One of my blogger friend had asked me about Radical blogging in a few years ago,I had given her a simple description about radical blogging,what the points were told her,it has forgotten those but it is sure that I had a little knowledge about radical blogging at that time.Similar question has asked me recently by one of my blind fan and blogger Ajaero Tony Martins.
Key Factors to understand radical blogging
Perception is the first principle of radical blogging.Perception can rise two queries as who and why! Never think normal way,for which can be a big pillar of success.As it is says in the Holy Bible ’As a man thinks in his heart,so he is.’It is said that an e-entrepreneur simply minding own business where Blogging is not business but writing well furnished post is to provide information in an easy to understand format,in return for a profit.Only the perception carries that staying in the information/education industry.Just try to compete with big businesses such as Forbes,Entrepreneur magazine,Wikipedia and Inc.com and think like own a business and this is exactly the thin line between the elite blogs and the average blogs that struggle to survive. Now take a critical look at some big names in the industry such as Darren Rowse,Arianna Huffington,Jeremy Shoemaker,Timothy Ferriss,Amit Agarwal etc and try to understand why perception is the first mood of radical blogging.
There are a lots of people,asking why they are blogging ? Now why did you launch that blog of yours? Are you doing it for the money? Or maybe you are in it for the fame it offers? Or are you blogging to genuinely help people? No matter what your reason is, make sure it provides you with enough fire and drive to pass through the tough times. The reason I ask this is because your motive for doing a task will determine the result you will achieve.Once Donald Trump says in a meeting “I don’t make deals for the money. I’ve got enough much more than I’ll ever need. I do it to do it.” In that same meeting another legend Steve Jobs says “I was worth about over a million dollars when I was twenty-three and over ten million dollars when I was twenty-four,and over a hundred million dollars when I was twenty-five and it wasn’t that important because I never did it for the money.” So real things are taking the challenge of building blogs,the processes involved,the joys of success and the pains of failure,the excitement of going head to head with the big wigs and the feeling of self actualization.
3.Expert basic conception:-
Normally it is seen that the conventional bloggers are running behind the technical jargons such as Pagerank,SERPs,Linkwheeling, Sandbox,algorithm,Link building,and all the rest.Actually,in my view and a lots of successful bloggers express that it doesn’t need these jargons to succeed.It doesn’t require to become a geek or programmer.Simply become an entrepreneur and all it can be started with the basics.The basics such as WordPress installation,post drafting, publishing and updating,searching for information,creating accounts,copying and pasting scripts and so on.Never waste time in mastering all the technical jargon associated with blogging,just learn the basics and get started. As blogging journey progress, encounter problems and solve those problems, knowledge base will unconsciously increase time to time.
4.Knowledge based niche:-
It is noticed that a large number of bloggers are carrying the blogging journey without any knowledge of their niche,some cases have seen that they have no interest on their on blogging area or post but they are carrying, just to earn a profit.It is not a bad idea But it is helpful to have a personal interest in even they are in the world’s toughest industry but never care.Once Donald Trump says in a press meet “Experience taught me a few things.One is to listen to your gut no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you are generally better off sticking with what you know and the third is that sometimes,your best investments are the ones you don’t make.”So I can say that why bloggers survive in the world most competitive niches,the reason is because visitors to the blog can smell the passion from written words.
Readers /visitors/traffics are the fuel of any blog or website and they are going to decide if the blog survives or not,so listen to their heartbeat.It is more important that write for the readers, not search engines.It must be passionate about helping the readers, addressing their needs and problems,and they will become not just repeated readers but loyal customers if author’s passion bears the load of readers.It needs write articles strictly to solve a problem or address a recurring issue for loyal or first time visitors.Blog contents are purely answers to real life questions that the readers asked repeatedly personally or in a community or group wise.Blog content should be aimed at making the readers fall in love with the blog.
6.Never choose shortcut:-
Some one says “The height attained by great men is not by sudden flight.For while their companions sleep; they toil.” I am sorry that I can not recall the name of the great man.It is sure that there is no shortcut to success in any sector of life either online or offline or any where.Nothing come as success in a overnight.If you check the most popular internet marketing forums and it can see screams from people who have been ban by Google Adsense or had their website de-indexed for their shortcut ways.There is nothing like an effortless push button system,there is nothing like the lazy man’s guide to overnight success.Success in any endeavor requires discipline,commitment, investment and time.Nothing more,nothing less.
