Need Blogging Strategies To Get It Right?

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The secret to successful blogging is writing and having blogging strategies.

What are a few of these blogging strategies?

#1 First let’s have you ask yourself, and write out your answer:

“What does success look like for your blog?” In other words, how are you measuring your blog’s success?

#2 What is the work you’ll be doing to build your blog following?

  • Now keep these 2 questions and answers in mind. Then…
  • Write down who you want to focus on in building your enthusiastic and faithful group of readers interested in what you are doing and writing about.
  • Write a note and keep it handy where you can see this as a reminder for your blogging strategies: “How will I relate to my readers?

#3 What and when will you write?

  • What you write about is for your readers.

Make a list.

Concentrate on crystal clear, and shorter posts, more often.

  • When you write is your schedule that you will stick to for success.

Tip: Having a few blog posts ready to go as a backup will give you a continual flow of posts for when you do have an interruption.

Why do you need to have these answers and blogging strategies?

Because a great many blogs fail.

  • OK, please allow me to share about myself for a moment?

A great blogging strategy: When I first started blogging, my coach suggested that I get a clean design that would share what I do and help expand my goals of my blog. 

She also taught us (it was a blogging mastermind) about how to help each post look clean and have the elements to help keep the reader interested.

==> So this article might be of interest to you at this point: You Need the Essentials for Your Content Posting.

Start being productive with your blogging…

Like using some blogging strategies to get it right for you. 

Being more productive means that you may need to make some changes in the way you do things.

Great blogging is good writing and blogging strategies.

Now write down your own blogging strategies

This is the secret advantage you can have in blogging.

And do let me know what you thought of this post in the comments below!

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Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
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56 thoughts on “Need Blogging Strategies To Get It Right?

  • January 26, 2015 at 7:27 am
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    While I do write for my readers, I also write for me. Does that make sense? It’s an outlet for me, too 🙂

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:58 pm
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      Yep – I write for my readers – while writing for myself also – great point. Thank ou Robin 🙂

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:58 pm
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      Excellent to hear, Scott and thank you!

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  • January 26, 2015 at 8:57 am
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    Hello Donna,

    Thank you for your blogging strategies. Blogging has been something that I have dabbled in for many years and it isn’t until recently that I got serious about it. Very serious indeed… One of the strategies that I applied that you mention here is having a working editorial calendar. It really takes away much of the guesswork when I’m trying to figure out what to write about.
    Great tips!
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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:55 pm
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      Hey Victoria – so glad to hear that – and thank you 🙂

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  • January 26, 2015 at 9:44 am
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    When I first started blogging I did it for myself. I am my mom’s Alz caregiver and that is very lonely and isolating and this is how I found a way to deal with my emotions and stresses. I found that there are alot of caregivers in the same boat as me and then I felt I needed something lighter for myself and that’s how my travel blog was born. I am very strict in my posting and work mostly 8 to 12 hours a day. I treat it like a full time job.
    Rena McDaniel recently posted..CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARKMy Profile

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:54 pm
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      You are welcome, Mary – so glad you left a note 🙂

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  • January 26, 2015 at 11:14 am
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    A lot of my search engine traffic comes to posts on a sub topic of mine but I don’t think that coverts to a lot of return visitors. I’d rather post on a larger variety of topics that are of interest to those who comment on posts and follow me on social media.
    Sue Bride recently posted..Essential Website Tools and Some That Aren’tMy Profile

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:53 pm
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      Another great tactic, Sue 🙂

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:53 pm
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      Thanks, Kristen – always good to hear 🙂

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:52 pm
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      So cool to hear, Lesley- thank you

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:52 pm
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      Excellent to hear, Maureen 🙂 thank you for sharing

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:51 pm
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      Thank you, Sweetie! Big hugs back at ya 🙂

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:51 pm
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      I know, Jaime – for me I do it so often and routinely – every once in awhile I skip a step – thanks for your note

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:50 pm
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      Thanks so much, Terri – and congrats on finding your niche and having your blog for 3 yrs 🙂

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:50 pm
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      I know right – thanks for your note, LIz

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:49 pm
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      I do the same, Aimee – great to hear 🙂 Thank you

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:49 pm
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      Great to hear, thank you 🙂

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  • January 26, 2015 at 4:55 pm
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    These are all great things to think about. Success is different for everyone, so it’s good to define what you think is successful.

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:48 pm
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      Thank you, Pam 🙂 So very true.

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  • January 26, 2015 at 5:20 pm
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    This is a really great post
    I’m going to be writing this down In my blog book for later. I really need to work on everything. I write for both myself and my readers… Myself it’s more just something I enjoy but when I saw others enjoyed it too, it became a whole new game for me!

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:48 pm
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      Isn’t that fun, Jeanine! When you get a good response to what you write – it makes it so worth it! 🙂

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:47 pm
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      Thank you Lisa – always enjoy your input!

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:46 pm
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      Super, Lois – planning and having a system does help – thank you for your note

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  • January 27, 2015 at 2:50 am
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    I think as well as writing for your readers you have to write what you want also as that’s the whole point because if you do not enjoy it then there is not much point.
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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:46 pm
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      Write on…Kay – and thank you 🙂

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:45 pm
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      That is great, Heather – I like to look at analytics regularly – but, it is the little improvements I like also 🙂

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  • January 27, 2015 at 8:19 am
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    I’ve been blogging for about 8 years now and while I blog for others, the main reason I do blog is for me. Like Robin mentioned above, it’s my creative outlet. A way to release somethings and get things off my chest and share life with others. I hope that makes sense.
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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:45 pm
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      It makes great sense, Lori and you have a fab food site!

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  • January 27, 2015 at 11:02 am
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    I’ve been blogging since the 90s. I have been writing stories for as long as I can remember. It’s always been a hobby and love of mine. I write to tell a story. So even though I write for folks to read, I write for me, too.

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:44 pm
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      Congrats, Chrystal for your great blogging time! I start out with what do my readers want, need and what do I really want to write about. Thank you for your note )

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  • January 27, 2015 at 11:25 am
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    There is really so much to consider with blogging. I try to write blog posts that will help my readers in some way.

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    • January 27, 2015 at 1:42 pm
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      Great points, Angela – there is a lot more to blogging then we tend to think about – but our readers are the ones we need to think about as we write the posts! Thank you 🙂

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  • January 27, 2015 at 9:03 pm
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    All amazing tips! I’ve been blogging for a little over one year and my blog still has a long way to go before becoming successful! I struggle with time management therefore I don’t always have backup blog post ready. That is something I’m working on getting better at. Thank you for sharing this information with us!
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  • January 28, 2015 at 8:45 am
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    I think these are great tips to have for my blog. Thanks a ton!

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