6 Brilliant Tips To Make You Blog like a Pro-Blogger

Would you like to become a renowned blogger? When I started blogging, I was blogging because it was fun and it was something I enjoyed doing. Perhaps you are also one of those budding bloggers who is blogging for the passion, or maybe you are trying your luck in the field of blogging to earn money or to make a name for yourself or your brand. Whatever your reason is for blogging, what’s important is how well you are doing.

If you are spending two hours a day on your blog and the results are not up to the mark, it’s time for you to re-think your strategy. If you are not motivated, then you should read this blogger motivation guide which will surely make you feel refreshed and will help you to get your blogging mojo back.

Blog Like a Pro

What’s important in blogging is to always be learning something new, and to share it with others for whom it is new information. This article will provide practical insights and motivate you to leave your amateur seat and blog like a pro-blogger. So without further ado, let’s see what you can do to begin blogging like a professional blogger!

Why should you blog like a professional blogger?

One thing we should always keep in mind while doing anything is to make the most of it – do it to the best of our ability. If you are just one out of millions of mediocre bloggers, it’s time for you to take action and move forward. In this post I’m sharing tips that I have learned in my 6-year blogging tenure and if you follow these tips, in next 30 days you will become a better blogger than you are today.


Confidence is perfection

First, remember that people are unlikely to take advice from a non-confident person. If you are sharing information without confidence, nobody is going to believe it. Always remember that you can build credibility by not losing it. Consider the qualities that give you trust in a person.  When it comes to blogging, your physical presence is not a factor.  It is your words that matter most. The question is – how can you become (and give the impression of) a confident blogger?

  1. Your posts and writing style:  Your ability to communicate in writing is the biggest factor at play as a blogger. When I am writing a blog post, I imagine that my reader is sitting on an empty chair in front of me, and we are having a conversation. If your blogging has a conversational tone, you are more likely to leave a footprint. Notice the number of times I use the word “you” in this article. That is because this article is for you and you only. It is written for just one person, and that is the person who is reading this article – you! Another way to improve your blogging style is by using “I” instead of “we”.   Sometimes writers who continually use the word “we” are showing us that they avoid taking responsibility for their work. If it’s a one man show blog, why do you need to use “we”? Open these articles in a new tab: 10 tips to improve your writing skills and 11 effective tips to boost article writing skills.
  2. Your blog design: I’m sure you must have been to a restaurant where your impression of the waiter was created by what he was wearing. I’m more likely to tip a waiter who is in a uniform than one who is not. When you are working online, it’s your design that is the suit, and you are the waiter. If your blog design is unpleasant and doesn’t leave a good impression, then you are not likely to get a tip, i.e., turning the one-time visitor into a subscriber. So get rid of all mumbo-jumbo from your blog, and have a neat and professional looking design that reflects your personality and that of your blog.  Remember, your blog design is the first point of content, and a first impression lasts forever.
  3. Come out of the closet: How many popular bloggers do you know of? Check out this awesome infographic of professional bloggers, and ask yourself how many of them you are familiar with? If you know even two or three of them, ask yourself why and how do you know them? It’s because they didn’t hide in the closet like you are! All of these successful bloggers have given a face to their brand along with their name, and you can clearly see that on their blog. Isn’t it easier to connect to a person rather than a brand? It’s time for you to make some changes to your blog and to introduce us to the person behind that awesome blog! Add an author box, add few details about you in your blog’s “About” page, and add your profile to the blog’s sidebar. Make sure to add a quality photo and an intriguing bio.  Tell us about yourself in a way that allows people to relate and connect with you.
  4. Be honest, and don’t doubt yourself : Honesty is the best policy” is a “life rule” that we all learned in kindergarten, but with time we all learn that it is not easy to live by that rule. How many times in a day do you lie about little things? When I asked myself this question, I realized that I sometimes lie unintentionally in small and seemingly inconsequential ways. We lie because we want other’s to be happy, or we don’t want to hurt them. But lying always has a consequence. For instance, when we lie to please people, we turn ourselves into people-pleasers. Take this as a challenge, and for the next seven days try to be completely honest. Be honest in your offline and online life, and let me know how this changes your life. I started this as an experiment myself, and within seven days I started to feel the difference. I have now been doing this for a month, and apart from two or three instances when I lied, my life has improved significantly. As a bonus, being careful not to lie taught me how to say “no”, and my confidence level has gone up ever since. Once you do this, it will also have a positive impact on your writing and your online presence. I invite you to read, how being completely honest for seven days changed my life.

