What works for someone else may not necessarily work for you (That is the sad truth, my friend).
On a positive note, you can know exactly the types of blog posts that your viewing audience loves to read.
And, how does one go about acquiring this sort of information?
Dear friend, you can know exactly what works for your blog via a bit of experimentation and by being highly observant.
No Big Set Of Experimentation Is Required For Those Bloggers With A Niche
I will like to state for the record, that I am in no way hinting that all bloggers should focus on fitting themselves within a niche.
Because it is not mandatory for personal bloggers to go along with a niche and stick with it (Choosing a niche is an optional thing for personal bloggers and personal bloggers also have the freedom to publish content on their blog that is of a miscellaneous nature).
In regards to business-related bloggers, choosing a niche and sticking to it is important.
It is no huge secret, that a niche allows both people and search engines to know exactly what a person’s blog is about.
Do keep in mind, that personal bloggers blog mostly for fun.
Whereas, professional bloggers approach blogging as a livelihood; thus sticking with a niche helps them to achieve their financial goals.
In addition to professional bloggers having their niche all figured out, they experiment with SEO plugins (with the intentions of finding a favourable spot on Google’s search engine results pages) and various marketing techniques — the type of techniques that helps them to sell their products to those people that visit their blog.
Lots Of Experimentation Is Required For Those Who Publish Miscellaneous Topics On Their Blog
Publishing content of a miscellaneous nature can be a hit and miss scenario for bloggers because readers have their preferences; they may like one topic more than the other.
Where topics are concerned, you can find out the ones that your readers like most by looking at your stats.
If you are the type of blogger who is concerned with acquiring a huge number of incoming views to their blog, you can bring that goal of yours to fruition by publishing the types of blog posts that your viewing audience wants to read.
I would also like to remind personal bloggers, that one of the main reasons for starting a personal blog is for them to post the types of things that are truly personal to them and going along with popular topics (especially those that they are not fully committed to or no longer have an interest in) is akin to selling their soul.
Personal bloggers are lucky in the sense, that their viewing audience will gladly accept almost any type of topic that they publish on their blog.
Where I am concerned, I do my best to create a middle ground; which involves publishing a bit of what my viewing audience wants to see (luckily for me, I have a genuine love for those topics) as well as publishing other types of topics — the kinds of blog posts that are published solely for my own viewing pleasure (Yes, I like to indulge myself in the types of topics that I personally, would want to read).
To Use Or Not To Use Social Media For The Purpose Of Promoting Your Blog
For the record, not every personal blogger promotes their blog via social media.
Thankfully, the blogs of those people on WordPress.com are seen by their fellow bloggers on the WordPress Reader (Provided that tags are added to them).
Ironically, one’s blog tends to get more views via the WordPress Reader; it surpasses that of what they would normally get over on Facebook and Twitter.
Most of the younger bloggers (and some of the older ones too) do not mind promoting the links to their blog posts via their social media accounts (They welcome the idea of acquiring more incoming views to their blog).
On the other hand, professional bloggers always make it a priority of theirs to promote their blog via their social media accounts (These people are making a living off of blogging. Therefore, they stand a much better chance of making money by getting themselves well-known on those popular social media platforms).
So, it is imperative for professional bloggers to promote the links to their blog posts on their social media accounts.
Whereas, it is merely optional for personal bloggers to promote the links to their blog posts via social media.
Do I promote the links to my blog posts over on social media?
Yes, I do!
In spite of being a personal blogger, I use Pinterest and Mix to promote my blog posts.
What about you?
Do you promote the links to your blog posts via any of your social media accounts?
Figuring Out How Often We Should Publish Content On Our Blog
Where our blog’s longevity is concerned, we need to update it constantly with fresh content.
Some bloggers are highly capable of publishing content on their blog:
- Every single day of the week.
- A few days a week; for example adding new content to their blog on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
- Once a week.
- On a fortnightly basis.
- Once a month.
One of the secrets of publishing content in a timely manner is choosing a blogging schedule that is most appropriate for you.
Those people who are unable to keep up with the pace of publishing content on their blog daily can choose any of the other blogging schedules that were mentioned above.
It may take a while for the newcomers to blogging to actually figure out what works for them (This, my friend, is all part of the learning process).
Once a blogger has figured out the things that work for their blog, they should continue doing those things.
Do you know what works for your blog?
I would love to read your response; you can add it via my blog’s comment section.
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