If you do not like the topic you have chosen to blog about then you are in trouble , you would have hard time writing your blog. After a certain number of post you would get bored and would feel like not adding another post to your blog , you feel like you have nothing more to offer in your blog. If your readers realize that you are blogging only to earn money then they will start to ignore you.
Being in love with the topic you choose would help you keep up to date with your topic and to find out what is happening in your topic of interest , what others are doing because you love doing that and not because you need the money . During the beginning you would have absolutely no traffic to your blog , don’t be disheartened by the fact just keep on posting and if you have it in you and are unique you would have readers to your blog sooner rather than later. Only thing to be remembered is that you should write for your readers and yourself and not to get money.
Choose a Update Frequency and Stick to it
Choose a blog frequency and stick to it no matter what happens , for the reason that you would have most of your readers coming back to check your blog if you have something more to offer. This frequency can be anything between 10 posts per day to a single post per week or a month .
If you are new to blogging then start with two or three posts per week, then slowly you would realize the number you are comfortable with.
Interact with your readers
A blog is a two way traffic , it is not good if all the traffic comes from one side . There should be a two way communication between you and your readers. Try to answer their emails, comments, feedback in a timely manner. Interacting with your Readers helps you know them better and understand what they expect from you. It makes them more loyal towards you . Its always good to know your readers to a personal level.
Sharing some useful links with your readers
Successful Blogs have very rich content coupled with lots of useful links and resources which they think might help their readers. Linking to a page irrespective of its Google ranking definitely helps if you think that its content is something from which your readers might benefit immensely. You cannot predict how successful a particular blog might be in the future and should link to it if it is useful because bloggers write for their readers and not for search engines.
They know how to promote their site
To be successful you should have a definite and sound strategy to promote their website . It is how you promote yourself and your website goes a long way into separating your site from million others written on the same topic . Everyone has its own unique way of promoting their website , and the most successful ones are the ones who follow their heart.
A mention in one of the leading newspapers or media channel definitely helps you to promote your website in a huge way . Most successful bloggers have their own domain names instead of using free service like blogger . Remember you are promoting yourself and not others.
They know the topic in depth and are good at it
Remember you do not need to be a perfectionist in Grammar but you should have enough resources to help you convey your ideas to your audience. Most of the readers read your blog to get some information or ideas. The only point being that you should get your ideas across to your audience without confusing them.
They Don’t Read other blogs.
To be successful you should know what is happening in your niche . You should check out all the blogs by successful writers and hear what they are talking about . At no point in your life you should stop learning, because this would help you learn somethings which you would not otherwise.