You Can’t Create A Successful Blog Without These Skills

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How to Create a Successful Blog?

The million dollar question.  Asked and answered in this awesome contributed post.

You Can’t Create A Successful Blog Without These Skills!

Blogging is one of the most interesting industries in the world right now.

After all, if you’d told someone twenty years ago that you could make a career out of writing about your life and the things that interest you, they probably would have said that you were out of your mind. However, every single day new blogs are popping up hoping to get a piece of the pie.

Of course, with so many competing blogs out there, how are you supposed to make yours stand out and succeed?

Well, if you really want to run a successful blog then you need to employ these crucial skills.

Design

When people think about blogging, they usually think about the content that they’re creating, and yes that is often the heart of any great blog. However, it’s not the thing that people often see first.

If you want people to read your content, then you’ve got to draw them in first, and the way you do that is through the visual design of your blog. It’s a good idea to brush up on some design fundamentals if you really want your blog to go from good to great.

There are some amazing advanced photoshop Training classes available online which can help you really elevate your blogs visual design. That way you’re going to be able to get people’s attention and make them that much more likely to actually read your content.

Writing

Of course, no one’s going to take the time to read your content if your writing is boring, cliched, or simply incomprehensible.

If doesn’t matter what you’re writing about, the key is to write about it in an engaging and dynamic way.

The way something is written can make someone feel bored reading about something they love, or it can make them interested in something that they might never have cared about before.

It should also be mentioned that no one is going to take your blog seriously if it’s riddled with spelling and grammatical errors.

Marketing

Of course, there’s no point have a beautiful blog with amazing design elements if no one is around to actually read it!

To make sure that you don’t end up shouting into the void, you’ve got to be able to market your business properly.

The way to do this is to embrace social media. Social media is the best place to share your blog posts and articles to a huge audience without having to spend any money.

If your content is good, then it’s going to end up getting shared by your readers as well, helping your blog grow naturally through word of mouth.

Of course, just because you have these skills doesn’t mean that you’re going to be able to create a successful blog.

You also need to make sure that you’re creating content from an angle that’s totally unique to you. No one wants to end up reading the same things over and over again no matter what blog they go to. If you can present your thoughts and ideas in ways, people haven’t heard before, that’s the true key to success as a blogger.

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Did we miss anything?  What skills do you have that you feel have contributed to your success as a blogger?

Lauren Kinghorn

Visionary Digital Entrepreneur ► Mompreneur | Content Creator | Affiliate Marketer | Social Media Influencer. Creator of Inspiring Mompreneurs, Happy Human Pacifier and LaurenKinghorn.com

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