Written by:2011/03/30 08:38 AM
That’s right, I’m getting serious. This is personal. It’s between you and me. Well in fact it’s about our relationship. More to the point it’s about the relationship you as a blogger has with your readers and community. Is it personal?
Of the millions of blogs out there how many do you feel that you have a connection with. Of the bloggers that you follow, how many of them do you connect with? How many of your readers do you connect with?
I’m not talking about connecting on Twitter, or Facebook. Neither am I talking about comments and replies. I’m talking about the personal connection you have through your blog with your readers.
One thing I have realised in the small time I’ve been blogging is that readers are the most important aspect of any blog. Most importantly are loyal readers. Readers who keep coming back.
But being humans we love that personal touch. We want to be part of the community. We want to be loved, and we desire to love.
Having realised this my aim was to build up a community of personal friends and followers and not just try and amass a larger robotic once off readership.
Having a large following is great, but having a personal loyal following is better.
Isn’t it great to read a blog that almost seems directly related to you. Almost as if it was written personally with you in mind.
This is what I mean when I say that you and I have to make our blog post more personal. We have to appeal to real people. Get them involved. Connect with our readers. Engage with each other.
So then how does one do all this personal stuff. Here are a few points to consider.
So how can you make your blog posts more personal? Perhaps you are already doing that. Do you have any more tips that we can use? Let us know about anything that has worked for you.
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