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The Secrets Behind The World’s Most Successful Blogs

The Secrets Behind The World’s Most Successful Blogs

You might have heard of the saying ‘Behind every successful man, there is a woman.’ This is not just applicable to humans but also to the blogging world. Behind every successful blog, there is a determined blogger. There is no blog without a blogger; the blogger is the engine behind the screen. Here are some reasons why you should blog.

A television set will show nothing unless the operator puts it on and tune it into channels that would please the audience. Again, the television set is the blog which will not function unless the blogger(s) works on it by posting articles that suit the audience. Some claim most blogs that are soaring high just made it by luck and they believe there are no secrets attached to these successful blogs.

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1. Passion to be original by carrying out research

There are over a million blogs out there trying their best to post articles and news daily but they are still the same way they were many years ago. Then you start doubting those who started years ago and they are still stagnant when some people give testimony about how they started their blogs months ago and how many new visitors they have every day. There is no other secret apart from their passion for blogging.

Half of those other blogs also have passion for marketing but have neglected originality and research. You read some posts and immediately you sense it was copied from somewhere, you feel there are some things that have been missed out in the article or news. Whenever you have a topic you need to talk about, make enough research on it. Don’t copy and paste someone else’s article.

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Successful blogs have shown their passion by conducting research and creating original work.

2. Be patient

Rome was not built in a day. It takes patience to see the end result of a long journey.  Every journey starts with a step and gradually you get to the peak. These blogs also have days when they had no visitor on their blog and they felt bad about it but they never gave up. What if they had closed down the blog at those times or what if they have resulted in giving out plagiarized articles like others did at that time? They will definitely still be in that stagnant position till now.

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You need patience for your blog to grow so you reap from the fruits it will bring at its due season.

3. Promote yourself on social media

All these successful blogs have Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Google + accounts where they update their audience and engage them in other fun activities. Some blogs even celebrate people who have being very supportive or frequent users of the blog. You can chat with your audience on Twitter by sending your tweets to them and their replies start coming in.

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Imagine writing and article about 10 facts you did not know about Nicki Minaj. Every fan of Nicki Minaj would definitely want to know if there is a fact they left out about her. For those who are not her fans and they see such post, they only tag their friends who are fans to visit your blog, that way, you have more audience. Some of their friends also get to see your posts with them and you can also win their heart that way thereby increasing your audience.

4. Focus on powerful niches and post often

These successful blogs post often and they focus their posts on powerful niche like politics, wealth, health, childcare, entertainment, business, relationships, lifestyle and food. Out of 10 visitors that visits the blog, at least two will have interest in entertainment or business or politics or sports as the case may be. Some visitors might be there to read the news aspect.  They ensure that there is at least a post to suit every visitor that visits the blog every day. They know that once he/she does not find what they want on the blog, they try somewhere else and lose an audience.

5. Connect with your audience:

They don’t just keep posting articles as if they don’t care about the audience reading their articles. They try to connect with them by allowing comments on the posts. They make the audience want to come back every time to visit the blog even when there is nothing new.  They post articles that follow just according to the heart of the audience by being current and informative. The whole world is talking about Donald Trump now; you will not expect to see the biography of Barrack Obama on their site. They know the heart and interests of the audience, which makes them connect with them easily.

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Tanvir Zafar

The founder of ISU Technologies, passionate in writing about productivity, creativity, entrepreneurship, work and technology.

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Last Updated on September 18, 2019

15 Best Organizing Tips For Office Organization and Getting More Done

15 Best Organizing Tips For Office Organization and Getting More Done

You may think that you don’t have time for office organization, but if you really knew how much time that disorganization cost you, you’d reconsider.

Rearranging and moving piles occasionally doesn’t count. Neither does clearing off your desk, if you swipe the mess into a bin, or a desk drawer.

A relatively neat and orderly office space clears the way for higher productivity and less wasted time.

Organizing your office doesn’t have to take days, it can be done a little at a time. In fact, maintaining an organized office is much more effective if you treat it like an on-going project, instead of a massive assault.

So, if you’re ready to get started, the following organizing tips will help you transform your office into an efficient workspace.

1. Purge Your Office

De-clutter, empty, shred, get rid of everything that you don’t need or want. Look around. What haven’t you used in a while?

