The 10 Most Important Blogging Skills in 2016

Imortant blogging skills for all new bloggers to develop. Work on these areas if you want to make money blogging in 2016 and beyond.


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You’re a blogger, right? Unless you’re predominantly posting videos, infographics or other image-heavy content, you’re probably writing a lot. Writing blog posts will have honed and improved your writing skills. Writing a book will improve your skills further and make you a better blogger. Win, win.

A short, focused, ebook that solves one specific problem can easily come in at around 10,000 words. If you’re writing long-form blog posts of around 1000 words, that’s the equivalent of just ten posts.

Developing a few crucial blogging skills will make all the difference to your online business in 2016.

Building a blog isn’t just about tech skills. In fact, tech friendly blogging platforms like WordPress and Weebly make it possible to set up a blog in about ten minutes, even if you have a pretty basic knowledge of technology and no web design experience.

The blogging skills you need in 2016 include top-notch writing skills, sourcing great images, and networking like a pro.

The infographic below is from the lovely people over at It covers ten of the main skills you need to develop to build a successful blog.

Don’t worry if some of your blogging skills aren’t up to scratch. There are some amazing tools to help you. I use free online sites like Canva and PicMonkey for photo editing, for example, and my trusty Yoast SEO plug-in (one of the few plugins I think are essential) to help with search engine optimization (this book is a big help, too).

You don’t have to learn it all at once. You won’t become one of those famous bloggers who consistently earn big bucks from their blog overnight. But if you want to grow your blog over the next year or so, you’ll benefit from these ten skills.

Focus on these ten skills if you want to make money from your blog in 2016 and beyond. Click To Tweet


 Here’s exactly what to focus on while building your blog.

The 10 Most Important Blogging Skills in 2016

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