Top 10 Quick Blogging Tips to Help You Succeed in 2013

Over two weeks ago, we welcomed the arrival of 2013 with much anticipation. 2012 was a year bloggers worked hard to achieved their goals, but regardless of the level of success you achieved there’s always a room of improvement, isn’t it?

The new year is a reinvigorating time for most of the bloggers to reflect on the past year and look forward to the promise of the future ahead, so If you want to start a new blog in 2013, read my ultimate guide to starting a blog which is a step by step guide to help you get started.

Quick Blogging Tips for 2013I also listed the top 10 bloggers to watch and learn from in 2013 at the last day of 2012 with the intention of helping you follow the right people and learn from them.

As a blogger myself I know that starting a blog is easy, but taking it too the next level and making money from it is difficult.

I’ve seen bloggers FAILED because they don’t follow the right people and don’t use the right strategies, so If you’ve just started a blog than take a look at the top 10…

…Quick Blogging Tips to help you succeed in 2013:

1. Start interacting with other bloggers:

This can take you on the height of blogging.

Reach out to more and more bloggers in your niche and build healthy relationships with them because relationship building is most important in blogging.

When a blogger asked me for my blogging resolution for new year, I said that my main goal is to aim more for interaction with my readers and other bloggers because blogging is all about adding VALUE to reader’s life.

This will also help you in getting more traffic because when you built relationship with bloggers and convinced blogs that already has readers will also send readers in your way by linking to your blog.

Read - 10 Ways to Make Your Readers Love Your Blog

2. Write controversial posts:

Don’t spend much of your time on researching for keywords when writing a post and don’t always write typical posts.

Write creative posts with your own experience that starts a conversation with your readers, this way you’ll be encouraging them to come back to your blog again and again. I’ve written many posts like this including Why do you write? and Do you blog about the topic which you love.

Writing niche content and solving reader’s problem will surely help you reach your destination in 2013, but make sure you also write creative and controversial posts.

3. Show your talent and personality in your writing:

Show your personality in your writing by producing a content that people will want to keep coming back over and over again to read what you write on your blog.

Writing skills plays a huge role in making your readers love your blog, so establish a voice in your writing.

I’ve spent months in learning the writing skills to be able gain the trust of readers with my writing and the only advice I can give you is to read as many blogs in your niche as possible and read my post on how to improve writing skills.

4. Spend the same period of time on proofreading your post you spent on writing:

How many times do you proofread your posy after writing it?

I spend a whole day in making sure my post is free of grammar and spelling mistakes because It is very annoying to see misplaced “has” or “have” or misspelled words in a post.

Why proofreading is must?

Here’s the deal:

When people visit your blog, they come looking for VALUE, but if It’s mixed up with terrible spelling and misplaced words, they’ll leave your blog forever.

Proofread your post at least 4 to 5 times carefully after writing to make sure It’s free of spelling and grammar mistakes.

5. Make your blog design unique:

The first impression is always the last impression.

Work on the design of your blog to make the first time visitors love it. No matter what theme you use, make it unique and different from all of the other blogs using the same theme.

Judge your own blog by It’s cover (I mean the homepage) and see as a visitor. If it doesn’t look catchy than work to improve it.

Would you like to look around after arriving on the homepage of your own blog as a new visitor? Do it and tell me in comments section.

6. Write attractive blog comments:

Blog commenting is one of the most effective way of relationship building, connecting with other bloggers and getting traffic to your blog…

BUT…

…Bloggers are tired of seeing the overused “Great post” and “Thanks for sharing” comments.

Stand out by adding some value in your comment, put some thoughts in your comments, and please read the whole article before leaving a comment anywhere because your comment is a personal message you’re addressing to the author of the article, so be controversial.

7. Respond to every comment on your blog:

Responding to every comment is my secret strategy to building relationship with other bloggers and increasing the number of comments.

Do you respond to every comment on your blog?

If no, than you’re making a big mistake and that means there’s no a human aspect on your blog, you need to add!

