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Blogging: 3 Smart Tips For Quick Success (Read More. Write Less)

Blogging, are you always anxious to publish more in a fraction of hours? You might have been making a grave mistake.

The urge to reverberate through the entire web could be gripping, and that’s why every newbie blogger is ever anxious. The more the hits on “publish,” the closer it is to the promise land. That’s just the mindset.

Great vibe, there! But anything worth doing is worth doing well.

Stop writing. Take a moment to read!

Blogging: Read more. Write less.

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If you’re new to blogging and want to become a celebrated veteran – like everyone else – you should start doing the following.

Read more. Write less.

A popular principle of how to become a prolific writer is to write massively and read likewise. However, a disproportionate action has never helped anyone. If you want to be more productive, you must immerse more in reading.

One more thing…

Your main purpose as a blogger is to share relevant knowledge. As you are aware of, that’s a property no one has ever monopolized. So, you need to keep yourself updated by reading more. This is what makes an outstanding, efficient writer.

Again, reading others avails you the chance to learn new/more ideas, and consequently widen your perspectives. More so, it exposes you to uncovered areas of trending discussions. The reality is, reading is the best easiest way to keep yourself on the right track.

Do some research.

Reality check: if reading is essential to expanding knowledge, research is fundamental to releasing nuggets of contributions that won’t make you sound petty.

In this way, either to shoot an add-on or to fill a vacuum (realized from reading), research is the only tool to make yourself awesome to both writers and readers in your niche. I mean, by this, a research that is aimed at conveying a deeper sense, not copy and paste.

So you might start publishing lesser than before, but the truth is, your next rounds of blogs are just going to start making sense. High-value sense!

Start checking from the metrics.

As Beth Hayden would put it, good research also leads directly to more click-throughs, better opt-in rates, more social media shares, better search engine rankings, and more conversions.

Blogging is sweet. Spice it up with images.

The game has changed. It’s now time to add a spice that works – big time. Are you in?

Blogging is sweet. Spice it up with images.

Let’s face it – pictures are one of the most engaging forms of web contents. A blog post with well-placed illustrative images has a superiority effect over a random spreadsheet of write-ups.

Remember, the reason why you’re quick to publish incessantly is to win an audience, online. But which one would you do more if I tell you: “articles with images get 94% more total views than non-image articles?”

It’s not always the number of posts; this little spice increases your readers, subscribers, followers, and leads.

As you continue blogging, which one would you do more?

What are the missing tips you’d like to have in this post? Add your voice in the comments below.

  • Thanks for this important education. It really would go a long way helping. As for the question, I will surely do more on researching. Doing that, I will learn every new trend. kudos.

    • Pleasured, Muzzamil. Can you share with us how you’ll implement the new discoveries – from your research – in writing? That would be a nice topic actually.

  • Ola-lawal Muzzamil has said it all. Research is very essential. I’ll go for it again and again. Great piece!

    • Great, Nurudeen. I suppose other points are equally important. How would you incorporate them into your research, as a writer or blogger?

  • Bakreen Abdulrazaq

    This is expository. Many thanks for the education. My question relates to how to start a blog? Many are platforms to this but I would like to know which way is more viable.

    • I can personally tell you there are millions of answers to that question. Honestly, all you’ve read are genuine. What can only be missing is the determination. Are you ready to start? I would like to help. Thanks, Bakreen.

  • Fagbo-Olusoji Oluwabusayo

    Very educative and informative for a newbie like me.I think it’s the reading I would have to do more…. Its a general knowledge that black people don’t like to read; I have to break the jinx!

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