This post describes the top qualities to become a successful blogger for the newbie bloggers.
Last week, I received a mail through from a guy saying that “I found your blog in Google search and it has some useful information. I am an engineering student and good in writing tutorials in computer programming. I wanna share my knowledge through blogging. Let me know about the qualities that a blogger should possess”.
I humbly replied to that mail with few lines and disclosed some useful resources to him. I was very impressed with his mail, because he didn’t included any queries about making money with blogging. I believe that he will become a successful blogger soon and decided to write about the leading qualities that the bloggers should hold.
People consider blogging as a business to make money online. I agree with this concept; even I started blogging to meet some monetary benefits by sharing my acquaintance. But I strongly say that the bloggers should have a set of qualities to become a successful blogger.
Let’s discuss some blogging aptitudes to become a successful blogger. As it is the post for the newbies, I am starting here from the basic question,
What is blogging?
The process of writing and publishing posts for a blog is blogging. It is the best way to share your knowledge on fascinating topics with others. Some people are making use of it to get financial benefits and others are doing it as a hobby.
If you’ve started blogging to make money, then you should have the below listed qualities to become a successful blogger.
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10 qualities to become a successful blogger
1. Learning and writing skill
A blogger should be a learner and a good writer. If you see the successful bloggers, they never stop off learning and that might be the reason why they keep on being successful. So, you need to learn the new blogging stuffs to withstand in the Blogosphere. Although the ready-made articles are available for the blogs to update, you’ll be missing the personal touch in blog posts and so it is better to write by yourself for your blog. Read and write more blog posts to advance your scripting skill.
2. Creativity and Proper planning
A blog is like a diary and you can express your creativity while creating the blog posts. This would be unique and stand out from the thousands of articles. Proper planning is bringing the different blog post ideas for your blog. This is possible if you like to read other blogs and take part in blogging communities. So, if you plan properly along with your creativity, I am sure that you would have an ability to create viral posts and soon become a successful blogger.
3. Curiosity and consistency
Curiosity is the needing quality as it let you to do an enhanced blogging. If you are curious in your chosen niche, then you would visit other blogs to expand your knowledge. This quality helps you to construct excellence blog posts and also allow you to comment & guest blogging on the blogs of your same niche. You should understand that consistency is imperative in blogging to get more traffic, authority and Search engine optimization benefits. If you’re inconsistent, then it is tough to get love from search engines. i.e it is hard for your blog to hold top place in search engines. Just imagine, if your curiosity is mingled with consistency, then? Definitely you will become a successful blogger quickly.
4. Patience and persistence
Patience is a dynamic quality of blogging. Even though, you are brilliant in creating the blog posts and if you don’t have patience, then it is really harsh to thrive in blogging. Persistence is nothing but strength of mind which helps you to avoid the thoughts of “quit blogging”. Both patience and persistence is needed in the early period of blogging to get good reputation in your niche field.
5. Interacting and helping
Both interacting and helping are the good qualities of a blogger which would assist you to gain more blogging friends and visitors for your blog. If you interact with pro bloggers and influential bloggers humbly, they would help you to solve your problems and even they share your blog posts on their network which would increases the visibility of your blog.
6. Niche and SEO knowledge
Having knowledge in your chosen niche and SEO is the indeed quality of a blogger. If you know sufficient information about your blogging niche, then it is feasible for you to update your blog. Some bloggers commit mistake in choosing their niche with trending topics, not their fascinating one and this is the reason for writer’s block. To rank well on search engines, the basic SEO like keyword research, on-page and off-page optimization should be done.
7. Targeting and understanding the audience
Blog audience helps to grow your blog and so it is essential that they should be targeted. Some effective products from Google like Keyword planner, Trends, Google Analytics could be used to find your target audience. You can engage your audience by understanding them and provide solutions for their requirements through your blog posts.
8. Observing and smart working
Observing blog related stuffs like traffic driving ways, tools to cross post the blog content, link building etc. would expand your blogging knowledge and do experiments to implement these stuffs . Most of the bloggers say that hardworking is necessary for blogging. But I prefer smart work by thinking wisely to do an enriched blogging. If observation is blended with your smart work, then it would let you to become a successful blogger effortlessly.
9. Managing and Marketing skills
Social signals like Facebook Likes, Tweets, +1’s of Google Plus and votes in community websites are significantly needed for your blog to get good SERP. So, you should stay active in social networks and top social bookmarking websites to acquire like-minded people for your blog. Manage your social profiles effectually and promote your blog posts in popular social networking websites helps you to get more exposure.
10. Organized and time managing ability
To become a successful blogger, you should well-organized with your blogging activities like publishing and promoting the blog posts, blog commenting, guest blogging etc. You could execute all these activities by implementing better time management.
Blogging is not a one day game to see the result of your work. It may take several months/years to reach your goals. Instead of getting discouragement, try to practice the above listed qualities to improve your blog by attracting more people to it. If you have these top qualities, then you would become a successful blogger soon.
I have most of the qualities which I have listed above and still learning some of it to become a successful blogger. I wish all the bloggers to do the same.
Do you have these blogging qualities? Did I miss any quality to become a successful blogger? I would like to discuss with you through comments!