By responding to every comment on your blog, you’re encouraging them to come back to your blog to communicate.

I couple of months ago, I wrote an article on this topic on why do I respond to every comment on my blog and why you should too that you must read and apply the strategy on your blog.

8. Forget about the money and stats at first:

I won’t argue against setting your primary goal to make money from your blog, but If you really want to make money from your blog than don’t think of it at first because If you focus solely on money, you won’t be able to build credibility and establish yourself as an authority.

Don’t waste your time checking the stats of the traffic and ranking of your blog daily, I know a lot of bloggers do. Instead maximize the time you spend on something that adds value.

Read: Why Do Bloggers Fail? Learning from other’s mistakes

9. Start guest posting NOW:

Are you still ignoring guest posting?

Guest posting is the most effective way of link building, relationship building and getting attractive traffic.

In the coming week, I’ll be writing more about guest blogging here because I think most bloggers still don’t know about the importance of it.

Being the author of articles on other reputable blogs is great feeling, so don’t let the thoughts of submitting your articles on other reputable blogs intimidate you.

10. Don’t give up:

Blogging has lots of ups and downs, so when you face hard times with blogging, don’t give up and keep working towards your goals.

What would you suggest now?

I’ve shared the top 10 quick blogging tips that can help you succeed in 2013 and I’m done now, but I’m sure this isn’t the end.

What would you suggest to your readers that can help them to reach their destination in 2013? Post an attractive comment below and let me know.

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123 Awesome Responses to “Top 10 Quick Blogging Tips to Help You Succeed in 2013”

  1. July 11, 2013 at 4:27 am #

    I’m new to the blogging world and am just reaching out to you today because a wise man once told me “if you want something in life find someone who has what you want” And you my friend have a great blog! I’m going to start engaging others by responding immediately to comments. I will start guest posting Now!!! I have to whole heartedly disagree agree with forgetting about the money and stats at first… Money gives you options and its a completely different day when you get up in the morning and your bills are paid. You can think who can I bless today!!! Which brings me to how do you feel about http://www.empowernetwork.com/almostasecret.php?id=bankroll giving begginers a plug and play blogging platform that they can begin making money immediately. Share with your friends if you want to bless someone today.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      July 11, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

      Welcome to blogging Ryan, this is a perfect place for you If you’re new. Have you read the welcome message yet?

      I agree with you on that Ryan, setting your primary goal to make money from your blog isn’t bad. :)

      Hope to see ya around back in future.

  2. March 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Great and unique post bro.We have to learn from every mistake we do in blogging.And also maintaining good relation with bloggers will help all in writing posts and gaining more traffic.Thanks for giving this tips.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      July 11, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

      Hey Harish, great that you enjoyed the post.

      Thanks for droppin’ in.

  3. March 1, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    Great. I’ve been working on guest posting. Guess, I’m on the right track.

    • March 1, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

      Great to hear that Mandeep, keep going! You’re already on the right track.

      What’s new with Science Studioz blog?

      • March 4, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

        Its a technical blog. I write about things that I’ve learned in the programming world. :)

        • Ehsan Ullah
          March 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

          Good for ya! Nice domain name by the way.

  4. February 28, 2013 at 6:05 am #

    The 8th and 10th are my personal favorite. Yes, forget about money and stats. Last of all, patience. You don’t get to be Ehsan Ullah in one night :P

    • Ehsan Ullah
      February 28, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

      Haha lol. Being Ehsan isn’t that hard Karthik :P Is it?

  5. February 22, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Awesome Guide Ehsan bro. Well said, One shouldn’t blog for money but for loyal readers. But nearly 90% newbie bloggers concentrates on Money and that’s Why they doesn’t get success.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      February 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

      Thanks Narender, blogging for money good, but It doesn’t makes sense only to greed to earn money NOW.

      Glad you enjoyed the post.

  6. February 22, 2013 at 7:04 am #

    Hey Ehsan,
    Nice post with great information. These tips are great specially the fifth and eight point. These tips surely gonna help all the newbies. Design is the important factor to attracts the reader. Thanks for sharing this post.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      February 22, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

      Thrilled Sudipto, nice to see ya here.

