If you are new to blogging and want to be successful then you are reading the post that will help you to do so.

There are millions of blogs currently online and the reason why you don’t know that they exist is because they aren’t successful.

This means they hardly have any buzz around their blog or no traffic at all.

It’s like their blog is dead.

Do you have a blog that doesn’t have any traffic and not generating any buzz around it?

Keep calm and read this post to the end. I am going to show you how to make your blog successful with these effective tips.

(Please don’t just read the tips and expect blogging success, apply them to your blog)

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#1 – Analyze Your Blog Carefully

Log out of your WordPress blog.

Clear your cache, close the browser and then visit your blog.

How was the loading time for your blog? Do you like the theme? Is the navigation menu and sidebar for your blog looking neat?

Did you like what you see when you visited your own blog?

Chances are you might say yes. But what your blog visitors?

If you want your blog to look and perform well then you have to make sure that you stay away from free hosting. If you are desirous of becoming a top blogger then you would be using hosting such as HostGator which helps to make your blog’s loading time faster.

You should also be aware of free themes for your blog. You want to get a theme installed on your blog which makes the loading time splendid as well and also to give your blog a great look.

Make sure that your sidebar converts. This means your sidebar shouldn’t be scaring your blog visitors away. You want your blog visitors to stay longer on your blog. So make sure your sidebar displays a search for your blog, top posts and also a form to subscribe to your blog, because growing your mailing list is also great for your blog (we will talk more about growing a mailing list is important for your blog later in this post).

#2 – Write High Quality Blog Posts

One of the key to your blogging success depends on the quality of your blog posts.

I want you to think for a moment, do you think that a blog which has crappy low quality articles gets more readers than a blog which is full of high quality articles?

I think you already know the answer to the question above. (pssst…. the answer is no).

It is quite simple to understand, the more high quality articles that you write for your blog then the more readers it will attract.

People go for quality, especially if they know that it is something that will benefit them.

To become a successful blogger then your aim should be to write high quality articles. Articles which are targeted to your blog’s audience and articles which appeals to their needs.

#3 – Write On A Regular Basis

Don’t just write a high quality article now and then take a break.

You should continue to feed your audience with these high quality articles on a regular basis. Never let them grow too hungry because they will somehow find another blog to feed their hungry minds.

Once you have started writing quality articles for your blog then the best thing that you could ever do is to continue.

If your audience loves your articles, don’t stop. If you stop then the traffic to your blog will die.

In order to write on a regular basis then you must practice everyday writing.

You don’t necessarily have to publish a blog post everyday, just write everyday so that writing becomes a regular habit. You can start by writing a blog post and complete it then next day or two, depending on your schedule.

Make sure that you don’t take too long to publish what you have written so that your audience is kept well fed.

MUST READ: How To Write A Great Blog Post In 20 Minutes

#4 – Guest Post As Often As Possible

One of the best ways to get traffic to your blog is to participate in guest posting.

If you want traffic coming to your blog on a regular basis then you have to consider guest posting as often as possible.

Guest posting has proven to bring in traffic to a person’s blog if done is the right way, and as mentioned above as often as possible.

How to get traffic from guest posting you may ask?

Well remember the #2 point mentioned above? Yes you have to write high quality posts for guest posts as well so that your article can be read by that blog visitors. You want to make sure that you leave a link back to your blog in your author bio, because if your guest post is loved then the readers will want to know more about you and may also want to check out your blog for more high quality posts.

This is the reason why writing high quality guest posts is so important.

#5 – Write Articles With SEO In Mind

If you want to get targeted traffic to your blog then the best place to get it from are search engines.

Lets say your site or blog was about aquariums. You write articles on how to clean your aquarium, which filter goes best with your aquarium, how often should you feed your fishes or how to keep crystal clear aquarium water.

If a person was setting up a new aquarium and wanted to find some information oh how to find the best filter for his aquarium, if this person Google the right keywords and lands on your blog then this is targeted traffic. This person was look for specific information and because your aquarium blog has that information then this person will be satisfied.

Hence, this is the reason why you should write with SEO in mind, so that you can get targeted traffic to your blog.

If you want to become a successful blogger then you need to optimize each article for search engine results. When you do this then you can always have traffic on your blog who are truly interested in your content.

#6 – Don’t Ignore Blog Commenting

A great way to get traffic to your blog is to do blog commenting. Lots and lots of blog commenting.

Two reasons why you should do blog commenting: Get Referral Traffic and Build Backlinks.

Get Referral Traffic: When you do blog commenting on high traffic blogs such as 2Createawebsite or ProBlogger.net you can get lots of referral traffic back to your blog. What I make sure to do is to subscribe to these blogs so as soon as they publish an article then I can comment?

