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I think that when it comes to blogging the most important factor in your being able to grow and be successful is having quality content. That is why this blogging tip is about why every blog post you write matters. Even in the beginning the quality of your posts matters.
Too often new bloggers don’t realize that they need to put their best work forward with each post. The habit I’ve seen many bloggers, including myself, have at the beginning of blogging is to feel that no one is reading so the quality of the posts they write doesn’t matter as much. I wanted to write this post about why I think this is the wrong approach to blogging and why you should be writing every post as if thousands of people will be reading it from the very beginning.
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The reason for this blogging tip and why I think it’s important to do this is for a few reasons. First being that your blog should matter to you whether you do it as a job or a hobby you should put your best work forward and try to do the best that you can. Have pride in the posts you are writing and sharing. You might not have been blogging for very long but what you write matters and it should be done well.
You never know how many people will read that post.
Also even though you may not have a lot of readers at this point if you keep working and growing your blog you may get to where you have thousands even millions of readers. They will go back through and find these old posts. I wrote this post on Parenting two months after I started blogging with my first blog. At the time it was published I bet less than 15 people read it, maybe. Last year it was viewed thousands of times and was one of my most popular posts in 2014 even though it was written in 2012. The posts I’m writing today I work hard on because in a couple of years they will hopefully have 10,000 + page views a year.
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Things also go viral at times when you don’t expect it. I wrote an organization post in my first year of blogging years ago. I didn’t even blog about organization much at the time. Years later the post went viral on Pinterest and I have had over 30,000 views of it in a month. That is probably 10 times the number of views I had on it the month I wrote it, maybe more. You just never know when the right person is going to share your stuff on Pinterest or Facebook and it’s going to take off.
You can always go back through and you will
To be honest, in the beginning, those early posts were not as good as I’d liked. The thing is I wrote from the heart, with a passion so I am still proud of those posts all these years later and that’s what matters. Now with what I have learned, I am able to go back to some of those posts and fix them. Spruce them up a little, add new information, new pictures and make them better.
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So I want you to really try to make an effort to write your blog posts for the thousands. Even if today only a handful will read it in the future more will. Writing good, quality, passionate posts for your blog is what is going to attract readers to your blog. Do this to get these older posts seen eventually. The more you do this for your blog the better your posts will be and the faster you will grow.
That is why it’s so important to blog about topics that matter to you. The more you care about what your writing about the better your posts will be. Your audience will be able to tell that you really care about the topic. It will come across in your posts.