rise these days. People are posting whatever they want on the web to generate good traffic. But getting traffic is not easy, don’t you agree?Blogging is on the
Just don’t jump off writing quickly. Some pre-conditions should be met before you start writing anything.
Finding the Right Topic
For me, this is the most challenging job. Finding what to write about is such a vast topic that I cannot do justice to it due to the 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, it’s better to write something about them. You can also share news items with your readers.
Let us work with an example here. Let’s 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
To write something, you need to have some knowledge of the subject you are about to write on. You need to plan before you start. To make a 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.
After you have chosen the topic to write on and planned for the areas you want to cover, its time for research. Research is essential for anything and everything you write on because blogging is not just about educating and informing others, it is also about learning new things. No matter how much knowledge you have about a particular subject, there is always room for more. The more you research, the better you will write.
The most important thing about writing is to find that killer headline and subheading that will bring your reader to your site. The heading is the doorway to your article, and if it gets the attention of the reader, your text becomes a source of knowledge; if not, it’s just some random 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. A review makes a lot of difference.
You should review your writings to see if the message you intend to convey is covered. The best thing to do is to write your stuff and then give some gap before you review it yourself. Get some sleep and re-read your stuff with a fresh mind. 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 site Reddit is the best place to bring traffic to your site and 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. Faster indexing is another advantage of bookmarking your post on social bookmarking sites, especially for new ones where Google crawling and indexing is slow. Active social bookmarking sites are beneficial. Here is a list of some bookmarking sites:
Share it on Social Networking sites
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. are also very good at generating traffic for your site. It would help if you shared your links with your friends. If they like your content, they will share with their friends. This is an excellent way of bringing traffic to your site.
Comments on your posts
Once you start receiving comments on your post, reply to them in a way that it opens a new window of discussion. Exciting comments can help increase traffic. More the comments, the better it is, but don’t feed the trolls.
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