The World Wide Web continues to grow at a dizzying rate everyday. Getting readers to notice your blog and keeping them coming back is becoming more and more difficult. But if you’re new to blogging, don’t despair. Everybody has to start somewhere. Try these tips and you’ll surely breathe some new life into your blog.
1. Reply to comments and don’t just ignore e-mails
Having a blog is a personal way of communicating to the rest of the world, at least to those parts that have internet access. Communication is a two-way street and could not happen if you’re not responding to comments and e-mails that they send. Replying to these make them feel more valued and will make it easier for them to spread the news of how great a blogger you are.
2. Post it, tweet it, and spread the news
Getting more traffic is all about connecting to as many people as possible. And what better to reach out to audiences than to post it on Social Media. Post your blog updates on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. Your friends can significantly increase the blog visits that you get. Use Twitter and put a hash tag on your entry’s keywords. This way, your tweet will be visible to all users worldwide.
3. Don’t just share your blog—share yourself
You might think that people are just interested in the latest trending topics. You might be tempted to blog mostly about the hottest news in your niche. This may get you in the mainstream but does not show much about your personal side. A lot of successful bloggers write about personal topics: silly, serious and funny stuff. By opening their personal side, they are able to establish a more personal relationship with their readers.
4. Throw away some freebies
Everybody loves free stuff. Giving freebies rewards loyal readers and attract more to your doorstep. E-books, blog themes, and coupons are just some of the freebies that you can easily give without breaking the bank. Subscriber’s love being pampered and appreciated so if there’s something you could pull out from that magic hat, then throw it your readers’ way.
5. Join blogger parties
Spend some time outside your desktop. Bloggers are entitled to a personal life and blogger parties are some of the most fun activities you can join in. These occasions can also be your opportunity to meet fellow bloggers and readers. You can invite your most loyal readers and reward them a great time for giving life to your blog. Remember, it does not have to be a wild college party. A simple, quiet gathering will do the job.
This article is written by Suzzane Edwards, a financial advisor. When she’s not writing, she could be found online browsing.