Why do I subscribe to comment?

This is because when you are one of the first person to comment, especially if you leave a nice detailed comment, you can get noticed in the comment section and then this will result in more traffic for you.

 Build Backlinks: Google realizes when you do blog commenting. This is why blog commenting helps to build backlinks back to your blog. Because when you make a comment a link is being pointed back to your blog, so this is why it is called a backlink. More backlinks you have then the better you are at getting ranked in search engine results.

Also never ignore blog comments on your blog if you want to build an active blog community. When replying to comments on your blog, try your best to engage the commentator and to also thank that person for stopping by at your blog to read then leave a comment.

#7 – Blog Promotion Is Vital For Traffic

Your blog promotion is really important.

The approach that you take to promoting your blog will really show how much you really want to be successful at blogging.

If or when you has a new blog, the only way you are going to get traffic to it is to do some promotion.

No doubt you would share your blog post links on social media, social networking sites, bookmarking sites and also through email to your friends.

The best way to get results from your blog promotion efforts is to practice doing everyday or if your circumstances allow you then do it multiple times per day. As mentioned above blog commenting is a great way to promote your blog and especially if those blogs that you are commenting on has CommentLuv installed on them.

You should also try out forum posting because this is an awesome way to get readers for your blog. On some forums you are allowed to leave links while posting, but be sure not to look like a spammer and most forums you can add your link to your signature.

You can also add your blog link to your email signature, so when sending emails your blog link will be at the bottom of each email that you send.

#8 – Start Your Subscribers List Today

A great way to make money blogging is to do it through email marketing.

What if your blog is very informative and interesting to your readers, for them to stay connected is for them to subscribe to your blog.

One mistake I made while blogging is to not start my mailing list on time.

You realized the two first sentences in this point mentioned above? Yes! creating a mailing list can help yo bring you back traffic from the persons who subscribe to your blog and also to help make you money via email marketing.

If you have a list of people who love your content then you should definitely think about starting your mailing list today.

When you publish new blog posts or want to promote an interesting product to your subscribers then you can shoot them a quick email so that they know whats going on. If what you send to them is of interest then they will be inclined to leave a comment or to make a purchase, depending on the email you send to them.

If you haven’t created your list today, start now before it gets too late, it can help you to reach blogging success much faster.

In Conclusion

Blogging success can come to you in a short period of time. All you have to do is make up your mind that you want to achieve blogging success.

Be determined and make sure to create a schedule so that you can stay on track. Doing so will help you to reach that success sooner than you think.


  1. Cassie


    This is really a good post. Very informative and very useful. Thank you for sharing this. People can really get something from this.

  2. Reply

    Hey Kharim,
    Amazing tips !! I really appreciate your all your tips because i am also a starter in this field and i want to do the best. I was missing the regular basis posting but i think that also effective part for success.Thanks keep giving all this tips.

  3. Reply

    I was looking out for some great tips and here I found what I wanted. Quite informative blog. Thank You for the tips Kharim.

  4. Aman Bansal


    Hello Kharim,

    Nice points you have mentioned about getting success in six months for a blogger. I just want to add some sugar in your cup of tea to make it sweet.

    One blogger should learn content marketing strategy before entering into online field. We should have list of blogs, websites that are relevant to our niche and then we need to have online relationship with those websites owners via E-mail marketing or guest posting or blog commenting, isn’t it?

    Twitter is one of the best platforms for getting tons of traffic that can give you exceptional conversion rate..

    These were my some views and rest all were already available in your article. Keep on writing like this for us.. 🙂

    • Reply

      Hello Aman,

      Lovely comment you have written I must say.

      You are so right, content marketing is a must in order to achieve blogging success. Blog commenting and guest posting is an excellent way to do so.

      Thanks for the comment pal and all the best to you.

  5. Reply


    6 months are really enough for achieving certain target of blogging success. The first important thing is we need to make an action plan with good time management so that i can be achieved even before the time period.


    • Reply

      Hey Ashish,

      You are so right about that. Once you become dedicated to blogging then that’s all it takes to become successful.

      You just have to find time and put in the work, and in 6 months time you can reap your rewards.

      Thanks for the comment.

  6. Reply

    Very nice article that you provide here.
    My recommendation is Write High Quality Blog Posts. For the beginners, they usually want to try the fastest way to increase their followers and traffics and so that they accidentally do not focus on their post’s quality, that’s a basic mistake. You can post not daily but you have to guaranty your quality because that the way you show your respect to your audiences.
    Thanks for your sharing.


