How to Create a Content Strategy for Your Blog

blog contentHave you ever sat and wondered why some blogs gain more traction than others?

I can’t help but envy blog owners who seem to naturally attract reader engagement. Do they have a secret ingredient? Did they spend more marketing dollars than blogs that seem like ghost towns?

Along the way, I realized that there’s no secret sauce after all. Press rewind and try to recall your content strategy or whether you had one in the first place.

Yes, your content strategy matters more than you think.

If a content strategy isn’t tailor-made for your blog, your goals, and your audience, you’re not going to achieve the best results. As your business changes, so should your content strategy.

So today, let’s discuss the ways you can develop a solid plan for your blog. Let’s get started.

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Why Content is More Important than Design for a Successful Website in 2017

blog contentIt is a science as well as an art to use social media in a profitable manner. You should have an in-depth understanding of how these platforms work. In addition to this, you should also have the talent of understanding people’s mind so as to base all your activities accordingly on the internet. With the advent of internet, a great design as well as webcontent writing has never been so important to make a business successful. Thanks to firms such as Starbucks, Apple and Target who have designs as their top priority and it is due to them that customer awareness has reached its peak.

In order to increase the possibility of success, now all companies are aware of the imperative reasons to have a great design for a website. A great design helps you to mark yourself different from other competitors and create a great brand image too. Let us focus on some ways to invest in a good quality design for your company.

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3 Strategies To Find More Content Ideas For Your Blog

blog contentThe biggest hurdle most bloggers face is finding the next topic to write on. After all, there are only so many angles you can do for a particular subject before it starts to become redundant.

With that in mind, the following are 3 strategies you can use to find more content ideas for your blog:

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How to Promote a Blog Post

BloggingWriting your blog post is just half the battle, the other half is promotion. Derek Halpern of socialtriggers.com has a rule for blogging – spend 20% of your time creating and 80% of your time promoting.

When the web is crowded with people vying for people’s attention, the ones that cut through the noise are the ones who knows how to market their themselves.

The following are ways you can utilize to promote your latest blog post:

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Why Your Blog Needs a Custom Domain Name?

BloggingFor some, blogging is a way to live the life and for some others, it is just a platform to share their thoughts. However, whether it is for making money or for expressing thoughts, the custom domain name is vital to get done the purpose.

But bloggers obviously think about initial investment, as it costs from $10 to $15 per year which depends on the competition. For some keywords, it may be even more. Whatever, but cost matters for most of the newbie bloggers. Though it is tough, you should invest for custom domain name, otherwise you may experience the following disadvantages:

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3 Ways To Respond To People Who Don’t Consider Blogging A “Real Job”

BloggingAlthough blogging has been around for some time now, there are many people who still don’t consider it a real job. Some people just don’t understand what blogging entails, while others may not consider any type of at-home job a “real” job. If you are a blogger and are faced with these sorts of responses to your career, here is how you can reply to such comments.

1. Ignore Internet Trolls

Before you spend an hour typing a well thought out explanation of why blogging is in fact a real and valid career, decide if the comment is worth responding to in the first place. Unfortunately, the internet is full of trolls who enjoy leaving negative comments and picking fights. If some random user leaves a comment on your blog or social media account, engaging with them may just result in an internet battle that leaves you frustrated and wastes time you could have spent working on a project or taking some time to relax. Ignoring such comments is often the best way to deal with them.

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