How to start a blog successfully: A Quick Guide

How to start a blog successfully: A Quick Guide….cont’d

#3 – Plan your blogs’ content strategy

It’s important to ensure that your blog isn’t disorganized, unfocused, or scattered all over the place. Format, structure, and of course, grammar, spelling, keywords, and overall search engine optimization (SEO) should also be well planned out. Without careful planning, your blog post may start to seem disconnected from your original goals, and ultimately from the interests of your target audience. Map out blog post topics well in advance and make sure they also have internal links to other pages or posts to help your blog rank well. 

Poor planning will also lead to dismal performance, like low traffic and search engine ranking. You know the saying “measure twice and cut once.”


#4 – Post with regularity

People who have been drawn to your blog and like what they read are likely going to return, looking for more great content. If they don’t find fresh blog posts, they are likely to drop-off. Once they do, it can be difficult to get them back to your site. Make sure that you post as often as you can, either every day or once every few days. Search engines crawl your site daily and if there is nothing new to crawl, your search ranking will suffer. It’s vital to ensure that your readers know that you are dabbling. They want to know that they matter, and your commitment to providing relevant content is an indicator of your dedication to them. Make sure to use tools to help you target the right keywords so that your content can be found.


#5 – Promote Your Blog

If you’ve selected the right name for your blog, blog design, and you regularly post good quality content, it is time to go to the next that will help you start a winning blog. Promotion! People around the world have no way of knowing that your blog even exists unless you promote it. You can do this by sharing each of your blog posts on your social media channels (make sure to set these up), telling everyone about your blog, sharing with email subscribers, and of course making sure that your blog uses one of the top SEO tool plugins like Yoast, SEMrush SEO Writing Assistant, SEO Squirrly, The SEO Framework, or others to optimize your keywords so that people can find you when they search the internet using keywords. Sharing is caring!