Blogging is the name of a task in which you need to be multi-talent skilled. You have to write for your blog and manage all the other sides of blogging such as blog design, SEO of your blog(specially on-page SEO), Social Media Marketing etc.
If you have workers for working such different arena of your blog, You must need to know at least to manage all the tasks.
Blogging can be handy if you want to create a blog professionally and gain success through it. By the way, Here are 101 Blogging tips for the newcomers and professionals.
General Blogging Tips:
1) Use Google to find ideas and traffic.
2) Surf around on the internet to get content ideas.
3) Go take a break. Your best content ideas usually don’t happen when you’re in a content brainstorm. They happen when you’re doing anything other than your job.
4) Talk to Sales and Services.
5) Keep a running list of awesome campaigns, interesting ideas, and fascinating data that may come to you while you are on a run, at the grocery store, or even just waking up in the morning.
6) If you can’t think of what to write, spending some time on social media or non-industry-related sites can help break you out of your rut. It’s kind of like how you think of your best ideas in the shower.
7) Keep a running list of questions.
8) Create a group of RSS feeds in an RSS reader like Feedly — just for identifying news to jack. Fill it with news publications and other sites that publish news about your industry.
9) Maintain your deadline.
10) Embrace the power of the site: search. Perform a site: search (if you don’t know how to click here to learn) to look up past data points you’ve cited on your blog or to make internal linking simple. It’s way easier than maintaining 8,483,923 bookmarks of the stuff!
11) If you can’t find your necessary data, check Fact-browser.
12) Make browser shortcut folders like it’s your job. Don’t hunt for links to things like your company’s style guide, your favorite photo search engine, or your monthly leads report. Organize them into folders in your browser to cut down on time you spend looking for things.
13) Find photos on Creative Commons. Speaking of finding photos, you can locate some of your posts easily on Creative Commons. Be sure not to grab images that look like stock photos or you’ll be breaking copyright laws.
14) Keep a list of pages to link to. Internal linking’s great for SEO, but annoying when you’re finishing up a post. Keep a spreadsheet for the 20 or so pages you want to increase authority for — just one page for each topic you care about.
15) Keep a list of a few HTML hacks, too.
16) Ship now and edit later. If you need to get something out the door quickly, ship it with small errors, then go back and change them.
17) Use Sketch and Clarify for screenshotting. You can use these for easy and awesome screenshots.
18) Create filler text quickly.
19) Talk it out on Ever note. Sometimes, it’s easier to speak than writing. Use Ever note on your phone to translate text from speech. See this in action in this post.
20) Crowdsource examples. Need examples to support your claims? Can’t think of any? If you need more ideas for your blog post, ask your social media followers what they think.
21) Set up Google Docs to collaborate. Google docs are also great for collaboration with teammates.
22) Turn off your chat clients.
23) Block off writing blocks on your calendar.
24) Interview smart people.
25) Write like you speak.
26) Email examples to yourself. If you’re always hurting for examples, email stuff to yourself as you see it. Categorize it in your inbox with folders, and just pull it when needed.
27) Write a descriptive working title first. It doesn’t have to be the final title, but make it reflective of exactly what the post is about. This will help you stay focused on the topic you originally set out to write and prevent pointless tangents.
28) Learn to love the outline. Outline your post before you write it, directly in your CMS. It helps get you out of a “blogger’s block” run if all you have to do is fill in the blanks.
29) Follow a simple formula for blogging. Create it on your own and maintain it.
Improving Content Quality
30) Use a thesaurus. It’s the fastest way to break out of saying “Great” in every single title … which is pretty great.
31) Fall back on data. Not sure how to add validity to a point? Look for some data. Data is a quick way to back up your points without having to explain yourself to death.
32) Befriend a copy editor.
33) Leverage your strengths.
34) A picture is worth 1,000 words. So try to use necessary and catchy images.
35) Write simple and straight.
36) Run stuff by subject matter experts.
37) Title brainstorm with someone.
38) Remember that no one likes reading and so try to use fewer words.
39) That also means you should keep paragraphs short.
40) Tell a story. Having trouble with your introduction? Start your post off with a personal story that will a) make you more comfortable writing and b) actually provide an engaging opening.
41) Internalize the fact that you are not your identity.
Improving Your Editing Process
42) Stay on top of the news.
43) Fact-check news jacks.
You have to be fast with a lot of your news jacks, but you should never sacrifice factual accuracy. It hurts your credibility. Take the extra time to check your sources.
44) Don’t freak out about revisions.
45) Don’t freak out about giving revisions.
46) Use Google Docs for feedback.
47) Create and use an editing checklist.
48) Create and use a writing style guide.
