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Saturday, 28 June 2014

How to become a succesful blogger?



Today's article is slightly different comparing with the other articles I posted so far. Today I’d like to tell you something more about how you can become a successful blogger. I love writing and in the future I’d like to become a professional journalist. Since I was 12 Jears old I started painting my nails and making nail arts and over the years this has become more than a hobby for me. To improve both my English and Dutch writing skills I decided to start my own place on the internet, called Creativenails4fun. That was one year ago, and since then a lot has changed! In this short article I will not share the perfect tips to create a professional layout (because I know that there are a lot of people who's blogs looks way better than mine) but I'd love to tell you what other inner properties you'll need to become a successful blogger.
 



 

When I first started blogging I did not expect anyone to look at my reviews or nail arts. Writing articles was really something that I did just for myself. Some of my friends didn’t understand what I was doing and they thought that it was all just a waste of time. Negative thoughts began to undermine my creativity. Why did I started blogging? Nobody would ever want to read my blog. But luckily some of my best friends were positive and they told me that I was really talented and that I should continue writing, so I did.


I would carry on making articles and slowly more and more readers began to look at my blog. I started writing articles about the latest trends for your nails and although some of my friends weren’t positive at all, I would continue writing my posts on the internet. After some months I decided that I really wanted to invest in my hobby. Why would I care if someone did not like what I was doing. I discovered that being the perfect blogger and having a succesful blog really rests on three things.

Those things are:

 


Passion, Personality and Expertise.



Passion is really important because you have to like what you are doing. Otherwise people are going to notice that you don’t really love what you are doing. As a result they won't return to your blog anymore. Personality is also important. Your readers want to know the person behind the blog. They want to know what my interests are and they want me to be involved as well. They also want to feel noticed and being able to share their opinions with me. Expertise is the final part of running a successful blog. When I write a negative review about some product that I don’t recommend, I think people will trust me because they know that I’ll always write 100% honest reviews. As a result they might not buy the product next time they are in their local drugstore. This is really important because some blogs only care about the money that they get payed when they are forced to share positive reviews with their readers. So expertise is all about, trust, sharing the right information and being aware of the latest developments that your followers want to read about.
 



Know what your format is.

Except for these three important points, there are also some other things that you need to be aware of. It’s really important to know what your format is. Your need to know what kind of people your target contains. If you know what content you want to make your readers aware of, you are doing the right thing.
 



Invest a lot of time.

Finally, running a successful blog does not happen immediately. You have to invest a lot of time and make sure that you share new updates with your followers, regularly. I post articles on Creativenails4fun twice a week. The more articles you write, the more your blog will be noticed by google.




Other tips & Tricks.

Of corse there are a lot of other points which you need to focus on, for example: Social media & networking. These points are different for each blog, but every blogger wants to discover the perfect way to keep people in touch and they also want to know how they can make their readers aware of a new article. Bloglovin or Google friends connect are great ways to make your readers aware of your new posts, so that they can easily return to your blog. Taking nice pictures and having a proffesional layout can make your blog look more interesting to read. This does not have to cost a lot of money. Although I'd love to have my own hosting and layout, free compagnies such as blogger do have a lot of options as well! The things that I shared with you today are some of the key points which I think are really important when you want to start your own blog! As you could already read, having the perfect layout or making the most beautiful pictures is important but the most important thing remains that you need to have a passion for something!
 



So when I started working on all these points I began to notice that my blog was becoming more and more popular. First I didn’t get any response on a blog post, but after months readers were finally beginning to discover Creativenails4fun. Now an article gets 30 to 60 comments. But besides the fact that I wanted to share my tips with you, I also wanted to tell you what I learned from this whole experience.
I stayed true to who I am and I didn’t care about all those negative friends who didn’t really get my vision. As a result, I was rewarded with a successful blog, new colleagues from all over the world and people who are really getting my creativity.  My perseverance has paid of…

 
Thank you so much for reading this article. I've decided to post this article in one langue to improve my englisch writing skills, but the next post will be in two langues again! Let me know in the comment section if you'd like to read more of these personal posts on my blog in the future...
 
 
 
What do you think of this personal article?
And what are your tips to create the perfect blog?
I love to read all of your opinions and stories in the comment section below!
 
 
 
 
 
 

45 comments:

  1. firstly, your English's perfect! Secondly, I love your blog and I like and agree with every single word you wrote here:)

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    1. AWW thank you so much! I'm so glad that you agree with these tips & tricks ;)

      Your blog is amazing as well, I love reading your articles and looking at your nail arts!

      Xx julia

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  2. Handige tips en een leuk artikel om te lezen! Jij kan echt goed engels, ik zou dit niet zo kunnen schrijven haha

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  3. Heel fijn artikel met handige tips! :) X

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  4. All true!! If you keep posting about what you love then readers who love the same things will find you!

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    1. Yes!! If you follow your passion, and stay true to who you really are :)
      Your perseverance will pay of in the end!

