If you want to make money through blogging, creating a popular blog is the
key to success. If your blog receives very little traffic, you will not have
much success monetizing it. No matter which method you use to make
money from your blog, you will find the most success if you have a large
readership. Because of this, making your blog popular and growing
readership should be one of your primary concerns.
There are many ways to make your blog more popular. The first thing you
should consider is who your audience is and who you are writing for. You
should always write about something that interests you, and that will
interest others. You may think that your new kitten is the greatest thing
since sliced bread, but there are probably not very many other people who
want to read a blog about it. It is best to find a niche audience that is large
enough to support a wide readership but not to vague.
One of the great things about blogging is
that you do not have to be a professional
writer to have a popular blog. You do have
to obey common grammatical rules and at
least be able to put together coherent
sentences, but you do not have to be a
highly skilled writer.
Blog readers are looking for interesting, relevant topics to read, not the next
work of Shakespeare. Make sure what you write is interesting, edgy, or even
controversial. Popular blogs are never boring and add value to reader’s lives either through information or entertainment. Make sure your blog add something of value to your reader’s life otherwise you will not develop a
large fan base.
Making your blog popular is a lot like
driving traffic to a website. You can use
many of the same techniques to drive
traffic to your blog. Finding places to link
back to your blog is a good way to drive
traffic. Social sites such as Myspace,
Facebook, and You tube provide lots of
opportunities for this. You can also use
social book marking sites such as Reddit,
StumbleUpon, and Digg to promote your blog. Blogging on a popular blog
site such as WordPress and Blogger are also good ways to make your blog
more popular as these blogging sites help to bring in traffic for your blog.
Whether you blog on a blogging network or you have an independently
hosted blog, you need to make sure your blog is designed well. It is true
that content is king and if a blog has great content is may receive lots of
traffic even though it is ugly, having a well designed blog that is not ugly or
annoying will help to drive repeat traffic. You want your blog to look unique,but not too unique. Keep with internet formalities such as blue links and use large font for headings.