If you don’t have a writing style guide, create one.
49) But don’t stick too hardcore to that style guide.
50) Link to other content for more in-depth explanations.
51) Cite original sources.
52) Organize in Google Calendars.
53) Check out Google Trends.
54) Use link shorteners to see where people click.
55) Then, place links strategically.
56) Make in-post links stand out.
There are two ways to do this: making them bold, and making them longer. They’ll probably get more clicks. Read more about why here.
57) Link your images.
People love clicking pictures. We’re silly that way.
58) If lead generation is a big goal for your blog, use the offers you already have as starting points for blog topics. This will result in a super relevant blog post that segues seamlessly into the CTA for your offer at the end — increasing conversions!
59) Secure Google+ authorship for your content.
Search engine results with your smiling face tend to get more click-throughs than those without. Set up your Google+ authorship so you can reap those benefits.
60) If you have a post that’s been rocking it in search engines from a traffic perspective, check that the CTAs are the best they could be. Lackluster CTAs could impact your overall conversion rates, and updating CTAs to current, more relevant ones could help you generate more leads.
61) Add tweet links to tweetable facts.
62) You can do it using Click to Tweet!
63) Add social sharing buttons.
64) Promote your posts on social (even the old ones).
65) Customize your blog post promo for each social channel.
66) Work your network. If you mention someone in a post — an individual or a company — let them know once it’s up. They might promote it, extending the reach of your post.
67) Include the content format type in the post title.
68) Don’t forget a lead gen Click Through Adds.
69) Don’t forget secondary CTAs.
70) Use smart CTAs.
71) Use blog content for sales enablement.
72) Review topic performance in analytics.
73) Review format performance in analytics. Do the same with content format types — infographics, videos, templates, etc.
Finding Quick Sources of Blog Content
74) Set contributor requirements. If you’re short on content, implement contributor requirements from your team. 75) Reposition influential pieces for niche audiences.
76) Write easy posts when you’re in a squeeze.
77) Update the content of out-of-date posts.
The post is already written! You just need to tweak the out of date stuff, and boom — you’ve got a post. Read this guide to updating old content for a detailed walk-through.
78) Change the format of posts.
79) Extract lead gen offers.
80) Ask someone a question via email.
81) Wonder when you write.
Go a little bit nuts with the brain-dump when you’re writing the first draft. You can always cut down later. Better to have too much than not enough.
82) Make boring images interesting with text overlays.
83) Don’t underestimate the power of the puppy.
84) Food works, too. People love to look at delicious food. Get something tasty up there as your preview image if nothing cute makes sense. It works particularly well for social sharing and engagement. Seriously, ask our social media manager.
85) Don’t use boring, generic stock photos. Pick something that pops. That way it’ll pop in people’s news feeds.
86) Embrace humor.
87) Match the length of your list with the depth of your examples.
Maintaining Your Overall Sanity
88) feel free to end list posts on weird numbers.
89) Be relaxed about content length.
90) Calm down about minor spelling and grammar mistakes. If your grammar and spelling mistakes aren’t impeding meaning, and they’re infrequent, it’s not a big deal. Everyone screws up once in a while — just do the best you can.
91) Accept help where you get it. There are tons of resources for bloggers out there. Use them.
92) Don’t ever let anyone tell you that curation is easy.
93) Know when to ship it. Know what’s going to move the needle … and what’s not … and spend time on moving that needle. Debating the use of a hyphen or a semi-colon in your blog post title? I’m guessing that’s NOT going to bring in 1,000 new leads. So learn to let it go.
94) Don’t count comments.
95) Don’t give in to impostor syndrome. A lot of people think they can’t blog because they’re not bloggers. Whatever, Blogging’s barely old enough to babysit your kid. It’s not that complicated — just write stuff down.
96) Blog early and Blog often. The more frequently you write, the easier it will become. Getting into the habit is the hardest part. Set aside some time to work on your blog in the morning when you’re fresh and alert.
97) Limit the ghostwriting you do.
98) Don’t worry if a post fails to generate traffic. It’s just one post. The next one can be better.
99) There’s enough room for everybody. Work with the other people writing in and about your industry. You can help each other get to the top better than you can operate in constant battle mode.
100) “Write freely and edit cautiously.
101) Do not work for money only, try to create useful blogs for the people. And use the rules 1-100 shown above.
So, these were 101 tips for blogging. Hope you find these useful and working for you. If you really want to be a successful blogger, you should practice above mentioned useful blogging tips.
A Guest Post By:
Salauddin Bepari is a very passionate blogger, teacher, and consultant who writes on Bangla Books PDF with Bangla books download, Bangla Books Review, Motivational Articles & Book, English Learning Books & Materials.