Have you ever wondered if people take your blog seriously?
Maybe, you thought about it, or it never crossed your mind before.
And, why should we even bother about other people taking our blog seriously?
Well, for starters, authority figures in the blogosphere are taken seriously.
Also, the blogs of authority figures are the ones that get the most visits.
And, which blogger do you know that does not mind an increase in their incoming traffic?
If Neil Patel was not an authority figure in blogging, he would have had very little visits to his website (All serious-minded bloggers know who Neil Patel is).
Now, before one can even dream of receiving more incoming views, they will have to be viewed as an authority figure in their niche.
Are you willing to work your way up the figurative authority figure ladder?
Okay, to be quite honest, no one is forcing you to; but it would be nice if you said, “Yes, ” and started doing the necessary hard work to reach there.
Are Your Blog Posts Up To Standard?
For starters, people admire high-quality content (The bloggers who produce high-quality content are loved, respected and remembered by the masses).
So, are you producing high-quality blog posts?
Or are you publishing substandard blog posts?
Dear friend, the best way to make a positive impact in the blogosphere is to post high-quality content.
High-quality content can be considered as:
- Content that is well-written.
- Content that provides value to the reader (Or readers).
- Content that is very informative.
- Content that is worthy of being shared on social media.
- Content that is trustworthy.
If there is lots of high-quality content on your blog, people will make a note of who you are along with your blog’s URL and they will revisit your blog with the intentions of perusing more of your high-quality content.
And, high-quality content is also rated highly by Google and Bing.
Are You Consistent With Your Blogging?
The God’s/Goddess’ truth, is that if you want your blog to be taken seriously by others, you will also need to be consistent with your publications. So make up your mind to stick with a blogging schedule; whether it be daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, etcetera. You do not want your viewing audience to guess when your next blog post is going to be published; they should know when your next blog post is going to be released!
Dear friend, the last thing that you want is for people to wrongfully believe that you have abandoned your blog.
So, are you willing to be consistent with your blogging?
For the survival of your blog and also for your blog to be taken seriously, I hope that the answer is, “Yes!”
Do You Network With Like-Minded Bloggers?
You might be able to acquire a readership on your own. But, when you associate yourself with like-minded bloggers and you do a bit of networking with them, your readership grows.
A blogger can begin networking with like-minded bloggers by doing the following things:
- By joining Facebook blogging groups; especially those with the same interest as theirs.
- By collaborating their efforts with other like-minded bloggers in the creation of Pinterest boards.
- By engaging their self in blogger link-up parties.
Those are just a few ways that you can network with like-minded bloggers.
The best part in all of this, is that those bloggers would be sharing the links to your blog posts with their social media followers (And, that means, more people will get to know who you are and you cannot be taken seriously if no one knows who you are).
Do you ever network with like-minded bloggers?
Do You Treat Your Fellow Bloggers With Respect?
Believe it or not, another way for people to take you and your blog seriously, is to treat your fellow bloggers with respect.
Some of you are aware of the fact, that there are a small percentage of disrespectful bloggers in the blogosphere. They are quick to leave nasty comments in the comments section of their fellow bloggers and they also go as far as to ridicule some of their fellow bloggers via social media.
Instead of building people up, those disrespectful bloggers break people down.
If you are disrespectful to your fellow bloggers, they are not going to take you or your blog seriously; you would be viewed as an immature idiot — a person who is a nuisance to the entire blogging community.
Dear friend, treat others the way you would like to be treated (It is that simple).
Do You Lead By Example?
A lot of people can tell you what needs to be done; but how many of those people actually practice what they preach?
It would be foolish of people to tell others to comment on the blogs of their fellow bloggers, if they have no intentions of doing so themselves.
According to the old saying, “You need to walk the talk.”
To be taken seriously, you must lead by example.
Hmm. How many bloggers out there are willing to lead by example?
Do You Handle Your Blog In A Professional Manner?
Most people wrongfully believe that only business-related blogs are the ones that can only be handled in a professional manner. For the record, personal blogs can be handled in a professional manner too.
To add that touch of professionalism to your blog, you can do the following:
- By giving your blog a professional-looking theme (Preferably one that is mobile-friendly).
- By being courteous to everyone who commented on your blog.
- By adding a detailed “About” page to your blog.
- By adding your contact details (Which is usually in the form of an email).
- By always publishing the appropriate content for your blog (If your blog is about computers, do not post about cars; unless those cars come with computerised equipment).
- By always proofreading your content before pressing the “Publish” button (No one really likes to see grammatical errors and typographical errors in blog posts).
- By refusing to post substandard material on your blog.
Those are merely a few methods that you can use to handle your blog in a professional manner.
Do you like the concept of handling your blog in a professional manner?
And, do you ever handle your blog in a professional manner?
I would like you to know, that people do take those blogs that are handled in a professional manner seriously.
If you want people to take your blog seriously, you can put all the pointers that I have mentioned into practice.
However, if you do not want others to take your blog seriously, you can ignore the advice.
In my case, I do not mind at all if people take my blog seriously.
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