Frequently Overlooked Ways to Get More People Coming to Your Blog
You are a blogger. We also bloggers, too. So we know what is it that you’re looking for, what it is that you want from your blog. The main thing that anyone wants their blog to be is successful. No, we know it’s not a particularly surprising revelation, but it’s worth saying.
Why is it worth mentioning? Well, simply to reiterate that, if you want success, you have to be willing to work for it. Now, we’re not doubting that you put the required effort into your blog. No, you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t do the hard work yourself. Instead, we are here to help you with some of the smaller stuff, some of the easy things that people often forget to do, some of the easy things that can have a real positive effect on your overall traffic.
So without further ado, we shall end this introduction and get right onto the main courses: three frequently overlooked ways to get more people coming to your blog.
Don’t Be a Blogger, Be a Teller of Stories
People love to read a good story, it is as simple as that. Don’t be a boring blogger, giving them nothing but the facts, the statistics, the bare bones and nothing more. If you do this, you can’t really expect to draw in the majority of people – they may visit once or twice, but if they’re not sufficiently entertained then they’re not going to keep on coming back for more.
So why not give them something more to come back to? Be a story teller! Be entertaining, be magnetic, be fun, personal and interesting. Even if the overall point of the posts doesn’t change at all, you can still draw in loads more people simply by writing in a unique and eye-catching manner.
Open up the Comments to Foster Discussion
Comments sections are no longer as toxic as they once were – apart from YouTube’s, at least! You should do more than feel able to open up your comments sections; you should go so far as to encourage your readers to head there and start chatting once they’ve read each post.
If readers can comment on your posts and talk with each other and with you, they will be able to build a relationship with you and your site very quickly, and they will also be more likely to share your posts.
Encourage Other Bloggers to Comment as Well
Make sure you use a proper comments section on your blog. If you encourage comments on your Facebook page that’s great, but the real benefits lie in having a proper way to chat with others on your blog itself.
Use a comments system that allows people to post URLs, such as Disqus. Bloggers are going to want to leave their URL on your site to get those all-important trackbacks, so ensure they can do that and you’ll find your comments to be rather livelier.