Ways To Attract More Readers To Your Blog
There are a great number of people that own, operate, and author blogs online. Blogging is one of the more popular online activities. When it comes to fairly simple ways that someone can be the owner of their own website, blogging is at the top of the list. While there are still technical issues that have to be confronted, with some of the great blogging platforms available on the market right now, there is no reason anyone thinking of blogging shouldn't start right now. Whether someone is just starting their blog or has had one for awhile, the biggest battle is how to get more readers to frequent that blog.
Many people have started blogs for a variety of different reasons. Some start blogs for more personal reasons and use them as ways for families to stay updated and connected. Some start blogs as a way to express themselves or as a hobby. There are also those that start blogging for financial gain, either part time or full time income is achievable by blogging. None of these blogs will be a success though if there is no traffic coming to the blog.Some ways to attract more readers to a blog:
Review New Releases/Items
A great way that a blog owner can attract more readers is to stay in the forefront of what they are blogging about. If a blog's author is one of the first to tackle a newly released item or service, then people interested in that item or service will come across that blog when they seek out information on that product.
Another way to stand out from the crowd of bloggers online is by either blogging about something controversial or by blogging about a controversial subject. As long as a blog owner isn't offensive, blogging about controversial subjects is a great way to lure new readers to a blog. Often it is the more controversial subjects that people are searching for information on anyway.
Pay Attention To Your Titles
There is a great deal of emphasis that blog owners should pay to what they title their blog posts. By using creative titles on blog posts, a blog owner succeeds in setting their information apart from the competition. Blog titles are important in two different ways, they are what the reader first sees related to the content on that page, and in most blogs they become part of the URL of that blog post.
Run A Contest
Running a blog contest or competition is also a great way to bring more readers to a blog. A contest can be done in many different ways, everything from offering a product for free to offering publicity or advertising to the winner. There are a number of different ways to have people enter a blog contest, it can be simply filling out an entry form or it can be through promoting the site by mentioning or linking to the contest on their blog. A blog contest works great because people check back often to see if the winner has been named yet, or depending on the type of contest, they can also track who is in the lead at any given time.
Offer Guest Blogging Possibilities
Many people love the idea of seeing their name in print. A great way to attract more readers is by featuring or requesting guest bloggers. By offering a blog's readers the chance to write their own article or post and have it displayed on a blog, a blog owner is creating a way in which the reader feels they have become a part of the blog or community they are interacting with. Another way that guest blogging gives a reader motivation to come back is because they may want to read what is written by this new voice on the blog.
Link To Fellow Bloggers
Many bloggers don't want to link to their fellow bloggers for fear that they will lose traffic to a competing blog. What usually happens when promoting a related blog though is that blog may often promote the original blog back, and their readers and the blog owner may become active readers and participants in the original blog. Linking to fellow bloggers who write about related topics is a great way to network among people in the same field.
Blogging can be both fun and profitable, but really can only be worthwhile if there is traffic coming to the blog. A creative blogger can come up with any number of ways to increase traffic to their site. By using the methods noted here, or others that can be found elsewhere or have yet to be unearthed, bloggers have the ability to attract an almost unlimited amount of traffic to the blogs they work so hard to build, maintain, and update.
Oct 3, 2008