      Why not share the love?

  7. February 20, 2013 at 5:34 am #

    Well written Ehsan. :)
    Winning your Reader’s hearts by writing perfect articles are the best way to stand out if you ask me.

  8. February 10, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    The chinese calendar says that this is the year of the snake but for bloggers it’ll either be zebra or dolphin

    • February 10, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

      I guess Zebra is on It’s way. :D

  9. February 6, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    These tips are absolutely fantastic!

    For my blog what I try to do is to respond to every comment left on my articles. This is a great way to show my commentators that I value their opinion on my posts.

    I also try to be friendly with other bloggers, try to teach new ones and see what I can learn from experts.

    Loved your post pal.

    • February 8, 2013 at 10:32 am #

      Responding to every comment in my number strategy to make my readers love staying my blog and feel great. The way I do it is quite different, I hope you’ve already read this post of me Kharim? Did you?

      Thanks for dropping in.

  10. February 6, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    Hello Ehsan,
    Sorry I didn’t read your article earlier. You have written very well and explained everything .

    When it comes to looks I am always serious about eye catching design and always try my best to be active in blog commenting stuff. Guest posting is other important element part in blogging.

    happy Blogging.

    • February 8, 2013 at 10:22 am #

      Hey Amrik, Nice to see ya here after long time.

      Excited to see you started blogging again.

      Glad you liked the post Amrik, Unique design plays a big role. How do you think about my blog’s design? What’s your opinion about Guide and News’s design?

      • February 8, 2013 at 11:00 am #

        Hello Ehsan,

        As you might know I love simple but unique things not only in blogging but also in real life. Your blog design is very clean and tidy. That makes your blog very professional.

        Just stick to the design and no need to change anything, everything is fine and perfect.

        Good luck.

        • February 8, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

          It’s nice to hear from you. Thanks so much Amrik,

          Hope to see ya around in future.

  11. January 31, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    Hi Ehsan,
    Thanks for the tips. One of the difficult things are increase traffic and monetize the blog. I am very enjoy to see my blogs have a lot of visitor.

  12. January 27, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    The first tip is really golden as one must interact with other bloggers to be successful. Insular blogging simply does NOT work and building relationships with other bloggers is one of the most beneficial things you could do for your blogging career. Thank you for writing this post, Ehsan.

    • February 5, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

      Thanks for the thumbs up Kevin, nice see ya here.

      Relationship building with other bloggers in your niche is the most important thing that every blogger in any niche should struggle for. Glad you liked the post.

  13. January 25, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    I may be violating tip no. 6 but let me just say “great post”. I suggest all of these tips to my clients and also to my other blogging friends. All of them are equally important and you can’t put one tip ahead of another.

    • January 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

      haha thanks Teresa, I appreciate you letting your clients and friends know about this post.

  14. January 24, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    Excellent tips. Most of times I forget about proofreading the content. I will keep it in mind to recheck the content before hitting the publish button,.

    • January 24, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

      Thanks for your comment Rinkesh, glad you liked the post.

  15. January 23, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

    So generous of you! Thanks for sharing with us so many info and tips on how to better blog this 2013. I am so excited to try it and see it for myself. Thanks a lot!

    • January 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

      Really appreciate it Joy,

      Hope to see ya back around.

  16. January 22, 2013 at 2:03 am #

    Really great tips for a better 2013 blogging. Love the “Don’t give up” part. It will surely encourage bloggers, especially newbies, to work smarter and harder and be successful.

    • January 22, 2013 at 9:24 am #

      Hey Adrianne, Thanks for your comment.

      Yes, the don’t give up is the best part of all.

  17. January 21, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Awesome points Ehsan – I still have to work on the proofreading :) Interacting with other bloggers is now key. Unless you are very well known you can’t go it alone blogging.Guest posting is another great way to expand your reach too. One more tip would be not to give up! I’ve seen many bloggers come in and go now into my 2nd year. Have an awesome 2013 Ehsan!

