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How to Make Your Blog Stand Out

There are millions of blogs on the web today and yet many of them die or fade out over a short amount of time. Why do blogs suddenly spike and then burn out? It’s generally that the blogger did not stand out – this article will help you avoid becoming yet another dull blogger.

Tip 1: Write with your own voice

Despite your topics, niche and every small factor about what you end up writing about on your blog the most important thing in order to stand out is by writing in your own voice. Your voice is how you sound as if you were talking to a friend – it’s relaxed, conversational and will hook people in because it gives you personality.

Tip 2: Add personalization to your blog

In a nod to personalizing your blog by writing in your voice, you can go the extra mile by adding small elements to your blog to give people a clear picture of who you are, such as:

Adding a picture to your blog sidebar

• Writing a compelling story about yourself

• Giving people the option to contact you

• It’s really the little things that show off your personality that help you stand out from the rest of the web.

Tip 3: Pick and write about unique topics

With millions of other bloggers out there it can be hard to write about topics that haven’t yet been covered. Although you should always strive to write 100% unique content, you can still leave your mark by talking about major news and events but with the addition of giving your own, unique angle.

Tip 4: Respond to your comments and be thankful

Your commenter’s will be the backbone of your blog; never disrespect them and do everything you can to thank them for taking the time to give you a comment. Build your blog one person at a time (much like a business).

Tip 5: Engage with your community elsewhere

Sure, a blog can be a very social place for people to talk about your post subjects but if you want to take it a step further you should contact these people on other social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Reaching out to your readers will build a deeper connection and help build your brand.

Final Thoughts

It can be difficult to keep up with all the many aspects of what makes a blog stand out but no-one said that blogging was going to be easy – besides people trying to dupe you. In order to be successful with your blog you will need to put forth the time and passion toward every element down to the smallest detail. Build your community, build your brand and build your unique voice – that’s the secret to standing out online.

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