Here are 7 essential habits you should develop if you want to be a highly effective blogger:
Blogging Habit #1 – Determine Your Purpose
Highly effective bloggers blog with a clear purpose in mind.
So decide on a purpose for your blog.
Blogs exist to filter information, organize business information, share news and profitable content, establish professional identities and bonds, discuss social issues, or muse about life in general.
Beginning in a focused manner is one of the best ways to start a blog.
And knowing your ‘mission’ will help you accomplish more with your blog.
Blogging Habit #2 – Define Your Audience
Highly effective bloggers understand their target audience.
Their wants, needs, likes and dislikes, and possible reactions and responses.
So always reflect on your anticipated audience.
You conduct yourself differently with friends than you will with professional associates, strangers, customers, or family members.
Knowing who you’re writing to beforehand, allows you to adopt acceptable and appropriate tones in your blog journals.
Blogging Habit #3 – Blog With Passion
Blog with passion!
And the best way to achieve this is to write on a topic you are most passionate about.
And the more you’re passionate about a topic, the more it’ll show in your writing.
Remember, a blog is the place for voicing opinions – Your Opinions!
So, engage your readers with a passion and make your writing interesting.
Blogging Habit #4 – Blog Frequently
Highly effective bloggers understand the importance of blogging frequently.
Your aim, as a blogger, is to get interested readers to return to your site to see the latest scoop, what’s new and what’s not, the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’.
To this end, aim to post several times a week.
If not, at least once a week.
Frequent posting creates dialogue that invites your readers to return to your blog.
It will increase the ‘stickiness’ of your blog i.e. the ability to attract returning visitors.