Posting blog entries consistently is one of the starting points to getting your site notice by readers. When you first create a blog you want to be sure that your post are thought provoking, informative, or at the very least create a stir. A great way to judge the reaction to your posts is in both the number and nature of blog comments left at your site.
What we want to address here today is how to position your site to be one of the top blogs in your niche. No doubt the use of numerous SEO and blog design approaches can be very advantageous to positioning your site. Our focus here however will be on making the most out of every entry to the blogging platform itself.
Here are 7 blogging tips you can use when posting entries to increase the popularity of your site within your niche.
Let the Reader Know How You Feel
Show some attitude when applicable in your posting, after all it is your blog. Readers will enjoy your display of ‘personality’ and so will you since it will make your writing a lot more fun and therefore easier for you.
Keep Post Brief
Your post does not have to be article length. A composition of about 250 to 300 words will work just fine. This will help maintain the readers’ attention long enough to read the complete post and it won’t be as much effort for you to write. My own blog posting in this area tends to exceed the recommended limits. My efforts have me packing more information into my entries simply because I do not post on a daily basis.
Do what you can to capture the readers attention. Since the headline will be the first things they see, try to insure it is an accurate ‘portrayal’ of what the content holds for the reader.
When possible the use of shock or humor will work wonderfully, but be sure to deliver to the reader what your headline indicates.
A show of enthusiasm or passion in your writings will serve to get your reader more involved in what they are reading. If your tone sounds bored it is only natural that the reader will quickly adopt this feeling and probably quit reading.
Also if you are passionate or excited about what it is you’re writing this will only make your efforts seem more like play and less like work.
Reader Friendly Format
The use of bold letters or underlining also makes it easier for the reader to scan your post for the highlights or important points of the post itself.
Also when possible, try to present your points in a listed fashion whether through the use of subtitles, numbers, or bullets points.
Optimize Your Post
Consider what it is your post is all about. By identifying the main point of the post you can isolate and select keywords or keyword phrases. By optimizing your post in such a way you now have made it easier for search engines to find your posted material.
The end result when you properly optimize your post will be more readers are able to find your post when they conduct a search for content such as yours.
More readers – sweet deal!
Ask For & Encourage Comments
At the end of every post ask readers what they thought of the information you provided. This encourages helpful feedback for you and more interaction by the readers themselves.
Your blog entries are the foundation upon which you will build your site. When you first create a blog your focus should be on any blog comments left at your site. There is no better barometer as to how your blog site is being received by readers online. By following the 7 blogging tips we discussed above you can position yourself to become one of the top blogs in your niche. There will be other techniques like the blog design, linking and SEO that will also help, but remember it all starts with the content you put on the site. What are your thoughts on this?