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5 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging

 

Following a few basic fundamentals of blogging promotes your success.

Established pro bloggers stick to the basics day in and day out to build thriving, renowned ventures in their niche of choice.

Struggling bloggers skip the fundamentals, to their blogging demise.

Don’t skip the basics. These steps may not be sexy but every successful blogger who enjoys the ride follows most if not all of these steps persistently.

1: Follow Your Passion

81% of bloggers never make more than $100 online during their entire online careers.

This high percentage of bloggers follows profits, not passion, being desperate or greedy to make money online.

If you try to get through blogging without giving (i.e., not following the remaining steps/fundamentals) you will fall flat on your face like these miserable 8 out of 10 bloggers.

Follow your passion. Pick a niche that feels fun to you. Make sure that you enjoy blogging.

Following your fun makes the work of blogging the reward. All traffic and comments and social shares will feel like a blessed bonus, but the real reason why you blog will be the work/play.

Adopt this energy to become patient, persistent and generous in all that you do.

All successful blogging ventures are built on a rock solid foundation of passion.

2: Learn

Learn.

Before you practice, and teach, and connect, you must learn how to be a successful blogger.

Most bloggers skip their step. Heck; most bloggers skip all of these steps, wanting to cash in after step #5.

How can you teach effectively if you have no idea how to blog intelligently?

Follow 1-2 top bloggers in your niche. Feast on their blog posts. Buy their courses. Hire them to coach you. Study, learn and absorb all of the proven, practical, success-promoting advice your blogging mentors have to offer.

3: Practice

Practice makes clearer.

Or, practicing the skill of blogging helps you gain confidence and clarity as a blogger.

Most bloggers only write if they are publishing a blog post.

Imagine if a pro level athlete only practiced when they walked onto the court or the field? They would not be a pro for a long time.

Successful bloggers practice in private to shine on a public stage.

Write 1000 words or more daily in a Word document. Be clear on your writing voice. Pitch guest posts with confidence. Receive invites to guest post through your writing prowess.

If you are a video blogger, record one video daily either through a live broadcast or offline. Get comfortable in front of the camera. Be a natural through the simple habit of practicing your blogging skills daily.

4: Create

Create helpful free content.

Create helpful premium products and services.

Become valuable by offering value, through both free and premium channels.

Creators distance themselves from the masses of bloggers who try to get without giving anything of real value.

Blog posts and guest posts form a rock solid foundation upon which you build a successful blog. People crave solutions to their problems. People thirst for tools through which to live their dreams.

Offer them these solutions and tools through your helpful, practical content.

Create videos and podcasts.

Create products and eBooks.

Offer coaching and freelancing services.

Keep on creating.

Build a successful blog by teaching people what you have learned about your niche.

5: Connect

Connect with leading bloggers in your niche by:

  • Commenting genuinely on their blogs
  • Promoting them on social media
  • Promoting them on your blog

Promoting other bloggers is the easiest, quickest way to befriend other bloggers.

If you’re following the remaining steps – and I know that you are – these blogging buddies will promote you in return, expanding your reach online and helping you become more successful.

The eBook

If you want to become a successful blogger buy my eBook:

How to Become an Influential Blogger in 6 Months or Less

 

Your Turn

How are you building a successful blog?

Do you have any fundamentals to add to this list?

 

Ryan Biddulph
 

Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fox News, The Huffington Post and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. He can help you retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging at Blogging From Paradise.

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Mairaj - December 15, 2017

Hello Ryan,

A warm welcome to you here at Enstine blog. As we all know that on regularity basis thousands of new bloggers create different sort of blogs. But after some time they give up and quit blogging.

The only reason behind their failure is they ignore the 5 fundamentals of blogging which you have elucidated in your article spectacularly.

Thanks for fantastic share 🙂

Warm Regard’s

Mairaj

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Binosh - December 7, 2017

Well written Ryan,
It feels like some kind of motivation for me, Hopefully, those tips will help.
Thank you

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Nirodha Abayalath - December 6, 2017

Hi Ryan,
I have been struggling for years with fears of writing and self-doubting. Finally, I won the battle. I just started writing for my blog.

I do not care about the success yet because my first goal is to improve my writing skills (because I know my writing is terrible). Then I will think about how to be a successful blogger.

Is my thinking correct? or I have to have a plot for my blogging career from the beginning?
Hope you’ll have a good advice for beginners like me.

Thanks.

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    Ryan Biddulph - December 7, 2017

    Your writing is excellent Nirodha. But your mindset needs some work my friend, to clear out the doubts that your writing skills are poor. Totally untrue. Do not care about success, but service. This is the key to becoming a rocking blogger.

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Monika Sharma - December 6, 2017

Doing Blogging is easy but being a successful Blogger isn’t easy. There are many bloggers but only few are successful, So thanks for sharing this amazing post !

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