Typepad and others. Even though people express themselves and show their interests through blogs, not all blogs are visited by web surfers. Several blogs get thousands of visitors on a daily basis while other blogs sit idle. My blog doesn’t get thousands, but I would rather have a few hundred actual readers, then, people just roaming through many sites. Below are some easy tips on how to instantly improve your blog experience and make your blog more enticing. Stop hiding and tell your readers who you are -People believe what they see. Create a good about me page, add your photo, name and reveal a little background of yourself. A little info about who you are might entice them to visit your blog more often. Having like interests with other people draws me into other blogs and if they have a voice like mine. Don’t be stuck on a certain number of words for each post. Go outside the box -When you write, let your thoughts come out naturally. Why try and limit who you are with a small paragraph. I don’t mean write a book for each post, but maybe you can get your point across with a few view points. When I create a post, I always use the “list” format with bullet points. It helps break up long-winded paragraphs and helps people zone into your key points allot faster. Focus on what interests you the most-There are so many blogs out there with a variety of topics, but if you start a blog about a particular subject, then stick to it. My blog talks about various things that I am comfortable and passionate about. What do you tend to talk about most? Step back and look at your blog and see where your posts always go. You might be focusing on something else, but your blog looks like you’re talking about something else. Make sure you put the right keywords in your content-Using the right keywords will increase the likely hood that search engines will promote your blog. Don’t overload a post with too many keywords because this could make your blog look spammy and might compromise the quality of your content at the same time. Know your audience-No matter what your goal is, your blog won’t survive without an audience. You want visitors to soak up your content while helping you accomplish whatever it is you’re after.
- What sites do they visit often? What other blogs do they read?
- What information are they searching for? Which posts get the most traffic or back links?
- What do they believe in? What industry issues are they concerned with?
- What are your best attributes?
- Ask people to define your blogging style
- What personality traits are your readers most likely to appreciate?
- What are your strengths?