I love the topic of blog growing because I think it's important to understand why you aren't getting the hits you think your wonderful blog deserves. So, here are my top tips on fixing that right up!
~ Making your blog more visitor friendly~
Thorough version on my blog is HERE
Blogger sets many defaults in place that I KNOW you aren't even aware of. And some of your own personal choices are indeed hurting your blog.
- word verification
- no email activated through your profile
- no easy way to contact you
- not talking with your readers
- IDing your emails
- busy busy blog backgrounds... ouch! Allow your info to enhance your blog template, not the other way around.
Would you like to read why I think these things hurt you and how to tweak them? To date, 156 comments agreed with the info. Check it out HERE
~ How to build a blog growing post ~
Thorough post on my blog HERE ;
Now that' you've tweaked your blog (heehee), let's work on growing your numbers! I think this one is all about how you're delivering your content. This is my advice.
Are you writing for the reader or the writer?
While some may find it fascinating what you had for breakfast, I can assure you most won't, unless you're doing a post on a day in the life of you. Try to 'teach' something with each post so they're click over is worth their while.
Show only your BEST photos
I know this is just blogging, however showing great photos is my personal #1 reason to follow a blog. If I can see what they're trying to say, or feel the photos are awesome enough to link back up to, I'm in! I only use a point and shoot myself so it can be done. Read my post and it offers you tips.
Offer unique content
We've all played with burlap and painted things white. It's high time you added your own twist in the mix! Make me WANT to see what you're up to next by creating something no one has tried yet.
Balancing photos with text
You know the kind. Too much story to read or not enough info to grasp. As a busy weekend party host, I read very little. I scan pics first, then I scan text, in that order. Keep it short and simple!
A post simply titled, "Look at this!" is not going to lure me in unless I'm a regular reader already in the know about your kind of content. You can be witty plus add more info. "My crazy junkin' day!" is still clever but offers what I'm about to read.
Write about what you LOVE.
Ultimately the goal here should be that you're attracting readers based on your passion. If you start writing for the sole purpose of others, you'll end up growing an audience based on that info. And then you'll end up finding blogging a chore and you won't be giving it your all. Write what you LOVE and you'll attract the perfect audience for you!
My crazy little blog offers lots of blog tips, photography helps, and loads of easy to follow junk style tutorials. Feel free to join the fray and have some fun!
Thank you Donna, this was great!
HEY gals in the meantime, you do not want to miss out on the PET PARTAY! WOW what a huge success, everyone has been so happy getting to see all our furry friends...oh and a few reptiles too.
And if you are new to the blogging community I will be hosting a Newbie linky party
over here on Monday...
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