rise these days. Everyone is posting on the web whatever he wants just to generate some good traffic. But getting traffic is not easy, don’t believe me? Ask yourself.Blogging is on
Just don’t jump off writing quickly. There are some pre-conditions that should be met before you start writing any thing.
Finding the Right Topic
For me, this is the most difficult job. Finding what to write about is a such a vast topic that I cannot do justice with it due to limited scope of this post.
The right topic depends on what your targeted audience is looking for and what you have to share with them. For example, if you are into Gadgets and Gizmos then its better to write something about them. You can also share news items with your readers.
Let us work with an example here. Lets say your site is mostly about iPhone. Below are the steps you can do to find your Topic.
- Apply for RSS feeds at Apple
- Any news from Apple is a potential Topic
In order to write something you need to have some knowledge of the subject you are about to write. You need to plan before you start. To make plan, ask yourself these questions:
- Who is going to read this?
- What are the areas I should cover?
- How many things can I leave for “obvious” which I don’t have to define?
- After reading this, what knowledge would my audience gain?
- How would my writing effect my site’s Search Engine Position?
- What would I gain from this writing?
If you just start writing without any proper plan, you may end up having some lines of text that is not useful to anyone at all.
Now, you have chosen the Topic to write and planned for the areas you want to cover, its time for research. Research is important for any thing or every thing your write because blogging is not just about educating and informing others. Its about learning new things too. No matter how much knowledge you have about a particular subject, there is always room for more knowledge. The more well researched article you write, the better.
The most important thing about writing is to find that killer Topic Heading and subheadings that bring your reader to your site. The heading is the doorway to your article and if it gets attention of the reader, your text becomes source of knowledge; if not, it’s just some text.
No matter how good your writing skills are, there is a possibility of error. To make sure your readers find your writing fun to read, you need to get someone to review your article before posting it. Review makes a lot of difference and makes your writing.
You should review your writings too in order to see if the message you are sending is properly conveyed. The best thing to do is to write your stuff and then give some gap before you review it yourself. Take some sleep and with fresh mind re-read your stuff. There is a high probability that you might find errors in your writing.
Post Writing Activity
Once you have written something, its time to market your writing. I assume you are new to blogging and there isn’t enough traffic on your blog. To bring in traffic you need to know where are the people and how to attract them to your article.
You should make a standard procedure for marketing your writing.
Bookmarking it on Social Bookmarking sites.
Social Bookmarking sites Reddit and StumbleUpon are the best place to bring traffic to your site and to your post. You should bookmark your post at these sites and hope that people like it and bookmark it. The more Bookmarks you get on your link, the better. Another advntage of bookmarking your post on Social bookmarking site is, faster indexing. Specially for new sites, where Google crawling and indexing is slow, active social bookmarking sites will be very helpful. Here is a list of bookmarking sites
Share it on Social Networking sites
Facebook, Twitter, Google plusetc. are also very good at generating traffic for your site. You should share your links with your friends, if they like your content,they would share with their friends. This is a very good way of bringing traffic to your site.
There are a number of Blogs our their that allow you to add a comment to there posts and in return you have a link to your site. head over to http://dofollow.info/ directory and find your self some blogs to to comment on. The commentLuv enabled blogs are better as they give direct link to your Posts.
Comments on Your Posts
Once comment are received on your post, reply to them in a sense which opens a new window of discussion. Interesting comments can help increase traffic the more comments the better (but don’t feed the trolls)
Do share your secret tip to compile a perfect blog post?
This is a guest post by Umair who blogs at Techrux. If you like to write for Shoutmeloud, do read: Shoutmeloud guest posting guidelines.