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Top 10 Tips For a Successful Blog

Everyone tells you that you must have a blog, right? But reaching and retaining the audience for your blog is rather more challenging than setting one up. So, why do some bloggers command audiences of thousands while others, who may be equally well written, have just a few followers? We discovered some useful tips through social media strategist Rebekah Radice, to add to our own insights into the world of blogging.

1. Understand your purpose – why are you blogging, how does it serve your company and your marketing strategy?

2. Commit to your blog – decide how often you can post and stick to that schedule.

3. Research keywords – discover the top keywords that will help your target audience find you. Don’t guess – use a tool like Google Keyword Planner.

4. Identify your main topic area and write about what gets you excited in this field.

5. Use a tool like the Buzzsumo app to discover what other bloggers are writing about in your topic area and which blogs are the most successful. Add your voice to the ‘successful’ stories. After all, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”, according to Charles Caleb Colton.

6. Target your message – write as though you’re speaking to your ideal client rather than a general audience. Oh, and make sure you do know exactly who your audience is.

7. Create a weekly editorial content calendar for all your social media. This is a must if you have multiple clients. It will also prevent brain freeze.

8. Write in a style that is easy to read – avoid using industry jargon and acronyms.

9. Your opening paragraph must grab attention – focus on it. Copyblogger says the best ways to grab attention are:
• Ask a question
• Use an anecdote or quote
• Ask the reader to imagine something in their mind’s eye
• Use an analogy, metaphor or simile
• Quote a shocking statistic

10. Use attention-grabbing graphics to draw readers to your words.

And always give value to your reader. Successful blogging is all about sharing your knowledge and experience. Readers are more likely to share your blog posts if they learn something useful that they then want to pass on to their friends. That’s the organic way to grow your blog audience. Contact Peppermint Spain at info@peppermintcreate.com if you would like a blog for your brand.