    • January 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

      Glad you liked the points Lisa, I’ve actually also seen many people started blogging in 2012 and gave up in the same year, that is the reason I included this point in the post because It is the most important one.

      Great to see ya Lisa,

  18. January 21, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Exactly what I am looking for! I hope this 2013 will be of great year for all of us! Thanks!

    • February 5, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

      Thanks Sandra, May 2013 be yours!

  19. January 21, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    I could not agree more with everything that you said. And as for me, having unique is content is the best magnet to readers. :) Thanks for sharing!

    • January 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

      Hey welcome Vianney, Having unique content and design both are magnet, not only one ;)

    • February 20, 2013 at 5:36 am #

      Vianney,
      Its not always about having unique content. You need to provide Content which are useful.
      Relevant Content is the Key if you ask me :)

  20. January 21, 2013 at 6:07 am #

    Blogging is not easy as 123 in terms of getting traffic and put it on a top rank. It takes more times and effort to make your blog stand out.

    Blogging is just like a restaurant business if you serve the same food without any twist people wont go back. nyahaha

    Very inormative post bro…..

    • January 21, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

      I like the example of restaurant @Blog spicer, And I agree with you!

  21. January 20, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    Part of my new year’s resolution is doing number 1 and 9 of your quick blogging tips. I seldom interact with other bloggers you see. Besides the healthy exchange of information, it’s also a definite link building strategy.

    • January 20, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

      Nice to know It’s a part of your new year’s resolution nepspeed82 :)

  22. January 20, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    Hi Ehsan ,

    Nice post mate.You have mentioned great points that will help a blogger to make a pure professional outcome.Today blogging is a profession ,loads of blogs and bloggers are there in this arena.To succeed i think one thing is very important that is standing out of the box.One should be unique and very different from others.Who want to see same kind of topics same kind of writing skills, same type of presentation.So standing out of the box i think is must.
    You said it right that uniqueness and showing your own personality is very important.Then comes interaction that is very important if one dream to succeed in blogging then he should make good relationship with other bloggers of same niche.

    Guest post is very very important in terms of many things (backlinks, visibilty, creating a brand etc.)It is very important it helps you to explore more audience and attract them.

    Thank you
    Shorya Bist
    From Youthofest

    • January 20, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

      Thanks for the nice comment Shorya,

      Now this is what I’ve been telling to my readers from quite some time that being unique and different from everyone else in your niche is must.

      How well can you describe your blog in few words Shorya that makes you stand out from everyone else in your niche?

  23. January 19, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

    Really informative and helpful guide i really loved your topic and im gonna follow this simple steps which it may be helpful for me and my blog and yes don’t give up :) .. Thanks for sharing Ehsan

    • January 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

      @abdelrhman, Glad you liked it man!

  24. January 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    Hi Ehsan,
    I totally do agree with you those points you’ve raised. It’s also my resolution this year to connect with many bloggers as possible. No man can succeed alone with help.

    • January 20, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

      Glad you liked the post Cudjoe,

      Yes, without connecting with other bloggers you can’t succeed.

  25. January 19, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    Yes relationship is very important for every new and pro blogger. I anyone want to success in future so relationship is good way for getting traffic and success. so start guest posting and comment to other blog and join blogger group on facebook. :) I am also doing this strategy.

    Thanks @Ehsan for this post and your suggestion.

    Warm Regards
    Rahul Kashyap

    • January 19, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

      Glad you liked the suggestion Rahul.

      You’re already doing an awesome job.

  26. January 19, 2013 at 5:58 am #

    Thanks for the info, it is in reality that blog commenting needs a little bit tanning, and you have done a nice and helpful job for the bloggers. Thanks for sharing.

    • January 19, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

      Hey welcome Leena, Glad you liked my work ;)

      Hope to see ya around the blog in future.

  27. January 18, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    Good tips on how to make your blog popular and how to take it to the next level. Interaction with other bloggers is important, perhaps one of the hallmarks of a good blogger. I like the idea of not giving up.

