Top 5 Skills You Need To Become a Problogger

Would you like to step up your blogging journey? Do you want
to create a successful blog and then become a Problogger? You will likely
answer YES to these questions but HOW?. There exists a not so wide difference
between bloggers whose blogs you stay glued to and bloggers you
occasionally check on. Being a skilled blogger makes it easier for an
individual to successfully grow their blogging career/hobby and develop
themselves.
According to Neil Patel, “If you want to continually
grow your blog, you need to learn to blog on a consistent basis” . You can only become a professional blogger by consistent and continuous
learning.
This article presents you with concise details about the
necessary skills you should acquire to become a Professional blogger or do
better than bloggers you admire like Esther Adeniyi, just joking.
Blogging is becoming more of a job that requires some extra skills to compete
and stand out well among similar other blogs.
At the end of the day, every blogger wants to be successful
and make money/fame/expertise from their blogs but only a few of them develop their skills to become pro bloggers.

Check the Top 5 Skills You Need To Become a Problogger
below:

The underlined skills are not peculiar to becoming a
full-time blogger. It’s actually a nice recipe for a hobby blogger to easily
and quickly stand out in the blogosphere.

1. Writing

Do I really need to include this? maybe YES. As a blogger,
you must be able to write and develop awesome writing skills. It’s not easy to
be great at writing but writing about what you are passionate about is damn
interesting!!
Your blogging should represent a themed conversational tone,
easy to read and simple to understand. Blogging is not an avenue to show off
your grammar skills but semantics are allowed.
Develop draft copies of contents you will like to publish on
your blog, read it to yourself and share with friends for feedback. You can as
well use Grammarly and don’t forget to run a plagiarism check if you can afford
it to avoid some random dudes hitting hard on your blossoming journey to
becoming a Problogger.

2. Image Editing or Basic Graphic Design

You will agree with me that visuals help your content to
rank higher in search engine result pages and social media posts. Ensure every
article on your blog comes with a picture that gives more details about the
content of the page or interest readers to stay glued to your website. Most
times, great images help conceive a thousand words and get your readers
attracted.
Basic graphic design skills assist you to crop, resize and
add texts to images if there is a need for it. You don’t actually need to go
into the deeper understanding of Adobe design or photoshop tools but it really
helps in urgent situations. Check hackr.io tutorials on image editing from the
best tutors.

3. CSS/HTML Editing

CSS/HTML editing to some bloggers is like asking them for
the impossible. However, basic understanding of how to markup and style sheets
works helps you to tweak and fine-tune your blog each time you come across a
blog you like to emulate. Investing your time into learning programming languages such as HTML, CSS, XHTML PHP, JavaScript is a great skills sets to
become a Problogger.

4. Search Engine Optimization

The success of your blogging journey depends heavily on the
amount of traffic you get from your blogs. Search engine optimization is the
magic behind online contents ranking or showing up on search engine result
pages. As a blogger, delivering high-quality content is a plus to your SEO
skills and checking out competitors from similar niches to learn about the best
practices will help you know more about keywords and how to attract organic
traffic. You can learn the basics of search engine optimization online from
e-learning websites and forums.

5. Follow Bloggers and Network

You don’t only become a Problogger by stopping by at
estheradeniyi.com but you actually become one by staying tuned to recent
updates about the blogosphere. Subscribe to similar blogging channels to
learn more from experts, attend blogger meetups or tech events if you can
afford.
There are several other skills you need to become a
professional blogger and every other thing you will love to do. Check out
hackr.io for some of the amazing tutorials on HTML, SEO, Image editing and lots
more. And if you’ve got other important skills you will love to add to the
list, drop your comments below.
Kolapo is a Content Engineer, Social media enthusiast and a
Digital marketing intern at Hackr.io. He has worked for internet start ups in
the  hospitality industry and he’s a free
time tech reviewer. You can reach him at kolapo@hackr.io