How to Start a Successful Blog [Tips & Tricks]

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Start a successful blog

Learn how to create a free blog and start blogging right away with the easiest blog builder available on the internet. Here are our secret tips…

How to Start a Blog in Three Simple Steps

  1. Create your Blog.
    Go to SimpleSite.com and set up your blog in less than 3 minutes.
     
  2. Choose the Design.
    Select a design you like. You can always change it later.
     
  3. Start Blogging.
    You’re done! Now it’s time to write your very first blog post!


Deliver Original and Creative Content for Your Blog

In order to be successful with your blog you need to deliver something unique for your audience. There has to be a reason for them to follow you. Keep in mind that you should write about things that people find either useful and/or entertaining. But most importantly: blog about something you are passionate about and feel like sharing with others.

You should not only decide on a topic for your blog. You should also choose the main purpose for your free blog. Is it to teach people something about your chosen topic? Is it to provide your audience with the latest news and trends? Do you want to inspire people or make them laugh?

You might want to make a brainstorm of topics to write about and then organize your ideas. Surf the internet for inspiration and be creative with your posts. Don’t stick to one way of presenting your content. SimpleSite lets you add videos, pictures, links and citations to your blog posts to make them more engaging and vibrant. Your followers will love it.

Apart from adding interactive content to your blog, you can also learn how to write more creative and engaging texts. There are thousands of guides on the internet on how to become a better writer. But if you want to take your blogging to the next level, you may want to sign up for a professional writing course at a local evening school.

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Get an Audience for Your Free Blog

The success of a blogger is often measured by the amount of followers she/he has. Getting a big audience doesn’t just happen overnight. I requires clever promotion and patience. Here is what to do:
Let your friends and family know you have started a blog and ask them to follow you. Ask them to come with critical feedback so you can make up for any initial mistakes you hadn’t thought about yourself. Make them engage with your blog on social media, and encourage them to share your blog posts with their friends.

Be social. Create dedicated accounts for your blog on social media, and make sure to let all of your friends and followers know when you have published a new blog post. This is easy. On your free SimpleSite blog you can easily share your new posts on social media by using the social media sharing bar on the right side of your blog.

Don’t forget to become a member of online forums that are related to the topic you blog about. There are many benefits: The forums are great sources of inspiration. You can get a really good idea about what topics people are actually interested in reading about. This way you are guaranteed that you are writing about relevant and hot topics for your blog. But you can also use the forums for promoting your blog and achieve a larger audience.

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Be Consistent with Your Blog Posts

Plan ahead. Decide on a posting frequency that is realistic and stick to it. It is also a good idea to always publish posts on the same day of the week. This way your followers know what to expect from you and when.

At the moment you might think that you could easily post a blog post every single or second day. Your mind is full of great ideas for topics to write on. But be realistic. In the future, when your everyday life creeps up on you, will you really be able to post a well prepared blog post that often?

Here is how to go about it: Make a plan with topics to write. If possible, write your blog posts a week or even weeks in advance so you always have a new post up your sleeve. Give yourself time to really elaborate your posts and re-read them after some days. You can use Microsoft Word or Google Docs to write and store your planned blog posts, and when it’s time for posting you just log in to your SimpleSite blog and publish it.

When you consistently deliver good blog posts, which exceeds your followers expectations, chances are that they will stick by you and maybe even recommend your blog to their friends!

Happy blogging.

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Author: Camilla Groen

26 comments:

  1. I have got the free blog but don't know how to share it

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    1. You can use the social sharing buttons on the right side of your blog to share it on Facebook, Twitter
      and Google+!
      If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask our customer support on customerservice@simplesite.com. They'll be happy to help you! :-D

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    2. I know how to share pages but how do i share the whole thing?

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    3. Hi Sweet Reese,
      You can share your whole website by coping the url / web address and inserting it where you want to share it. If you have any further questions, please send us an email on customerservice@simplesite.com. We're happy to help you out :-)

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  2. I have created my website design. but i could not share it. which is visible to my right side. when i click on my share social media button,i could connect those link. please help me to share

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    1. Hi Suresh,
      Please check:
      1. that your browser is not blocking pop-ups.
      2. that you are logged into your social media accounts.
      If you need any further assistance please contact our customer support on customerservice@simplesite.com :-)

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  3. I have the free blog site set up, but how do people follow the site so that when I post a blog they get a notification ???

    Beck

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    1. Hi Beck,
      Thank you for your question. You can share your blog posts using the social sharing buttons in the right sidebar of your blog, or you can copy the URL (web address) from your browser's address bar and post it into any social media site you prefer to use for your followers.
      If you want to grow a broader audience I'd suggest setting up a public Google+ page and/or a Facebook page, where you link to your blog posts every time you publish.
      You can read more about how to use Google+ to promote your blog posts right here:
      http://blog.simplesite.com/2016/06/promote-blog-with-google-plus-circles.html
      If you have any further questions, please contact our customer support on customerservice@simplesite.com :-)

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  4. I have created my website with a blog page. I can not seem to create so that others may be able to comment on what i've written. I need help with this.

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    1. Hi Carol,
      You need to activate comments under your comments settings. Please contact our customer service if you need more detailed instructions: customerservice@simplesite.com :-)

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  5. how do u put in the comment section under your post

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    1. Hi :-) You can add or remove comments under settings > statistics > your comments. If you need further assistance please don't hesitate in asking our customer support: customerservice@simplesite.com. Have a great day :-)

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  6. Hi, I've created a blog but I don't know how to write an article or where to write it so I can link my blog to it, help??? Thanks

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    1. Hi there,
      Please contact our customer support on customerservice@simplesite.com. They can give you personal guidance and are happy to help you with any questions you may have :-) Happy blogging!

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  7. i can see growing numbers of visitors ( iguess ) in my front page after I posted link on facebook,but is there any way to find who all are actually visiting my website?

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    1. Hi Shafy,
      It's great to hear that your number of visitors is increasing! You can use bit link services like www.bitly.com and www.goo.gl to keep track of where your visitors come from. For example, you can create a new bit link for each time you post your blog link on social media. This way you can see which posts were most successful. I hope this was useful. All the best!

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  8. Hello,
    This is my first time I ever tried blogging. I am using this tool to help me with my continuing education. As part of my curriculum, students were advised to start a blog. My question is: I am not on social media:tweeter or Face book. Will I still be able to receive comments etc.
    Any information regarding how to get followers would be great.

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    1. Hi :-)
      Thank you for using SimpleSite for your school project. You can receive comments on your SimpleSite regardless of not having social profiles. Social media is a great way to promote your blog, but there are also other ways. For example getting involved in online communities and commenting on other's blogs. You may also want to look into search engine optimisation: http://blog.simplesite.com/2016/01/10-tips-that-will-make-your-website-10-times-more-visible-to-search-engines-part-1.html

      Should you have any further questions, please contact us via e-mail on customerservice@simplesite.com :-)

      Good luck with your project!

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  9. Hi I have a blog and website name but I've only got an I phone and I don't understand how to add more content I've tried a number of times to add content but I'm very frustrated cause if I'm unable to use my account on my I phone I will cancel immediately ,many thanks Sarah.

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    1. Hi Sarah, please contact our customer support on customerservice@simplesite.com they are more than happy to assist you with your questions:-)

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  10. These write up has greatly expand my mind about what and what I need to put in place to become a successful blogger. Thanks really.

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  11. Excuse me pls.. Is it possible to use ur cell phone to create a blog?

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    1. Hi Osehon Emmanuel,
      Yes, you can use any device to create your blog :-D

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