Blogging tips

Actionable blogging tip for you: If you’re ONLY creating articles on your blog and have NOT yet started a YouTube channel, this is the RIGHT time as everyone started watching videos (over text).

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16 Top Tips from Blogging Experts for Beginners

I’ve heard blogging referred to a couple of times recently as a mixture between an art and a science. If this is true (and I think it is), there’s no ‘right way’ to approach blogging if you want to be successful. There are plenty of people who’ve done a great job of it though, and I thought it would be useful to learn from them.

This can be a great way to gather ideas of what topics people would most like to read about, which will help your blog grow! One of the best ways I’ve seen this in action is through blog comments or Tweets. In one example, here on FastCompany a lot of people requested a post that features more women entrepreneurs:

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A great technique for doing this is to simply ask your readers first on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn with an engaging quote. If people respond well to it, than this is probably a great topic to write about. An example for this comes from Andrew Chen who famously “tests” his blogpost ideas on Twitter first.

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Yes, since I’ve been writing for myself, I’ve found that I write more and I publish more often. I think though that the main reason for that is that I don’t decide whether to publishing something based on the traction / reception that the post will receive within my audience; instead if I want to publish something, I do so. For myself.

Start building your email list from day one. Even if you don’t plan on selling anything, having an email list allows you to promote your new content to your audience directly without worrying about search rankings, Facebook EdgeRank, or other online roadblocks in communications.

When you’re asking readers to sign up for your email list, you might want to try experimenting with different language. Willy Franzen found that his subscription rate jumped 254% higher when he changed his call-to-action from “subscribe by email” to “get jobs by email”:

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Love the readers you already have. A lot of bloggers get quite obsessed with finding new readers – to the point that they ignore the ones they already have. Yes – do try to find new readers but spend time each day showing your current readers that you value them too and you’ll find that they will help you grow your blog.

A blog is really two things. One, simply a piece of technology, a platform. But, two, it is a promise in the minds of most readers, who expect that the blog should have actual content with some elements of value that is hyper-targeted to their needs. Much like with a newspaper. Readers don’t just look at a newspaper as newsprint that is delivered on their driveway every morning. They look at it as valuable information about their city, where they live, and the things that they do.

I screwed up for years. I’d blog and blog. Some of my posts were doing very well on places like Hacker News, but I had such hard time getting return visitors. And very few people bothered to follow me on Twitter.

Finish your blog post with some kind of call to action to signup for an email list or follow you on Twitter. When I started doing this, I immediately increased my Twitter followers by 335% in the first 7 days.

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Give stuff away

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Don’t be afraid to showcase what you know. Too many bloggers hold back the good stuff out of fear of giving away the “secret sauce.” There is no secret sauce in a world where everyone has high speed Internet access at all times. Today, you want to give away information snacks to sell knowledge meals.

Jay’s advice is to share the knowledge you have, rather than keeping it tucked away for a rainy day. Chris Guillebeau follows this advice by offering two free, downloadable PDFs to his readers. Chris also does what Jay calls giving away “information snacks to sell knowledge meals.” On both of the free PDF download pages, Chris markets his book on the right-hand side.

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Plan to invest in blogging for a long time before you see a return. The web is a big, noisy place and unless you’re willing to invest more over a greater period of time than others, you’ll find success nearly impossible. If you’re seeking short-term ROI, or a quick path to recognition, blogging is the wrong path. But if you can stick it out for years without results and constantly learn, iterate, and improve, you can achieve something remarkable.

If you’re blogging to create a business, a movement, or to support a cause, then you need to build an email list. It’s not an option. I don’t even consider my blog to be my community, my email list is my community. Caring about these people, writing for them, and delivering value to them should be your number one goal.

When the New York Public Library focused on growing email subscription rates, this simple home page design with information about what readers could expect to receive boosted numbers by 52.8% over a more complicated version with less information about the actual newsletter:

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No matter how great your content is, it won’t matter unless you have an amazing headline. People have a split second to decide if they should click on your post, and your headline will make them decide. The headline is also essential in making it easy and desirable for people to share your post. Keep your headlines SPUB: simple, powerful, useful and bold.

blogging advice - headlines

There isn’t one specific set of rules to be successful in blogging. When I started blogging, I had the opportunity to learn from experienced and successful bloggers in the industry. One of the best lessons I’ve learned from them is to simply be me. I didn’t have to be too “professional” or use “big words” to impress others. I had to simply be me.

By being me, I enjoyed writing and the process more. It had me writing more than I usually would too. If you look at the the most successful writers like Seth Godin and Chris Brogan you’ll notice that they are different and unique in their own ways.

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One thing I always try to keep in mind before publishing a post is would anyone want to “cite” this for any reason? Just like interesting research is great because it leaves you with a fascinating finding or an idea, I like for my posts to be the same. That doesn’t mean relying on research, but simply making sure each post has an original lesson or actionable item, making it “citable” on the web.

