Best Tips For Your New Blog
Blogging can be a bit of a tricky game, yet such an exciting one. Getting your new blog actually up and running is pretty simple, but what about the actual blogging side of things? Well, that’s where it can get a little awkward. There’s a lot of things you need to do to try and stay ahead of the game if you want to be successful and monetize your blog. If you’re just in it for the fun, then you should still follow a few principles to gather a few followers. The last thing you want to be doing just talking to yourself all the time. If you feel like you need a few pointers then take a read. Here are the things I wish someone had told me:
To build a decent level of traffic to your blog, you first need to build a good following. This should be your aim from the very beginning. But some people find this increasingly difficult to do, especially now that blogging is becoming so popular. To start with, you need to create yourself a few different social pages.
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest are the most popular. If you want to really grow your followers, you need to focus on Twitter and Instagram. Follow as many blogging pages as possible, such as FemalebloggerRT. Join in with as many of the weekly chats that take place and follow bloggers who you actually find interesting. Once you’ve done that, comment on their posts with genuine comments to show interest, this should help you get a follow back!
Then, to keep your followers interested you need to be producing interesting content. It is easy for people to just view a couple of your best posts, but not be regular followers. The content needs to be funny, engaging, and about things, people actually want to read.
If you’re looking to keep them, it might be worth looking into remarketing and more as a way of gaining long-term followers. This is only worth using if you’re looking to get serious about blogging. But if you are, there is a hell of a lot of money and opportunities to be gained from it. Once you start to see your traffic rise is when you’ll see your DA begin to go up.
A lot of you reading this will definitely be thinking, what the hell is DA?! Well, DA stands for domain authority. Again, if you’re just doing your blog purely for fun and aren’t looking to monetize, then DA probably won’t matter much to you. But if you’re looking to gain opportunities and money, then you do need to pay a little bit of attention to DA.
It basically defines how good your blog is in terms of popularity and size. The higher your DA, the more opportunities you’re going to get, and the better they’ll be. Building a DA can be a rather long process as I expressed in an earlier post. The easiest way to do it is by gaining natural links from other bloggers. So looking for collaborations and things like that where your blog will get a ‘shoutout’ to the post is really effective.