Smart bloggers rule the roost in their niche.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get this memo nearly 10 years ago.
I was a blogging dingbat, doing insane stuff like posting to my collective blogs 60 times a day.
This thin, wispy content did little for me. I wasn’t leveraging, I wasn’t building relationships and I sure wasn’t following smart blogging advice.
Fast forward 10 years. I blog from a more intelligent, helpful, clear space and success seems to find me with increasing ease.
You will easily cut months and even years off of your blogging learning curve if you do things from a smart, effective space.
Follow these tips to become a smarter blogger.
1: Learn from Smart Bloggers
I did some dingbatish things as a newbie blogger because I didn’t follow successful bloggers.
When I smartened up I learned from smart, successful bloggers how to practice blogging, how to create helpful content, how to build my blogger friend network and how to monetize my blog effectively.
Learn from smart bloggers.
Cut your learning curve by years.
2: Make Your Day all about Leveraging
The smartest bloggers leverage the stuffing out of their presence.
Effective blog commenting and guest posting are 2 awesome ways to leverage your presence quickly.
Example; a few minutes before writing this post, Asaolu asked if I had written him a guestie. I obliged immediately because writing this post leverages my presence, aiding me in helping his reader network.
Writing 3-4 paragraph long, personalized comments has the same effect. Imagine wowing the socks off of some 100, 200 or even 1,000 readers in Darren Rowse’s 300,000 member Pro Blogger community?
That means steady blog traffic for you.
Intend to make an impact with every single act.
If you write 6 posts a week, place 2 on your blog and 4 on other blogs as guest posts.
Leverage your presence.
3: Promote other Bloggers Freely
The most intelligent way to blog is to build your friend network by promoting other bloggers freely.
Doing so helps you build friendships which bring you immense rewards.
Example; after I promote a fellow blogger through Twitter or Facebook for a few times the individual is likely to retweet or Facebook Share my post too, as the friendship develops.
This means that as I am sleeping in New Jersey, my blogging buddies in India and Nigeria and Pakistan are sharing my content with their friend networks, expanding my reach far and wide, in quite passive fashion for me.
Attempting to do everything on my own, promotion-wise, would be unintelligent. I’d be up creating and promoting my stuff until 3 AM and would eventually burn out.
Go the smart route. Promote other bloggers freely. Make friends. Watch your presence expand exponentially as your blogging network grows.
4: Work on Your Mindset
If you blog from a place of fear you will do cowardly, flat out dumb, things.
I saw 80 spam comments on my blog this morning. Each of these bloggers – or each of these blogger’s hired guns – is making a stupid, boneheaded mistake, blogging like a dingbat.
If these folks sat with their fear of losing traffic or wasting time the fear energy would vanish and they’d spend their time creating value, building bonds through effective blog commenting and guest posting and you betcha they would succeed.
Work on your mindset.
Meditate. Pray. Do yoga. Whatever helps you face and embrace your fears, do it, so you can blog intelligently, with love.
5. Move to self-hosted WordPress
if you haven’t already. Yes, you’ll be able to build a well-liked blog on WordPress.com or Blogger.com, however there are innumerable reasons to move your blog to your own host, together with having more management and looking more skilled.
6. Build your email list.
First, attract the proper reasonably traffic to your blog. Then impress them along with your savvy, knowledgeableness and generosity, and guess what? They’ll subscribe.
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Your Turn How are you being a smarter blogger?
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About the Author
Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you build a successful blog at Blogging From Paradise.