    • January 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

      Nice seeing your comment Shalu. Thanks for stopping by.

  28. January 18, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    Great,controversial posts are the need of every blogger at this time because everything is cover up by mostly great blogger.I like guest posting but have less time.

    • January 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

      Manage your time for guest posting Hossain.

  29. January 18, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    I think, these all 10 tips are most important for new bloggers.But all new bloggers should

    consider their blog should be attractive and unique so that people takes interest to read

    your blogs.

    • February 5, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

      Thanks dauly,

      Glad you liked the tips.

  30. January 18, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    Submit the Article to Social bookmark is one of my way to increase the traffic. This is because my blogs still need to improve the SEO performance.
    I like your word “Don’t Give up”….

    • Ehsan Ullah
      July 11, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

      Thanks Dickson, Submitting to social bookmarking not only increases traffic, but also the rankings.

      Glad you enjoyed the article.

  31. January 18, 2013 at 6:10 am #

    These are important points to really consider when blogging. Blogs should be unique but also attractive. It should be considered that what you write should be worth reading for your audience in a way that they will get hooked and expect more posts to read from you.

    • January 18, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

      Hey welcome Kelly,

      Blogging is all about helping others, so you have to find your unique voice and the needs of your audience. This is the best blogging advice any pro blogger can give you.

      Thanks for the nice comment, hope to see ya back.

  32. January 18, 2013 at 5:44 am #

    Two that I always thought were important, yet underutilized are to interact with other bloggers and to have a blog design that stands out. Excellent List!

    • January 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

      Both are the most important Carissa,

      Glad you liked the list. Thanks for awesome feedback.

  33. January 18, 2013 at 4:20 am #

    Hello Ehsan:
    i glad to see that you are only one of the youngest blogger from afghanistan, really like your article style and the way you force the user to read the article fully.
    as a newbie i am learning a lot from your post.
    keep your work going:

    • January 18, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

      Thanks for the nice words Ismail. The reason people tend to keep reading my post is the scan of my post and the style of my writing, as I mentioned in the post.

      I’m glad to know you’re learning from me. Keep visiting bro.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  34. January 17, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    I try to care all of your points which have been narrated here. But for guest posting, I have found it is very hard…..for me. Because, I have very few common blogger friends. I want to increase this level. Because, as I am a blogger, Only blogger friends can understand well my sorrow and smile.

    Hi Ehsan,
    Can you tell me how to build good relationship with others blogger ?

    • January 17, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

      Hey Anis,

      Guest posting isn’t hard. You just need inspiration to start, nothing else!

      I’ve written a lot of posts on the topic of relationship building Anis, Just do a quick research :)

      I appreciate your support.

  35. January 17, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    Hi Ehsan,

    You’re spelled every important things out in blogging. When writing from heart and something you know well, it’ll definitely get others attentions.

    Just like when I decided to write a post that’s talk about starting a blog, I heard myself said that I can’t write a lot on it because I know it so well. But when I start to write, in just like 20 min, everything is done.

    Thanks for These Great Tips – Ferb

    • January 17, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

      You’re right Ferb, I was feeling the same at first, but now when I sit to write something the ideas comes automatically.

      What you need and of course everyone need is inspiration to get things done.

      Glad you liked the tips Ferb, hope to see ya back.

  36. web design
    January 17, 2013 at 5:04 am #

    This 2013, we could expect more useful changes in the field of blogging. I’m sure that there will be more advanced tools will be added into it. This will going to help a lot for creating high quality blogs this year.

    • January 17, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

      @web design, Would you share some more of the advanced tips that you think I could have added in the list?

  37. January 17, 2013 at 3:20 am #

    Cool tips! I will definitley try the tips that you gave. It is my way of having a good start this 2013 when it comes to blogging. Thanks for sharing!!

    • January 17, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

      Good to hear Stacey. I wish you have a good start and amazing result.

      Thanks for your comment.

  38. January 17, 2013 at 12:44 am #

    Controversial posts, good call Ehsan. Negativity sells.