Become an Authority Blogger:

No matter how much you know about a subject, your opinion is not respected until you have established yourself as an authority, and your blog as an authoritative blog.  The question is- how can you become an authoritative blogger? If you make the changes suggested above, (leading to your increased confidence), then you are more likely to become an authoritative blogger.

Now it’s time to leverage the power of social-media and establish yourself as an authoritative person in your niche. Let’s start by updating your social media profile details, thus improving your social-media presence. Ensure that your social media profile is like your resume and that it also reflects your personality. Use the same profile image everywhere (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Gravatar, etc…) to stand out and make it easier for people to remember you.

Always share your opinion about the hot topics in your niche or trending topics around the globe. Your opinion may not be as valuable as that of an industry expert, but it will still be more valuable than the opinions of many of the people who are following you. If you start to doubt yourself, check out this amazing video on “If you think your idea is stupid, you are an idiot“!

Put others before you:

One of the most common attributes of a successful person is that they give credit to people for their work. A shallow person will neither talk about the good work others have accomplished nor share it with others. If you are one of those people who does not like to credit others for their work, you need to take a look at this and work toward changing it. Giving credit to those who deserve it and have earned it is another expression of your own self-confidence as well as an indication of professional respect.

Don’t just create quick connections – get into the inner circle:

You must have heard that networking is the key to success, and that it’s important to build a strong network of people around you. In truth, this is one of the most important things you can do in every aspect of your life, online or offline. When networking, gaining respect and working to become a part of someone’s inner-circle makes a substantial difference in your connections. Some of you may have read a lot about successful people and you may even have some in your social media network, but you are not a part of their inner-circle. You are just one among thousands of people they have “friended” on Facebook or have met at a blogging event. Your goal should be to establish yourself as part of their inner-circle and become an important connection in their arena. This will only happen when you put some time and energy into working on building a meaningful connection.

Smart work rather than hard work :

No matter in what niche you are doing business, smart work is what moves you forward. Working hard is important, of course, but working smart is even more important. If you are spending two hours every day writing blog posts and not working on promoting your work, you find yourself in the same situation a year or two down the road as you find yourself in today. Perhaps your blog will grow to a degree and you may even get more traffic and make a little more money, but you will be behind of the crowd that is moving forward at a steady pace, and you will never become all you can be in this field.

There are people who have only recently started working online and are already making million of dollars because of their smart work and great ideas. Without a good idea, no amount of work will pay off optimally. With regard to starting to work smart, I suggest that you start by choosing the right set of blogging tools,  work on time-management to become more productive. Maintain a good balance between your social and personal life, because if you want to succeed, you have to be a happy person.  That will only happen when you are satisfied with your life in 360* (in all aspects of your life).

Value your time and have a team

If you are a regular reader of ShoutMeLoud, I’m sure you must have heard me  saying “Time is money“, and I will keep repeating it until you email me and tell me “Yes Harsh, I have learned that time is money!”. You might have 30-40 great ideas, but implementing those ideas by yourself will take a lot of time and effort. When you have a team of people working, you are more likely to turn your good ideas into reality. Here is a practical example:  I had this idea of creating an infographic for Indian bloggers, but I couldn’t do it because collecting the data was too time-consuming a process. Sharat joined my team 14 months ago, and he is the guy who gets all the credit for making this infographic live, and designer Abha Jain deserves credit for the design. Because I accepted their expert assistance, I was able to keep all of my other blogs active AND find more time for myself! You must upgrade your role from blogger to infopreneur/entrepreneur. This will only happen when you have a team, and you start delegating work to others.

If you are someone who lives in a remote place, all you need to do is create a virtual team of your own. You should check out these two articles from Srikanth, where he has shared everything you need to know about virtual assistance.

