Why I follow the top bloggers to succeed in blogging?
Is this a strange question? of course not.
I started my blog almost a year ago but I did not succeed in blogging and I did not get a huge amount of traffic or sales.
Not even make a single rupee(INR) from blogging and Affiliate Marketing.
So, I thought of analyzing the successful people in the blogging industry and come up with the common approach they are doing to keep them successful in their niche.
These are some of my favorite list of blogs which are extremely useful and successful blogs for anyone who wants to start their career in blogging. These guys are really inspirational to every one of us.
These blogs spanning across several niches, it varies from content creation, Search Engine Optimization(SEO), link building, traveling and blogging ideas.
- Quick Sprout
- Smart Passive Income
- Neil Patel
- Bloggers Idea
- Shout me loud
- Amit Bhawani
- SqlAuthority blog
I found the following are the key take away factors from the top bloggers. these ideas will help you succeed in blogging.
- Be Consistent in blogging
- Informative and Engaging content
- Stay updated with their niche
- Clean and Simple design that converts
- Personal touch
1.Be Consistent in blogging
Blogging is an act of writing content. You can write a blog literally about anything, but if you find a topic you love. you can able to write more, that leads to consistency in blogging.
if you look at the successful bloggers, they used to have blogging schedules. They publish content daily / twice in a week /once in a week/ even monthly.
Yes, they always have a schedule for blogging.
Here are some of the example of blogging schedules:
- Check out QuickSprout – Neil Patel used to blog at least two posts a week. he creates each article with detailed explanations.
- Check out SqlAuthority – Pinal Dev creates a post on every single day. he is doing it for more than 6 years.
It doesn’t mean that you need to make a blog post on every single day or two posts per week. It completely depends on your schedules and skills.
If you want to be successful in blogging, create a schedule for blogging, keep regularly write content for your blog.
2.Informative and Engaging content
Successful bloggers usually create informative and engaging content for their audience. Millions of blog posts are created every single day.
Successful bloggers stand out of the crowd with informative and engaging content with lot research on the particular topic.
They add images/ videos/infographics in their blog post to enhance the reading quality and retain the user for a long time(Just google about bounce rates).
Successful bloggers raise questions or ask for feedback from their audience, this technique will involve readers to comment or share their ideas about the topic.
Google provides ranking preference for the pages containing more than 1500 words and engaging content.
Successful bloggers learn new things and write clear, informative contents on their blog regularly.
Refer my article related to Passive income, I tried to implement all the possible technique of successful bloggers. This article is long, informative, contain images. Give me your feedback in the comment section
3.Stay updated with their niche
Successful bloggers are lifelong learners and they never stopped learning new things. This is a real secret for success.
They read books, blogs and interact with the people in their niche and they create connections with top successful bloggers.
I would suggest you read a lot of books in your niche because I consider books are the greatest source of information, it is someone’s years of knowledge.
Find great books and start reading to stay updated in your area of the topic.
4.Clean and Simple design that converts
Most of the successful bloggers listed above use simple and clean designs on their blogs. Simple layouts have plenty of benefits like
- Faster loading time
- High conversion rate
- High user retention.
Even these blogs layout and designs are simple, they are mostly unique and attention-grabbing blogs. They use necessary images/graphics required for the blog.
Successful bloggers avoid using unnecessary graphics or effects in their blogs since it will affect the page loading time.
I consider content is always king, even though you have to focus on presenting it wisely just like top bloggers.
So, Keep the design as simple as possible and focus on your writing.
Successful bloggers used to interact with their audience regularly through comment sections or social media(facebook, twitter, Quora).
They do not copy or mimic someone content/ idea, on the other hand, they include their personal touch.
Take an example of a blog started guide, you can find hundreds of post all talk about the same idea of registering a domain, installing WordPress, publish content.
My favorite blog starter guide is here, This blog is clean, simple, informative and engaging.
Tell me some other examples of great blogs in the comment section. it would be useful for the readers.