We all know that blogging successfully in India can be quite difficult at times, for that very reason, here are some simple blog tips to get your started today, rather than tomorrow. In today’s technologically advanced world, people prefer to read blogs over other sources and there are millions of them available on the internet. Therefore, it is necessary for your specific avatar to stand out from the many who are probably crowding your niche, which makes it seem almost like there is no niche in the first place.
Here are some simple tips that will help you to attract hundreds of people to your online watering hole. They are more like best practices, and you would do well by adopting them into your long-term business plan.
- Opt For Your Own Hosting And A Unique Domain Name
As a beginner, you’re best off if you go with WordPress.com, and later switch to a self-hosted site, which also boasts of a nice, catchy domain name. You can always use the incredibly flexible : WordPress is strong supported, reputed and recognized site. It is used by lots of people and it’s quite simple to create a free blog there. You should ideally ready more about hosting and domain names.
- Make A Schedule For Writing And Publishing Posts
Set a schedule for writing content – just do it already! Frankly speaking there is no exact time to write a post. But it is good to make a schedule for posting and writing articles. The benefit is that your followers can expect a post on the particular time and it helps increase the traffic as your blog gets more lively.
- Keep Things Fresh With Rich Media
Upload as many pictures as possible in every single post. Users get bored when all there is to your content is textual. You must always offer something new to your readers to keep them glued to your blog. It’s good to add related and attractive pictures. It is better to search in sites like Google, flickr, yahoo etc for related images. And if I might add, don’t steal images. Rather, try not to.
- Make Navigation Simple And Easy To Use
While navigating through your blog people should get familiar with it within seconds. Generally people navigate for 10 to 15 seconds and if they won’t feel comfortable, they lose interest and may not return.
- Words Get Boring, Employ Slideshows, Videos, Podcasts, and more…
A long topic generally requires media to make it more interactive and interesting. That makes it easy to understand. You can add youtube videos or any other multimedia contents from the web. But remember, it really does depend on your selected niche, whether your audience will prefer it over words, or not.
- Promote Discussion And Respond To Comments
Replying to every comment posted is one of the best tips for blogging successfully that anybody can offer to you. That will clear all the doubts of the users. It also helps in retaining visitors who have read your articles before. Don’t forget to add an RSS feed, a Facebook Fan Page, and even Twitter to your portfolio.
- Avoid Mistakes In Grammar
Grammatical mistakes are something which can completely ruin the entire respect you’ve been accumulating online for so very long. Bloggers should read two to three times before posting any content. I can safely say that this is a mistake I still make, since i just despise proofreading an article. I can do after a week, but definitely not the same day. Ah well, maybe some day.
- Include An About and Authors Section
Generally people don’t like to read posts that are penned by an unknown author since you just don’t know the fellow behind the scene. This is an intimate medium, which demands frequent one-to-one discussions. What that means is that you must be open, approachable, and accessible by every single one of your readers. Therefore, it is suggested to add an author section. This adds to the authenticity of your online efforts.
- Think Up Interesting Headlines And Topics To Write About
Most of the users read the posts only if they find the headlines attractive. They decide the contents from the heading. Therefore, it is good to have attractive heading. And connected by the hip (literally) is the context of the post itself. Don’t digress from your chosen niche, stick to it like there’s no tomorrow.
- Show Readers That You’re Got More Than The Best
People should feel like they are listening instead of reading. Your posts should be more attractive than your competitors. The best way to do that is to offer them content that is without a doubt, exactly what they are looking for. Yes, that even applies if they’re not looking for it in the first place.
That concludes this articles about some simple blog tips to help to begin blogging successfully in India as soon as possible.