I have only been blogging for little over a month and so far I have learned that there is definitely a trick to it. My goal in having a blog is to be able to write about whatever topic I have running around in my brain and have people read and enjoy the things I write about. During my first few posts, I seriously felt as though NO ONE was reading what I had to say. Sort of depressing right? I now feel like I’m getting more of the hang of the whole blogging thing and am building up a good bunch of followers! (THANK YOU EVERYONE!) I have dedicated this post to all you bloggers out there that need a few tips on how to attract new audiences and spice up your blog posts.
KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
Whatever you choose to write about whether that’s fashion, DIY projects, or your favorite recipes, it is important to know your audience. Knowing your audience can help you decide how to best market your blog to the online world. I suggest by first, adding Google Analytics to your blog page. Refer to Getting The Most Out Of Google Analytics for easy tips on how to do this! Google Analytics breaks down your blog viewers for you, giving you statistics on how long people are staying on your page, where they live, what sites referred them to your page, etc. This will be helpful throughout your blogging experience can give you an idea of what audience is viewing your page and how you can improve.
IT’S ALL ABOUT NETWORKING
There are plenty of sites available for you to network on. You just got to put yourself out there! Here are some easy ways that can help you generate followers and up your blog views.
*Post your blog posts to your Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram.
Notify friends and family of your new blog via email or text. Have them check out your site then refer more friends (a.k.a Instant networking!)
*Join blog sites such as Bloglovin.com, Blogfrog.com, and Google + Communities. All of these sites offer great networking tools and can allow you to increase what blogs you follow as well.
*Post some of your pictures or tutorials on Pinterest. Pinterest has TONS of participants now and items can easily be passed down to all of your Pinterest followers.
SPICE UP YOUR PAGEMake your blog page a direct reflection of your personality. I added bows and the color coral to my page, reflecting some of my personal fashion favorites. Don’t try to make this alter-online version of yourself. Flaunt your true passions and trust me, there’s somebody out there who will appreciate and be inspired by your own unique style.
ADD ELEMENTS TO YOUR PAGE
This goes hand-in-hand with the tip listed above. There are many elements you can add to your page to increase views. Adding LinkWithin allows for your other blog posts to be displayed as thumbnails at the end of each post, helping to invite viewers to see your previous posts. Adding buttons are also a great way for others to add you to their site, creating a direct link back to your page.
I FINALLY decided to make one of these… let me know what you think and be sure to add it to your page please!!!
The blog community is a fun place to be. Immerse yourself in it and follow as many blogs as possible. There are so many great sites out there with tons of tips, ideas, and fun reads! People are going to be more likely to check out your site if you are interacting with other bloggers and networking as well.
Here is a list of websites I used when designing and networking my blog. Check them out and hopefully they can be of help to you as well! ENJOY!
How To Add Social Media Icons To Your Blog
Pinterest: Drives Traffic and Boosts Visibility for Your Blog
Top Writing Tips For Bloggers
Getting The Most Out Of Google Analyticshttp://blog.kissmetrics.com/50-resources-for-getting-the-most-out-of-google-analytics/
Make A Blog Button For Blogger