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Adopt 7 Qualities to Become Successful Blogger

Everyone in the blogging world wants to become successful blogger. Nobody in earth was successful by birth. People earn their success by doing hard work.  Any success that I have seen is the result of hard work and exceptional quality people have. There are certain features you must have to become successful blogger.

My first year of blogging experience still continues and I have come to know what makes a successful blogger. And features that have made them what they are. They avoid doing blogging mistakes. What I have find they have most common 7 qualities in them. And they become successful bloggers.

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7 Qualities of Successful Bloggers

1. Blogging Passion

A unique feature of successful bloggers is their passion for the blog. They love what they do and it shows everything they teach or write. You cannot speak, without giving any blog. To a certain level, bloggers who managed to get to the point of spirit and her love to blog that make them out of their comfort zone to do something.

2. Successful Bloggers are  Naturally Engaging

There is one thing that bloggers who are not false, and it is “interaction”. You know what blogs seriously, what makes a point to discuss heavy duty reader and conversation where readers. They expressed their love and feel that they are taken care of, because they really take care of them

3. They Always Loves Their Readers

If you have a blog that is getting satisfactory amount of comment, then it is not an easy task. Only successful bloggers can get achievement and people trust. It’s not a matter of interest and successful bloggers, they are always willing to receive their comments and reactions, readers come to your blog. They often learn from comments that are pointing some negative aspects. Because they want to find out if they are weak at certain point of blogging. The ability to tolerate the negative thoughts from readers and make them positive thoughts, make them a successful blogger.

4. They Never Think They Have Sufficient Information

There is a proverb that says, “If you are not aware, they are way off.” Successful bloggers never fail to read and learn. They have reached a level in their career as a blogger does not prevent them to explore all the time. In fact, what distinguishes them from other bloggers is consistent in their reading and research. They are always discovering new things the other copied them.

5. Their Minds Driven Quality

Successful bloggers always gives priority to quality over quantity. Today, what makes you stand out among pro bloggers is quality of your work. This is what makes a successful blogger, charged with the responsibility to provide something better than others.

6. Leaving Blog is not Their Dictionary

It is a large gap between successful bloggers, and those who try to cross the line. Successful bloggers do not have the word ‘ later ‘ in their dictionary. Because they really understand what it takes, and they talk about they are leaving blog is the only thing that cannot be heard in the mouth.

7. Successful Bloggers Work with Patience

Patience is one thing most bloggers could not be found. Everyone wants to immediately hit the boat, and when the expected destination not arrived the next things happens they is nothing in this field. Here I also would say that the spirit of working with patience. Successful bloggers are always to be patient with what they do, not the number of tests, which will carry out the time.

 

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How to Change Favicon in Genesis WordPress Theme

I have noticed a plenty of blogger using Genesis Theme and did not changed favicon in Genesis. There are a number of methods which can be used to change favicon in Genesis WordPress theme. Here is genesis icon is looks like.

genesis default icon

And it is necessary to change default favicon in genesis with your custom favicon. It will increase your branding. Here I will show you three methods to change favicon in genesis WordPress theme.

Change Favicon in Genesis WordPress Theme Using FTP

This method is for those who know how to use FTP. First of all make your custom favicon and convert it to .ico file. It is recommended your favicon size could be 16×16.

Convert your logo or favicon online

After conversion give it name favicon.ico. Now access your FTP account and upload your favicon.ico file to public_html >> wp-content >> themes >> genesis >> images

Now repeat the same process to public_html >> wp-content >> themes >> YOUR CHILD THEME >> images

If you ask to overwrite the file then grant overwrite or replace old favicon file.

Change Favicon in Genesis WordPress Theme Manually

This method is for those who are not familiar with FTP. But this will require a little attention. Because you have to add some PHP codes in theme file.

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First of all upload your favicon.ico file to anywhere you want. In my case I have upload it in my upload folder. Now copy the code into a note pad and replace YOUR LINK with your favicon icon link.

 

[box color=”white” icon=”support”]

/** Load custom favicon to header */

add_filter( ‘genesis_pre_load_favicon’, ‘custom_favicon_filter’ );

function custom_favicon_filter( $favicon_url ) {

return ‘YOUR LINK‘;

}

[/box]

It will looks like below code after editing.

[box color=”white” icon=”support”]

/** Load custom favicon to header */

add_filter( ‘genesis_pre_load_favicon’, ‘custom_favicon_filter’ );

function custom_favicon_filter( $favicon_url ) {

return ‘http://howtowords.com/wp-content/uploads/htw/favicon.ico‘;

}

[/box]

 

Change Favicon in Genesis

 

Now after editing copy the entire edited code and paste it to your functions.php file of your child theme.

Follow the track path.

  • Login in to dashboard
  • Click on Appearance then click on Editor
  • Now open up functions.php file
  • Paste the code at the end.
  • Save the file that’s it.

Change Favicon in Genesis WordPress Theme Using Plugin

If you are unable to follow above methods to Change Favicon in Genesis WordPress Theme, then I recommend using a plugin to upload your favicon. But this will require your plugin always remains active. If you deactivate this plugin after upload then your default genesis favicon will reappear again.

Download Genesis Favicon Uploader Plugin

If you are facing any trouble to change favicon in genesis WordPress theme then feel free to ask in comments.

 

 

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Some Blogging Mistakes and their Solutions

Many of Bloggers are not aware of Blogging Mistakes. In my short blogging career I have learnt a lot about blogging. Still I am learning. I cannot say I am perfect but I can say I can explain what I have learnt. I have visit a number of blogs and found some mistakes. Blogging mistakes are not common but few of them exist in almost every blog.

