March 26th, 2013
Even if you have a small niche blog, you can have the ability to influence your niche. Influencing others is one of the things that each person wants to do. We want others to respect us, and know that what we said or did, influenced their way of thinking about many different things. Naturally, if you want to influence other blogs, their authors, as well as other readers, you have to put some work into it. Here are some of my thoughts about how you can influence other people by having a blog of your own:
First of all, your blog should have rich content. If people read your blog, it is the best way to influence others. Your posts should be thought over, with as much valuable content as possible.
Market your blog, because you will be only influencing others if they are actually visiting your site.
Your blog has to be visually attractive, but at the same time it should load within a reasonable time. It means that it should have a professional look, but should not take ages to load. There are two ways to ensure that your blog will load quite fast. First of all, limit the amount of graphics. Secondly, you should be hosting your blog on a fast server that is not getting overloaded easily. If you look around long enough I am sure you will be able to find cheap web hosting that performs quite well.
You can also read and comment on other blogs. You need to be engaged in what is happening in the blogosphere. Choose the blogs which you will like visiting and keep doing it. Eventually, you will be recognized in the blogosphere.
Writing guest posts is another way to get noticed, and gives you the opportunity to influence others.
Apart from the points that I gave, try to get involved whenever there is something interesting happening. This includes forums, top lists, and other places.