Some of the 10 Expert Blogging Tips for 2018 include the following:
1) Blogging gear
It is important to be prepared well before deciding to start a blog to ensure it is successful. Ensure that you are financially stable to be able to purchase the required gear. If your blogging on photography, for instance, it is critical to have a good camera to ensure the photos taken are quality. Having a professional looking blog helps to gain more trust from your readers and followers.
2) Mission statement
A good blog requires a mission statement. Identify what your blog is about, its mission and visions. This is important to guide you on how to operate your blog, inspire you and to give more insight to the readers on what the blog entails.
3) Know your capabilities
Running a blog requires patience as well as passion. You need to know what you are capable of and the extent to which you can go to make your blog a success. Also, pay attention to the time you have and need to set aside for your blog to avoid negligence.
4) Be a good reader and a writer
You need to constantly check the comments of your readers and the activity of other people who visit your blog in order to ensure you’re not one-sided. Put yourself in the shoes of your reader and do not forget your blog posts need to be appealing to the person on the other end as they feel to you.
Once you have finished writing, it is important to read through your work to correct the mistakes that you might have overlooked. Do not hit send immediately you are done typing.
6) Be a team player
Engage with other bloggers to learn from them and to promote the team spirit. Remember blogging is a collaboration, not a competition.
This is important in running a blog. You can use a social team or an agency to help distribute your content online or use such tools as NVVI or Hootsuite if you consider doing your marketing independently.
8) Numbers are not everything
As tempting as it may be to keep checking the analytics, remember they are not everything. Pay attention to your content rather than the responses from the online analysis.
9) Build your audience
It is evident that more traffic on your blog means more revenue. It is important to note that it takes time to build an audience to concentrate on this first and the money will come in later.
10) Your cheerleader
Find that one person who you can share within cases where you get frustrated for example if your content gets scraped off, or one to help you handle negative critics.