We’ve covered every facet of writing great blog posts in this guide — now you must bring it all together and start honing your craft. While it is vitally important to learn the principles behind writing great blog posts, those principles will only help you if you execute them.
So in order to become a great blogger, you must blog. A lot. Write every day and hone your craft. And importantly, think about what you are doing. Don’t just write for the sake of writing. Bear the principles of good blog writing in mind and seek to replicate them.
As much as writing can help you develop, reading can too. So start subscribing to a selection of high quality and authoritative blogs, but don’t just read them — study them. Try to understand why certain blogs are so successful; why they have managed to attract such a large audience. Analyze posts that really work (i.e. those that attract a lot of shares and comments) and posts that don’t and try to understand their strengths and weaknesses.
You won’t become a great blogger overnight. But if you write and read often, you will improve rapidly and see tangible and exciting results.