Perhaps the most important take-away from this article is this:  Leave the conventional way of working, and work like an “Internetpreneur”. When you are working online you are limitless, and you can achieve anything you want.

In this article I have shared many important points which will help you to grow strong and achieve your dreams. Focus on the points which you believe will improve your blogging career and turn you into a successful professional blogger.

Feel free to let me know which of the above tips you will be working on, and how are you planning to start. If you need help with any of these points, feel free to ask me via the comments section below.

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 67 )

  1. says

    Blogging is no doubt a great platform to vent out our feelings and share stuff with people with ease, monetizing comes later, if you’ll do for money you won’t succeed.

  2. Muhammad Ismail says

    Hi Harsh,

    As i have already sent an email to you that my English is very weak. How i can improve my English and can i start blogging in Urdu? One thing i want to clear that i want to become blogger just for money not any thing else. So can i make money through Urdu blogging?

    Waiting for your response.

  3. Rasmi T S says

    Harsh & Team,
    Very informative & inspirational posts. Beginners could gain a lot, if they read posts @shoutmeloud.com.

    I love writing, and this site is my bookmark for reference on many aspects like grammar check, proof reading, importance of writing draft and then revisiting same after some time, time management, perseverance and what not!

  4. says

    Hello Harsh. Happy to meet you for the first time. You’re great aren’t you? You write beautifully and with the confidence you prescribe. You’re doing a great job and I want to congratulate and encourage you. Your work is definitely transforming lives. This post is very useful to me. May your light continue to shine and light up your world!

  5. says

    Hi harsha
    Great post … I just needed this post.. from last one month I am away from the actual path in blogging… your post just turned me back to my path again
    Thanks man

  6. says

    I really enjoy reading this your article. I won’t say I’m a problogger but I know I’m doing my best. It only persistence I need cos I know I’m confident. Thank for this.

  7. Neeraj Mishra says

    Hey Harsh you have mentioned some great key points that can make a normal blogger to a pro blogger. I really enjoyed reading this article, nice share! :)

  8. says

    Hey, thanks for giving that any newbie blogger like me can blog like a pro blogger. We just need to know the way and you have cleared my confusion. I am just trying to follow this, by the way the Zite app is really cool. Thanks Again.

  9. mImranNazish says

    Wowww… another great and inspirational article. every single point is just awesome and especially this line “If you think your idea is stupid, you are an idiot”

    Thanks Harsh

  10. says

    Awesome! whole article is great and I also learn many things from it. The one thing which you listing is that we also have to spend time in promotion, suggest me some best methods which help me to promote my site.
    awaiting for your reply…..

  11. says

    Hi Harsh
    Thanks for the informative post.”I” instead of “We” is good point, till now i always used ” We” to be on safe side but after reading your points i will use ” I” henceforth. This article inspires me alot to write my next blog post.Thanks once again for your article Harsh.

    • Piyush Shinde says

      Hii Harsh,
      It’s very true that most of us use “We” more frequently in our professional life for safety. It is sometimes for the reason that WE want the reader to take us as a department and not the responsible concern. I was looking for some informative reading material about blogging and even I considered the relevant websites as scams alike you. Your posts and articles are much pleasing and the language is very simple and conversant which makes it more and more interesting.
      Thanks for all your work and hope it will prove helpful who are thinking for blogging.

  12. Shariq says

    Hi Harsh,

    I have always taken guidance from your site, from my blogspot domain to my full WordPress site omniskill.com. I have followed your seo tips and implementing your tips day by day. Eespecially the one about the free images. Thank you for being there for us.

    Shariq from Pak.

  13. Alvian Rahardjo says

    Hi Harsh, another valuable post from you. So motivational and insightful, every single point is valid and i will follow your suggestions asap :)

  14. says

    Hi,Harsh sir thank you for a such a great post,really i scared of blogging and i thought myself can i become a pro blogger? even i also planned to stop blogging because of no idea and what about to blog,but you gave me the confidence and motivation to continue in blogging,sure i will follow yours step by steps to became a pro blogger myself
    once again thanks :-)

  15. says

    Every blogger wants to write a stunning blog post that the visitor attract their blog. You have given some points to write stunning blog. There are very helpful for blogger. You covered all point regarding how to write professional blog post. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a nice day!

