I started out my personal blog as I think a lot of bloggers do by writing a journal about what our family was doing each week. If your goal is to make money, you’ll soon find that no one cares about you. other than your family and friends It’ll be very hard to start generating an income by sharing what your kids did this week.
If you want to grow your blog, you’ll need to ensure that you’re writing content that helps people or appeals to their emotions so that they continue to return and become loyal readers. You need content that is shareable. If your content does not move people enough to share it, then you will have a very hard time promoting your blog.
Are you helping others?
If you are truly helping others, if your content speaks to your audience, then they’ll have no problem sharing your blog posts for you.
Do you love what you do?
This will really resonate in your writing and in your blog post. If you love what you do, it will show in the time you’ve taken to write, research and prepare your blog posts on a consistent basis. Your readers will be able to tell how much effort was put into your work. If you’ve rushed through your writing and your blog posts are filled with spelling and grammatical errors, that’s a huge turn off.
Brainstorm writing topics
So that you love what you do, brainstorm some new blog post ideas and create a bank of blog topics that you can choose from when you go to write a blog post. There’s nothing that sucks more than sitting down to write and realizing that you have no idea what you’re going to write about. Talk about productivity killer. I have a google sheet with all of my upcoming ideas that I want to share and even if I don’t want to write about that one, there are several others to choose from.
We’ll go into this deeper in another post but you need to plan ahead with an editorial calendar. This will ensure your ideas keep flowing and keep you on a consistent schedule. Decide right now, how many posts will you post on a weekly basis? If you’re only managing one post every two weeks then jumping to 5 days a week is going to be an overwhelming task. Take baby steps and ensure that the content you’re putting out there rocks each time.
That is how you gain new readers. If they show up and see that you haven’t posted in 2 years, they’re not going to have a lot of confidence in your blog and will not likely return. Says the girl who took a one-year hiatus from writing on this blog, lol!
I’m back with a vengeance with this 31 days series. Be sure to come back daily for new tips on the best ways to grow your blog.
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