Unless you just like writing about things for fun, there really isn’t much of a point to a blog if nobody else is reading it. Make sure you don’t waste your time blogging to very few viewers. This article will give you some tips to get more views and loyal readers so that you will begin to feel like your blog has a real purpose.
Make sure you link your blog up with your social media accounts. After all, you’re already networked with a pretty big group of people on these websites so you might as well use that to your advantage by letting them know about your new blog. This is probably the easiest possible way to get people to start reading your blog.
Find blogs that are discussing similar topics as yours and set up an affiliate program with them. They can post links to your blog and then you can post links to their blog. This ends up as a win-win situation since you will each be getting visitors from the other website.
People on the internet just hate reading so-called “walls of text”. A wall of text is when they go to an article and it’s nothing but a giant block of text with nothing else that is interesting to look at. These blocks of text just look intimidating and like the reader will never be able to finish them. For this reason you should make sure your blog isn’t completely centered around your text. Spice things up a little bit by incorporating visuals and pictures. Some pictures here and there will go a long way to make an article appear more appealing.
You don’t have to do all of the advertising for your blog on your own. Tell your friends and family about the blog you have created and ask them to tell others who they think would be interested in your blog’s topic. Chances are that the people who are close to you will know some people who are interested in your niche so this is a great way to get some loyal followers. You may even want to ask friends of friends to contribute to your blog if you trust them.
Go around to other blogs and post constructive comments on them. Then you can link to your blog (many modern commenting systems allow for these links automatically) so that people who like your comments can check out a website full of information or opinions that you have to offer. You can also join message boards and get the same effect. However, you actually want to contribute. Don’t just go around spamming because all that does is annoy your potential visitors.
A blog is useless if nobody else is reading it. An audience is absolutely necessary. After applying the knowledge you just learned, you should be able to notice more people coming to your blog on a regular basis. Finally, your opinions on your niche will begin to be heard.