    • January 17, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

      Thanks Greg, I’ve noticed you wrote couples of creative and controversial posts on Dear Blogger. Do you mind sharing some tips with us? :P

  39. January 16, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    Ehsan,
    When i started my blog i started writing about the content which i knew well and never tried controversial posts. Can you provide some of the examples or links on controversial posts?

    I agree with your point, anybody can start writing guest post provided content is unique and good quality, which interests the readers.

    Remember when my first guest post was published, you had suggested me to write guest article on reputable blogs, that really inspired me to attempt and my guest post were successfully published in comptalks and itechcode. I should thank you for your suggestion which made me to think about that :)

    • January 17, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

      Lokesh, I’ve already shared two examples of the controversial posts above. Controversial posts are those posts which starts a conversation of any type with your readers, for example you can ask a question from your readers in the post or tell them something interesting like at Pup-ups are one of the most annoying thing.

      Glad to know you followed my advice and submitted a guest post Lokesh, but always try to target a high quality blog or PR4 to PR7 to submit a guest post.

      What’s the biggest blogging challenge for you in 2013 Lokesh?

  40. January 16, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    I would agree with you on these tips Ehsan!

    I know that a lot of times when we’re given a list of things to do that when not elaborated on some people don’t quite understand. I would hope though that if that were the case then they would definitely ask in the comment section. Best way to learn isn’t it!

    Of course commenting is my favorite one out of all of these. Just thought I’d add that one. ;-)

    Thanks Ehsan, love this list.

    ~Adrienne

    • January 16, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

      Hey Adrienne,

      I love the way you do commenting on other blogs and responds to the comments on your blog. I know this is your favorite one!

      Glad you enjoyed the post Adrienne, Thanks for your comment.

      Ehsan

  41. January 16, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    the all tips are helpful to achieving the goals in blogging…
    that’s really nice post..
    thanks for sharing such tips..

    • January 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

      I was expecting the same Feedback Rahul, Thanks.

      Hope to see ya back :)

  42. January 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    Hi Ehsan,

    Happy New Year to you! It’s a good thing to see that you are waxing stronger by the day. I totally agree with you on these points. One thing I have been preaching right from the last weeks of December 2012 is the need for bloggers to re-evaluate their strategies and tactics. I think, taking a deeper look at what you are doing and coming up with ways of doing it better this year will bring more success than just trying to look for some quick fixes.

    One of the questions I think will help any blogger to achieve more is asking, why am I here? Get that right and any strategy will be choosing to build your blogging business fall in place. That idea of interacting with other bloggers is one that I really want to work on also this year. Because of many other engagements I wasn’t really able to do that but this year I’ve decided to join a few blogging communities and work them more closing than I did in 2012.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • January 16, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

      Happy new year to you too Chadrack, It’s great to have you here after long time.

      I appreciate the suggestions you gave us here. I agree with what you said on doing better the things we were doing in past will bring more success.

      Figuring out what is working for you and what doesn’t will also help to achieve more this year.

      Thanks for the awesome comment Chadrack, hope to see ya back :)

  43. January 16, 2013 at 5:26 am #

    Hi ehsaan, Very informative post and i should say complete blogging check list at one place..

    • January 16, 2013 at 6:04 am #

      Welcome Tai,

      Thanks for the nice comment.

      Hope to see ya back :)

  44. January 16, 2013 at 4:51 am #

    waoo man nice tips dude thanks a lot for sharing this :)

    • January 16, 2013 at 6:00 am #

      Glad you liked it Sony.

      Thanks for your comment.

  45. January 16, 2013 at 3:33 am #

    I should thank Ehsan for writing this informative post. Also I agree with all your points to do better blogging. Interaction with bloggers n giving quality guest posts are the ways to show the real writing talent. I cannot suggest any tips to bloggers, coz you have consolidated all the possible and exceptional ways to thrive in blogging. After writing and publishing the posts, it is vital to concentrate in promotion process to drive quick n genuine traffic.

