4 Key Areas of Focus For Blogging Success
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Are you focused on tasks that will make your blog successful?
Do you find yourself wasting time working on tasks that are not helping you accomplish your blogging goals?
Last week I wrote a post that offered tips to help you focus. But being able to focus is only one part of the puzzle. You also want to make sure you focus on tasks that make your blog successful.
If you can focus on a task, but that task isn’t helping you reach the blogging goals you desire, you may want to reevaluate your blogging strategy. Or at least take a look at what is essential to success and eliminate the unnecessary tasks that aren’t getting you closer to your goals.
So what are the 4 key areas a blogger needs to focus on?
That will depend on the blogger and the goals they wish to accomplish but let’s discuss 4 key aspects of blogging that require your focus.
Focus On Writing
Writing is the key to blogging.
I mean, that is what blogging is; it’s writing.
So naturally, it would be in your best interest to focus on writing every day.
That’s not saying you have to publish a blog post every day, but you should be practicing your chosen craft every day.
By practicing writing every day, you become a better writer.
Publishing one blog post a week works for me, but I practice writing every day. I don’t limit myself to only writing blog posts, either. I also write emails and do journaling, short stories, etc.
If you want to blast out killer blog posts, follow the advice of pro bloggers like Ryan Biddulph. Ryan’s post HOW TO WRITE A BLOG POST: 8 HELPFUL TIPS is chock-full of well, helpful tips for writing blog posts.
Focus on writing, practice writing daily, and you will be writing like a pro blogger in no time.
But don’t stop there!
Make sure you are promoting those excellent blog posts.
Focus on Promoting
Please don’t spend all that time writing killer blog posts then not tell anyone about them.
I have done this before, written a blog post, and three days later realized I didn’t share it on any of my social media. That’s just one of many blogging bloopers I have made while figuring out this blogging thing!
The problem I face now is trying to learn, leverage, and promote on too many platforms at once.
Whether social media, forums, or other social bookmarking sites, each platform takes time to learn, build your audience, and leverage effectively.
Many tools are available that will schedule and automate promoting content across multiple platforms for you. Automating and scheduling social media promotions is highly effective, and I recommend using such tools.
The great thing about MissingLettr is I can also share other bloggers’ content on my accounts with the simple click of a button.
While I let MissingLettr promote my blog with scheduled posts that are easily created in advance, I will step back from creating additional content for those platforms. I will check in on the others once a day to answer questions or comments, but most of my focus will be on just one of them. I’m not sure which one yet, but probably Twitter, maybe Instagram.
My goal is to learn how to leverage the platform to reach my blogging and business goals.
I will also be focusing on Triberr for promoting my blog.
Lastly, of course, is promoting my blog through my email list.
By choosing to focus on:
- My email list
I can learn how to effectively make them work for me and increase engagement with my readers without feeling like I’m being pulled in too many directions.
Focus On Connecting And Engaging With Your Audience
In my opinion, connecting and engaging with people is the best part of blogging.
It is also one of the 4 key areas of focus that is the easiest to master and the most fun.
Connecting and engaging with your audience and your readers is what blogging is all about.
You connect and engage with your audience by:
- commenting on their blogs
- replying to comments on your blog
- engaging on social media and blogging forums
- by email
Offer genuine thoughts and feedback that provide value when commenting on blogs. Make it evident that you read the blog post!
Ask questions! Asking questions is a great way to engage with other people. If you need clarification or want someone’s opinion on something or a recommendation, ask.
PRO TIP: Engagement is a great way to generate blog post ideas!
Engagement is fundamental to your blogging campaign and requires your focus and attention to achieve your blogging goals.
Connecting and engaging your audience will bring your monetization goals to fruition.
Focus On Monetization
We all need to make money someway somehow.
If you have decided that you want to make money blogging, that’s great.
There are many ways in which you can monetize your blog.
You can promote affiliate products. Affiliate marketing is a great way to monetize your blog.
Some people choose to create and promote their own products. These may be ebooks or courses. This is another excellent way to monetize your blog.
Others offer freelance or ghostwriting blog posts and emails, social media management services, consulting or mentoring services. If you have a skill relevant to the digital world, you can monetize it. The sky is the limit here.
So it stands to reason that if you intend to make money blogging, you need to focus on how you will do that.
With that being said, you don’t want to focus on too many projects at one time.
Pick a project. See it to completion. Then start another one.
You may think you are farther ahead by taking on multiple projects at once. Still, if you become overwhelmed and don’t see those projects through to the end, you haven’t accomplished anything substantial. And you are no closer to reaching your blogging goals.
If you buckle down and focus, you will accomplish all your blogging goals and so much more.
What Are You Focusing On?
- Connecting and Engagement
These are the 4 key areas to focus on when building a successful blog.
I know I need to weed out some things, narrow my focus a bit and get back on track.
That’s the great thing about blogging; you call the shots. You decide what is working and what isn’t.
Please Leave a Comment
So, are you focusing on these 4 key areas to move closer to your blogging goals?
Do you need to reevaluate what you are doing and eliminate unnecessary tasks that keep you stuck?
Is there anything else you would recommend a blogger focus on to achieve blogging success?
Please let me know in the comments.
SharlaAnn is a blogger who focuses on helping others develop the mindset and skills needed to build successful blogs. She is always up for a challenge and is a determined student of personal development and SEO.