I hear comments like this a lot. Someone will say something like
” I am writing blog posts 3 times a week. Yet, no one is reading it.”
Or maybe something like this
” People are coming to my blog but not leaving comments. What am I doing wrong?”
I would not say you are doing anything “Wrong” at all. You need to add to what you are doing. Here, let me share 5 easy ways to help kickstart your blog. I will do this in list form, as people like lists:
-So sure your blog might be about “Social Media” like the other 2 million sites on the internet, but it is okay to talk about other things. Notice, I changed from NewMediaChatter to thedavepeck.com. I do not want to be “boxed” in to a single subject. Times change, I want the flexibility to change as well. Bottom line, it is okay to blog about what is on your mind if it is not around your “theme”.
- Post often and if you can do it, daily. It is tough. Heck, I am not practicing what I am preaching right now. It is a good thing and helps with your SEO.
-Make your blog readable to your audience. I try to keep my paragraphs short and the information easy to find. When I read posts, I skim. So if you put your content in, hmmm lets say, oh I do not know, …. a LIST, people can digest it easier.
-Pay It Back! You want comments! You want feedback! Guess what? Other bloggers do to! Leave comments on blogs you read. In turn they are more likely to do the same! Karma!
-Make sure you are on social networking sites. i.e Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and yes Plurk. There is no harm in setting up accounts that automatically post even if your not actively on those sites. Just make sure to have alerts on when people leave comments. This is a great way to distribute your content.
What are ways you KICKSTART your blog?