Successful Blogging Practices – 3 That Truly Work

By Carol Wright

How you perform with your blogging is important, but you also need to learn how to manage the blog itself. Successful blogging really comes down to learning how to do properly, and if you have little time, this can be difficult to do. Your traffic may actually dwindle as you try different things with blogging, but never fear – it will always come back. Just be sure you correct your mistakes as soon as you can and make it a learning lesson.

Here are 3 blogging practices you should be using.

Taking care of your blog while on a vacation can be a very difficult thing to try to do. Avoiding a dry spot is something that you must do above anything else. Just tell your readers that you will be out of town for a while. But then they’ll wonder why you don’t create posts and then auto-post them to your blog on a schedule. This is totally achievable using one of the many plug-ins, or apps, available on the market today. If you are able to set this up, not only will your readers be happy, but the search engine spiders will keep coming back. Your posting activity, or frequency, serves to condition search engine bots and spiders, and you really want to keep things smoothly running.

It is a common myth that has been touted for many years that you should only write for human readers, and not so much for the search engines themselves. You can actually do both without having too much of a problem at all. Your perspective, actually, should begin to focus more on your audience, and not the search engines, at least in 2012 as of this writing. It is important that you keep your readers happy so they keep coming back. This will be a positive in regard to the metrics on your site or blog. It is so important to keep Google happy; you need to make sure that your focus on search marketing, and on your audience, to provide a well rounded appearance. Having a fantastic relationship with your readers is what all serious bloggers want to do.

The problem with most newbie bloggers is that they are intimidated by the more successful blogs in their particular niche. You will find yourself unable to compete, simply because you feel that you are inadequate. This is just a cycle of life, a confrontation that you have to go through in order to succeed. When you start comparing yourself to others, you may judge yourself, which could lead to even bigger problems. You will not be able to succeed when you have this frame of mind, and your efforts at blogging will more than likely end dismally. What you have to realize is that you are able to create the same high-quality type of blog yourself. But if you’re just starting out, then you’re starting at the beginning where everybody else did.

Once you’ve created your first blog, the rest will be much easier. But one of the real keys to successful blogging is staying current with knowledge and information. This should be fun and interesting for you, as long as you enjoy blogging.