    • Reply

      Hi Stephan,

      You are so right on point with that comment.

      Most new bloggers want fast success and that is not really possible overnight. Writing high quality articles is a must especially for new blogs.

      Thanks for the comment.

  7. Reply

    Great post seems to be very interesting. This is my first visit in your website and find very helpful for me for future bogging.
    Thanks.!! Please also visit my blog and share your opinions.

    • Reply

      Hey Manu,

      Thanks for taking the time out to visit my blog. I hope that this post will be of great help to you.

      Thanks for the comment and all the best to you when you start blogging.

  8. Reply

    Hi Kharim

    Some great tips there.

    I too was late starting my list building – that would be one thing I would change if I started over again.

  9. Zaib Abbasi


    thank you so much for sharing a great and helpful article 🙂
    building links is very important, newbies make a mistake that makes 100 links per day in result they considered as spam.
    once again thanks

    • Reply

      Hey Zaib,

      You are so right pal. Building up backlinks for your blog is really important. Newbies need to do this so that they can reank for search engine results.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  10. Eshwar


    Nice listing of what’s required Kharim. Hate to say top bloggers charge like $200 for this information with other information that are not going to help you directly like gathering the top bloggers, make a list, in your niche from twitter, technorati et al… That works for very few people, and your post got to speak to their hearts.

    But to get that initial traction i agree with the commenting (read conversation and staying in touch with other bloggers before reaching out to the bigger names).

    Nice list again!

    • Reply

      Hey Eshwar,

      Well I try my best to provide the best free blogging tips for my blog readers so that they too can build up their blog just like mine.

      Thanks for reading and taking the time out to comment.

  11. Reply

    Another excellent post Kharim.

    Getting a new blog post recognized is often the difficult part, especially in fast evolving subjects.
    For me, IT IS keeping aquariums & ponds, with many of my articles dealing with very advanced aspect of these hobbies such as lighting for reef or planted aquariums.

    Often though, it takes some time for an article to have some relativity in search, and since the subject of lighting is fast evolving, often with a lot of less than optimum equipment such as the EcoTech Radion being past off as the best when it is NOT, this can be a tough task to get the material out.

    In other areas, I often do well and keep my article content fresh, only to see an article disappear from Google Search, such is the case for an article I wrote about aquarium cleaning:

    A friend told me about a WordPress service whereby you pay for so many “engaged readers” per day according to one’s budget, have your heard of this service?

    • Reply

      Hey Carl,

      You are so right, getting a new blog to be recognized is hard especially if the person is new to blogging as well.

      I am not sure about that WordPress service.

      Thanks for stopping by pal.

  12. Sanket Patil


    I does the same since I started my blog what you have mentioned here and in short time my blog got success. Building Backlinks, Guest Posts, Quality Article, Blog Commenting, SEO, Blog Promotions, Email list nothing else you have left here. Even Google don’t dare to fail if you do these things correctly. What say friend?

    • Reply

      Hey Sanket,

      That’s so awesome that you are having success with your blog. Congrats on your success.

      Thanks very much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  13. Arun Kallarackal


    Hi Kharim,

    First of all, let me tell you that you covered all the vital points that leads a blogger to success. The key part is implementing them, just as you said in the beginning!

    As far as I’m concerned, I’m planning on stepping up my guest blogging activity. Will hit the ground running once I have a good collection of articles 🙂

    • Reply

      Hey Arun,

      If you do tons of guest blogging especially on blogs that are in your niche that has higher traffic than yours, then the results will be great.

      Make sure to reply to comments as well when doing guest blogging.

      Thanks for the comment and all the best to you.

  14. Reply

    nice and great topics kharim.
    how i can find blogs as per my niche ?
    this are really helpful points and really useful for new blogs. and we can use plugins for get info about response time and all.

    • Reply

      Hi Wasim,

      All you have to do is search through google for keywords that are related to your niche. Sites will pop up that have relevant contents that you are looking for.

      Thanks for the comment and all the best you.

  15. Reply

    Hello Kharim Tomlinson,

    Blogging doesn’t mean just to write content & update the site. There are lots of things to do as you mentioned already. At first, we need to write unique & valuable content then do SEO for link building. The points you mentioned are very helpful for new & old bloggers.

    Anyway happy blogging 🙂

    • Reply

      Hey Ahsan,

      You are right on that pal. Blogging is not only about your blog and writing. You have to play lots of role in blogging if you want to become successful.

      Thanks for the comment and all the best to you.

  16. gaurav parmar


    Hiiii Kharim

    Helpful article for newbies.