    • January 16, 2013 at 5:58 am #

      Thanks for the nice works Nirmala. Glad you liked the point in this post.

      I agree with you that promotion is also important and learning the right promotion strategies will help in blogging.

      What promotion strategies you have to share with us Nirmala?

  46. January 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Hi Ehsan
    You have listed some great tips here. I think building a relationship with your readers is a must, before you even think about making money from your blog you must focus on getting traffic to it.
    I love blog hopping and as you say it is vital that you reply to any comments to your post, it is so rude not to, you will lose people if you continue to ignore their comments.
    Thanks for sharing, hope you have a great day.
    Pauline

    • January 15, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

      Hey Pauline, I appreciate your comment.

      Responding to every comment is what I’m doing from day one on my blog, which is why I get lots of comments on each of my post.

      Hope to see ya back Pauline.

  47. January 15, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    A unique design is useful when attracting readers. But another thing we shouldn’t ignore is the spped of our blog. Having a theme which loads very quickly always helps. Even if its a heavy theme you can use plugins like W3 total cache or super cache and with them using cdn services like cloudflare or incapsula can really help.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog, Ehsan.

    • January 15, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

      You’re Lahaul, Speed of a blog plays huge role too.

      Thanks for sharing your views Lahaul. I’ll soon write an article on making your blog load fast.

      Thanks for your comment.

  48. January 15, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    Ehsan, you have said all the 10 top points I had in my mind. So I could not add any more here :)

    I am working on many guest posts. I am trying to write one guest posts for every one article I publish on my blog. (1:1).

    Within hours one will be appearing on Problogger. I have read your guest posts on DBT.

    2 questions:
    1. How often you write guest posts Ehsan? Is there any frequency like me???
    2. Have you tried Problogger?

    • January 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

      Glad you liked the points Shahad,

      It’s great to know you’re getting featured on Problogger.

      1. I write guest posts ones or twice a month (sometimes thrice)
      2. I’ve tried it ones long ago when I just started, but rejected and never tried again. I’ll write for Problogger soon.

      Thanks for your comment :)

  49. January 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    When i started interacting with other like minded people, i saw an increase in my traffic by 3 times.
    This is one of the important point every blogger must follow and stress on.
    Secondly, the quality articles. No need to say anything about this.

    • January 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

      Glad to know my strategy worked for you Anchit which I shared in my post on (One of the best strategy to grow a blog)

      Why don’t you want to say anything about quality content Anchit? :D

  50. January 15, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    Ehsan,
    I think that proofreading is the thing that even many big bloggers are not doing as I have seen many, many mistakes on many blogs even Problogger (but that wasn’t Darren’s post lol ). Proofreading is the most important thing to do after publishing a post.

    Good Post Bro, Keep Growing.

    • January 15, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

      Everyone makes mistakes Anurag, so It’s not a big issue, but with proofreading you can correct lots of mistakes.

      How much time do you spent on proofreading Anurag?

      • January 17, 2013 at 7:25 am #

        Ehsan, Actually the time I would spend in proofreading depends upon how much time I have consumed to write a post. For ex – If I have consumed 2 hour in writing a post than I will just proofread it in 5 minutes (1 time) and if I have taken 1 hour for the completion than I would proofread a post for 10 – 15 minuter (2 – 3 times).

        • January 17, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

          Proofreading it 5 times is good Anurag. I hope It helps you in increasing the VALUE you give to your readers in your post, isn’t it?

  51. January 15, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    Again a great post Ehsan.

    Design plays a significant role to attract you audience and that’s why i asked you yesterday and thanks you really help newbies.

    Blog commenting is a good way to introduce your blog but i have seen many of us use this as for backlinks. Writing style also a great point with your contents and commenting.

    Building an audience in social networking site is also a great way to engage users and other bloggers.

    Thanks for this great posts.. Every time i read any content in GuideandNews i feel so glad but can’t have that much of patience wait for the next posts. :) :D ;)

    • January 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

      Thanks Ummeed,

      What did you ask me? I forgot it lol.

