101 Tips to become a popular blogger

Posted: March 12, 2010 in General

Lately, I’ve been wondering what it really takes to become a popular blogger. Is it a fair luck game or is it that only people who can push in lots of capital can become famous. I’ve been searching for answers for almost two years now. Here are some of the quickest and most adorable answers I found. The ideas are taken up from a lot of blogs around the web and I am indebted to those blogs for being there. They have changed my life forever. Follow these 101 tips and you’ll master the art of creating popular blogs. The techniques are around and have evolved all these years. This is the right time to learn the real meaning of blogging and how to stand out as a blogger. I’ve also listed some of the most wonderful blogs that I read everyday. Visit them and learn for yourself that techniques described in 101 lists are actually put into practice by these blogs. Philosophies First

1. Keep patience with blogging – nothing happens instantly

2. Do your best every time – no matter what time it takes

3. Don’t quit – If you quit, you’ll never know how far you could have reached

4. If you don’t know something, learn it.

5. Keep changing from time to time – adopt with latest things around the web.

6. Constantly work upon improving your blog Basics Things to Follow

7. People won’t read your blog because you write it – provide content

8. Stick to a specific topic

9. Reply and connect to commentators

10. Illustrate your post with creative commons images from Flickr, Photobucket etc…

11. Don’t write what is already written – link to it.

12. Don’t worry about what blogging software you are upon – readers don’t mind it as long as you have something interesting to say

13. Add a RSS subscription link to your blog Get some easy traffic

14. Subscribe to blogs related to your niche

15. Be the first to comment on blogs related to you

16. Connect with other bloggers via Email, Twitter, Facebook whatever.

17. Submit your blog to blog directories

18. Ping your blogs with ping-o-matic

19. Use tags in your blog – Technorati and IceRocket tags work best Your blog design

20. Keep your blog design as simple as possible

21. Make your blog design easy to navigate 22. Provide easy subscription and sharing options

23. Get a recent comment widget for your blog

24. Add a related post widget below every post – try free LinkWithin service

25. Make commenting easy and connective – Disqus and IntenseDebate are some free commenting systems you should give a try.

26. Make your navigation tabs as less categorized as possible.

27. Use eye friendly fonts and background colours

28. Get a translation widget for your blog Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

29. Don’t write posts for Search Engine Optimization

30. Find a keyword people are searching for a specific thing

31. Genuinely link back from to your blog

32. It’s okay to link your blog posts wherever possible

33. If you have a Squidoo lens or Hubpages or Articles, link them to your blog

34. Submit articles to Article Directories

35. Create another relative blog from where you can link to this blog Marketing

36. Turn your blog into a brand name – be unique in your niche

37. Market your blog in your niche market first 38. Give away a goodquality eBook or something valuable for free!

39. Generate valuable stuff for people time to time 40. Encourage your visitors to share your gift

41. If you are an expert at something, teach your readers Powerful blog promotion

42. Write guest posts on popular blogs

43. Allow free advertisement to other bloggers Social bookmarking

44. Join Stumbleupon or Digg or Delicious

45. Make friends and favour their submissions by either stumbling or digging them

46. Submit all your blog posts links to

47. Get your detailed bio on such websites with a backlink to your blog

48. Be genuine always, stumble and Digg what is really worth digging up.

49. Interact with other Stumblers, Diggers and stay in constant touch

50. Ask established Stumblers and Diggers to submit your blog Real things to do

51. Publish a real hardcover book (ZehHabits)

52. Give presentations about your work (Seth Godin)

53. Do street shows (Katie Soloker)

54. Create and give free wallpapers for your readers

55. If you can code, design a blog theme for either WordPress, Tumblr or Blogger

56. Create an online product that helps people in some way (Problogger)

57. Write articles for a newspapers or magazines

58. Interview people in your niche and publish their views for others

59. Help a cause

60. Start something tangible in context to your blog Useful Services

61. Use twitter – Follow people in your niche and interact with them

62. YouTube – Publish interesting videos and your reader community will grow big

63. Scribd – submit your aricles, stories, research etc with a backlink to your blog to this popular document sharing site

64. Facebook – make a Facebook page for your blog, grow a community

65. Google Friends Connect – A useful service to grow a community for your blog. Similar to Facebook but a bit less interactive. Talk with other Bloggers

66. Make genuine friendship with other bloggers

67. Give them advice 68. If you feel, openly ask for advice

69. If you’ve some product to release, show and test them with your blogger friends first

70. If you link to some page, tell it to the owner

71. Appreciate a good post through comments

72. Link to their blog from yours and share traffic Good content

73. Writer’s block is just a state of mind

74. Read other bloggers, rethink their content and express your ideas

75. Join Plinky to get daily interesting post ideas

76. Search for good content ideas on Digg, Stumbleupon, Delicious, Google News and other similar blogs

77. Start writing anything and ideas will turn back to you.

78. Stick to your topic as long as possible

79. Depict on your personality in posts

80. Don’t include paid links in your blog

81. Don’t write product reviews for the sake of money

82. Give an attractive heading to your post titles

83. End your post with some good quotes, remarks, question or challenge.

84. Let people guest post on your blog Blog personality

85. Make your blogging sound personal to your readers

86. Reply to as many email as possible

87. Include your email address on your blog

88. Let your blog merge with your personality. Include your blog address in your web signatures

89. If your blog has grown big enough, create a virtual tour to make readers start reading. (See Blogger Buster tour)

90. Create jump links to important, interesting pages on your blog

91. Dump all your creativity in your blog Community Hacks

92. Respect the community in your blog

93. Openly offense things you dislike or you don’t agree with

94. Keep researching the blogosphere all the time

95. It’s okay to earn money from your blog – show ‘relevant’ advertisements

96. Use Google Alerts and Google Blog Search for topic trends Society at Large

97. Nothing that doesn’t work for society gets popular

98. Contribute something worthwhile for public

99. Find a problem in your niche and solve them for people at large

100. Don’t work for money, work for the love of blogging

101. Only two things can make your blog popular. Do something that makes their lives easy or something that entertains them through your blog.

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