The blogosphere is an incredibly diverse space in which millions of voices, both articulate and not as much, cry out to be heard.
But as more and more blogs populate the Net, being heard is becoming more and more difficult.
Now, it’ s not just a matter optimizing your blog posts for search engines; coming up with something truly original is absolutely essential if you want to reach a wider audience. There are dozens of blog post topics that have been overdone, but these are the worst contenders. Avoid them as much as possible.
X Ways to Improve Your Blog
Only you know how you can improve your own blog, and while there are various generic things you can do to optimize any given blog, chances are, all these pieces of advice are already out there. A quick Google search demonstrates just how many of these articles with the exact same title are available. It’s best to offer blogging improvement advice only if it’s specifically tailored to a certain blogging niche.
- How to Get More Readers on Your Blog
There’s also the variant of this blog title, “How to Increase Blogging Traffic” that has been done so many times it’s impossible to count.
Substantially increasing the number of blog readers for a certain blog isn’t ever easy, and can’t usually be accomplished by reading a short article on the topic. While beginners may benefit from this sort of simple advice, if you want to appeal to a sophisticated audience, avoid this generic topic.
- How to Make Money through Your Blog
Again, there are millions of ways to make money through your blog, but offering money-making advice in one blog post will never get your readers very far. There are entire blogs devoted to just this one topic, so it’s unlikely that you will offer advice that will genuinely help anyone who hasn’t found the same advice elsewhere.
- How to Start Blogging
In my humble opinion, starting a blog is best learned not by reading about it, but by simply doing it. Offering your readers a persuasive article about which blogging platform is best for their needs may be a different story, but writing an article on starting a blog is almost always completely superfluous.
Whenever a user registers on WordPress or any of the various platforms, they are usually instructed in a step-by-step guide about how to set up their blog. Even if readers do want information about starting a blog, Google pulls up over 37 million results for “how to start a blog.” The chances that a reader will find your blog article are essentially nil.
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Of course, you may be thinking, just like Ecclesiastes once so famously said, “There’s nothing new under the sun.” While this may be true, the best blogging strategy is to go for an unusual topic first. If you still feel that you can offer new advice on an old topic, then make sure that your title stands out, and that your advice approaches the problem from an original and thought-provoking angle.
How do you stand out of the crowd?
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