So you read Blog Advice for Newbies and have started a blog. Your numbers are whimsical and you’re scratching your head at your next steps.
Below are some pointers that I have learned over time that will improve your site stats in a week.
Link your Content.
As a reader, I am more inclined to look at other posts if it’s easy to find them (and quite frankly right in front of me). Look at the example above for Blog Advice for Newbies; it’s relative but older content that might be of some use to you.
Whatever you do, don’t link up unrelated content that won’t be of any use to your readers. There’s really nothing more that will come to readers mind like “sellout”.
It is also a great idea to link to other content related to your post or products for your readers. This simply makes it easier for them to understand your content and comes as added value.
For instance, if you are looking for more in-depth information on blogging advice for newbies check out 11 Mistakes New Bloggers Make.
Lastly, promote your social media accounts. I’m not going to in depth about this as this will be a post: Social Media and Blogging for Newbies. But you can’t connect to fans if they don’t subscribe!
Use Headers and Format.
Unless you’re writing a college essay, you have free range to write in any style or format you want. What I’m trying to get at is: you don’t have to write in long lagging paragraphs. It doesn’t look pleasing to the eye.
Here’s what works.
Space out your content it’s easy to read and viewers are more inclined to stay on the page. Look at the Link your Content section it doesn’t go past 3 lines.
But there’s one more thing.
Implement bucket phrases when you have a lull in your content. See how I placed here’s what works and but there’s one more thing. These are bucket phrases also known as catchy little phrases to keep you tuned into dry and boring content.
Last but most importantly, use headers. Guess what?! Your headers can even be bucket phrases if you want them to be. This is something I personally do with either dry content or I want to get a cheeky point across.
Headers are the best way to break up paragraphs. No duh! Going back to high school on this one. But it applies the same in the blogging world. The difference is your readers aren’t going to deduct marks for using too many of them.
Access to Content.
As I stated in the first section your readers want easy access to your content. Perhaps the post I clicked on isn’t what I thought it would be? How are you going to keep me on your page? By having your post past strategically placed right in front of me.
This can be done numerous ways to do this from having a list of popular posts and pages on the side of your content or at the end of your posts. Heck, even archives are great once you have blogged for several months.
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Be on the lookout for Social Media and Blogging for Newbies as the next installment of this mini-series!