  16. Venu Kotla says

    Hi Harsh,
    Thanks for this wonderful article, I’m recently entered into this blogging. Your article really motivates me. Once Again Thank Very much. Good Job.

  17. says


    Thanks for sharing this. Sometime I lack of topics to write so I have started reading more and as you have mentioned its helping me as its giving me more topics.
    I will definitely gonna follow all other tips you mentioned !!

    • says

      Reading should be part of your daily activity. I use this app call Zite on my smartphone, which let me discover new and interesting content about the topic I’m interested in. I would suggest you should give it a try and you might get addicted to. Another app you might find interesting is, News360 and Pocket. Thanks for dropping by and for your comment.

  18. Akhil says

    Yeah that was really motivating. The quality will surely lead a blogger to become a professional Blogger. These are the things newbie bloggers lack and finally quit. Thanks for the share.

  19. Karnal Singh says

    As usual your writing inspire other bloggers. It is always good to hear your experiences. You have rightly said about mediocrity – when you aim for mediocrity – you end up being less than a mediocre. We should aim higher. I have redesigned my blog recently – though it looks much better now but I have lost significant traffic because of change in the url’s. Hopefully it should improve. Thank You.

  20. Michael says

    Hi Harsh

    Another excellent post from you. Totally loved the idea of sitting on a conversation chair and trying to explain to a person in-front of you. Will surely audit some of my post on this parameter.

  21. Subodh Verma says

    Hi there
    Thank you harsh for such an inspirational post and to promote thousands of people to make blogging their part time carrier. Even i was one of them who started blogging after reading almost half of the Shoutmeloud. But still one thing is troubling me that even writing according to you am not getting the desirable traffic. After doing so many researches and using my 4 to 5 hours in writing a post. Am not still getting more than over 20 visitors per day. So please help me sort it out.
    Thank you so much

  22. says

    Hey Harsh, loved the post. I can eespecially relate to the part of coming out of closet and interacting with people. Not only Problogger but there are a few people like Amit Shaw and Rahul Kuntala who have developed quite a following on social media sites by reaching out and interacting. Good one

  23. Ashok Maruthi says

    Harsh ! i went through this article fully .You have given me all the advice for a newbie blogger to become a professional blogger.I hope i will follow them :) :) Thanks for this mind blowing articles :P

  24. Karnal Singh says

    To be successful in blogging, we need to improve upon ourselves.We might start as amaeteurs but with time we need to be more professional.You have written a nice post.I have also redesigned my blog and launched it today only and then I found your post which is very encouraging…

  25. rahul kumar says

    Hello Harsh,
    Just gone through your article…
    Wonderful experience you shared with us.
    Thanks a lot !!!
    But Please tell us how you maintain this passion of blogging as we guys eespecially I facing a lot of problem to get regular with it.

  26. says

    Hi harsh
    I really inspired form this article this is awesome. And i like that the way you are writing article. This style made me to read everything even i can’t skip a single line. I like that “Honesty is the best policy” this is essential one who wants to be a pro-blogger.

  27. nikhil says

    Hello Harsh,
    Very Informative post indeed. Being a newbie to blogging I required some tips like this. Yes you are very right that smart work is much better than hardwork. I am blogging from 6 months and I must say I learned a lot with this short experience by reading your articles. When I started blogging I knew nothing about social networking. Just working day and night writing ultimate articles.. but still no shares and comments. Then after reading your articles and bio I learned lot from Shout Me Loud.
    Believe me I am the biggest shouter ever. :P

    Thanks for sharing these ultimate guides. Do you write E-books. If yes, then I want a copy.

  28. Sam Singh Heera says

    Hi harsh,

    I read all this factors to make my blogs like a pro blogger and I do agree with those factors and also apply to my own blogs. I hope this all factors give us more traffic soon.

    I will tell you soon what the effect of these factors.

