The 5 most fundamental blog tips

 

Blogging is fun and blogging is smart. However, if you’re not careful, you’ll be spending lots of time on blogging, and this may make you wondering from time to time, what you’re all doing it for. Do you recognise any of these five questions?

  • How can you work from a clear blog plan?
  • How will you get more readers to your blog?
  • How do you get relevant blog topics?
  • How can you engage your readers?
  • How can you get more comments on your blog posts?

To answer these 5 questions, I’m sharing 5 fundamental tips that work best for my blog and me.

Fundamental blog tips


TIP #1 – Decide what you wish to accomplish

Decide before you start writing what it is you wish to accomplish with your blog and your blog post. Do you want to inspire people? Do you want your readers to spring into action? Do you want to showcase your expertise? Make sure you’re absolutely clear about that, and then use this as your focus for your blog articles. This will actively attract your target audience to your blog and to you, and actively encourage them to read your blog posts (to the end).

TIP #2 – Search strategically for blog topics

Choose topics that are current and relevant for your target audience, your clients and your ideal readers. Keep up to date with what is happening with them, what others blog about, and read up on the problems your clients, fans and readers are facing. You can do this on other blog sites, forums, in LinkedIn groups, Facebook groups and on website of trade associations and relevant journals.

TIP #3 Use graphics

Graphics in a story are enhancing your story. Pictures speak a thousand words, remember? Do select them carefully. If they don’t add to your blog content and the point you’re making, then leave them out. In that case, graphics would only distract your leaders, away from your message, or even away from your blog page. And that’s the last thing you want.

TIP #4 Comment on other people’s blogs regularly

By contributing on blogs by others, you are leading by example. That is always a good thing. In addition, you’re offering yourself the opportunity to learn from others. By commenting and responding you will discover your answers to important questions. What makes you comment (or not) on a blog post? What do you need to do to let others comment on your blog? How do you write an effective call to action?

TIP #5 Blog strategical, not tactical

Draft a clear long-term objective for your blog, and create a plan for that objective. Write all of your blog posts in such a way that they support that objective. Present your blog posts consistently and strategically and avoid self-promotion. Your blog is always all about your reader. Present your blog across social media, refer in your articles using internal hyperlinks to other blog posts you’ve published, and taking part in topic related discussions on timeline as well as in groups (such as a LinkedIn group for and by your target audience). Added to that, draw up a publication diary, based on your long-term objective.

That’s it for now. These are my five fundamental blog tips. From my own experience, having tried and tested them all. They’re not complicated… yet very effective. So I’m strongly inviting you to give them a try yourself!

Having shared my 5 fundamental blog tips, I am curious now… Which of these tips are best for you? Please let me know here, and also tell me why. In doing so, you’re not just satisfying my curiosity, yet your also inspiring others!

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25 thoughts on “The 5 most fundamental blog tips

  1. Joycet Reinders

    My insight in this blog is that when I respond on other blogs I formulate the answer I can give on the questions my target audience is asking me. So it is about clearing up my own expertise. Thx Saskia!

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      You’ve got this, Joycet! And when you do, you have a new blog topic for you own blog, too 😉
      Saskia
      xx

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  2. Kit

    I don’t have a favorite yet. I start with number one 😊 But great blog. Very helpful. Thank you!!

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      That’s right, one step at a time works all the time. Start with one… move on to two when you’re ready!
      Saskia
      xx

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  3. Veron Goemans

    The tip I need most at the moment is #2. I am so busy with making my own blogs that I hardly found time to look at other content to choose my topics. Now I realize how inspiring that can be.

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      Great, Veron. Will you share with us how that is working for you?
      Saskia
      xx

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  4. Ramona Mead

    Great tips! I’ve only recently begun to realize the meaning of and importance of strategic blogging – it makes SUCH a difference!

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      Yes, you’re absolutely right, it makes a huge difference, Ramona, and super well done, you’re going for it!
      Saskia
      xx

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      You’re very welcome, Monick. What was the best tip for you, and why?
      Saskia
      xx

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      You’re very welcome, Maria. Would it help you to pay particular attention to the questions you’re hearing from your clients? Those make great blog topics!
      Saskia
      xx

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  5. Dr. Amrita Basu

    Decide what you wish to accomplish is a very sensible plan. A free clear way of looking at the blogging journey.

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  6. Amy L. Bovaird

    I think the first tip is the hardest for me – to have a clear vision of how I will accomplish my goal. I am an author and would like to reach my online audience. I do quite well in person but I need to reach a larger target audience. My books are about coping with sight loss in a humorous way, in retaining a positive attitude. It’s not about having all the answers or being an expert. It’s about living a full life and enjoying my life. So on the advice of a PR person, I typically add a link to my current book regardless of what I post, which is typically inspirational.
    I use graphics and do comment on other blogs. Ha! My latest book is not about sight loss but about loss in general (death, divorce, and pregnancy loss) in a devotional format, so that changes my target readership a little. 😀 thanks for sharing your expertise.
    Amy

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      Amy, what a wonderful response, from you. I enjoy reading your take on this, and I do think you’re an expert… an expert by experience, and that could be the foundation of a clear vision in its own right, based on your books. Loss to me is such a hugely important topic. So please do keep writing and blogging!
      Saskia
      xx

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  7. Shelly Maynard

    Great tips! My favorite is #4. I have a hard time keeping up with my own blog and didn’t comment on others for a long time. After finding my vision and participating in the UBC, I find that it is easier to comment on other blogs. In fact, doing so, I find more inspiration to write myself.

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      That is a great one, number four, Shelly! And I absolutely love what you’re saying, how you got more inspired to write yourself, by commenting on other people’s blogs. That’s how it works!
      Saskia
      xx

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    1. Saskia van de Riet Post author

      You’re very welcome, Gwen. What is the most powerful tip for you?
      Saskia
      xx

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