      Xx julia

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  5. I love personal posts too... It's great to get to know the person behind the blog too. xxx

    www.pink-purpledots.blogspot.com

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  6. I totally agree with everything, thank you so much for sharing this with us :)
    xx
    Mia


    www.ssenescence.blogspot.com

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  7. Great post! I enjoyed reading it. Very good points you've made here. :-)

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  8. Your article is amazing! Great tips and gorgeous nail art pictures! I'm glad I've found your blog Miss!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

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    1. Thank you so much! I Love your blog as well :-) Xx julia

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  9. Lovely!!!!
    would you like to follow each other? let me know...
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  10. Goed artikel! Je geeft handige tips :)

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  11. Wat een goed artikel! Goed geschreven Engels ook! :-)
    Er staan hele handige tips in, waar je zeker wat mee kunt!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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    1. Bedankt!
      Ik ben blij dat je van dit artikel ook nog wat geleerd hebt,hihi ;)

      Xx julia

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  12. this is so true..i am new blogger and this tips are so helpful
    http://leavepillow.blogspot.in

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  13. Dit zijn erg leuke tips! en inderdaad, jouw engels is wel erg goed!

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  14. Goede tips!

    Liefs,
    http://www.lovesbeautyfashion.blogspot.com

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  15. Goed geschreven! Fijne tips ook! Ik denk dat het vooral heel belangrijk is om zelf ook plezier te hebben aan het bloggen, omdat je er toch veel tijd in stopt, dan moet je wel een passie hebben voor bloggen!

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  16. Wat onwijs leuk! Ik lees je blog ook zo graag, want je maakt zulke leuke naijl art dingen, en ik houuud daarvan! X Liefs

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  17. You are right and I agree with you. I want to add one more point here. We should have a habit to read and visit other's blogs too and interact with other bloggers as each one has something to learn from.

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    1. Yes I totally agree with every thing you said. Visiting other blogs is really important and I do think that we have to support each other! :-)

      Xxx julia

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  18. I totally agree with what you said! Most important is to do anything by heart! :)

    Kisses
    Charu
    http://www.myglossyaffair.com/
    http://www.myfashionfootprints.com/

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  19. Amazing post Julia, I am glad for your blogging success and I can really relate to a lot of the points you make here, I especially agree that social networking is really important and I notice a huge decline in hits and comments if I slack. Its fun to see how much we can change and learn in a year isn't it? :) xx

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  20. Goed artikel! Ik vind het vooral soms heel erg lastig dat mensen denken dat je in twee minuten even een artikel in elkaar hebt geplaatst, terwijl ik er inderdaad heel veel tijd in moet steken. :)

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    1. Ja inderdaad! Veel mensen denken dat een blog vanzelf ontstaat, en dat een artikel schrijven geen tijd kost, maar dat klopt echt niet! :-)

      Xx Julia

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  21. Cool article!

    Would you like to follow each other ?

    Kisses,

    Emily from Pretty Tiny Things

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  22. Thanks for the tips..I will keep these in mind..very useful! :)

    Kisses
    http://www.myfashionfootprints.com/
    http://www.myglossyaffair.com/

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    1. Thank you so much!
      I'm glad that you've learned something from this article ;)

      Xx julia

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  23. Super handige punten die je opnoemt, bedankt voor je tips! X

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  24. This is beyond beautiful!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  25. Woww...this post is really awesome, thank you so much, you shared very useful tips!! Great blog! I'd love if you checked out my blog, and if you like it, can we follow each other on “GFC” (blog followers), and bloglovin? I promise I’ll follow you back <3

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"




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    1. Hello, Of corse I'd love to check out your blog!
      I'm glad you like this article ;)

      x julia

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  26. Handige tips! Ik lees dit soort altijd artikelen graag, omdat ik er veel van kan leren!

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  27. Pfoe, Engels was even moeilijk. Ik ben er niet goed in. ;) Maar mooi geschreven, tot zover ik het begreep met mijn slecht Engels. Mooi hoe je het zegt van de passie, persoonlijkheid en -dat andere woord kan ik niet goed vertalen maar ik begrijp het wel. ;)-. Erg mooi geschreven Julia! <3

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    1. haha AWW dankjewel! Mijn volgende artikelen zijn wel weer tweetalig gescheven hoor! :)

      Xx julia

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  28. Great post -- I completely agree with the personality/passion/expertise point! Your new(ish) header looks great, by the way :)

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  29. Leuk inspirerend artikel. Ik moet eerlijk toegeven dat ik vaak een beetje gedemotiveerd raak omdat ik inderdaad het gevoel heb dat het niet écht gelezen word. Maar als ik dan weer reacties krijg word ik helemaal vrolijk. Oké het zijn er dan vaak niet meer dan 10, maar het moet ergens beginnen, right? :)

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  30. Wauw wat een professioneel blog en wat knap dat je dit helemaal in het Engels schrijft! Ik wil je nog bedanken voor je berichtje op mijn blog. Het doet me heel goed om te weten dat mensen mijn blog leuk vinden. Dankjewel daar voor en ga door met je eigen blog, want ondanks de kritiek is het een hartstikke leuk blog geworden!

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  31. Leuk artikel en handige tips

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  32. Very nice articl :) but I like the pictures of your nail art even more :)

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