3 steps for becoming an ‘awesome’ blogger
IF CONTENT’S KING, THEN TIME’S QUEEN
Yes. It’s true.
Imagine this blogging world as a game of chess and think over it.
NO MATTER HOW ‘AWESOME’ YOUR CONTENT IS, TIME IS A CRUCIAL FACTOR IN DETERMINING THE SUCCESS OF YOUR POST OR IN FACT YOUR SUCCESS AS A BLOGGER.
Widely following categories of the different post are recognized worldwide:
C1= 90 TO 120 SEC & 10<=WORDS<=200
C2= 3 TO 6 MIN & 300<=WORDS<=700
C3= 10 TO 15 MIN & 1000<=WORDS<=2000
C4= 20 TO 25 MIN & >=2500 WORDS
Till date, I have written in all the categories except C4. But the important thing is I wrote in the C3 category after I had 4000 -5000 views and more than 300 followers, not before that. This is the important thing. We all are occupied with one thing or the other, so we don’t have much of a choice when it comes to reading other posts.
‘QUEEN’ IS A POWERFUL PIECE IN A CHESSBOARD AND YOU CAN’T NEGLECT HER IF YOU WANT TO SAVE YOUR ‘KING’.
- Brevity is a powerful tool. Use it. [Some of my 13WordStories crossed over 80 likes and 100 views]
- Avoid writing ‘too’ much, especially when new.
- Write as an amateur, make mistakes.
- Unless you are brilliant author or a popular blogger or a professional blogger, please avoid C3 and C4 as it will only damage you.
- Never try to exaggerate using ‘lengthy’ constructive lines. Improvise on your vocabulary wherever possible.
- Avoid plagiarism.
“It is observed that successful people get ahead in the time that other people waste.” – Henry Ford
BLOGGING SHOULD BE LIKE A ‘BALANCED DIET’
Before writing even your first article, please ponder over these things:
- Why I am giving my energy in this thing?
- What I want to achieve?
BEFORE ANYONE CAN BELIEVE IN YOU, YOU MUST BELIEVE IN YOUR WRITING. NOW WHAT’S THE ‘BALANCED DIET’ I MENTIONED ABOVE? IT’S SIMPLY A COMBO OF LIKES, VISITORS AND VIEWS. MANY TIMES, WE ARE TROUBLED THAT WE ARE NOT GETTING ENOUGH LIKES ETC. BUT HAS TROUBLE EVER SOLVED OUR PROBLEMS? NO, IT HASN’T.
We must always try to maintain a balance between the above mentioned ingredients so as to prepare a healthy dish. Just focusing on anyone of them would never satiate your desire for becoming a better blogger day by day.
JUST HAVE A LOOK AT FOLLOWING SNAPSHOTS OF MY OWN BLOG ON VARIOUS DAYS. ON SOME DAYS, LIKES ARE BETTER; ON OTHER, THE VIEWS AND THE VISITORS.
CRAVE FOR THE TASTE BUT NEVER FORGET THE EFFORTS A CHEF PUTS INTO TRANSFORMATION OF THE ‘SPICES’ INTO THE ‘FLAVOR’.
“One step – choosing a goal and sticking to it – changes everything.” – Scott Reed
RUN. CROSS HURDLES. STUMBLE. FALL. RISE AGAIN. RUN AGAIN.
If you are performing better than others, try to be the best and if you are the best, invent something that’s bigger than the ‘best’. But never stop. I am sharing one of my snapshot that motivates me to improve my blog day by day. It is not a magic that’s doing this. You have to grind hard – like real hard.
- Try writing in a unique way. Writing cliches is helpful sometimes but it’s not good for the page ranking in the Google and other search engines.
- Start your own events. They can range from ‘micro-fiction’ to ‘story writing’.
- Experiment with the new features.
- Reflect creativity.
- Try writing ‘nonsense’
- We all face negativity but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to be ‘always’ negative on your blog. Soon people will lose interest.
- Never leave link in the comment box of others unless asked to do. I made this mistake a lot in my first month (Dec 2015) of blogging.
- Never copy from magazines and newspapers. It might attract visitors but any day you are in trouble of losing your blog if it’s free. On the self-hosted paid blogs, you would be warned to remove your content but not in the case of free blogs.
“Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.” – Marie Curie
Hope you got something out of the article & yay! I finished it in the C2 category.
-Reblogged from “EXPRESSIVE HUMAN“