Have you ever wondered about measuring your blog? Do you think that the properties like bounce rate, links to your websites, money you make through your website are the scales that measure your or infact claims your blog to be an excellent one? No, yes the answer is NO! A big NO..!!! If you think that way, kindly change your attitude towards your blog and blogging both.
What is the scale or a reference line through which you can measure the authenticity and trust a reader has on your blog?
Here I present you a list of insights of what makes you a blogger.
Start thinking beyond and you’ll turn up doing excellent blogging. Trust me!!
“Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers.”
– Brian Clark
And we are in an illusion that we run a blog, a great blog isnt it? I mean how many of us truly carry an all different moto of running a blog? We start a blog and run down straight away keeping one thing in mind i.e. to have great blog. But, what about the ultimate cause of your blogging? I mean have you wondered about the interaction a usual end-user or in this case a reader fetches for? It’s a request to all of the bloggers to kindly write for your readers. Optimize your information keeping your people in mind and not the Google’s search engine.
“Blogging is a conversation, not a code.”
– Mike Butcher
This is a killer one, isn’t it? We always look for parameters that can increase that conversation rate over your blog in terms of your readers but we often misguide it with a code. People must reciprocate to what you have served for. Its like you are serving a quality food in your restaurants and the same clients come to your place bring one more family with them to enjoy a dinner at your restaurant.
“A blog is only as interesting as the interest shown in others.”
– Lee Odden
This quote is more inclined to those who always complain about others not acknowledging to what they have written. To be precise, have you ever heard about a fact called “What you sow, you reap”? Or “You get back, what you give to”. Cool, you have heard about it and even are able to digest the meaning behind it. looking for your potential readers and expecting a good readership is not at all a bad thing, but just expecting is not enough. When you ask for anything, you need to give something in return. You can’t expect love from others, until you give them to others. Similarly, you can’t expect others to share your stuff unless and until you take interest in their stuffs and share to the needy ones.
“Blogging is a communications mechanism handed to us by the long tail of the Internet.”
Internet is a boon to our century and specially to bloggers like us who love to share the stuffs online. Blogging has been overpopulated with tons of things into it which has made it difficult for people to find the right information. You know why? Its because we have considered blogging a“Money making”mechanism handed to us by the long tail of the internet. Well, if you will have a look over the “initial point”or the point of origin of the current successful bloggers, you’ll find a common thing in it. They wrote because they felt that urge of helping to the ones who need it. money reciprocated to them afterwards.
5. “Blogging is hard because of the grind required to stay interesting and relevant.”
– Sufia Tippu
I mentioned in the above quote that how one must shift their origins of thinking from making a “great blog”to “a blog that is great for your readers”. That relates to this quote. People when initiate to write comes across many grieviances and bad critics and even learn out of it. but, what they usually oversee is that people seek for a consistent “Wopeeeee”and “Ohh my goshh…!!”kind of expressions out of any information. The information has to to be surprising and a “great delicious pie”to share with others. Blog is like a recipe, which if is tasty enough “You will share it”else “You will have to eat it alone at the end”.
“Selling to people through social media is like going to a party, meeting somebody for the first time, and then saying, ‘Hey, do you want to buy this Tupperware?”
– Pat Flynn
Striking one, isn’t it? We have interpreted hell lot of things out of the “Social media traffic”tricks till now and have even tried those on our end too. But the results were quite conventional and monotonous and most importantly totally shocking because what you read was in total contradiction to what you expected as a result. We all communicate in the groups created over the Facebook through sharing our piece of writing, but how many of them know you? How many of them will stumble intentionally over what you think? You share your post among thousands out of which you know none of them.
“The Internet destroyed most of the barriers to publication. The cost of being a publisher dropped to almost zero with two interesting immediate results: anybody can publish, and more importantly, you can publish whatever you want.”
– Dick Costolo
As I jotted above, regarding the over-population in blogging. I have seen that actually the best ones are filtered out instead of the bad ones. I think that if there was no SEO barriers to rank your blog, than the people would have found more awesome stuffs than they would have possibly imagined to have.
“The Internet has no eraser.”
– Liz Strauss
Internet is a tool which is accessible to everyone, your children, parents, future hubby, friends, acquaintances and even strangers. Once you publish something, that means you have openly and willingly given the privileges to every single pair of eyeballs rolling on the internet each day. The fact that you can’t take your words back, is very synonymous to the fact that the internet has no eraser.
“If you accept all the praise, you have to accept all the critics.”
– Chris Brogan
No two psychologies in the world are same. If you are set for a journey you are going to steep over a stone, a rocky land and even a smooth highway. So, when you are willing to enjoy the zoom and drifts over the furnished roads, even be ready for stepping on to a rocky land which may come to your way. When you write something over a blog, you tend to ask for a opinion and an opinion can be of any side, either a positive praise or a strong critic.
“In truth, the real opportunities for building authority and buzz through social media have only just begun. You simply have to look and see where things are going instead of where they’ve been.”
– Brian Clark
You can’t trust the past when you want to step into future. You are supposed to be a visionary in terms of understanding the future needs and flow of needs of your readers. If someone buys a Television today, the same person can expect to get a portable television into the future. To be in the flow and pace along is the only way to remain ahead of others. People love you when you give the furnished products into their hands, when that same product is still into their imaginative minds.
I would like to know more from you because “YOU BLOG”.