7.Works are tools:-
Works or writing is the main tools to become success online business.One of the great marketing guru,Jason Fried says “The tone is in the fingers……..not the instrument.” In business /blogging, most bloggers are wasting time to test techniques and tools.They live with the illusion that a new technology,business software or tool will make them better bloggers and push their profits to the sky,my notion is never.But improved technology or the latest software/tool will be useless if there are not prepared to put in the required efforts.Similarly we can say that the fastest server and plugins did not make Amit Agarwal a successful blogger,his focus and commitment to his readers did.So wasting time in resources for pursuing technology if it is effortless in business or blogging.
As a professional blogger,must choose a few sectors to give concentration such as content writing,blog marketing/promotion ,SEO,comment moderation,email replies,managing staff,etc. Successful entrepreneur,Andrew Carnegie says “The most important recipe for success is concentration.Learn to concentrate your time,resources and effort on just one task; your most important task.”So simply choose core,concentrate on it,eliminate the unnecessary and outsource the rest.It is sure ,Success will knock the door with in short period.
9.Authentication of niche:-
Some times,it is seen that a lots of business or blogging gurus advised to build a lots of small niche blogs but my practical experience says that it will bring only failure in near future.I accept that it can give a temporary short time success but if it wants to run long time then must go with authenticate niche.An authority blog can makes a blogger, an authority on the subject that blog covers. Through the authority blog,can get JV deals, organize seminars on the subject of the blog, start a membership site,create and sell products,grant interviews,get public speaking deals,offer services,become a coach on the subject matter and even build an offline business around your blog.In fact,the list goes on and on.Owning an authority blogs gives the blogger fortune,fame, power and respect.It never small niche blogs can give all these for long time.Some of well known authenticate bloggers are good example such as Arianna Huffington,John Chow,Jeremy Shoemaker,Darren Rowse, Dan Sullivan,Pat Flynn,Brian Clark,Timothy Ferriss,Matthew Torren, Seth Godin,Evan Carmichael,Steve Pavlina,Amit Agarwal etc
10.Read,justify & follow:-
It is another important factor in business or blogging is that,follow and learn from masters and Gurus.Robert Kiyosaki,Japanese born American entrepreneur says “Talk is cheap.Learn to listen with your eyes. Actions do speak louder than words.Watch what a person does more than what he says.”So It needs to follow and learned from those that have succeeded in that quest.It doesn’t mean to read 100 blogs daily,just read,selected a few experts that have proven themselves. It needs understudy them,follow their proven strategies and most of all,stick to them.A few blogs personally recommendation are JohnChow.com, Copyblogger.com, basicbloggingtips.com,Problogger.net, Searchengineland.com,Smartpassiveincome.com,Labnol.org,Venturebeat.com,Lifehacker and a few more.
11.Exit point of blogging:-
It is known to all that every thing will have an end so blog has too.As Holy Quran says “Kullu Nafsoon Jaikatul Mout”[all should taste the cup of death].So it needs the well furnished plan for blogs and bloggers to pin out the exit door before start a blog or become a blogger.Every thing has a limit and time frame even blogging too.As for example , we can say about Darren Rowse no longer writes frequently on problogger,he doesn’t even do his long posts anymore.Darren Rowse has exited problogger.Problogger is now driven by his in-house team and outside guest bloggers.We can see that it was all part of his plan,it was his exit strategy.If we check the records then,can find a lots such examples.So directly,we can say that it needs a plan of exit strategy before even start building a blog.Here right thing says “Get in,get it done,Get it done right and get out.” By Donald Trump.
I am sure that a few points of this article have gone against the conventional rules of blogging.It have challenged the views of many and it has stirred the waters of conventional wisdom.So I am ready to stand behind my points.If any one feel,I have contradicted your views or principles or ideologies,then feel free to shoot me through your comments any points with proper manner.I have the full fill preparation to take your bullets and also respond with mine,so check the comment box bellow.
Special thanks to Ajaero Tony Martins who is a serial entrepreneur and investor with a passion for teaching people how to start a business.He has inspired me to write this blog post.