I read many blogs on a daily bases. Even on the days when I do not write anything, I still read many blogs. I share my favorites or those I comment on. However, I notice some things while reading blogs. Now before I go further. I want to clarify one thing.
I am a mediocre blogger / writer. I will probably never make a ton of money doing what I love writing / photography. However, I believe I can help others go from being a beginner to mediocre. Or better yet get them further than me
Blogging and writing takes a lot of hard work. It can be a lonely place to be. Many don’t success as they give up too soon. Others find the right niche and audience right off the bat. They have many friends and family willing to help them in the blogging world. I have online friends. As I keep my blogging separate from my family.
Here are some things I have learned along the way of blogging :
1.To make a ton of money blogging. You have to have something to sell. Whether it is an e-book, photography, trick of the trade, or affiliates etc.
2. Finding the right affiliate sales that match your niche with the right audience. Since, I write on several different subjects on my blog. I have not found the right one for me. I tried doing it through Amazon. However, I didn’t make enough sales to ever make cash out. So, Amazon closed my affiliations.
3. Photographs are in demand. They must not be blurry, out of focus or a lot going on that takes away from the subject. Using a new photo is a must. The same photo might work in places like forums or a user photo is an easy way for others to find you. Not In the world of blogging, the same photo used for different blog posts. Makes your readers think they have already read that post. Thus will skip it. Try using a new photo, or a different angle of the same photograph works much better to get views.
4. Back linking helps bring older posts back to life. Some bloggers will create a blog post at the end of the month to sum up what they have shared and learned through their posts. Others do it weekly. It really depends on how much content you produce. Plus how much time you have to share it.
5. It is a must to join different social media outlets to share your content from your blogs on. Pinterest and Twitter seems to be the latest rage. StumbleUpOn and Facebook groups do well. Instagram your photo is the new rave. Google+ is similar to facebook with group s to join.
Find online bloggers and writers who will go out of their way to help promote other bloggers and writers content. That means visiting blogs, commenting on blogs, and sharing other blogs besides your own. You blog will not be a success if nobody knows about it but you. Put yourself out there. Make yourself know. Get your brand known. Return the favor by helping those who help you.