Written by:2010/02/09 08:00 AM
Do you want your blog to grow? Do you want loyal readers to read your blog? Do you want your readers to listen and take note of what you say, then either do what you ask or apply it to their lives? I’m sure the answer is yes.
We all want to make an impact with our blogs. Otherwise why are you blogging? But in order to do that you have to gain credibility, which is no easy task.
Your blog has to be influential to be able to change people. Influence the ability to make people do things they wouldn't have done without our input or impact.
Content is King. Creating great post of great value is a sure way to grow your blogs influence. But it is greater than any one posts. You value has to stretch over the whole life of your post. It cant be a flash in the pan.
The growth of your blog is not dependant on one great post but on being consistent. Have valuable posts consistently.
The more consistent you are the better your writing will become. As your writing improves so does the value of your blog. You start to gain more credibility as you establish your authority in your particular niche.
Want to be influential? Then start changing peoples lives. Be a great helper. Encourage as many people as you can. Let happiness and goodness flow from every aspect of your being.
It’s a strange thing, people flock to the helpers. You won’t believe how many people out there need help. When you start to give, people start to notice and soon they will be beating down your door.
Network make friends become a socialite. With social media and social networking on the internet this is not that much of a difficult task. Use the likes of Twitter, FriendFeed, Facebook.
But here is the real crunch, be real and be genuine. Don’t just amass friends and followers to increase your numbers. You need to be able to interact with them. If you can’t or don’t want to then don’t follow or be followed.
Get your content out into the world wide web. Find community sites to join and become a part of. Join bookmarking sites to promote your posts.
If you want to grow your influence then you will have to engage with other bloggers and readers.
Start commenting more and more on other blogs. Don’t just leave a comment, but add value. Interact with people through your comments.
Guest post to spread your influence. Sharing your knowledge,help and skills freely with as many people as would accept your free help.
Reply to comments and interact with people and comments on your own blog. Show how much you greatly appreciate their time and effort by acknowledging them and answering their questions.
This is not going to happen overnight. But will require time and great effort. But if you are prepared to be faithful and committed for the long haul your influence will grow steadily then as a direct result so will your blog.
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