    Warm regards
    Sam singh heera

  29. Sheeroh says

    I’m a newbie in the bloggingsphere but I’ve already experienced the benefits of networking. I now have mentors who are able to help me out every now and then. I love your point about smart work compared to hard work. Isn’t it interesting also how active one can be without really being productive?

  30. says

    I agreed with all those points mention above…And one of the best point which I liked the most is ‘come out of closet’ Yeah! It’s true that one must come up with their full profile and picture in public so that people can recognize them clearly and can’t afford to forget. :)
    Hard work really make us leaving but smart work makes our future

  31. Prateek says

    Hi Harsh, your articles are always so inspiring and most of the times they have saved me quite blogging. one specific thing about your articles is that they are so long and elaborated, I usually write on tech niche so don’t need to write such lengthy articles but whenever I have to I just get disconnected after writing 700 words or so. How do you manage to write such lengthy articles most of the times ? Do you write them in one go or in parts ?

  32. Mohit Bumb says

    I agree that time is money and I am not a professional blogger but developer and same in that field that you have lots of ideas in your mind but you can’t do any of them alone.

  33. says

    Hello Harsh – Thanks for the great insights you have provided. They are so true and you have covered all the areas in depth that a blogger needs to focus to become a pro blogger. When you say Value your time and have a team do you mean by creating a guest post team who can provide value to our blogs?

  34. Mainak Halder says

    Hi Harsh, thanks for your gigantic tips, this is a very big help, I hope this will do..I’m getting forward to use some of your tips…

    I loved the first point – Confidence. Bloggers need more confidence than those doing 9 to 5 jobs because when they are writing something, it’s going out to the whole world, across the countries. The word is out and you cannot take it back. So, confidence is the most needed. I sometimes lose the confidence but then I read your blog posts and get inspired. You are really an inspiration for me.

  35. Varinder Pal Singh says

    Nowadays, Smart work is really important rather than doing hard work and sitting in the front of computer posting contents without any strategy, so strategy is one of the most important thing which a blogger need to focus in his/her blog. Amazing post.

  36. says

    Hi, Harsh, create a authority of your blog is not easy also managing relation with visitors is very much important, also social prencence plays a great role.

  37. Vibhuti says

    Hi Harsh
    very long and informative article. I totally agree with you that it is very important to blog like a professional because it is the time of professionals. You told earlier in comments that “fake it till you make it”. I also believe in that. Keep sharing like this.

  38. says

    Hi Harsh,
    What a lovely throw. I inhaled every points you stated, particularly use of ‘I’ instead of ‘We’ is very considerable. I often used in my post ‘We’ literally that shows your lack of confidence.
    Thanks for viable delivery.

  39. Kavita Rao says

    Nice article Harsh, …what I take away most from your article are the concepts of ‘Smart work’ and ‘Coming out of closet’…very very valid points I feel.
    I would request you to guide me towards the world of blogging as such. I have been working as a content designer since the last of couple of years and would like to venture into the world of blogging…because I’m fascinated by it and relate to it as a content writer. How does one begin blogging? What are the technicalities involved?….thanks :)

  40. Abhishek Tavasalkar says

    This post really gave a chill down my spine because every word you related to what every blogger has in his mind. The flow of words was like movie story telling, you could really imagine what you are reading. Reading a Harsh Agarwal Blog Post really makes a blogger’s day.

  41. Mubashir says

    All your points are valid but when talk about work smart rather than work hard it confuses me because hard work is key to success. If you don’t get success instantly don’t let it go. You have to work hard even if you work smart.

    • says

      I partially agree with your thoughts on working hard more along with smart, but I believe with time we should try to lower down hard work and put more energy on smart-work. You have only 24 hours a day to work, and if you start doing more things using delegating work, and put your energy and brain in creating new ideas and let them be executed by your team, you will go to the places.

  42. Deepak Vishwakarma says

    Harsh Sir, reading all I feel you have written just for me. So motivational post I found ever.

  43. Cole Wiebe says

    Hi Harsh,

    You’ve put together some excellent points. I like one in particular, taking the time to get into the inner circle. Not every blogger will respond to efforts to build a genuine relationship, but the exposure I’ve gained by getting to know about 20 special bloggers has been well worth the initial investment of my time.

