Improving as a blogger

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The fact of the matter is that very few great bloggers started out that way. Most of the most popular and successful bloggers made mistakes and got to where they are today through a process of trial and error. Learning from those mistakes and finding ways to increase their skills is how they have improved as bloggers, and how they have got to where they are today.

So, how do you go about improving as a blogger? Here are several general concepts that will get you started down the road to blogger improvement:

Perfect your craft. The most important part of being a blogger is being able to write good content. If the things that you write on your blog are so poorly written that visitors can’t read them, they won’t come back. On the other hand, many of the most successful bloggers have achieved their level of success through their own unique writing voice and style. Being able to write well, and continually striving to write even better, is an important part of improving as a blogger.

Engage your readers. The comments section of the blog is one of the things that makes it different from other web pages. When someone comments on your blog, it means they enjoyed what you wrote enough to let you know. Show them you appreciate them by commenting back. Interacting with your readers helps you improve as a blogger by learning what it is that your readers like and don’t like about your blog.

Study your traffic stats. Certain types of blog posts will do better than other types of blog posts. By checking your blog statistics you can figure out what sorts of blog posts do the best on your blog, and you can then write more posts in that vein.

Learn from your mistakes. To improve as a blogger, you have to be able to recognize when something doesn’t work. Then, you have to decide not to do it again. To do the same thing over and over again and expect different results is insanity.

Learn from others. There are plenty of folks giving advice on blogging, and not all of that advice is useful. Find some other bloggers with whom you can connect, and who have a demonstrated record of success. Improve your blogging by watching them and by engaging in conversation with them.

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