Many people go into blogging for different reasons. Some do it as a hobby, some do it to show their expertise, while others use it as a means to monetize their skills.
But what if you want to take blogging to a whole new level? What if you want to accelerate your blogging skills to get devoted readers and higher income?
There are millions of bloggers who are using blogging as a medium to make their dreams come true. These are bloggers who have decided to take blogging as a serious profession. If you have been thinking of taking your blogging career to the next level in 2019, here is exactly how you can do it.
Plan your content
Blogging is not about writing anything that comes to your mind. Serious bloggers plan their content to the last before they even think of publishing. This because every blog post they publish is done with a specific purpose in mind.
Create an outline for every blog idea that comes to mind. Do detailed research into the topic to help give your readers great value when they’re reading your blog post. Have an editorial calendar where you can plan out which blog post should be published and when. And most importantly, stay consistent.
Have a compelling call to action
Blogging should be like having a one-on-one communication with your readers. But such conversation must not be one-sided. The best blogs are those that engage the audience. And the best way to engage your audience is to cleverly use your call to action.
A call to action is a line that tells your reader what you would like them to do now that they have finished reading your blog post, for example like, share, comment or subscribe to your email list.
Some bloggers forget to add a call to action in their blog posts. But serious bloggers don’t dare skip it.
Build your email list
No matter what stage you are as a blogger, building your email list a must. The email list is a powerful way to constantly keep in touch with your readers and inform them of your offers or when a new blog post is published.
Those subscribed to your email list get to read your newsletters where you can build a closer and deeper relationship with your subscribers.
Promote promote promote
Writing your blog post is just half the battle when trying to accelerate your blogging career. You need to put in 2 times more effort into promoting your blog posts than you do writing the content of your blog post.
Promoting your blog post increases the visibility of your blog posts thereby bringing fresh readers to see your blog post every time.
Share your blog post on social media, forums and groups where your target audience hang out. But remember that you have to make sure that you don’t spam the platforms where you share your blog posts.
This is the most important part in accelerating your blogging career: be yourself. Your readers will love you for who you are. So be 100 percent authentic. Copying someone else’s style will never take you far. Don’t be afraid to show off your awesomeness.
How do you plan to accelerate your blogging career in 2019?
How much do you earn nearly by blogging?
Great post this! As someone who has not quit their job to blog full time I need to do everything I can possibly do to accelerate my blog in 2019!
Glad you like the post. Good luck with it all.
I’ve been looking for a way to grow my blog and this post gives me a idea on how to do that. Thank you😊
Glad you like the post. Good luck with the blog.
Some great tips here I need to take on board.
Glad you like the tips.
These are great tips – I need to get more consistent with promotion of content and I look forward to planning content for the new year 🙂
What a great blog post, yes I am looking into blogging full time. The thing I need to the most is a call to action on my blog post. Your blogs are amazing!
I am useless at growing my email list, it is something I have always neglected
I plan to work on that some more next year myself.
Great advice! I need to do something to inspire me again next year
I hope you are feeling inspired now 😊
I really need to build my email list for sure, its something I’ve neglected. Great tips Stella
Great tips Stella. I run my blogs as a business but they are not doing great yet. I am hoping to put more effort into it next year so I can work more from home 🙂
I am sure that would happen for you. Your blogs are amazing.
By not planning…but that goes to your last point about just being you. It’s worked for me. Sporadic and random is my personality and I think everyone should stick to who they are. Good post! You always have the cutest pics too btw
Yes we should stick to our truth. Thanks for stopping by.
Thanks so much for sharing your tips – some great advice. 🙂
Glad you like the tips Rowena.
People really don’t realise how much work goes on behind the scenes. Great tips here – promotion and planning are always biggies for me.
Yes they have no clue. Thanks Emily.
I need to have more structure to my blog- I don’t plan it as well as I should and have much to write but when it comes to it it’s all mish mash. Promoting is another I don’t do enough. That’s for the tips
Glad you like the tips. Hope 2019 is good to us all.
These are all such great ideas! Here’s to a great 2019!
Thanks Liz. Hope 2019 is good to us all.
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Love this! I have been slowly gaining traction but have decided that 2019 will be the year of the blog. I want to put a lot more effort into it.
Oh good. Blogging is all about putting effort.
Nice – love the promotion 2x approach.
Glad you do.
awesome tips, thanks!
Nice post, keep it up👍
I LOVE your outfits (especially that leopard blazer). Great post!
These are great tips. Being authentic and using your own voice is so important. I agree with the email list too, it’s an area I’m focusing on this year too
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I’ve just started blogging and appreciate your tips. I’m not sure where this will lead but so far I’m enjoying the learning curve.
Glad you like the tips. Good luck with the blog.