3 Simple Tips to Successful Blogging
I enjoy blogging. It has been a huge learning curve for me though. I have my online business part time, and find that I can get a post published about 2 times a week. I have found new tools, tried many things and learned a lot throughout my time as a blogger. I have made many mistakes along the way and have found a few things that I have done that have helped me get more views, traffic, shares and comments. Three of them are listed below:
Provide content and give readers value –
You know what they say, “content is king”. I have heard and seen this many times in the internet and marketing world. People online are looking for information. They are looking for solutions to their problems and answers to their questions. If you offer readers good content and value, then they will want to continue reading what you have to share and will be attracted to want to learn more. If a person doesn’t get anything out of a post, he or she will lose interest and not return.
Make sharing effortless and easy-
Many times, your blog visitors/ readers will enjoy your content so much that they may want to share it with their friends and followers on social media and other places. The easiest way for them to do that is to provide them with the tools, which are share buttons to do just that. WordPress, the blogging software that I use, offers members a lot of plugins to chose from that add share buttons and bars to blogger’s posts. These bars and buttons come in many different shapes and sizes, and are very effective to get your readers sharing your content. I share others bloggers content all the time and love that a simple button on the page lets me share it in a matter of seconds. If I didn’t have that option, and the only way to share would be to copy and paste a link, I don’t know that I would have or want take the time to share it. I may just leave a comment and then move on. So make sure that you make it easy for your readers to share your content, or you may be missing out on a lot of new or potential readers and visitors!
Join and participate in blog sharing and networking groups –
Similar to simple sharing, only taking it a little further is to join and participate in blogging groups. Blogging groups are a place for bloggers to go and socialize with fellow bloggers. These groups allow you to share your content with a larger group, meet and talk to fellow bloggers, have your questions answered and more. You get the opportunity to grow your own audience, and strengthen your skills. My blog and skills have definitely improved since I have participated in these groups. I have watched what others have done and listened to the constructive criticism/ compliments from others in the groups. I love the support that people give each other. I know I’m not alone out here!
- Facebook groups – I have several Facebook groups that center around blogging and sharing each others posts. One is for the Ultimate Blog Challenge (see below). The other groups are ones that I found through various programs that I have participated in. You can do a search for blog groups on Facebook, or you can create your own group.
- The Ultimate Blog Challenge – Brought to you by Michelle Schaeffer from Michelleschaeffer.com and Michelle Scism from Decisiveminds.com . Every several months, these ladies host another blog challenge. It is free to join, and well worth it. I have participated in two so far.
- Blog Networking Groups – There are several blog networking websites out there on the web. I currently have experience at one, which is Triberr. The networks help you to get more traffic to your blog, especially if you don’t yet have a big following on social media.
These are just a few things that you can do to improve you blog and get more traffic and attention to your site. I am constantly learning, doing and changing what I do. There is always room for improvement!
I hope you leave this page with some value. Please remember to comment and Share!
What things do you do where you have had success with your blog? Do you/ have you participated in any blogging groups? Please share…I would love to hear about it.
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Jodene Brown is an entrepreneur living in Ventura, California who helps others to have a home based businesses and become financially free.
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