Turning to a career online as a blogger is a move many people make for many reasons. The flexibility of where and when to work, along with talking about something you enjoy, are all contributing factors.
When you make the move to become a blogger, life of a blogger is slightly different to most jobs that people have. It is important to have habits as a blogger, to make your content better, and to increase the exposure of your content online. Without further ado, here are some of the main habits you should do as a blogger.
Proofread All Your Content
One of the most important habits to do, as a blogger, is make sure you proofread anything you post to the big worldwide web. You might be the best blogger with the most amazing content. However, if there are typos and grammatical errors throughout the content, it is going to put off even the most interested of web users from reading the content. Proofreading only takes a few minutes and has the potential to make your content go from good to great.
As well as this, you should also preview your content on your website, since it is also possible for there to be formatting errors, even with the content already proofread. This is because how the content is formatted will cause the content to look different, due to the theme used on the website.
Share Your Content
Whenever you create content and publish it, always getting into the habit of sharing it on, at least, Twitter and Facebook. Social media is an amazing traffic source, with the potential for posts to go viral, bringing in lots of traffic. Without sharing, you are not enabling your content to grow as it should.
Don’t Look at Stats Every Hour
It is all too easy to stop what you are blogging about to see how your website is doing, one way or another. The problem is that looking at statistics relating to your blogging career too often will result in you wasting time, when you could be doing something more productive. Limit yourself to looking at statistics once for 30 minutes every 2 days.
Don’t Blog For the Sake of Blogging
Getting content out there as a blogger is important. However, don’t ever force content. There is the tendency to try to blog about trivial topics just to get content out on a website. This content will not benefit you in anyway.
Content should come naturally and if it does not, come up with ways to make it come naturally. I particularly like to use a note app on my smartphone to jot down any ideas I have at any time that would be good to blog about. From this, when I have sat down at my computer to blog, I already have great unique ideas to blog about rather than force-thinking of ideas to blog about.