I am not on the list of top 100 bloggers or even in the top 1 million bloggers for that matter. I am just a baby girl who loves writing in her little corner.
I started blogging in mid-June, 2017. But, I didn’t pay much attention to it until this year. I took my blog seriously at the beginning of the year and my readership improved immensely.
So, what did I change?
I am going to share a few tips on here, to amateur bloggers like me who are still figuring this blogging thing out and also for prospective bloggers who are looking into starting a blog someday.
1. Insert Lots of Media:
No one wants to go through a blog that has no catchy pictures, GIFs or illustrations. Pictures also help in making your post less wordy because one picture can speak a thousand words.
2. Avoid Spamming Your Contacts:
Trust me, I know what I am saying. I spent more than a year shoving my posts in different chat groups and forcing everyone to read it. Don’t make the same mistake.
You will only end up irritating a lot of potential readers and getting the opposite of what you expect.
3. Check Out What Other Bloggers Are Doing:
It may not necessarily be bloggers in your niche.
Feed your eyes on how their blogs look, the homepages, their writing styles, etc. Don’t stop there, if you love their posts make sure you leave a comment or tap the like button. They are 99% likely to reciprocate the gesture.
The best people you need, to read and give a free assessment of your blog without feeling like they are being forced to, are fellow bloggers like you.
4. Write Often:
Participate in writing challenges, check out blogging ideas on the internet if you can’t seem to come up with new topics.
The more you write, the more you learn, the more you improve your blog, and of course, the more traffic you get.
5. Use Social Media:
My referrals are majorly from the WordPress community and from my social media accounts.
Put your work out there on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. Insert your blog links in your bio. Out of a 100 people that tap on the link at least 10% will stick around.
6. Always Ask A Follow Up Question:
Back in the day, I would just write a blog post and end it with a full stop without giving room for my readers to contribute to whatever story or opinion I was airing.
Always leave a follow-up question “What do you think about…….?” “How has…. affected you? Leave room for your readers to also air what they think.
7. Tags ❗:
Tags are keywords that help other people find your blog on search engines or the WordPress community.
Keywords are ideas or topics that define what your post is all about. Do make sure you insert as many keywords about your blog post as possible.
8. Concentrate On Dishing Awesome Content:
Don’t get carried away with the figures, your main focus should be on delivering awesome content so that your readers keep coming back for more.
Feel free to suggest more tips I left out in the comment section.
Have a fabulous day!