A lot of people have this notion that blogging is easy, but yeah, it’s not.
I used to have this notion too. I mean, what’s so hard about it? You get a blog, you write about your personal thoughts and interests, and that’s it– you’re officially a blogger.
People can argue all day about this, but I don’t think having just these qualifications makes you an ‘official blogger’. The fact that you are writing on the internet means you want someone else to read it. So if you’ve been writing for a while now and no one is bothering to see it (unless otherwise kind of obligated to), then you have clearly not achieved what you have set out to do.
You’re just another non-existent blogger, taking up space in the already crowded blogoshere. You know when they say ‘if it’s not written, it did not happen?’ Well, that might as well apply right here.
If no one’s read what is written, then it might as well not have happened.
But you know what, prove me wrong. Prove to me that you can have people bother to read your blog if you really wanted to.
You think you can do that? Are you nodding right now? Awesome.
BLOGGING FOR REAL
Blogging ‘for real’ is a whole different ballgame. Whatever your ulterior motives are for making your site (Fortune, Power, World Domination…), to get there you have to be known first.
For anything that you do (including blogging), I’m sure you want to succeed. There are a lot of things people don’t agree on, but I would think this can stand as a universal fact. And generally, success in blogging would lie on how popular your site is. You can argue all you want, but you know it’s true. We live in a world where in a lot of cases, you’re only deemed good if you are acknowledged by a lot of people.
So how exactly do you get acknowledged?
Well, If you know the basics about SEO like excellent content, keyword optimization, backlink building, and social media promotions, then you are on your way. The rest are just variations of these basic principles.
Keep in mind that SEO and Blogging is not that hard, people just perceive it to be.