inspiration to start your very own blog, it pays to check out the top ones which are online today. Take the UKTonerCartridges blog as an example. It features 3D printers, fun stuff, how to’s, printer reviews and news updates about anything that’s tech-related. The blog features regular posts, a search box, a categories list, recent posts, polls and tags. You can borrow ideas from this blog if your site is also tech-related.
You should also prioritize the quality of your blog’s content, make sure that it is well-written, and the posts frequently updated. By keeping these tips in mind, you should have a very successful blog even before the year ends.
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This article is written by Sarah Del Rosario, full time mom and part time blogger.