    There is no other option of great quality blog posts. you have to write quality contents first then other things also matter.

    • Reply

      Hello Gaurav,

      I agree with you on that point. When blog visitors come to our blog they are there to read and if wen don’t have good quality contents on our blog then they will end up leaving.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  17. Ravi Kumar


    An awesome post Kharim.

    The appearance, Loading Time, Sidebar contents etc are really important for getting better results. Visitor never likes slow loading Blogs. You have used all points with accuracy.

    And yes, you are right. Most of the new bloggers want to use free resources which harms them, instead of helping. Thanks again for this awesome post.

    • Reply

      Hey Ravi,

      Well trying my best to deliver quality posts to my audience.

      You are right, most new bloggers tend to gravitate to the free stuff. But for great success then that has to be a no-no.

      Thanks for the comment.

  18. Spencer


    This is a very great and helpful post. Especially about posting quality work and consistently. Posting great posts every so often won’t get much visitors, but neither will posting low quality content often. You have to set aside enough time to post quality work on a consistent basis.
    Also visiting your page for yourself. WordPress looks a lot different than what the page will turn out looking like.

    • Reply

      Hi Spencer,

      Yes it is a must to constantly post quality articles if you want to become a great and successful bloggers. Also networking plays a big part.

      Thanks for the comment.

  19. Nikhil


    Great Tips Kharim,

    All these points are great. if you want to achieve success in blogging then you need commitment to become successful. Guest posting is necessary and writing a quality content for your blog is also important because quality and useful content attracts shares and it helps to increase in traffic. We all learn from mistakes therefore try to lean from others mistakes and implement it in yours to get quick success.

    Thank you for providing this great content

    Nikhil 🙂

    • Reply

      Hey Nikhil,

      Your point is so right. Posting quality articles helps to get you more shares and the result you can get more traffic as well.

      So true, great when we can learn from our blogging mistakes.

      Thanks for the comment.

  20. Ganesh Narayan Gupta


    Hello Kharim bro,

    This is a very impressive and effective article. All the points are leading to a great success in the blogging. I am going well in blog commenting and backlink building, but I guess, I need to submit more guest posts and making email marketing my strength.

    Thanks for sharing this cool article. Have a nice day and keep sharing 🙂

    • Reply

      Hey Ganesh,

      That is awesome that you are doing blog commenting and also building up your backlinks at the same time. Guest posting is great as well, you need to try that out.

      Thanks for the comment and all the best to you.

  21. Perambur Kumar


    Hi Kharim,
    This is excellent post. I am here for the first time. I saw your blog post on my Facebook blogger forum group. Especially I like the 1st one and the last one. It’s very important for any blog. First you like your blog, then your readers like your blog. I am 100% satisfied with my web design of way2onlinejobs.com and all the other websites of mine. Infact it took 4 years to settled with one permanent theme. So it’s very hard for newbies to settle with a particular theme and another thing there some blogger even after 5 to 8 years blogging still they’re not settle with one particular theme going on changing the theme never gives expected results, they’ll learn this one day. Expecting more posts like this from you.
    Have a Nice weekend.

    • Reply

      Hey Perambur,

      It took only a few months for me to get the theme that I wanted and I think that my blog visitors also like it as well.

      Will try my very best to continue to provide quality content.

      Thanks for visiting and also taking the time out to comment.

  22. Reply

    Hello Kharim Bro,

    I really got amazed with the post quality and information you have provided here.

    I never think to see my blog with a visitor point of view. Yes, it’s must. Sometime we think that our blog design is cool, but what if our readers are not liking it. Super FAIL right?

    Blog commenting, Email Marketing, Building Backlinks are most common and still most of the bloggers are not performing it well.

    I’m gonna share this article on my social media profiles to help my mates to learn something new and interesting 😀

    • Reply

      Hey Ankit,

      If we don’t analyze our blog through the eyes of our blog visitors then this might cause us to lose out on our success.

      Thanks so much for reading and thanks for the comment.

  23. John Zee


    Great post Kharim ,, You are expert blogger ,, Every time i visit daily … your reply have the same tips link what i want to learn about blogging.. 🙂
    Kharim i don’t know about paid hosting … i am using blogger as free hosting … if i get hosting on Hostgator… will everything change like posts and interface..control panel etc ?

    • Reply

      Hey John,

      Well I have been titled as expert blogger on more than one occasion, I am trying my best to get to that rank.

      I used to be on blogger as well, but I didn’t feel like I have the full control of my blog. Yes the interface will change, but it will be a change for the better.

      Thanks for the comment and if you need help switching then I might be able to help you.

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