    – Cole

  44. Uday Ghulaxe says

    Really great artical harsh sir. You mentioned here that “have a team” . But if i am a newbie blogger. How can i get a good team. ?

    • says

      If you can have an in-house team, it would be great… Because interaction and work-flow is better…If not, the best way is to get virtual-assistant. VA is really useful, as you can get it anytime online and it’s more of “Call when you need” model.. This way you save a lot of time: http://www.shoutmeloud.com/hiring-virtual-assistant-faq.html VA is good for jobs like checking emails, doing research work for you, proof-read and so on. They are very useful for time-consuming work, and you should hire one from Philippines, if you want to go in budget. A good place to start with is Odesk.

      If you are looking for hiring people (Web-designer, writer) full-time, you should post about it online job portals or you can even spread the word among your peer. You might be lucky to find someone with your job-description within your city and who also like to work from home. Else, internet has no limit, just find the right people online.

  45. coralcrue says

    Very informative. Looks like I will be reading all your posts in detail soon to help myself understand blogging better. thanks for the lovely article

  46. Lakhyajyoti says

    It is long and very informative post. Completely agree with you that to get success in blogging we should build a strong network of people.
    I have been blogging for last few years without a team. After reading your post I understand the importance of a team. Thanks for the great share.

  47. Vipin Pandey says

    Hi Harsh,

    Confidence is the attribute that reflects how mature a blogger is? Great Article, all points are beneficial and Specially using ‘I’ instead of ‘We’.
    I had read one phrase at many places ‘Fake it till you make it’. What do you think how much it is effective to blog like professional blogger?

    • says

      I believe in “Fake it till you make it”, but it has to align with your actions too. You can’t just wear a doctor dress and pretend to be a doctor, you have to learn and practice too to become one. Regarding to blog like a pro-blogger, you just need to be great with you do, and do with full confidence, and most importantly do it right!

  48. says

    Thanks for this Article Harsh….There are no words to describe how much i am inspired by this article…

    Always post motivational articles with a little interval…
    Again,thank you Harsh for this Article..

  49. says

    Hii Harsh,
    These Brilliant Tips To Make Blog like a Pro Blogger is just precious for all the blogger. Every bloggers want to go on top and want to achieve their success goal on blogging, But depending on them how honestly they are following these above mentioned Tips.
    A special thanks to you for sharing this remarkable Tips and tricks with all of us. I am going to follow, observe the work and style of all the successful bloggers which you have listed on inforgraphic of Professional bloggers. thanks again……!!

  50. says

    I would say that it is an excellent articles for the bloggers Harsh :)

    Yeah, it is essential for the bloggers to blog with professional style, if they need to meet some monetary benefits with it.

    Building credibility with confidence is highly possible for bloggers and to meet it, unique writing style should be followed. As you told, it would be good to stay honestly and I am following it.

    I do agree with your other good blogging concepts like Smart work, having team etc.

    Thanks for contributing such a nice post for us, keep doing it :)

    • says

      i must confess blogging is really fun for me, but i also would not Denny the fact that, putting money into blogging and getting no benefit would weaken the bloggers motivation to blog more, but like the popular saying goes, the patient dog eats the fastest blog. really really appreciate your post style maybe i would adapt the style to mine, and see the difference it fish me. thank you for the nice post once again. but i would like to ask an auxiliary question, what is the best format for blogging about a phone specification blog, many site has its method, am seriously confused.

  51. Vishwajeet Kumar says

    Hi, Harsh! Thanks for this awesome article. Its really very informative and inspirational. This article really motivates me to do more with my blog. Again Thanks for this.

  52. vikas says

    Hello@Harsh:- You have covered almost all the important points to blog like a professional blogger. But you have not mentioned about the time limit(i.e. 1 month or 1 year ) after which a blogger can see himself as pro-blogger.
    And You have mentioned that working on 2 hours daily on blogging is sufficient for getting good result. In the initial phase of blogging, a blogger have to work more than 8+hours daily for getting good result. According to me to beocome a pro-blogger and to get expected result from blogging, a blogger must have to wait atleast 1years. Not all the people successed in blogging.