It’s an extremely simple proposition. Yet, it has changed my writing completely. If I put myself into a reader’s head going through a post and seeing whether someone will say “Oh, this is interesting, John will really like this”, then I go ahead and publish it. It’s almost like an invisible threshold to pass. I need to improve the post until this level is reached. I will iterate, find more research, get more examples, until I can truly imagine this happening.

16 Top Tips from Blogging Experts for Beginners

I’ve heard blogging referred to a couple of times recently as a mixture between an art and a science. If this is true (and I think it is), there’s no ‘right way’ to approach blogging if you want to be successful. There are plenty of people who’ve done a great job of it though, and I thought it would be useful to learn from them.

This can be a great way to gather ideas of what topics people would most like to read about, which will help your blog grow! One of the best ways I’ve seen this in action is through blog comments or Tweets. In one example, here on FastCompany a lot of people requested a post that features more women entrepreneurs:

blogging advice - screenshot

blogging advice - fastco screenshot

A great technique for doing this is to simply ask your readers first on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn with an engaging quote. If people respond well to it, than this is probably a great topic to write about. An example for this comes from Andrew Chen who famously “tests” his blogpost ideas on Twitter first.

blogging advice - tweet

Yes, since I’ve been writing for myself, I’ve found that I write more and I publish more often. I think though that the main reason for that is that I don’t decide whether to publishing something based on the traction / reception that the post will receive within my audience; instead if I want to publish something, I do so. For myself.

Start building your email list from day one. Even if you don’t plan on selling anything, having an email list allows you to promote your new content to your audience directly without worrying about search rankings, Facebook EdgeRank, or other online roadblocks in communications.

When you’re asking readers to sign up for your email list, you might want to try experimenting with different language. Willy Franzen found that his subscription rate jumped 254% higher when he changed his call-to-action from “subscribe by email” to “get jobs by email”:

blogging advice - subscription rate

Love the readers you already have. A lot of bloggers get quite obsessed with finding new readers – to the point that they ignore the ones they already have. Yes – do try to find new readers but spend time each day showing your current readers that you value them too and you’ll find that they will help you grow your blog.

A blog is really two things. One, simply a piece of technology, a platform. But, two, it is a promise in the minds of most readers, who expect that the blog should have actual content with some elements of value that is hyper-targeted to their needs. Much like with a newspaper. Readers don’t just look at a newspaper as newsprint that is delivered on their driveway every morning. They look at it as valuable information about their city, where they live, and the things that they do.

I screwed up for years. I’d blog and blog. Some of my posts were doing very well on places like Hacker News, but I had such hard time getting return visitors. And very few people bothered to follow me on Twitter.

Finish your blog post with some kind of call to action to signup for an email list or follow you on Twitter. When I started doing this, I immediately increased my Twitter followers by 335% in the first 7 days.

blogging advice - nate screenshot

blogging advice - buffer ss2

blogging advice - buffer ss

Give stuff away

blogging advice - contest

blogging advice - subscriber growth

Don’t be afraid to showcase what you know. Too many bloggers hold back the good stuff out of fear of giving away the “secret sauce.” There is no secret sauce in a world where everyone has high speed Internet access at all times. Today, you want to give away information snacks to sell knowledge meals.

Jay’s advice is to share the knowledge you have, rather than keeping it tucked away for a rainy day. Chris Guillebeau follows this advice by offering two free, downloadable PDFs to his readers. Chris also does what Jay calls giving away “information snacks to sell knowledge meals.” On both of the free PDF download pages, Chris markets his book on the right-hand side.

blogging advice - cg

Plan to invest in blogging for a long time before you see a return. The web is a big, noisy place and unless you’re willing to invest more over a greater period of time than others, you’ll find success nearly impossible. If you’re seeking short-term ROI, or a quick path to recognition, blogging is the wrong path. But if you can stick it out for years without results and constantly learn, iterate, and improve, you can achieve something remarkable.

If you’re blogging to create a business, a movement, or to support a cause, then you need to build an email list. It’s not an option. I don’t even consider my blog to be my community, my email list is my community. Caring about these people, writing for them, and delivering value to them should be your number one goal.

When the New York Public Library focused on growing email subscription rates, this simple home page design with information about what readers could expect to receive boosted numbers by 52.8% over a more complicated version with less information about the actual newsletter:

blogging advice - nypl

No matter how great your content is, it won’t matter unless you have an amazing headline. People have a split second to decide if they should click on your post, and your headline will make them decide. The headline is also essential in making it easy and desirable for people to share your post. Keep your headlines SPUB: simple, powerful, useful and bold.

blogging advice - headlines

There isn’t one specific set of rules to be successful in blogging. When I started blogging, I had the opportunity to learn from experienced and successful bloggers in the industry. One of the best lessons I’ve learned from them is to simply be me. I didn’t have to be too “professional” or use “big words” to impress others. I had to simply be me.

By being me, I enjoyed writing and the process more. It had me writing more than I usually would too. If you look at the the most successful writers like Seth Godin and Chris Brogan you’ll notice that they are different and unique in their own ways.

blogging advice - chartbeat graph

One thing I always try to keep in mind before publishing a post is would anyone want to “cite” this for any reason? Just like interesting research is great because it leaves you with a fascinating finding or an idea, I like for my posts to be the same. That doesn’t mean relying on research, but simply making sure each post has an original lesson or actionable item, making it “citable” on the web.

