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It seems like everyone these days has a blog. There are blogs about makeup, skincare, children, food and even pets! That’s right; some people can make a living by dedicating a blog entirely to their favorite animal. The key to making yours a success though are specific and detailed. Once you cement the basic skills you’ll be able to enjoy working from home and running your own business. Follow these tips to make your blog the best…

Set yourself some goals

It’s incredibly easy to have amazing ideas. The hard part is putting those ideas into practice and hitting your targets. If you want to start a blog it’s well worth implementing an editorial schedule and sticking to it. Know what topics you want to write about before your blog has even launched and do your research. Are you going to be writing about something no one else has covered? How are you going to make your unique point of view clear to your audience; find a niche and carve it out.

Learn tricks of the trade

A successful blog doesn’t happen by accident. It takes dedication and self-discipline to keep the good times rolling. Make sure you promote your posts on social media and use SEO techniques to get as many eyes on your words as possible. Keep up-to-date with technology advances like Penguin 4 and do your research. There’s no point in spending hours on beautiful content if no one gets to read it!

Refine your photography skills

You don’t have to be a super talented photographer to make your images beautiful. Simply hone your style by following a theme. If your blog is about food, always present the dish you’re photographing in a desirable manner. Take your pictures with good lighting – you don’t need expensive equipment for this, simply take them in daylight! A good Instagram feed (tagged with relevant hashtags) will promote your blog perfectly.

Give yourself (and your readers) a routine

If your readers have no idea when you’re going to post your content, they won’t know when to check back. If they don’t see any updates on your blog for too long a time, then they might stop checking back altogether. Set yourself a schedule. You might post every Sunday afternoon at 2 pm and again on Thursday at 7 pm. Try to choose times when your audience will possibly be available to read your content and don’t post too late at night. Try to schedule posting times when your audience is available and don’t post too late at night.

Have fun with it

This is one of the most important things you can do with your blog! If you’re bored of your content, then your audience almost certainly is. Don’t beat yourself up if a post doesn’t perform well and if you don’t like what you’re writing about, scrap it and start again tomorrow. Your blog should always be a creative outlet for you to enjoy so make sure it always make you smile! You’re going to have tough days but the good will far outweigh them.