Two of the most frequent questions I am asked are:
1. How to you get blog readers?
2. How do you build your blog readership?
These things are all important and part of playing and growing within the blogging community but the biggest lesson I’ve learned in four-plus years of blogging is that all of the above mean sweet F A if you are not keeping your eye firmly fixed on your content.
Content that keeps regular readers coming back.
Content that gets those readers talking – and sharing.
Content that brings in new readers who like what they see and decide to stick around.
What’s got me thinking about this?
I’m a part of Independent Fashion Bloggers in the US and it was this post by Taylor Davies that succinctly defined blog-reader equation. In a nutshell, she said give your readers what they want.
Simple, isn’t it?
Here’s what blog readers want:
- Fresh content
- Credible information
- Great visuals
- To be entertained
- Something they can’t get anywhere else
Are you giving these things to your readers? Are there areas in which you can improve?
AND If you’re a reader of blogs … what is it that keeps you coming back?
I’ll leave you with this short and sharp post this week.
The reason? Yesterday I played a small part in a charity event here in on the Sunshine Coast that managed to raise more than $100,000 for local health services. I cannot confirm nor deny that a hangover may have taken up residence in my body.
If you’re looking for more blogging tips and inspiration, click on the links from other bloggers in the link-up below. There is always something to learn.
Thanks so much to everyone who plays along with my Saturday blogging linky. Sharing your blogging knowledge with other bloggers and potential bloggers really is how this blogging world best goes round. It’s a bit like having a mini online conference here every week.
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