I will be straight up.
Do you want to blog like a professional blogger? If you don’t want to become a pro in your niche, this post is not for you!
Too harsh? I believe in this saying – “if you don’t dream it, you can’t become it”.
Now tell me, do you want to blog like a pro?
Read this completely then. I promise, I won’t bore you anywhere.
[box type=”red”]1. Blog Regularly[/box]
The two hour blogging rule: You should be blogging at least 2 hours a day to master in it. I know it may not be possible for few of you. But if you want to succeed in blogging and earn online reputation you must set a side few hours on blogging.
But how long should you be spending 2 hours everyday?
Smart question. It depends on you! I know it’s not so smart answer.
If you are really passionate about blogging then 2 years is enough for you to become an expert! It totally depends on your time, efforts and enthusiasm. Blogging needs consistency to succeed, isn’t it?
Key point to remember: Use your time effectively rather than spending on wrong things. I’ll be more clear, you must not focus on driving traffic to your blog if you started… well just one week back.
Focus on creating valuable content for your blog in the initial stage. Worry about getting more traffic or monetizing it later.
[box type=”yellow”]2. Blog Actively[/box]
Prioritize your time: Blogging success is never easy. You must work consistently if you want to take your blog to the next level. One of the best ways to effectively use your time is: prioritizing.
Prioritize your time to create content, to bring traffic, to network with other bloggers etc
Remember every blogger on the earth has same 24 hours in common, but only few people succeed those who better prioritize their time!
Destroy distractions: Who is your biggest enemy online?
Yeah, if used properly social media sites like Facebook, twitter etc can help you to build a better network for your blog. Most of the time, you can’t control yourself without seeing those tempting notifications. Which simply kills your precious time.
Seriously tell me one thing, how many of you can create content without having any distractions?
Okay that will be a common problem for anyone who works online. Here are few tools to better organize your time while blogging(more specifically while creating content).
Use this 3 tools to enhance your productivity while blogging
1. Focusbooster: It’s also called pomodoro technique which uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25 minute intervals separated by 5 minute breaks and is based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility.
Why you should use it?
You can write more better. Believe me, I’ve been using this tool for several weeks now, and completely satisfied with it, doubled my working efficiency! A must tool for bloggers.
2. ZenWriter: What can I say about it? If you are struggling to create content(I know online = distractions) then this is for you. ZenWriter cuts out all the distraction and lets you focus on writing. It also has soothing background music which makes you feel better.
3. Evernote: There are so much of content available on internet these days. We are not search engines or robots to remember everything.
What if you forgot to take the notes from a great blog post like this ;)?
Here comes the Evernote into play. Use this tool to save your ideas, images, bookmarks etc.
[box type=”blue”]3. Be everywhere[/box]
You already heard this term right?
But you are not implementing. Here I’ll discuss few tips to be everywhere. Before that you need to know why should you be everywhere. After all you should know the benefits before implementing something.
Few uses of being everywhere:
- You can build healthy relationships
- Everyone will recognize you
If you want to sell some stuff from your blog, these relationships will help you a lot.
How can you be everywhere?
Through blog commenting, social media, actively participating in forums, videos, podcasts or guest posts
[box type=”green”]4. Learn And Teach[/box]
Blogging is all about learning and teaching. You are the teacher when you are creating content, and you are the student while you reading other blogs.
Never create something without doing proper research. If you are completely new to blogging, take some time to learn and teach something to your readers.
Because first impression is the last impression.
You may not put your thoughts as it is that’s on your mind. But you can always take your writing skills to the next level by analyzing and practicing.
Over to you
Any extra tips would you like to add?