An established blogger gives practical tips for success in blogging

Saru Singhal is a known name in Indian blogging circles. She has been active for nine years now and her blog, Words, can be seen on top Indian blogs' lists.

Saru has, in a 2018 post, shared her blogging journey and - the reason why she finds a mention here - she has given some very practical and simple tips on blogging. 

Her blog shows her love for blogging. She does all that a normal blogger does: posts her musings on all types of subjects, shares her literary creations, participates in challenges and competitions, puts badges given by other bloggers on her blog, engages through commenting. She feels, she does not do enough for blogging success, but enjoys blogging:

Before you think, it's all very impressive, let me tell you - this is just 1/10th of what anyone of you can achieve. I've many flaws - I don't network, I haven't read any blog in the last 2 years, I'm not a part of any writing/blogging community, I don't add or follow people just to market my work. Heck, I don't even reciprocate the affection I get on the social media. I wish, I become a little better with time...
But let me also tell you - because I don't concentrate on numbers, followers, money - I enjoy my writing journey so much that I can't explain it in words. I don't worry about the number of likes on my social media posts.

Saru is not a blogger who runs her blog primarily for making money. She does not seem to earn much directly from the blog but she has won many accolades and awards, assignments and offers thanks to sticking to writing high quality blog posts without a pause. In her words:
I started by writing poetry, then I started writing articles and now I can write anything. Professionally, I am a content writer for a couple of websites. I ghostwrite for two more agencies based out of North America. I write sponsored articles on my blog. I tweet, post Facebook statutes, answer Quora questions, and mention brands on Instagram for money. Brands even consult me for social media strategies. One opportunity has even led to full-time employment.

a successful blogger Saru Singhal

Her tips in brief are given below, but to get the essence of these, you should go to that post linked here:

  • Read good blogs or follow good artists.
  • Interact with your audience. 
  • It's great to have a [narrow] niche but expand it over time. 
  • Be a part of groups, communities, and organizations.
  • The most important lesson money-wise is to always ask for your worth. 
  • Lastly, be honest.

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