The Question is that What will happen to blogging in 2018?
Nothing strange will happen, we won’t change the meaning of blogging.
Something strange that will happen is changes In Ranking Factors, Update in some features’s platform.
With this guide, Am sure blogging will be easier for some bloggers in 2018.
Before the new year, people will have their goals.
You can grab a pen and a book, and you put down your goals.
Students do this mostly, they write that inside their notebook, aiming to pass their exams and promote to the next class.
As a blogger, one of your goals should be, To be the best in your niche in the year.
Success comes when your determination is very strong.
In blogging, you will face many challenges, the most common challenge is Money.
Money is needed in blogging, you have to do subscriptions, pay for themes and plugins, you have to renew your email software (if you are using the paid ones), you pay for Facebook ads Etc.
Money is needed for all these.
Another challenge is hosting problems, whenever your hosting company is having a problem, your blog will go offline immediately.
So you have to make sure your blog is hosted by a very good and secured hosting company, as a starter I will urge you to start with a hosting company that the fee is affordable.
Normally, if you want to start a self-hosted WordPress blog.
In your goals, you will ask your self-questions like, What do I need to make it? How will I do it? Who will assist me in making it? Who will be my tutor?
And Other questions.
Don’t worry, that is the main reason why you are here.
So, if you are thinking to be the best in your niche for 2018, it is crucial to make some strategies and follow some procedures.
Looking for the strategies and procedures?
Don’t be panic, I will give you that now.
1. Migrate Your Blog
The question is that is your platform having effect to blogging in 2018?
The Answer is No, But i love when a person is fully determined and we can find out.
If you really want people to know that you are serious in blogging.
you will use professional things.
WordPress is one of the best CMS, Using by thousands of blogger in the whole universe.
it will should cool, if you are able to move your blog to wordpress.
Wanna know how to do that?
Wait a bit, you will see how to move to wordpress soon.
Are you still using blogger platform?
It is a question, I don’t mean blogger platform isn’t good, don’t get me wrong.
If you want your blog to look professional, you will need to migrate your blog from blogspot platform to self-hosted WordPress blog.
Some months ago, many bloggers moved their blog from blogspot platform to WordPress platform, because blogs hosted on blogspot platform aren’t loading with Glo network.
And the glo network is used by many people because the network is having very good data plans, their network is a little bit bad though.
But in some areas it is good.
So you need to move your blog to WordPress platform because WordPress platform is having many features than blogspot platform, a good example is in terms of SEO.
On WordPress platform, you can change permalinks to posts, you configure meta descriptions of all posts, pages and categories.
You can also make all the external links of the site to be Nofollow Links.
You can do many things on WordPress though.
But bloggers do say, WordPress isn’t easy to manage, that is wrong.
WordPress is easy to manage, it is you, that you need to know more about it.
I will start teaching about that soon.
However, with a plugin, everything is possible in WordPress, and another thing is that you cannot install all the plugins from the plugin directory.
It isn’t possible, the plugins are like Applications.
is it possible to download all apps from play store? if No, then you can’t download all plugins.
I have the guide to move your blog to WordPress.
Note: Make sure you backup your posts, pages and comments, and you can surprise people by starting all over again on wordpress and be determined.
2. Choosing A Niche
Niche is just the category of your blog, like me now, i chose Tutorial as my niche, which means i will be teaching people anything related to blogging like SEO.
The common niches are:
The rare ones are;
And if you chose entertainment as your nice, that means you will be posting News, Latest Videos And Music, Comedy and Others.
It’s a big shame, for bloggers who don’t choose a niche.
i mean one niche.
You choose niches based on User Experiences, for Example, I know more about blogging that why I chose the tutorial niche.
if you know, you listen to the news, latest music etc, you can go for entertainment niche.
and if you always follow latest phones, laptops and others, you can go for technology niche.
You will see an entertainment blogger, posting how to create a blog.
That isn’t allowed because people won’t be able to classify your blog under one category.
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For example, if a friend asks someone, that recommend the best blog where he can read the news, he won’t be able to mention your blog because he doesn’t understand your niche.
so to succeed in blogging, you have to stay stick to a niche. For example, Linda ikeji is the best entertainment blogger.
They will choose the best in niches also.
3. Practice SEO
SEO means Search Engine Optimization, It is the best way to get organic traffic from search engines.
Bloggers are aiming and doing everything possible so that they will rank very well on search engines.
The reason why they are doing all these, are because, they want to get more traffic and earn more.
If you even ranked for a keyword, with good search volume, you will see some changes on your blog.
Changes like your alexa rank decreasing and you keep getting more traffic everyday from different countries.
You can read beginner’s guide to seo, before reading my other SEO posts.
You can read from my SEO Category.
And another thing about SEO is that it needs patience.
I have a friend who’sblog is a year old now, the blog started getting traffic from search engines.
Another thing about seo is that you need to build links and so many things like keyword research and others.
Read my beginner’s guide, am definately sure, it will be helpful.
4. Be Unique
It is good to be different from others, uniqueness start from your blog’s theme/ template, you have to make sure it is clean and it is having color codes.
As you can see i my blog is having two color code which is blue, white and black.
Anything you see from my blog is either in blue, white or black color, that is good it makes one’s website look clean.
Be unique with the way you write your posts, put images and links.
Make sure you don’t copy posts and make sure everything about your blog is always special.
Even your Logo, has to be well designed and match your color code.
And make sure your text is normal, not too big nor small, and make sure it is in good font.
5. Write Posts As You are talking
Am sure, if you can type your blog posts, the post will be very long in length.
I know some people can talk from morning to-night, and if you can able to write as you talk, the post will be at least 1000words.
And believe me if you can write 1000words without copying, you will see it like magic, you will just keep getting exclusive traffic from search engines.
just make sure you do some on page seo, and with backlinks, your post will rank higher on search engines.
Make sure you don’t copy posts and always put images, videos and infographic in all your posts so that people who want to read won’t be bored.
I like a post with gifs inside, those gifs will make the post more lively.
Even to get more visitors, you can add activate a plugin that allow people to tweet your texts.
If your words are encouraging, people will be glad to share it.
And also make sure that you put social media sharing buttons both before and after your posts, the reason is because people may want to share link and some people don’t know how to copy links.
With the aid of the social media sharing button, they will share with just a click.
Make sure your posts are well written, well interlined, because it is a post that one person will read that will bring sucess.
so you have to make sure you write very well.
You can read my post on How to create seo friendly posts.
Don’t Exclude Email Lists
This email list is recommended for technology and tutorial bloggers, it is not really crucial for the entertainment niche, because entertainment blog needs to put everyday and if you keep sharing the link to the posts.
People will think you keep spamming their mails.
The best free email softwares are:
They aren’t free till end after sometimes, you will need to upgrade.
The best paid email softwares are:
You can click the link to sign up for the email softwares, and make use if it on your blog.
Make sure you use optin-forms inside your posts and popups, so that people will be able to sign up.
Make sure, you use catchy headings so that people will feel free to put their mails.
Conclusion For Blogging In 2018
I hope you enjoy reading the post?
i want you to make use of it, for you to succeed in your blogging activities.
make sure you are kind and don’t be a liar.
if you are generous and kind, people will like everything about you.
Another thing is that you can do free things for people, maybe you share premium plugin or themes for people.
I wish you goodluck in your blogging activities.