Sure, there are people who are professional bloggers, who lock themselves away all day and do nothing but write and promote their latest posts. But if you have a hard time relating to those bloggers – if you have a day job? – you’re not alone.
This is a good technique because like leaving comments a trackback leaves a link from another blog back to yours for readers to follow, but it also does something very important – it gets the attention of another blogger. The other blogger will likely come and read your post eager to see what you wrote about them. They may then become a loyal reader of yours or at least monitor you and if you are lucky some time down the road they may do a post linking to your blog bringing in more new readers.
A blog can be used by freelancers as a portfolio highlighting their skill like writing, designs, or specialized content like travel content. A blog can also be used for attracting customers and sending them to your website. Now all this is possible but you will have to identify what you really need a blog for and this is one of the important blogging tips.
From an SEO point of view, it’s worth getting your blog integrated with your existing website to build content and make the search engines love you even more. After all, SEO (search engine optimisation) is all about content. But if you’re not able to do this or can’t afford to hire a web developer to sort, then start a free blog and make sure you include links to your main website or other links, for example to your artistic portfolio.
No man is an island and no blogger can live all by himself. As much as you would want people to link with you, you must exert effort on building lasting relationships with other colleagues as well. If you are seriously considering how to become a successful blogger, you must make sure that your network is well established as these are the same people who will make you become successful. Do not treat them as competition because they are not. All bloggers are writers and true writers do not compete with each other, but rather build relationships that last a lifetime.