Some blog tips are universal, but most are specific to a blog niche. Below are some suggestions to successfully implement blogging tips that make the most sense for your blog.
Best Selling Authors vs. New Writers
I heard a women who was writing a novel say that she would love to hear JK Rowling’s tips for publicizing a story. Except that the only publicity JK Rowling needs at this point is to have her name as the author. While she was once an unknown writer the publishing industry has changed since the first Harry Potter book came out. No matter how much she or any long time established author might wish to help beginning writers the methods they use may not work for new writers.
The same is true for blogging. The publicity methods that worked in 2004 are not necessarily ones that still work. Once you have the traffic you have options for increasing your readership or income generated that do not exist on small blogs.
Advice from Blogs Like Yours
Blogging tips are most useful when they come from blogs like your own blog. DIY link parties are useful for getting traffic if you are posting about a delicious recipe or tips for making jewelry. They are less useful for gaining blog visitors and readers for highly technical post about PHP or css3. Conversely, there are sites that are specifically designed for bloggers to share their more technical posts.
A Million vs. a Few Hundred
Traffic has a huge effect on how successful a blog is both at being popular and monetizing. A blog that gets a million hits a day has an advantage compared to a blog with a few hundred visitors. The fact that someone with an established high-traffic blog is able to make $500 from a specific ad source does not mean that a blog with few visitors will be able to duplicate that amount.
If a blogger has 8,000 readers and only one percent click on a link they will still generate 80 clicks. If a blogger with 200 readers has only one percent click on a link they will generate two links.
The chart shown above uses random numbers to visually illustrate the difference. They are not by own blog stats nor is “Big Blog” a reference to any actual blog.