How to Grow a Blog in 2023: 5 Tips for Success

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The world of blogging has changed dramatically since its inception.

What used to be a collection of personal online journals – or weblogs – has become much, much more.

Now, lifestyle bloggers and companies alike use blog content to attract readers and, ultimately, grow their businesses.

That means that blogging in 2013 looks a whole lot different than it does in 2023. Let’s break down how to grow a successful blog in 2023.

1. Find Your Niche

Before you start writing, it’s important to figure out who you’re talking to. After all, there’s no blog that caters to everyone.

Consider your passions, your current business, or a future business. Who is the target audience and how will you create content to help them?

It’s crucial to serve a niche with your blog, as speaking to a single person will help your blog feel far more personalized than trying to speak to an entire group. (And here’s the secret: the group will still pay attention!)

2. Create a Plan

If you’re new to blogging, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of options available to you. There are so many different platforms out there, each with its own set of pros and cons, so it can be hard to figure out which one is right for you.

For brand new bloggers, I highly recommend WordPress or Squarespace, as they are user-friendly drag-and-drop systems that can be used by even non-developers.

But the blog itself isn’t the only thing you’ll need to plan. You’ll also need a content plan and, for that, I find that repurposing your content for multiple platforms is the way to go.

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3. Write Great Content

Writing good content sounds simple enough, but it’s not always easy. You need to understand what makes people click and read, and then use those same techniques to keep them coming back.

In addition, your content should be interesting, informative, and helpful. Don’t simply regurgitate something you read somewhere else. Add value by providing unique insights, advice, or commentary.

Then, be sure to follow simple copyediting rules that a lot of bloggers might miss.

4. Promote Your Posts

There’s some work to be done as you’re writing that will ultimately help your posts: with Search Engine Optimization. Using SEO on your blog will help your posts show up in the search engines.

Once you’ve written your post, promote it! You’re not done when you hit “publish,” so follow these steps after you publish each and every post.

Depending on what other channels you use, you might add your blogpost to emails, social media, videos, and more.

5. Build Relationships

One of the (many) long-term goals of your blog should be to build relationships. Think of your blog as your way to attract readers or customers at a digital networking event.

When you talk about your posts on social media or via email, that’s simply the start of the conversation. Invite your audience to reply back or comment on social to keep it going and build your relationships!

Blogging is an incredibly powerful tool in your marketing toolbox, and it’s only getting stronger in 2023.

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