Every blog needs to be about something and it needs to be written with certain readers in mind. Some bloggers seem to ignore this fact and they try to blog about any topic that comes to their mind. While doing so might be appealing to some readers, especially to the family of the blogger in question, when you want to be successful as a blogger, you will need to decide on your niche. If you do not do it and if you neglect this aspect of having your blog, your family might be the only people who will keep reading your blog and they will only keep doing it because you are family.
-My first piece of advice is to choose an audience, not a topic. Very often, topics can be broad and you might be tempted to write about a few topics some people might not find interesting. When you get a chance to choose an audience for your blog, you make sure that you specify exactly who your target audience is and you write specifically for them with them in mind. I can think of at least a few successful bloggers who write specifically for the group of people they have in mind.
-Be unique. Many bloggers struggle with the fact that they want to be exactly the same like some of the most successful bloggers in the world. This is what they do wrong, because when somebody wants to read a quality article on a topic, he will choose to visit a blog that is more popular and not just all those blogs the goal of which is to copy that particular blog.
-It is good to try to visualize when you want to be as a blogger in a year or even five years. What are your dreams and aspirations? What is it that you want to achieve and when do you want to achieve? Visualization is part of being successful. It is proven that those who visualize various things in life are more likely to be successful in anything they choose to do.
-Do not be afraid to change what you blog about. Changing the topic of your blog is something that your readers will understand and they will adjust to it.
I love Portugal and I thought that writing a post about Portugal will be one of the most enjoyable thing I have ever done on my blog. Before I start writing about Portugal, let me just encourage my visitors to share their own stories about vising Portugal if they had the luck to do so.
Now let’s move to talking about Portugal. Portugal was always an exotic, mysterious country for me that I dreamed about visiting but never actually did visit it. When I think about Portugal I think about this country with passion and with sentiment.
What is so special about Portugal that distinguishes this magic country from all the other countries that surround it? There are many, many things.
First of all, Portuguese are the real fans of football (equivalent of soccer in the American continent). Believe me, they really love this sport and made it their national tradition. To see how Portuguese feel about their football team and how patriotic they are watch this movie. This is Portugal’s national anthem sung by Portuguese football players.
One of the most renowned football players from this country include Luis Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo – names I remember hearing a lot when I was younger. The main national team was second in Euro 2004 championships. Undoubtedly the biggest success of Portuguese team in the history of football was third place in 1966 FIFA World Cup.
Second, there is Portuguese music. Its traditional fado is still practiced by some artists whereas contemporary music also found its place in Portuguese music today. For me Portugal reminds me of music as my penpal was a musician himself. When I think about Lisbon I think about nightlife with streets crowded with people who came there to sit on cafeterias and listen to live music.
I am a big lover of warm and sunny beaches and Portugal definitely has them. Its coast is very wide and Portuguese architecture adds them a special climate. I really like South European style, especially sandy color of houses.
I could go on and go on writing about Portugal. It is such an exotic and intriguing country for me. I always thought that I know a lot about it, but after reading a bit more about Portugal I learned so many new facts. This country surprises me every time I have any contact with it.
So many Internet users including website owners are so into Internet social networking to promote their websites that they completely forget about word of mouth, which can be an excellent tool helping you make your website a lot more popular that it is. I still remember reading a story of a woman who attended a few social media conferences. During all those conferences only one person talked to her about his blog, which was quite a surprise to her taking into account that all those conferences were all about social media and how they affect our everyday lives. So, is word of mouth still a good idea in today’s world? Definitely yes.
-You can be the first one who can talk about your website. You should never hesitate to share your website with anybody you happen to meet with even if it is going to sound like advertising your website. You have the right to tell others what you are passionate about and you have a right to share anything you want with anybody.
-When is the best time to tell others about your website? In my opinion, any time is good, although it wouldn’t certainly hurt to first get to know a person with whom you wish to share the good news about your website before communicating the message. Very often, people will ask you “What do you do?” You can treat it as an invitation to tell them about your website since this is something that you spend so much time on.
-It certainly wouldn’t hurt to learn how to tell others about your website. You might want to practice doing this in your spare time. Try to visualize how it would be to tell others about your website. Try to enjoy the experience as much as possible because the more passionate you are about your website, the more likely you are to encourage others to visit it one day.
-Be friendly at all times, but if you notice that somebody is not interested in hearing about your website, stop talking about it. If somebody is not interested in it, you probably will not get that far with promotion and you will only waste your time if you try to talk to somebody who shows no interest in what you do.