It’s an extremely simple proposition. Yet, it has changed my writing completely. If I put myself into a reader’s head going through a post and seeing whether someone will say “Oh, this is interesting, John will really like this”, then I go ahead and publish it. It’s almost like an invisible threshold to pass. I need to improve the post until this level is reached. I will iterate, find more research, get more examples, until I can truly imagine this happening.

FAQs | Blogging Tips & Tricks for Bloggers 2022

Blogging is a way of sharing your thoughts with the world. Thoughts could be related to your personal life or any other topic (health, wealth, parenting, etc.). But unlike traditional blogging, now blogging has turned into a proven business model.

Start treating blogging like a real business, be consistent, have patience, and a learning attitude, and blogger outreach are some of the basic tips that every beginner should implement to become a successful blogger.

– Selling affiliate products
– Placing ads on their website (such as Google AdSense ads)
– Sponsorships
– Paid collaborations with other brands
– Paid reviews
– Selling their own products or online courses
– Offering services such as writing, SEO, web design, etc

Yes, Blogger is a great platform for beginners. But the self-hosted WordPress platform is EVEN better. WordPress is easy to set up, gives you full control, is SEO-friendly, and also you’ll get access to thousands of plugins and themes.

One of the reasons why bloggers fail is that they ALWAYS look for quick results. They want to make money within a few weeks after setting up their blog. Just like any other business, blogging also needs investment and proper planning to make profits.

– Building your reputation online
– Improving your skills such as writing, design, networking, etc
– Helps you make money online
– Helps you connect with influencers in your niche
– To build your portfolio and the list goes on

Final Thoughts On Blogging Tips for New Bloggers

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Anil Agarwal who owns Bloggerspassion.com, is a full-time blogger and SEO expert who has been helping people build profitable blogs for over a decade. BloggersPassion has been featured on premium online sites like Forbes, Huffingtonpost, Semrush, Problogger, Crazy Egg, The Next Web and so on.

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14 thoughts on “25 Best Blogging Tips and Tricks Based On 16 Years of Blogging Experience”

A lot of burning questions that new bloggers like me have are covered comprehensively in this post.
One of my thoughts nows days is that I am making money from my main blog. What if Google change its algo and traffic drops overnight as I have read at so many places.
So I was planning to create another blog since it will be easier as now I know much better about keyword research and content creation than I knew 2 years before.
But keeping all that in mind I 100% agree with your point that rather than diverting my energy on 2nd blog, same amount of energy will give more rewards on my first blog.
Do you have same kind of thoughts, or have you planned or created others ways of revenue as a safeguard?

I love to read all blogging posts such a piece of gorgeous information you have been mentioned in this blog, I saw in you on the quora platform then after that I searched on google, and finally, I find out a great informative blog.

You have provided some great tips, and this may be one of the best articles on the blog. I was wondering why I had so many blogs, and now I’m thinking about eliminating them. I’m also thinking about switching my hosting and reading all the books as well as you have suggested.

Hi Anil Sir,
It is really inspiring reading your blogging journey. I just started with it on blogspot.com. I gained knowledge from reading your post. I am still a novice. Would like to get such inspirations from leading bloggers like you. Getting into writing such blogs will take time for me. But will try my level best to apply your tips and tricks in my blogging. At times it is really difficult to understand and do things in one go. But surely will keep working hard to achieve. A positive attitude always works.
Regards,
Rita

Well first of all I would like to thank you for sharing your successfully 15 years blogging secrets. What i liked the most in this article is about “Smallseotools” & “Crazyegg” which is really good enough to give tough competition to other paid tools as discussed in your post. I also agrees with you on Pareto 80/20 rule. Really this rule comes to true most of time while I do analysis of my posts and their promotional activities on various Social media platform.

Excellent tips.
I have learned a lot from bloggers passion and this one of the best articles on this blog.
I was doing the mistake of creating many blogs and now I think to rectify it.
Another thing is to change my hosting, and I will try to read all the books as stated by you.

I learned a bunch of similar lessons during my 13 year blogging career. Giving freely vibes deeply with me because pros are generous servants, first and foremost. From there, all of this free giving increases skills, exposure and credibility. Credible, skilled bloggers seen in many spots go pro because people buy their stuff and also hire these bloggers.

Being generous and patient are keys because most bloggers, in their fear and panic, are stingy and impatient. Or perhaps the bloggers seem to be patient but blog from stingy energies. Other bloggers are generous as can be but incredibly impatient. The challenge is to be generous for a long time.

I am learning new things, per one of your tips bro. Optimizing my blog posts for SEO since January of 2021 has opened my eyes because I ranked most of these new posts on page 1 for a little bit, at least. But even ones that did not rank – written with competitive keywords – still drew more organic traffic through my list and social media, all because my readers and new readers enjoyed the 2,000 plus word, detailed offerings.

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