With the number of bloggers online increasing every day and only set to increase, the Internet has become a place where you can find information on just about anything and everything-- from how to sell right, sleep right and even eat right. So although there are blogs, blogs and more blogs, not every blog receives the same amount of traffic. If you are one of those that's looking to rev the traffic to your website, then this one's for you.
1. Be passionate about your writing
When you do something that you love doing or are passionate about, your best always seeps through and that too in an authentic way. That's the first golden rule of writing blogs-- readers can always tell when hard work and research has gone into writing and are quick to detect and feel when there is a genuine ring to it. If readers feel that way, they are bound to return for more. So keep writing and work hard to better your best and be lucid in your style so that even the most complicated of topics are presented in a simple, easy to understand way.
Nothing can equal a valuable and a relevant content that's articulated well.
2. Listen to the voice of your readers
Reader feedback and requests are important. If readers reach out to you asking for specific articles, cater to them. Sometimes they want articles on some relatively new thing that's doing rounds and there's not enough information on it. Researching well and making a special effort to write some good stuff on this will help. It will earn you loyalty and even new readers, and, even more, importantly, they will be added to your intelligence bank. Being aware of consumer needs and satisfying them plays a great role in upping the ante on your blog space.
Lots of bloggers write about the same stuff, so if you want more readers, you have to be different and offer value. That means you need to delve a little deeper than they do, give readers what the other blogs don't—real value. Don't stop at just giving information, examine the 'whys, hows and whens' and give them something that is tangible, something that they can appreciate, something that they find very, very useful, something that will set them to think hard and something that will stimulate dialogue and discussions. Pay attention to all those forums and give your readers good, solid content.
3. Don't be afraid of linking to other blogs
Link freely to other blogs that are relevant. This does a couple of things—guys out there appreciate your gesture, while your audience gets additional resources. Readers will thank you for it and keep coming back for more. The more you share information, the more authority you have in terms of content and more there will be a reason why people will come in searching for you. Don't be afraid of promoting your post on your Facebook page or tweeting about it. Offer e-books for free, share it on Linked-In, Google + and other platforms.
If you want more readers, be prepared to give it all that you have-- give new and interesting content, be yourself, have strong opinions, help readers and be humorous-- in short give them something that will make them want to come back and also bring others with them.
Do you have a flair in writing but haven't given a shot yet? Blogging is a great way to start. Share with us your initial experiences of writing blogs in the comments section!