Today anyone can put anything on the internet.
There is so much information people are bombarded with endless opinions, news and content to sort through which can be exhausting.
All of this has shortened people’s attention span and interest making it difficult to stand out in the crowd.
So if you want readers to check out your musings and come back for more, you’ve got to have content that captures the reader’s attention and keeps them engaged.
How do you do this and create loyal followers that want to come back time and again and even share your content?
Here are some tips and tricks to do just that:
1. Keep your content fresh and simple.
In order for your blog to become relevant on the web and your followers to keep interest, you’ve got to keep it updated by publishing content regularly.
2. Go with the flow.
To increase your fan base, you should address issues that interest the general public, but you should write about them in a unique way or give a different perspective so that they stand out.
3. Join forces with other bloggers.
Other famous bloggers collaborating on your blog can be beneficial for everyone, it will provide new followers, broaden your audience, and help build your brand.
4. Offer giveaways and contests.
Using simple giveaways or creative contests can generate more followers, maybe giving away an eBook to to the visitors who subscribe to your newsletter.
5. Be careful when choosing advertisements.
There is nothing wrong with monetizing your blog with some ads, just make sure they are relevant to the topic of your blog and tasteful.
6. Keep your design clean.
It is important that your blog looks clean, is easy to navigate and the post layout is highly readable. It’s tempting to go crazy with design, using different color schemes or fonts — be careful not to over-complicate it and distract from your content. Simplicity is always better.
7. Stick to a theme.
Consistency is important for readers to stay engaged. Make sure your topics relate to the overall theme of your blog. This also helps when you build internal links between posts to improve SEO.
8. Solve your visitor’s issues.
Be sure to work to help address potential issues and offer solutions your readers might be up against or an answer they might be looking for. This might be as simple as discovering a new song or learning how to bake a pie.
9. Visit other blogs.
It’s not about monopolizing other blogs, but visiting other sites you can take away ideas and perspectives that can help your writing or topic selections. Writing comments and building relationships can produce connections that can add up.”If you can not beat them, join them”.
10. Use colorful headlines.
With our short attention spans the decision to read a post or not often times highly depends on the impression of the title. Spice it up, make them exciting or give them a spin and create curiosity in the reader.