      Blog commenting is great, but quality and attractive comments (like yours) has a lot of benefits.

      I love your comments Ummeed, so don’t stop them coming on my blog ok?

      Glad you liked the post.

  52. January 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    HI Ehsan

    Well said!

    I think all the points you have mentioned are really the key to succeess in 2013.I think talent is really very important and may apply to every sphere of life, but how one stand out from the crowd is really which can make or break the story.

    I really admire your qualities of responding to every comment and then personally visiting every blog, this is an awsome art which if practiced regularly will create a beeline of friends which I can see are many in your case.

    Last but not the least “Never say die attitude” which will keep everyone going in blogosphere.

    Thanks for sharing this awesome information.

    Sapna

    • January 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

      Hey Sapna,

      Thanks for the nice words. I love communicating with my reader through comments and start a conversation of any type. I do visit my commentator’s blog to remind them about my blog which is an effective way to make them come back again.

      Agreed with you on the die attitude.

      Hope to see ya back Sapna.

  53. January 15, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    Hi

    Yes as you have said having a attractive and unique home page drives the interest of the people to be in our blog. But what about people who don’t know programming or designing a website can do ??

    All we can do is just with some plugins we can make it look neat. But how attractive ??

    Every one thinks unique but while coming on to implement some knows how to do it and many don’t know how to do.

    Even myself I believe uniqueness and design of homepage attracts more visitors but how can I do it ??

    Apart from programming customization, is there any way which we can do with plugins ??

    • January 15, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

      Good question Shathyan,

      Plugins do help you in performing your blog well, but I’ve never used or heard of a plugin that can help in customization of your blog.

      Those people who know how to make their theme attractive had learned it, and everyone can learn it. Just choose a good theme (I recommend Theme Junkie) and play with It’s codes for sometime, you’ll learn it yourself.

      Another way it to hire someone to customize your theme and make it look attractive (I do consulting If you’re a Theme Junkie user)

      Thanks for your comment Shathyan, hope to see ya back.

  54. January 15, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    Hi Ehsaan ,agree with you A unique blog design really matter .We should make our blog design which is easy to navigate by our readers.
    i also like 7th point ,we must give respond to every comment .
    thanks for the great article.

    • January 15, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

      You got me wrong Sumit.

      Obviously easy navigation plays a big role, but what I was talking about the design of your blog is unique.

      For example, If you’re on WordPress and you’re using a THEME which many other bloggers are using, so you have to customize it and make it different from them.

      I appreciate your comment BTW. Hope to see ya back.

    • January 17, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

      I am sorry due to entering your conversation.
      However, I think unique design + easy navigation together make this thing perfect. isn’t ?

      • January 17, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

        Right Anis! But remember than unique design! not good design ok.

  55. January 15, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    I think that 8 point is the most important for NEWBIES because these days many bloggers start a blog for just only money. And 9 point is very important me because I haven’t started writing guest posts so far.

    • January 15, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

      Every point is important for newbies Raplus.

      I suggest you start guest posting now because you won’t be able to grow your blog without featuring it to the top blogs in your niche.

      Feel free to ask me anything about guest blogging If you need help.

      • January 16, 2013 at 1:25 am #

        I have written only 25 posts for my blog. I think there is no point in writing a guest posts if we don’t have at least 30 posts. After completing 30 posts I will write guest posts. And there is huge possibility to reject my guest posts due to my bad Grammar :-D

        • January 16, 2013 at 5:55 am #

          Raplus, You can start guest posting at anytime even If you have only 10 posts on your blog. The number of posts doesn’t matter, the quality and uniqueness matters.

          Bad grammar is a big problem :D Work to improve it :)

        • January 17, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

          HI raplus,
          Your blog is getting popularity. I have seen. So, what is the secrete ? :P

          • January 17, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

            The secret is that he is interviewing me there :D kidding. Raplus?

          • January 18, 2013 at 11:47 am #

            May be Ehsan :-P There is no secrete Anis. I write everything what I have learn blogging. Thank for your words bro :-)