Establishing a successful blog can take on different meanings for different people but in most cases successful blogging sites all have a few things in common! Starting with content quality most site administrators realize that what they post must be found as useful, thought provoking or entertaining! Although this is a great start there is still some other elements needed to build traffic and then keep visitors coming back!
Here are the 3 elements that must be in place before most blogging sites can consider their efforts a success!
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One thing you can never get around or neglect in order to build traffic to any blog is the content quality you offer visitors! You may be able to attract new visitors but once they land on your site if your content quality is not sufficient they will not return! On the other hand if what you offer satisfies readers they'll stick around and even refer your site to friends, family and/or colleagues! The information found on your platform is the first 'building block' you need to have in place as you move forward with your future efforts!
By creating a sense of community, which can be accomplished by allowing comments, you're developing 'close knit' atmosphere! This is of vital importance because you want people to feel both welcomed and comfortable when they arrive! Now that you have useful information to share with them visitors can in turn share with you and others their comments on what you posted! This invites interaction, exchanging ideas/opinions and helps develop a stronger bond with not only one another but also to your site as well! Blogging sites that don't allow comments typically have a short life span due to the fact that visitors are not allowed to contribute their thoughts! Remember blogs are the forerunner of the social network sites found online today and people expect to be able and interact!
When you combine good content quality with reader interaction you create a place that people enjoy and thus continue returning! Once your readers keep coming back like this you are now developing their loyalty and this loyalty is merely a reflection of their satisfaction and your success as a blogger! This is what it is all about, attracting people and giving them a reason to return time and again to your blog! Once this is accomplished you can consider your efforts successful!
In order to consider yourself the administrator of a successful blog there are 3 elements you must have in place to do so! Obviously everything starts with the content quality you offer since this helps you build traffic to your site but it's what you do with this traffic that will determine your success! The above discussion focuses on 3 particular elements most successful blogging sites have which leads to the success they experience! As you can see you must first gain reader interest but of equal importance is promoting an atmosphere of 'belonging' which leads to visitor loyalty and your ultimate success!