You have set your heart out for the blogging and probably made it as your hobby. Active for long time, forget everything except how to rank and how to boost blog traffic
. Till yet you may have read 100s of SEO article, blogging tips. And you may now thing that you just need to start a blog which would help you to earn million of dollars.
But you are might forgetting that blogging and making money online is not a one night game. There are probably 500,000,000 bloggers over world and probably up to 100,000 blogs are being created daily with the mind as like yours.
Yes. I am taking here about you and only you. Have you think ever that would you be able to survive blogging till 2015? Not only 2015 but for 2-4 years from the day you have start your blog. Blogging is never ending quest of treasures and slowly and steadily the pot of money start getting field. And don’t you forget that the only way to fill the pot of gold coins is by your contents, productivity and your creativity.
Fear not. I would give you full brief tips to survive blogging.
Think that you are far from the station and you need to wait till the station arrives. Same through here you need to wait until and unless you show your readers your creativity and your productivity.
Don’t Except Too Much:
Think as there are two sources from where you would be receiving traffic. The first is the Organic Traffic
(traffic from search engines like Google, Bing with your targeted keyword). Secondly – the direct traffic from your friends, networking, social media etc.Now here I termed don’t expect too much as because you blog is probably little new to get involved in the competitive results so at first you would be only receiving the traffic from direct not organic. It takes little time for the new blogs to get listed in the first page.
“Expecting is the greatest block to living. In expectation of tomorrow, it would lose today”.
At first don’t get discouraged due to low traffic as every new blogger would be having less traffic at the beginning. While that time it’s your time to create fabulous contents for your readers. You may read my guide to Build A Successful Blog in 30 Days.
Start With A Narrow Mind: Most of the Professional Bloggers are having a plan and goal for their blogging career. As because blogging is a long term also it can be called never ending. So having a great plan before is an ideal thought to start with. You may check the short video by Darren Rowse from ProBlogger
Decide from the very beginning that what you are going to be. Is it a Professional Blogger, Chief Designer, SEO Expert or anything that you are interested with.
Target to make friends not followers: Blogging is about a community where if peoples like your content then they would regularly visit your blog, share it, and promote it. You may often heard about a word “Tribe” which means that it’s a group of people (blogger) who used to comment on others blog daily and often used to share that article with their friends, and it creates a vice-versa.
In order to start the process, you need to find some blogs whom you think is good to start your mission. Regularly comment on their blog to make a friendly relationship with them. Also find that who is commenting more. Often then blog owner used to highlight the TOP Commentator of their blog in their sidebar. So choose their blog too to comment. After you create a friendly relationship with them, make a group in Facebook or where ever you like. Promote your content their also tell others to promote. Slowly and steadily you would see others too promoting your blog post.
Always have a Backup Plan: In the blogging world it is really crucial to have a backup plan. As in blogging it is not sure that you would always be saved from the Google Algorithms and other hackers etc.
You may also read: Say Hello! To Upcoming Google Algorithms Of 2014
Peoples often get crazy and flip the post to publish it in their blog. But they are might forgetting that while flipping the article the Grammar and the word contain in it are becoming worst than ever. And a great gift they would get from Google is a tight slap and loose their traffic from either 6,000 to almost 6 visitors a day. Also they would be totally vanished from the search results.
So it’s better to create a backup plan, write contents genuinely and always keep your blog health good.
Don’t get Discouraged: You might be discouraged by the peoples, your traffic, ranking etc. But if you ruin here then you are not going to be able to survive blogging.
1. Not able to write posts anymore.
2. Not getting any ideas.
3. Out of time/Busy schedules.
4. Have to go outside/vacation.
5. It’s really hard to get visitors.
And many more excuses. Through you get 0 PR, 0 Visitors, No Readers, Got Penalized, then also you need to stay focus in your blog and it’s contents. Soon a time will come when from Zero you would be HERO.