Take one area at a time. If it doesn’t work, send it out for repair or toss it. If you haven’t used it in months and can’t think of when you’ll actually need it, out it goes. This goes for furniture, equipment, supplies, etc.

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Don’t forget about knick-knacks, plants (real or artificial), and decorations – if they’re covered with dust and make your office look shabby, they’re fair game.

2. Gather and Redistribute

Gather up every item that isn’t where it belongs and put it where it does.

3. Establish Work “Zones”

Decide what type of activity happens in each area of your office. You’ll probably have a main workspace (most likely your desk,) a reference area (filing cabinet, shelves, binders,) and a supply area (closet, shelves or drawers.)

Place the appropriate equipment and supplies are located in the proper area as much as possible.

4. Close Proximity

Position the equipment and supplies that you use most within reach. Things that you rarely use can be stored or put away.

5. Get a Good Labeler

Choose a label maker that’s simple to use. Take the time to label shelves, bins, baskets drawers. Not only will it remind you where things go, but it will also help others who may have a need to find, use, or put away anything in your workspace.

6. Revise Your Filing System

As we move fully into the digital age, the need to store paper files has decreased.

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What can your store digitally? Are you duplicating files? You may be able to eliminate some of the files and folders you’ve used in the past. If you’re storing files on your computer, make sure you are doing regular back-ups.

Here’re some storage ideas for creating a smooth filing system:

  • Create a meeting folder – Put all “items to be discussed” in there along with items that need to be handed off, reports that need to be given, etc. It’ll help you be prepared for meetings and save you stress in the even that a meeting is moved up.
  • Create a WOR folder – So much of our messy papers are things that are on hold until someone else responds or acts. Corral them in a WOR (Waiting on Response) folder. Check it every few days for outstanding actions you may need to follow-up on.
  • Storage boxes – Use inexpensive storage boxes to keep archived files and get them out of your current file space.
  • Magazine boxes – Use magazine boxes or binders to store magazines and catalogs you really want to store. Please make sure you really need them for reference or research, otherwise recycle them, or give away.
  • Reading folder – Designate a file for print articles and documents you want to read that aren’t urgent.
  • Archive files – When a project is complete, put all of the materials together and file them away. Keep your “working folders” for projects in progress.
  • File weekly – Don’t let your filing pile up. Put your papers in a “To File” folder and file everything once a week.

Learn more tips on organizing your files here: How to Organize Your Files for Better Productivity

7. Clear off Your Desk

Remove everything, clean it thoroughly and put back only those items that are essential for daily use.

If you have difficulty declutter stuff, this Declutter Formula will help you throw away stuff without regretting later.

8. Organize your Desktop

Now that you’ve streamlined your desktop, it’s a good idea to organize it.

Use desktop organizers or containers to organize the items on your desk. Use trays for papers, containers for smaller items.

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Don’t forget your computer desktop! Make sure the files or images are all in organized folders. I’d recommend you clear your computer desktop everyday before you leave work.

9. Organize Your Drawers

Put items used together in the same drawer space, stamps with envelopes, sticky pads with notepads, etc.

Use drawer organizers for little items – paper clips, tacks, etc. Use a separate drawer for personal items.

10. Separate Inboxes

If you work regularly with other people, create a folder, tray, or inbox for each.

11. Clear Your Piles

Hopefully with your new organized office, you won’t create piles of paper anymore, but you still have to sort through the old ones.

Go through the pile (a little at a time if necessary) and put it in the appropriate place or dump it.

12. Sort Mails

Don’t just stick mail in a pile to be sorted or rifle through and take out the pieces you need right now. Sort it as soon as you get it – To act, To read, To file, To delegate or hand off. .

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13. Assign Discard Dates

You don’t need to keep every piece of paper indefinitely. Mark on files or documents when they can be tossed or shredded.

Some legal or financial documents must be kept for specified length of time. Make sure you know what those requirements are.

14. Filter Your Emails

Some emails are important to read, others are just not that important.

When you use the filter system to label different types of emails, you know their priority and which to reply first.

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15. Straighten Your Desk

At the end of the day, do a quick straighten, so you have a clean start the next day.

Bottom Line

Use one tip or try them all. The amount of effort you put into creating and maintaining an efficient work area will pay off in a big way.

Instead of spending time looking for things and shuffling piles, you’ll be able to spend your time…well…working and you’ll enjoy being clutter free!

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