There are countless blogging tips you can find on generating traffic or even the best platform to use, but what about how to stand out? Your uniqueness is ultimately what will determine the degree of blog success you enjoy. This is especially true if you are blogging to make money. Your uniqueness will attract the blog traffic your site will need if you expect to earn an income.
Here are 5 tips you can use to help establish a ‘unique’ identity that will help you attract the blog traffic you both want and need to be successful.
It is always a good idea to select topics that have some sort of popularity with readers.
The topic you select to blog about will not necessarily make you unique but the approach you take to it will. The way you present these topics on your site will determine how much blog traffic you attract. Many people may blog about the same subject but you can gain uniqueness in the WAY you present it.
Do not be afraid to voice your opinion on any subject as long as you have some knowledge of what it is you are saying. People love to hear the opinions of others even if they do not always agree. Offer yours and watch the readers’ fire back comments in response. Many times your blog success is dependent upon ‘stirring up a reaction’ from readers. This increase in interactivity on the site helps create an atmosphere of community and encourages others to join in on the discussions.
The content on your site should always contain some type of information that readers find intriguing, educational, humorous or useful. If it does not your readers will simply not return, end of story! This is especially true if you are blogging to make money since quality content will give you more credibility.
Timeliness of Information
How relevant and timely is the information being shared? If it is industry news how old is it and if it is industry knowledge how relevant is it at the time of its publication or posting?
Simply said the more timely or relevant your content is the more popular you will become which translates into more blog traffic.
Everybody has a unique personality therefore use it to your advantage on your blog. The ‘tone’ of which posts are delivered can make any blog distinctive. Whether it is humor, sarcasm, witty or a tutorial type of delivery it is always best to match the personality with the type content that is being posted. This can add ‘entertainment’ value or ‘intrigue’ to an otherwise boring piece of content.
The 5 blogging tips we discussed above will help you to capture your own unique identity or personal brand which will influence the level of blog success you enjoy. The uniqueness you achieve will serve to help attract the blog traffic you need and if you are blogging to make money this will be especially helpful. By following these suggestions or even adding your own little ‘deviation’, should put you on track to crafting an identity people will notice. What you do with this identity is entirely up to you!