Written by:2011/03/09 08:21 AM
Whilst reading a good blogging friends blog I came across a very familiar question. One that many bloggers ask. How to engage your blog readers? Also, How to encourage them to return?
I suppose that’s two questions, but they both have the same root. Getting people to comment on your blog and to do so on a regular basis.
Over at Brian’s Blog, SEO Marketing Promotion, he poses this exact same question. How do you engage your blog readers?
Brian is trying to build his blog up to something sustainable, and realises that in order to do so he has to pay some special attention to his readers.
So I started to answer his question in the comments then realised that so many other people actually ask the same thing. Why not put this into a blog post?
So how do you engage your readers and encourage them to return. Well a few things come to mind. More importantly these points stem from one basic concept. If the roles were reversed, what would encourage you to return to a blog?
Firstly though, you have to answer these questions. Once you know the answer you can then proceed to formulate a plan to engage your readers.
Put yourself in the shoes of your potential readers, ask yourself these questions. Then see if you would visit your own blog.
Now that you know the answers you can make the changes that will eventually bring a positive answer to the questions above.
How then, does one make those changes, or what changes should one make.
Here are a few to consider.
Right, now that you know what to do. Lets engage. What do you think? Have I missed the mark, or has this helped you in any way?
Let me know.
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