Blogging is hard work, and making a success of your blog is never as easy as it looks. If you feel like you’ve hit a bit of a wall recently and you want to push past it, you’re in the right place. No matter how tough it is, you should never stop looking for new and creative ways to improve your blog.
If you’re not sure how to go about doing that, you’re in the right place because we’re going to talk today about some of the steps you can take to ensure your blog gets to where you want it to be. The right blogging tricks can really help you get to where you want to be, and we’re going to talk about the best of them now, so keep reading.
Encourage Comments and Discussion
First of all, it’s important to make sure that you’re engaging your readers. You want people to feel like they’re part of a conversation and not just passive readers. You can make sure people feel that way by encouraging comments and opening up points of discussion. It should be a back and forth conversation to make your readers feel as if they’re part of things. In doing so, you’ll make your readers feel more connected to your blog.
Pay More Attention to Your Target Audience
Determining who you want to read your blog and adapting your content and writing style to appeal to them is what defining your target audience entails. This could imply investigating your target audience’s interests, pain points, and preferences and developing content that addresses them. You can establish a loyal following and keep them coming back for more by understanding your audience and providing content that resonates with them.
Consider the Sharability of Your Content
In today’s digital age, people are constantly sharing content on social media and other online platforms. As a result, it’s critical to generate material that your readers will want to share with their own followers and friends. This can help expose your blog to a larger audience and drive more traffic to your site. You should include social sharing buttons on your site to make it easier for people to share your posts.
Collaborate with Other Bloggers
You can tap into other bloggers’ audiences and expose your blog to a larger audience by collaborating with them. Collaborations can also aid in the development of relationships with other bloggers in your niche, which can be useful for networking and future collaboration opportunities. You can collaborate with other bloggers in a variety of ways. One possibility is to guest post on each other’s blogs, in which you write a post for their blog and they write a post for yours.
Use High-Quality Photos
The photos you use on your blog will also have a big impact on how people view the site. If the photos are poor-quality or you’re not using photos enough, your blog will look pretty amateur and that’s definitely not what you want. Be sure to think about this because it’s a small thing that you can easily rectify with the use of Dreamstime stock photos or a similar service. Visuals hugely impact the first impressions people form when visiting your blog, so don’t overlook this.
Track Analytics to Find Out What Works
Tracking statistics is critical for determining what works and what doesn’t on your blog. You can discover which of your posts are getting the most traffic, which sources are referring the most visitors to your site, and which pages have the highest bounce rates by using tools like Google Analytics. This data can be used to uncover patterns and trends, and then alter your content and marketing strategy accordingly.
Consider Using Video Content
If you haven’t incorporated video content into your blog yet, now might be the time to do that. Video is engaging and lots of people prefer it over text in some instances. It’s about creating a balance between written content and audiovisual content. You can either post those videos directly on your website or you can create an accompanying Youtube or Tiktok channel that accompanies your blogging website. It can be a great way to attract new people.
As you can see, there are lots of great blogging tricks you can make use of if you want to make sure that you’re able to take your blog to a new level. Each of the ideas we’ve discussed above will help you to improve your blog and raise standards for your readers.
I love these suggestions.
I recently re-enabled comments on my YouTube
and now am encouraging comments and discussion on my YouTube videos in addition to on my blog posts… but have still been failing to post regularly…
I LOVE the idea of paying more attention to our target audiences,
and I also like the idea of Improving the shareability of one’s posts – it sounds excellent.
Do I need to have accounts at the site’s whose buttons I embed?
In the past I shied way from embedding some social sharing buttons out of worries about security / datamining, and I wondered whether there are any things about using button embed codes and button code sources that I should to know about (or know to avoid)?
I have never done reciprocal guest posts,
but I love the practice of bloggers reciprocally commenting / commenting back on each others blogs, or including links to commenters’ blogs+social media in replies to comments.
As for high-quality photos and videos, I really need new photographic / video equipment and planning.
I love watching content in posts I have an interest in.
As for analytics, I am totally clueless.
Great blogging tricks ideas and recommendations!
Great suggestions Corinne! Sharability is really important and fairly easy to implement as well!
This is such a helpful post, Corinne! The one thing I really need to implement more is using videos in my blog content.
There are some brilliant suggestions! Honestly I should be looking at my data more often than I actually am!
Great suggestions Corinne! Salability is really important and fairly easy to implement as well!