How to Present Blog Post

Presenting or writing blog post has different aspects. Some of these I have listed below.

Use of Spaces and Paragraphs in Blog Posts

I have seen a number of blog posts that are unreadable. I am not telling about grammatical errors in this case. But the thing is that some bloggers are not using paragraphs and also not giving proper spacing.

To increase the readability of your blog post I recommend you to write your post in paragraphs. Each paragraph should not more than 4 lines or you can cut the line after 4 to 5 sentences. It will surely increase readability because this method is reader friendly.

Use of Headings in Blog Posts

I also recommend using headings while writing your posts. Headings increase the beauty of your article and your readers can easily find different ideas shared in single post.

Use of Picture/Image in Blog Posts

You cannot ignore this part of blogging. I dont know why still bloggers are lazy to use relevant images in blog posts. Use of images is part of SEO. Image in blog post increases beauty of post and some time your image explains the whole summary of your blog post.

I recommend to use at least one image in post.

Other Blogging Mistakes

Do Regular Posting

So you have a blog? Are you writing at least one post in three days? If yes then jump to next heading. 🙂 So what I mean, there is a number of bloggers who are not regularly updating their blogs. Never mind I am also week in this case.

I recommend you and myself to write at least one post in three days. The reason behind if, you are not updating your blog then you cannot expect revisit. On the other hand you have also fewer chances to be searched in search engines.

So make it habit to write at least one post in three days. If you can, then write more.

Theme Selection

Theme selection is also major part in blogging. I have seen bloggers using dark themes. Those are not nice. I recommend light color themes with light or white background. That website with dark theme, look like hacker’s websites.

So avoid dark background color. Use light background and dark font color. Black font is recommended.

Purchase Custom Domain

Still many of bloggers using free domains. Even they know benefits of using custom domain names. Why they are not purchasing custom domain names? May be due to financial issues…!

To avoid these blogging mistakes, I strongly recommend those bloggers to purchase their custom domain name as soon as possible and enjoy the sweet fruit of blogging. I have also covered cheapest domain name and hosting company review. Or you can view the rates by clicking hosterpk.

Bore Commenting System

There are a number of third party comment plugins those can be use on your blog. But not all are good enough to use. A huge number of bloggers are still using plugins that can never help readers.

Commenting system on your blog is really important. What I found online when visiting blogs; the bloggers those create WIN WIN situation on their blog, getting more traffic. So how you can create this situation on your blog?

It’s simple; install a commentluv plugin. So by using this plugin you start taking care of your readers those are connected with same online industry. Indirectly you are helping yourself.

Start Avoiding Blogging Mistakes

I have listed only a few blogging mistakes and their possible solutions. If you agree with me then do let me know and tell me what you think about these blogging mistakes.

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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7 Tips to Become a Profound Blogger

So you choose blogging as career and you want to make yourself a Profound Blogger? It is not so much difficult. You just need to follow some tips to be found yourself among top profound bloggers.

Work on Your Topic Before Posting

A number of bloggers writing blog posts after searching online. When they found some topic they try to write on topic without proper study. And without having complete information about topic. But to become a profound blogger you should need to be master of your topic. You have to research deeply and write wisely before pressing publish button.

 

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Write About Sub Parts of a Topic

As I mentioned above research your topic deeply before publish. So you can find yourself; you can write about some most important areas of that topic. What I meant here, I can explain by putting an example

Suppose I have read a post in which writer explains all basic and advanced parts of SEO. In SEO you will find many parts like on-page optimization, off-page optimization, keyword research  backlinking etc… so to become a profound blogger focus on sub topics also. You can write separately about above listed parts of SEO.

Make Blogging Ideas That Never Shared

I suggest every blogger to write on such ideas that are unique and no one shared before. But in this case it is not possible that everyone can write on a unique topic every time. Most probably when bloggers read different posts and articles online then; if there is some modification required according to their knowledge, they try to write on that topic. That’s way a series updates also continues.

But again try your best to write on ideas driven from your own mind.

Debate on Ideas

You just forget that every person will like your work or agree with you. Every one has his own mind set. So if you really want to become a profound blogger then debate other’s written topics as well as on your own written articles. In this way if you have better knowledge then you will get a loyal reader for your blog. And people would love to read your articles. Besides that if you have less knowledge then other will update you.

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Write Articles All in one

Do not let your reader go away until they read your whole topic. So how you can motivate your reader to read your article or post completely. Its very simple; you know your reader is start reading your article because he want to know about subjected article. So if you write a post with less information your reader will not trust on your writing again.

So what I suggest to become profound blogger

  • Cover your article completely
  • Write only that information which is verified and authentic information.
  • Do not write off-topic material.
  • Focus on every aspects of your topic.
  • Try to write briefly like nothing left about this topic.
  • If there is a need, write on sub topics and link them within main topic.
  • Ask your readers to speak their mind.
  • Offer them your free services for any further information.

Change your Writing Style

To become profound blogger, try to be realistic. Pretend your reader like you are talking with them (live). And try to interact with your readers.

Change your Mind to Become Profound Blogger

It is very important to become profound blogger, you should change your mind and way of thinking. Even you are coming up with your new blog.

  • Start thinking like a pro.
  • Believe on your brand whatever you have.
  • Never under estimate your qualities.
  • Always present yourself a man of commitment with fun.
  • Never afraid if you make a mistake.
  • Do not hesitate to learn from others.

Final Words

We are all profound bloggers. We can do anything which we want to do online. Lets rock the world with blogging.

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles and photostock at FreeDigitalPhotos.net